Pacific Force III by Neal Maine/ PacificLight Images

 

Tillamook Rock Lighthouse, Seaside Oregon. Jan. 2018.

Q: Why the large wave, you ask?

A: A high surf advisory was issued for the northern Oregon coast according to the National Weather Service. The coast will see breaking waves on the beaches much higher than normal. Forecasters said ocean swells will be above 60 feet for most of the day January 19, 2018. The high surf advisory has caused officials to keep some North Coast Oregon and South Coast Washington beaches closed.

 

 

 

January 19, 2018

Neal Maine/ PacificLight Images.

Pacific Force I, Pacific Force II and Pacific  Force III

Tillamook Rock Lighthouse.  Seaside Oregon.

Pacific Force I  (wave hgt. 176′)

Pacific Force II (wave hgt. 183′)

Pacific Force III (wave hgt. 211′)

Q: Where in the world is Tillamook Rock Lighthouse, you ask?

 

A: Tillamook Rock Lighthouse stands 133 feet above sea level and sits on a rock a mile off the beach of Seaside and is west of Tillamook Head in Clatsop County, Oregon. Operating from 1881 to 1957, the lighthouse was nicknamed Terrible Tilly for its ferocious storms and the difficulties facing lighthouse keepers stationed there. It was the most expensive lighthouse built in the United States up to that time.  An isolated, storm-battered basaltic island less than an acre in size, Tillamook Rock Lighthouse is 20 miles south of the mouth of the Columbia River. Violently churning seas crash against the steep sides of the Rock and surge high up its sloping eastern face. Tillamook Rock is part of Oregon Islands National Wildlife Refuge, and the lighthouse is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

 

 

100% profits in support of  NCLC, North Coast Land Conservancy

  For more about the photographer, please go to  artists/ Neal Maine  www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com 

 

 

https://traveloregon.com › … › Culture & History › Historic Sites & Oregon Trail

 

 Resting atop a sea stack of basalt, more than a mile off the banks of Oregon’s  Seaside North Coast, the notorious Tillamook Rock Lighthouse, (nicknamed “Terrible Tilly”), is the stuff of aged lore. Although long closed to the public, she still stands today, though battered and …

 

Tillamook Rock Lighthouse – The Oregon Encyclopedia
https://oregonencyclopedia.org/articles/tillamook_rock_lighthouse/
Tillamook Rock Lighthouse sits on a rock a mile offshore of Tillamook Head in Clatsop County, Oregon. Operating from 1881 to 1957, the lighthouse was …

 

“Pacific Force IV”  by Neal Maine/ PacificLight Images

 

100% Profits to NCLC, North Coast Land Conservancy

“Birds of a Feather” by Neal Maine/ PacificLight Images.

 

Osprey, sometimes known as the sea hawk, fish eagle, river hawk or fish hawk, is a large raptor, reaching more than 2 feet in length and 6 feet in wing span. As its other common name suggests, the osprey’s diet consists almost exclusively of fish. It possesses specialized physical characteristics and exhibits unique behavior to assist in hunting and fishing. The Broadway Park osprey nest has a live camera placed by the Necancium Watershed Council and the City of Seaside.

 

 

After a thirty-year career as an award winning biology teacher at Seaside High School, Neal Maine became the first executive director of North Coast Land Conservancy, which he co-founded in 1986. Since his retirement from the land trust in 2010, he has pursued his passion for nature photography through PacificLight Images, a partnership with Michael Wing, dedicated to raising awareness of coastal ecology and the wildlife with whom we share the region’s estuaries, freshwater wetlands and forests. Their photography centers around coastal and Columbia River landscape, ecology and the rich estuary habitat with the surrounding wetlands and forest systems.

Neal focuses his imagery on exploring wildlife in the context of its habitat, while Michael’s specialty is capturing action images that illustrates the dynamic nature of coastal wildlife. PacificLight Images is dedicated to working with coastal communities to protect wildlife habitat and its connectivity. A percentage of all photography sales are donated to North Coast Land Conservancy to help further this goal.

 

 

Seaside ospreys by Neal Maine.

The Broadway Park osprey nest has a live camera placed by the Necancium Watershed Council and the City of Seaside.

In Clatsop County, Oregon there are about 14 osprey nests.

Watch the osprey at Seasideosprey.org.

