When I first set up at Indian Beach I was facing the setting sun. But then the feathery looking clouds showed up and grew stronger and really showed off the evening sunset. So after grabbing a few shots of the sun setting, I changed directions and shot south along the beach to catch those amazing looking clouds as they became more dominant turned a solid pink in the evening sky. As much as I disliked not having more sky above the clouds, I also really wanted to get the cloud reflections in the wet sand and gentle surf.
The photo was shot with a Nikon D300 with a 12-24mm F/4 lens mounted on a Manfrotto tripod.
Indian Beach lies on the Oregon Coast in Ecola State Park about two miles north of the town of Cannon Beach. Though fairly secluded compared to other nearby beaches, this scenic beach does see its share of sunbathers, beach combers, and surfers. It’s also a great place for a picnic. Visitors also often see wildlife such as elk, deer, gray whales and eagles.
Indian Beach was the setting in the movie Twilight where Jacob tells Bella about his Native American legends while they walk along the beach. The beach also was seen in Steven Spielberg’s World War II comedy 1941.