Two weeks ago I was hired by the Long Beach Peninsula Visitors Bureau to make a series of photographs that would revitalize their media galleries and be used for future promotional materials. I went fro one end of the Peninsula to the other, making images that hopefully capture the beauty and spirit of this place.
The Buoy 10 fishing season is very important to the local economy with hundreds of fishing parties leaving local harbors each day at the end of August. One of the tell-tale sights is the swath of boats lined up along the mouth go the Columbia River near the Astoria-Megler Bridge. It occurred to me that I had never seen a photo of this, as you'd have to be standing on the 4.4 mile long bridge in order to make the photo.
So with that in mind, I decided to put on a neon green reflective vest and walk out onto the bridge and try to make these pictures. It was exciting, and I think it paid off nicely, but it was also unnerving, as many drivers and logging trucks seemed to actually speed up as they passed me. You know how they say you're supposed to whistle when you're scared? Tried that on the way back, could not do it.
Thanks again to the good folks at www.funbeach.com