 

Fairweather House and Gallery EMERGING artist Hall of Fame

2006-2018

 Kristin Qian

Britney Drumheller

Nick Brakel

Robert McWhirter

Michael Wing

Michele Bettger

Rebecca Gore

Gayle H. Seely

Linda Trexler

Diane Copenhaver

Ashley Howarth

Whelpsy Whelp

Veronica Russell

For more info about the gallery, go to www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com

Photo by Neal Maine / PacificLight Images
Bald eagles on Clatsop Beach.

Image title:  Eagle Speak

 

After a thirty-year career as an award-winning biology teacher at Seaside High School, Neal Maine became the first executive director of North Coast Land Conservancy, which he co-founded in 1986. Since his retirement from the land trust in 2010, he has pursued his passion for nature photography through PacificLight Images dedicated to raising awareness of coastal ecology and the wildlife with whom we share the region’s estuaries, freshwater wetlands and forests. His photography centers around coastal and Columbia River landscape, ecology and the rich estuary habitat with the surrounding wetlands and forest systems.

PacificLight Images is dedicated to working with coastal communities to protect wildlife habitat and its connectivity. A percentage of all photography sales are donated to North Coast Land Conservancy to help further this goal.

Eagle Sunrise by Neal Maine

 

On June 20th, 1782 the American Bald eagle was chosen as the symbol of the United States of American because of its long life, strength, majestic look and its representation of the freedoms enshrined in out constitution.

 

 

Image title:  Shaped by Wind.  Neal Maine/ PacificLight Images

 

Eagle conservation lecture  notes by naturalist Neal Maine:

Neal Maine graduated from Seaside High, returned as an educator in the Seaside School District.

It was not until 20 years after collage that he viewed an eagle on the North coast for the first time!

In 1961, the United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) counted  only 471 pairs of Amercian Bald Eagles.

 

 

Neal Maine lectures during a Fairweather Gallery event.

 

 

July 7- July 31

Fairweather House and Gallery

100 Turtles project by Emily Miller

 

“I have spent my life on the coast, and all my artwork has its roots in my love of the sea. I see the coast as a border between the known and the unknown, and a place where our connection to larger natural systems becomes clear. My artwork focuses on the delight of exploring this mysterious and beautiful environment. I found a positive voice in SeaLegacy, a conservation group creating a movement towards healthy oceans through visual storytelling. 25% of July sale proceeds in support of SeaLegacy,”  Emily Miller.

Launching of the 100 Turtles project by artist Emily Miller, who has spent the early summer sculpting tiny ceramic sea turtles: curling and shaping two hundred front flippers and carving details into two hundred eyes.

 

 

 

 I found a positive voice in SeaLegacy, a conservation group creating a movement towards healthy oceans through visual storytelling. 25% of July sale proceeds in support of SeaLegacy,”  Emily Miller.

 

 

For more info go to

 

http://ejmillerfineart.com/news/2018/06/14/100-turtles-project/

 

 

Read more:

The Story of Silent Spring. How a courageous woman took on the chemical industry and raised important questions about humankind’s impact …

http://www.rachelcarson.org/

Perhaps the finest nature writer of the Twentieth Century, Rachel Carson (1907-1964) is remembered more today as the woman who challenged the notion that …

 

To view more Neal Maine images, please visit  www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com

 

 “A Family Affair” by Neal Maine/ PacificLight Images.

Canada geese and goslings. 

Neawanna Creek, Seaside, Oregon

May 2018

Image back-story: Female Canada goose (on the left) leaving the nest on top of a tree snag after 26 days of incubating eggs.  Eight goslings (just hatched moments before) are attempting to follow.  Male Canada goose  (on the right) honks a directive and lines the eight on a log  that reaches down to the ground.  Goslings follow the male. At the gallery, there is a notebook of images capturing the event, quite aptly titled,  “Neal Maine’s Wide Goose Chase.”

Fun facts:

Nest site (chosen by female) is usually on slightly elevated dry ground near water, with good visibility. Nest (built by female) is slight depression with shallow bowl of sticks, grass, weeds, moss, lined with down. Male defends territory with displays, including lowering head almost to ground with bill slightly raised and open, hissing; also pumps head up and down while standing. May mate for life.

For more info, go to http://www.audubon.org/field-guide/bird/canada-goose

 

During the mating season Canada geese lose all their feathers and they are not able to fly until their feathers grow back. The female Canada goose may lay up to nine eggs and the male protects them for nearly 28 days until the goslings hatch. The migration route of Canada geese never change. In fact, they use the same route every year. Canada goose live up to 10 to 24 years in the wild.

