Thor’s Well

Equipment Info
NIKON D810
State/Province/Region
Oregon
Nearest Area
Cook’s Chasm, Cape Perpetua
Town
Yachats, OR
Brief Directions

Check with local ranger station

Notes

F20, ¼ sec, ISO 64, 36mm

Description

I spent a week traveling the Oregon Coast, photographing the coastline. One of my photography objectives was Thor’s Well. This is a sink hole which large waves crash over the top, and drain back into the ocean. Be sure to check the tide tables for high tide. If you photograph Thor’s Well at any other time other than high tide, it is just a hole in the rocks. Be sure to arrive early, in order to find the well, and to secure a good camera location since it is a popular photographic destination. Do not get suckered into an obvious location closer to the well since rogue waves seem to hit this particular spot with regularity. While I was there, two different photographers got their camera gear soaked in salt water, and one got knocked down and almost swept over the rocks. Be sure to check out the nearby “Sprouting Horn” blowhole visible from the trail and carefully walk along the shoreline for further photographic opportunities.

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Date Added
August 2, 2020