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Landscape photographer shares work of Oregon Coast, celebrates Beach Bill legacy

Published on May 18, 2017 12:01AM

Rick Schafer’s photograph of Roosevelt elk at Ecola State Park.

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Rick Schafer’s photograph of Roosevelt elk at Ecola State Park.

FORT CLATSOP — Rick Schafer, a prolific photographer and fifth-generation Oregonian, will share his work at the next “In Their Footsteps” event, part of a free monthly speaker series hosted by Lewis and Clark National Historical Park, Fort Clatsop.

Titled “Photographing Oregon’s Public Coast, Celebrating 50 Years of Access,” the event will be held 1 p.m. Sunday, May 21, in the visitor center’s Netul River Room.

For more than 30 years, Schafer’s landscape photography of the Pacific Northwest has illustrated billboard, advertising, calendar and many books, including “Magnificent Places: Oregon Coast,” according to press materials.

His current project — “The Oregon Coast, A Legacy Like No Other,” with text by Jack and Jan McGowan — is slated for release in July for the 50th anniversary of the Oregon Beach Bill.

“Schafer’s career involves ‘chasing’ light and transitional weather to capture remarkable photographs,” organizers wrote. “His presentation will include photographs of the Oregon Coast, which has the lowest angles of evening sunlight and the last light of every day.”

For more information, call the park at 503-861-2471, or visit www.nps.gov/lewi, or Lewis and Clark National Historical Park on Facebook.


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