 

Adult Canada geese have about 13 different calls, ranging from low clucks and murmurs communicated while feeding and loud greeting and alarm calls. Goslings even start to communicate with their parents while they are still in the egg.  A gosling can make a call, or peep, if it is distressed or content. Baby goslings are able to eat, swim and walk from the moment they are born.

 

For more info, go to https://www.canadiangeographic.ca/article/animal-facts-canada-goose

 

 

 

“It’s Play Day” by Neal Maine/ PacificLight Images.

 Eight jubilant goslings.

Hatching to land and water,  approx. 3 minutes!

Neawanna Creek, Seaside, Oregon

May 2018

 

 

Indeed, eight Jubilant goslings showing joy, satisfaction and triumph as they touch land for the first time, just moments after hatching.

 

The ubiquitous Canada goose is one of the best known birds in North America. It is found in every contiguous U.S. state and Canadian province at one time of the year or another.

For more info, go to: https://www.nationalgeographic.com/animals/birds/c/canada-goose

 

 

 

After a thirty-year career as an award winning biology teacher at Seaside High School, Neal Maine became the first executive director of North Coast Land Conservancy, which he co-founded in 1986. Since his retirement from the land trust in 2010, he has pursued his passion for nature photography through PacificLight Images, a partnership with Michael Wing, dedicated to raising awareness of coastal ecology and the wildlife with whom we share the region’s estuaries, freshwater wetlands and forests. Their photography centers around coastal and Columbia River landscape, ecology and the rich estuary habitat with the surrounding wetlands and forest systems.

Neal Maine focuses his imagery on exploring wildlife in the context of its habitat, while Michael’s specialty is capturing action images that illustrates the dynamic nature of coastal wildlife. PacificLight Images is dedicated to working with coastal communities to protect wildlife habitat and its connectivity. A percentage of all photography sales are donated to North Coast Land Conservancy to help further this goal.

To view a catalog of PacificLight Images,  please go to http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com/ …artists / …Neal Maine 

“With renewed humility, we are learning how to share this place, to live together with our partner trail makers. PacificLight Images celebrates this partnership as we use our images to inspire others to honor nature’s trails in OUR OWN BACKYARD.

To view more images available from Neal Maine,  please go to  www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com

 

 


“Keep a Tree in your Heart.” Artist Diane Copenhaver.

“Keep a Green Tree in Your Heart and Perhaps a Singing Bird will come.” –Chinese Proverb/ art  inspiration

 

 

For more info about the artist,  please visit https://fairweatherhouseandgallery.wordpress.com/category/artists/diane-copenhaver/

 

“Shaped by Nature.”
Neal Maine/ PacificLight Images.
Great Blue Heron.

West Lake/ Highway 101 near Warrenton.

 

“Feather Delight.”

Neal Maine/ PacificLight Images.

Great Blue Heron.

Proceeds from PacificLight Images/ Neal Maine are  given back in support of North Coast Land Conservancy/ NCLC.

For more images and info, please visit http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com … artists/  …Neal Maine

 

Calligraphy by Penelope Culbertson.

For more info about the artist, please visit http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com …/ artists/ … Penelope Culbertson

 

Cut work stained glass hanging sculpture by Lori Bedard.

 

 

 

 

 “Nature is beauty sublime. To use the botanical as a subject for art, invokes memories of that beauty and how it inspires each of us. As an artist, if we incite that reaction with each view; we were successful.” —Lori 

 

 

 

“Nature’s Linkage”” by Neal Maine, PacificLight Images.

Swallowtail Larva on Coast Angelica. 

Neawanna Point. 

Seaside, Oregon.

Please visit http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com/ …artists/ …Neal Maine for a complete catalog of exclusive  images. Proceeds in support of NCLC.

 

March Exhibiton

Fresh Greens

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway

Seaside, Oregon

Featuring resident artists Karen E. Lewis, Fred Lukens, Carolyn Macpherson, Richard Newman, Mike Mason and Gayle H. Seely.

Welcoming artist Judy Horning Shaw.

Seaside/Gearhart naturalist, wildlife photographer and biologist, Neal Maine, spoke about the ecology of the local habitat at the opening reception of FRESH GREENS on March 3, 2018 at Fairweather’s.

