Expressions

Expressions – the process of making known one’s thoughts or feelings. I recently redesigned my blog and I was giving some thought as to how to introduce the new look. I was looking through my portfolio for something new, unique or special that I could use as a theme...

Oregon Coast

As our trip to Oregon began to wind down, I spent a second day trying to shoot as much of the Oregon coast as I could. I didn’t get to go to all the places I wanted to go, but I certainly enjoyed the areas I did visit and...

Yachats Oregon

We spent 4 nights in Yachats Oregon (pronouced Ya-Hots) as part of our vacation on the Oregon Coast. We rented a house from Yachats Village Rentals on the coast there last year and liked it so much that we returned this year with Mary and Skip. Yachats means “dark...

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...

Oregon

Faith and I are back from a 10 day vacation in Oregon. We had a great time with her mother Mary and Mary’s husband Skip on this trip. We visited Portland, the Columbia River Gorge, Cannon Beach, Yachats and a lavender farm in the Willamette valley. It was a...