Rather dense fog with a lot of texture covering a valley at Mt. Rainier National Park.
The one and only Mt. Rainier at the popular Paradise area during sunset.
The drop off is Myrtle Falls, and the mountains in the back are the Tatoosh mountains.
Residing at Cape Perpetua, there's a hole in the rocks where the waves come up and fall back in creating some beautiful water movement, and even better at sunset... This place is known as Thor's Well.
At times, it can be very dangerous with sneaker waves that cover the entire area with water. It is not uncommon for it to knock tripods over and people losing their equipment while there due to this or water splashing.
The Tatoosh Range in the Mt. Rainier National Park during the peak wild flower season.
An interesting note about this part of a popular state park is that most of these rocks are covered by sand throughout the year except during winter an dearly spring. This is a beautiful winter sunset at Ona Beach State Park
Such a unique and beautiful place in Central Oregon called the Painted Hills. You can see why they have been named so. It's hard to talk about, much less capture the depth of all the texture and beauty in this place. Definitely take the time to visit this place whenever you get a chance.
Mt. Rainier as seen from Reflection Lake in the middle of the night. 96 pictures stacked together to create the trails.
Visitor Center at the Paradise Lodge at Mt. Rainier National Park.
Fog covered valley with 159 pictures stacked for the star trails.
Blue hour shot from the eastern esplanade in Portland, OR.
Full Moon just as it appears above the suspension of the famous Yaquina Bay Bridge.
A beautiful forest with some ominous looking fog lingering around. The goal was to recapture and create that eerie type feeling I felt when I was there.
A wide angle pano from the Johnston Ridge Observatory at Mt. St. Helens. This is the closest observatory with some great hiking trails.
The entire Mt. Whistler area is so beautiful with no shortage of breath taking views anywhere you look.
Small creek found while hiking in the Mt. Hood area on the way to Mirror Lake.
Good timing to have the bridge raise up for a boat while shooting along the eastern esplanade in Portland, OR.
Sunrise at Mt. Hood gave just a tiny sliver of color. Beautiful mountain even without it.
Closer view of the dome inside Mt. St. Helens.
The beautiful Abiqua Falls with a higher water flow in the late spring. Bit of a rough ride and hike to get here, but it's a worthwhile trip.
The aptly named Opal Creek showing off it's beautiful color as it dives through a narrow channel of rocks.
An absolutely beautiful sunset broke through the rain clouds over the Yaquina Bay in Newport, OR. Bottom of the bridge support and some dolphins backlit by a vibrant orange.
This building is part of an old abandoned mill in the small town of Vernonia. The feeling when you step in is pretty awesome. Has a very old ancient ruin type feel with the plant life growing inside and the open top. Of course all of the graffiti gives it a modern touch to it's feel, but it's still great.
This was taken at the Painted Hills in Central Oregon. The sun slowly dropping below the horizon created some awesome light and shadows on this bench near one of the lookout areas. This is a multiple exposure blend to provide some detail on the front of the bench.
The public fishing pier on the Yaquina Bay with the famous bridge in the background.
One of the MANY beautiful waterfalls in a short stretch along the Columbia River Gorge.
The famous Yaquina Bay Bridge at sunrise with a view from the state park.
A peak through the trees looking downstream of the Alsea River
Seal Rock, OR. One of my favorite places to shoot as there is never a shortage of new vantage points and beautiful scenery. This shot was from up high just off of the main walking path.
A popular Bed & Breakfast in the Yaquina Bay,
A beautiful bright glow creating some great colors through a patch of White Alders.
A dramatic cloudy day shooting up at one of the towers on the St. Johns Bridge in Portland, OR.
The historic Multnomah Falls Lodge in early morning with the falls in the background. This is the most popular waterfall along the Gorge in this area. It's the tallest waterfall in Oregon at 620 feet!
A rainy night in Portland along the east side of the Willamette River allows for some fantastic longer exposures from the esplanade.
A ramp leading down to some docks on the eastern esplanade in Portland, OR
Another sunrise shot of the Yaquina Bay Bridge in Newport, OR.
Yaquina Bay Bridge at sunset. Many boats are pulled out of the water for safer keeping during the winter/stormy months leaving empty boat slips which can create some interesting additions to a photo!
This boat has been sitting in it's place here for as long as I can remember. I do not know the reason why, but it hasn't been moved or touched in well over 20 years.
Multnomah Falls in all it's glory. Sitting at 620 feet, it's the tallest waterfall in Oregon and incredibly easy to get to. A very popular destination for tourists and locals.
Seal Rock as you may have guessed is one of my favorite places to shoot. During the storm season, you can get some great wave crashes over the rocks.
Sunset over the Alsea Bay with the bridge along in for the ride.
The venerable Multnomah Falls in good ol' black and white.
The beautiful Shannon Falls in British Columbia. Morning light with the spray makes for some great shooting if you can handle the dynamic range between highlights and shadows.
Greens, reds, trees, rocks, shadows, light.... can't beat all those elements when shooting a beautiful forest.