 

Image titled: Pacific Forces.

Neal Maine/ PacificLight Images.

January 18, 2018.

Tillamook Rock Lighthouse encounters the Pacific Ocean, the largest ocean in the world, during unusually high seas at

12: o’clock, high noon.

Seaside, Oregon.

 Neal Maine, photographer, biologist, retired educator, shares the back story perspective:

The Tillamook Rock Lighthouse, at 133′ high,  encounters a wave, calculated  at 196′ high, during a winter storm on January 20, 2018.

Neal Maine captured the photograph from Ecola Point,  approx. one  and 1/2 miles  away.

 

Ecola Point, elevation 190 feet, is part of Ecola State Park, which extends north over Tillamook Head, south of Seaside and north of Cannon Beach in Oregon. William Clark, one of the leaders of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, applied the name “Ekoli” to what is now Ecola Creek. “Ehkoli” is a Chinook Native American word for whale.

 

 

 

Tillamook Rock Lighthouse, Seaside, Oregon, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

 

 

 

One mile west of Tillamook Head, a headland located between Seaside and Cannon Beach, Oregon,  Tillamook Rock Lighthouse rises from the ocean.

An intriguing and powerful testament of the will and determination of the human spirit, the story of Tillamook Rock Lighthouse began in 1878 when Congress appropriated funds for a lighthouse to mark this section of the Oregon Coast. Originally, it was hoped that a lighthouse could be built at Tillamook Head, a 1,000-foot-high headland twenty miles south of the Columbia River, however, the top of the headland was often shrouded in fog, and as its sheer face offered no acceptable alternative, Tillamook Rock was considered instead.

The Tillamook Rock Lighthouse, “Terrible Tilly,” shone her light for seventy-seven years before being replaced by a red whistle buoy, anchored one mile seaward of the rock.

On September 1, 1957, Keeper Oswald Allick, who had served twenty years at the station, turned off the light, and penned the following final entry in the logbook, which today is on display at the Columbia River Maritime Museum in Astoria, Oregon:

“Farewell, Tillamook Rock Light Station. An era has ended. With this final entry, and not without sentiment, I return thee to the elements. You, one of the most notorious and yet fascinating of the sea-swept sentinels in the world; long the friend of the tempest-tossed mariner. Through howling gale, thick fog and driving rain your beacon has been a star of hope and your foghorn a voice of encouragement. May the elements of nature be kind to you. For 77 years you have beamed your light across desolate acres of ocean. Keepers have come and gone; men lived and died; but you were faithful to the end. May your sunset years be good years. Your purpose is now only a symbol, but the lives you have saved and the service you have rendered are worthy of the highest respect. A protector of life and property to all, may old-timers, newcomers and travelers along the way pause from the shore in memory of your humanitarian role.” 

High Surf Advisory- National Weather Service Watch Warning

U.S. Dept. of Commerce NOAA National Weather Service/ Seaside braced itself Thursday, Jan. 18, as the National Weather Service warned of dangerous high surf through the day.

 

“In cycles older than time, forces deep within the earth push apart tectonic plates, creating and expanding the oceans whose waters are pushed and pulled by the sun and moon, cooled and heated and calmed and stirred to fury by the skies. Ocean collides with continent, shattering the shore into a thousand facets: bare rock monoliths, vast expanses of sand, saltwater pools that drown, then drain, then drown, then drain.” –Neal Maine

 

Image titled: Pacific Forces II.

Neal Maine/ PacificLight Images.

January 18, 2018.

Tillamook Rock Lighthouse encounters  the Pacific Ocean.

Seaside, Oregon

In this image, the wave is calculated at 183′ high.

 

For more images by Neal Maine, please visit http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com/ …artists/ …Neal Maine

“Images are presented as they were photographed. Slight adjustment by cropping, lightening or darkening may have been used, but the photo subject is presented as recorded in the Oregon coastal landscapes.”  –Neal Maine

A Certificate of Authenticity is provided with each copyrighted and signed image. Available exclusively at Fairweather’s.

Proceeds to support North Coast Land Conservancy/  NCLC.

Pacific Forces II by Neal Maine/ PacificLight Images is available in black and white, as well.

 

End note:

The Oregonian newspaper:   see all 11 lighthouses of the Oregon coast in one epic road trip. Full story:     https://trib.al/J9fbx5Y