A NORTHWEST PHOTOGRAPHIC ODYSSEY
I’ve just concluded a fantastic two-week photographic safari of the Pacific Northwest. It’s been a trip of cities (Portland and Seattle), ocean coastlines and deep woods as we looped up through Portland and Seattle before camping down the Oregon coast.
The plan was to start in Portland, sightseeing for a couple of days before heading straight up to Seattle, then a big loop by Mt. Ranier National Park, Mt. St. Helens and on to the northwest Oregon coast, beginning in Astoria, the winter resting spot of Lewis and Clark.
For a photographer who loves photographing water and coastlines the way I do, this really was an ideal trip. My wife loves to camp, too, so after our city visits we began a week of camping and photographing down the Oregon coast.
My usual shooting routine still applied on this trip: get up early, early, before the sun. Shoot from “first light” till the sun begins to hit things. Then, it’s time for breakfast and whatever else is planned.
There’s a wonderful morning fog that usually builds in from the ocean along the Oregon beaches in the morning. This was true on all but our last shooting day, when the fog stuck around almost all day. It never rained, so I never lucked into any opportunities for awful weather shooting; but the all-day fog was a close second.
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