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Sunset Bay Beach - Tree Root Entire (suz)

Mid-Autumn 2012 - Not a great photo, but this sizable driftwood came into Sunset Bay from the Pacific, and is the entire root system of what I believe was a large and venerable tree growing either along the edge of a river or the Bay - or - it may have been one of the trees along our many sandstone cliffs, which eroded enough for this part of the old tree to fall, then drift. Wherever it was growing, its roots were exposed for a very long time, causing the deep grain. The tree itself could be anywhere along our coast, or winds may have caused it to fall onto the land when it broke away from the root system. The root is pretty well anchored here in the sand, but the winter rainstorms are coming, this stream will swell, and the root will doubtless drift out into the Pacific again.

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Coos Bay, Oregon

Photo details

  • Uploaded on November 10, 2012
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Suzi in Oregon
    • Camera: OLYMPUS IMAGING CORP. SP500UZ
    • Taken on 2012/11/07 07:42:01
    • Exposure: 0.033s (1/30)
    • Focal Length: 6.30mm
    • F/Stop: f/2.800
    • ISO Speed: ISO83
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash