Synopses & Reviews
Frates presents 94 full-color photographs of this picturesque region of America that abuts the immense Pacific Ocean. The images convey the coast's beauty and moods, with landscapes large and small, as well as a smattering of images from the impressive Coast Range. Old-timers and newcomers will see the Oregon Coast in original ways, as Frates's photographs convey clear impressions of distinct beaches, public spaces, and fabulous scenery. Dramatic, vividly orange sky scenes of the sun dropping into the ocean are counterbalanced by tranquil, pastel-colored sunrises and misty panoramas that extend for fifty miles. The region's unique lighthouses provide a focal point throughout the book. Sea lions, wildflowers, and unique rock formations round out the offerings. Informative captions complement the photographs, providing enough detail that even casual readers who simply browse through the photos will learn about the Oregon Coast's fascinating history and contemporary culture. Oregon Coast Impressions is a bright, inclusive, and affectionate tribute to the region. Visitors and locals alike will cherish this fine book of photography.