Literally … Just Driving By

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We didn’t have time to stop, so I leaned over the driver and took the shot.

Imagine how cool this would have been if I’d been able to stop and compose!

Fall in the Pacific Northwest

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I love the way the fog hangs in the trees in the Pacific Northwest.  I’ve been trying to capture a good shot for quite some time but finding the right fog to tree ratio isn’t as easy as it seems.  Hiking along Eagle Creek I finally got a good unobstructed view.  I can get lost in the layers of trees and fog.

Olympic Peninsula

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20161111-0n8a6708-editThe beaches in the Pacific Northwest are stunning and different from what I was used to in Southern California.  Up here the beaches are quite dramatic and change quickly.  This beach, at Kalaloch Lodge, changes daily.  The logs come and go with the tide.  One day the beach might be clear while the next it will be covered with logs.  Watching the logs come crashing in with the waves makes you think twice about getting close to the water.  See more pictures from my Olympic Peninsula trip on

The Land That Time Forgot

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The waterfalls and thick forests of the Pacific Northwest have a way of reminding me where we came from.  It’s like sections were left as they were in the time of dinosaurs, or Sleestack if you are an old TV buff.  Thick mist hangs in the air encouraging the green moss to take over anything not moving.  This spot is below the popular Panther Creek Falls.  While there is a viewing platform at the top, you have to climb down two levels to see this beauty.

Multnomah Falls

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I absolutely love visiting this waterfall despite the crowds.  You can actually see the falls from the interstate so everyone stops.  Despite that it’s one of the most beautiful and iconic sights in Oregon.  There is beauty out there right under your nose every day.  Don’t forget to stop and smell the waterfalls.