By Zack Schnepf
This past week the iconic Keyhole Arch collapsed. It was located at Cape Kiwanda, north of Pacific City, Oregon. I’ve been visiting this location since I was a teenager, I would camp on the beach next to this spot. At the time, I wished I could capture the grandeur, but I didn’t even own a camera. It was experiences like this that motivated me to become a photographer in the first place. Two weeks ago I was finally able to return and photograph the arch properly. I’m so fortunate I was able to do so before the collapse.
It’s always sad when we lose a natural wonder like this, but that is just part of the natural cycle, we lose one wonder while another is being created. I’m grateful for the time I was able to spend at Keyhole Arch. You can see a video I captured while I was setting up for the shoot here: Video