Haystack Rock

Our trip to the Oregon Coast continues with a morning at Haystack Rock. Haystack Rock is teaming with wildlife in July. The rock is filled with nesting birds including Western Gull, Brandt’s Cormorant, Pelagic Cormorant, Pigeon Guillemot, Black Oystercatcher, Common Murre and Tufted Puffin. During my visit I was...

Cannon Beach

The first part of our trip to Oregon included a 3 night stay in Cannon Beach. I previously wrote about where we stayed in Cannon Beach. This post is about the sights of the town itself. I got up early on Sunday morning to walk the town and make...

Ecola State Park

The day after we arrived in Cannon Beach, I woke up before sunrise to head up to Ecola State Park for some early morning photography. Ecola State Park is immediately north of Cannon Beach and easily accessible with lots of hiking trails. I wasn’t sure what I would find,...

Oregon Continues

My series on our vacation to Oregon continues with our first morning in Portland, Oregon. I work up early that morning to capture sunrise over Portland from the view at Pittock Mansion. The mansion is on a rise west of the city, and if the clouds cooperate, you can...