Cape Perpetua, Oregon
The power of Thors Well is not fully appreciated until you stand near it on the rough basalt rocks of the Cape Perpetua shore.
The well itself was most likely formed when a cave in the basalt rock had its roof eroded away by the tide until it collapsed created the large hole we see today. At high tide waves pound in over the shore and fill the hole that is the well water then drains away into the well over the rim before surging back up moments later.
A wonderful sight to behold I braved the spray and set my tripod on the rocks near the edge. Setting the shutter speed slow enough to show the motion of the water without smoothing away too much of the power and dramatic detail I waited for the right moment before pressing the shutter release. Both myself and my equipment experienced a fair amount of spray and water surged over my feet a few times but I came away exhilarated with this great shot.
A shot of me taking this picture can be seen here https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=466947410047711&set=a.466947393381046.1073741827.128653417210447&type=3&theater
Contrast, Sharpening, Sensor dust removal
Nikon D800, Nikkor 24-70mm Lens, Tripod