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Thor's Well

Central Oregon Coast

 
 

Thor's Well has a great allure to landscape photographers. The combination of raging sea and silky flow of the ocean into what looks like a passage to the underworld can make for great photograph. But at what cost…

The hole that is Thor’s Well is really a collapsed sea cave (about 12-15ft across) that sits near the edge of the sharp volcanic rock overlooking the Pacific Ocean. When the ocean tide is just right, the waves push up through the hole and covers the surrounding area. The waves are then swept back out these sea cave to the ocean. This can make for a great long-exposure (1/2 second is fine) photograph. To get a great shot, you have to be 8-10ft away from the hole during a time when the ocean is near high tide, which puts you in a very dicey position. This location can be extremely exciting, but can also be dangerous for both you and your equipment. 

 
 

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