Thor's Well

As I've said before, I took a LOT of photos (5,000+) on my trip to Oregon.  Over 500 of these were taken at this one stop.  Thor's Well is located near Cape Perpetua along the way from Newport to Florence.  It is a must-see and a popular spot for a photography stop along the coast. This was one of my favorite locations on the trip.  We arrived at just the right time as the tide was just starting to come in, making great conditions for some dramatic images.  

The sheer power of the ocean could be heard and felt as we perched on the ancient basaltic lava flows just above the 'well'.  The salt water fountain would fill with each crashing wave, sometimes spraying jets of water as the tide was rising.  The receding water would momentarily drain the well, with rivulets of foam and water streaming into the chasm.  This cycle continues incessantly, and is almost mesmerizing to watch.  However, one must be careful and watch the rising water level so as to not get washed away and flushed into the earth.    

Thor's Well

Everyone in our group that ventured down close to Thor's Well was able to get some great images and get back out safely.  Even Spike, who got a little closer than the rest of us.  I do think he ended up getting wet here before leaving.  

Although I didn't really plan to shoot for a timelapse video while on location, I thought it might be cool to see what one would look like with the images I shot.  This short video is composed of 400 of those images.  Since I hadn't planned for this, it's not a nice and smooth video.  I moved the tripod several times during the course of shooting, so there is a bit of jerkiness.  I still think the video gives a better look at what this place is like.  See what you think.