Long Beach Peninsula, Washington
pinhole photographs; archival digital prints
13″ x 13″
Ellen spent a month in 2021 as an artist in resident at Willapa Bay AIR. Exploring the Long Beach Peninsula and environs by foot and by car, she captured long exposures on expired medium format film.with her Zero Image camera.
The Long Beach Peninsula is a diverse ecosystem flanked by the Pacific Ocean on the west and, a mile east, the rich estuary of Willapa Bay . Home to one of the most productive oyster beds in the U.S., the cultivation of oysters has been emblematic of the area for over 150 years To the south of the Peninsula at the mouth of the Columbia River is Cape Disappointment, the western most destination of Lewis and Clark. Just across the border to Oregon, near Astoria is the famous Peter Iredale Shipwreck.