Sunday Afternoon

30Nov2008<br />
Looking South<br />
photo G Vetter 30Nov2008<br />
Looking West<br />
photo G Vetter 30Nov2008<br />
Looking North<br />
photo G Vetter 30Nov2008<br />
My Cannon Beach<br />
photo G Vetter
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Cannon Beach Oregon ... 1230pm 30November2008. Temp - 54. Sun, but mostly filtered by fog - No wind. Sunrise 738a. Sunset 433p. Tides. The weekend ended on a nice weather note, but this pelican didn't fare so well. I love to photograph the pelicans and often try to keep up with them on my bicycle as they glide along the surf diving for fish, but this is the first time I have ever seen a pelican on the beach like this. I'm sure it must happen with some frequency considering how many there are here, especially this year, but this was a first for me. This bird is impressive even in death. It had an 8 foot wing span, 15 inch beak, 15 inch neck and a 20 inch body. The claw at the end of the beak was 1 inch. It had been on the beach for at least three days but was totally intact. For today's surf shot go to the SurfCam page. There, you will also find today's photo and a surf report from Mark Mekenes of Cannon Beach Surf. .. George

Thanksgiving Day

27Nov2008<br />
Looking South<br />
photo G Vetter 27Nov2008<br />
Looking West<br />
photo G Vetter 27Nov2008<br />
Looking North<br />
photo G Vetter 27Nov2008<br />
My Cannon Beach<br />
photo G Vetter
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Cannon Beach Oregon ... 930am 27November2008. Temp - 49. Wind and Rain - steady out of the SW. Sunrise 732a. Sunset 435p. Tides. Happy Thanksgiving. I am grateful for many things, including the awesome sunset last night. I was putting up garland on the posts at Village Centre when the color in the sky beckoned. This makes three nights in a row that the sunset was photogenic. These images are all from downtown at the mouth of Ecola Creek. Even though every sunset is an experience to behold, some are more remarkable than others, especially in the eyes of a photograher. Good ones seem to come in groups. I like to use a tripod for sunsets, but it is not really necessary in many situations. For last night's surf shot go to the SurfCam page. There, you will also find today's photo and a surf report from Mark Mekenes of Cannon Beach Surf. .. George

Sunday's Sunset

24Nov2008<br />
Looking South<br />
photo G Vetter 24Nov2008<br />
Looking West<br />
photo G Vetter 24Nov2008<br />
Looking North<br />
photo G Vetter 24Nov2008<br />
My Cannon Beach<br />
photo G Vetter
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Cannon Beach Oregon ... 430pm 23November2008. Temp - 45. Wind - still. Sunrise 727a. Sunset 437p. Tides. Sunset was too good to pass up. With my bike in the shop, I had to borrow my daughter's "Little Betty" beach cruiser. It only has one gear, but it's fat tires are good on the softer sand. I try to keep an eye out to the west at sunset, never wanting to miss a good show. Which brings up another topic - Live webcams. I am in the market to buy two. I did some investigation and found that URS Electronics in Portland is a distributor. I made a special trip in to visit on a day when manufacturer's reps were dispalying their wares. My rep hands me a card and tells me I should call him on Monday when he has more time. I do but he doesn't return my call. I called again in a week or so and again he doesn't return my call. Can anyone recommend a camera/distributor? I want to place one on my roof looking northwest toward Haystack Rock (a mile away) and another downtown on the second floor of Village Centre looking south down Hemlock Street. These photos were taken on a tripod in Tolovana. Sunset is so early these days. We're less than a month from the shortest day of the year. For today's surf shot go to the SurfCam page. There, you will also find today's photo and a surf report from Mark Mekenes of Cannon Beach Surf. .. George

