Off of the coast of Pacific City, Oregon, deep in the mighty Pacific Ocean, stands Haystack Rock. Once known to locals as Chief Kiwanda Rock, after the chief of the resident Native American tribe, the haystack is undoubtedly the tallest in Oregon and the Western United States, but also debatably on the of the tallest haystacks on Earth. Standing 340 ft out of the ocean, the rock can be seen from miles away. Once open for climbing, the rock has been deemed a bird sanctuary, and is now closed to public access. But for photographers, it still makes for an unbelievable subject. Clearly this is not all from the same shoot on the same day, but rather, my study of Chief Kiwanda Rock.

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