Bronze 2021 / Nature / Landscapes


  • Photographer
    Mike Simon
  • Agency / Studio
    Simon Fine Arts
  • Prizes
    Bronze in Fine Art/Landscape, Bronze in Nature/Landscapes

Nestled on the Oregon Coast, there’s a massive sandstone complex waging a constant battle with the sea. When the season, phase of the moon and weather line up just right, every half an hour or so a massive swell will smash into/over the bowl—shooting jets of sea water 50-100 yards in the air. In their wake, a stunning myriad of small streams adorn the bowl . I timed this trip for a new moon towards the end of summer...and then the stars aligned. In addition to capturing the milky way from the center of the bowl, I was blessed with bioluminescence streaming back to the sea.