Sunday Morning

23Nov2008<br />
Looking South<br />
photo G Vetter 23Nov2008<br />
Looking West<br />
photo G Vetter 23Nov2008<br />
Looking North<br />
photo G Vetter 23Nov2008<br />
My Cannon Beach<br />
photo G Vetter
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Cannon Beach Oregon ... 1030am 23November2008. Temp - 46. Wind - still. Sunrise 727a. Sunset 437p. Tides. I rode my bike south to Silver Point again today, but I had to walk it home. It went lame forcing me to end my outing and begin the walk home. I ride in the surf regularly. The salt water makes short work of bearings and anything else it gets to. I wash it off after each use with a gentle spray and then use Tri Flo on the chain and and other moving parts before heading out again. Even so, I'm back at the bike shop every few months for repairs. My current bike is a beater which I bought at a garage sale. After going through a new bike, I decided to fix old ones instead. Any donors out there. I like fat tires and plenty of gears. Image #1 today is Lady Rock as a wave crashes over. I love the color of the water reflecting the blue sky. Lady Rock is in Tolovana at the foot of Orford Street. Image #2 is Silver Point Rock laden with Pelicans. They all seem to be preening. From the number of Pelicans around these days, I imagine fishing must be pretty good. Image #3 is looking North at Silver Point Rock. It was at this point that my bike reached the end of another chapter. Image #4 is one of the interesting rock formations at Silver Point that I mentioned yesterday. This one seldon if ever gets covered with sand. For today's surf shot go to the SurfCam page. There, you will also find today's photo and a surf report from Mark Mekenes of Cannon Beach Surf. .. George

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Saturday Afternoon

22Nov2008<br />
Looking South<br />
photo G Vetter 22Nov2008<br />
Looking West<br />
photo G Vetter 22Nov2008<br />
Looking North<br />
photo G Vetter 22Nov2008<br />
My Cannon Beach<br />
photo G Vetter
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Cannon Beach Oregon ... 215pm 22November2008. Temp - 48. Wind - slight out of the SW. Sunrise 725a. Sunset 438p. Tides. Pretty day! I played with the waves on my bike as I photographed two young girls doing the same on foot. I noticed someone stop to watch them for a short time before approaching them. I was too far away to hear, but I suspect he was cautioning them in the wake of the young man who was taken to sea by a wave in Arch Cape earlier this week. Photo 2 is Silver Point Rock named after the point where it sits. It is often confused with Haystack Rock in photographs. They are similar. My kids call it "Haystack-Rock-Wanna-Be". Silver Point is a very active point. The cliff is steep and prone to erosion. Also of great interest to me is the rock below the sand that comes into view in winter when storms wash away the summer sand. It's not visible now. Mayber later this winter. Photo 3 is from the Tolovana section of Cannon Beach. I love the reflection that the surging surf creates when it recedes temporarily. Photo 4 is a shell that caught my eye as I was riding along the surf's edge. The surf was big. Whenever I post photo, I take one of the surf and post it on the SurfCam page. On a daily basis, I also post a photo and a surf report from Mark Mekenes of Cannon Beach Surf. .. George

Tuesday Photo Update

18Nov2008<br />
Looking South<br />
photo G Vetter 18Nov2008<br />
Looking West<br />
photo G Vetter 18Nov2008<br />
Looking North<br />
photo G Vetter 18Nov2008<br />
My Cannon Beach<br />
photo G Vetter
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Cannon Beach Oregon .. 300pm 18Nov2008 50° Sunrise 719a. Sunset 440p. Tides.   Sun breaks. As you can see from today's photos it was a very nice day here, but there weren't many people to enjoy it. Photo #1 is looking south at the US Bank Building (which by the way is for sale for 1.6M or so) and Ecola Square which just recently was remodeled. The second floor was converted from retail to Condos (there is still one left). Photo #2 is new construction by Rick Elstrom's crew headed by Mark Ward. This is prime real estate. Photo #3 is Hemlock Street, downtown, zoomed in. UPS Mike is making deliveries and handing out doggie treats like he does every weekday. Photo #4 is Cannon Beach Mall from the south side with Haystack Gallery in the foreground. 30 years ago, when photographer Floyd Peterson first open Haystack Gallery, I took darkroom lessons there with Floyd. Shop keepers are beginning to pull out their holiday decor. The Chamber sent out a last call for fresh cedar garland orders. I spent the last two days putting up white mini lights around the peaks and gutters of Village Centre. It looks so good. I love all the lights during the holidays. Now I am praying that the weather will be kind enough to allow them to work at least till the end of December.