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. SMB-Photo.com
The 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 SMB-Photo.com
Along the Pacific Ocean on the Olympic Peninsula, you will find the majestic Kalaloch Tree Cave. This majestic tree seems to defy gravity by doing the splits over a runoff channel that has exposed it’s root. Despite the harsh environment the tree is doing quite well. I however, got a bit wet trying to take this shot. It was raining and I was crouching in the surf to get a better angle. A wave snuck up behind me and almost swamped me and the camera. I managed to get away with a wet foot and a good laugh. If you look closely you can see the rain drops in the picture. You can see more from my Olympic Peninsula reboot trip on the blog. SMB-Photo.com
Racers in the Bone Machine Crit race against each other and the setting sun in Portland OR. Unlike most bikes you see on the road these are fixed gear bikes meaning that there are no gears, coasting or brakes. You have to slow the pedals down to slow the bike down. Imagine riding around a tight course with 70 other spandex clad racers at 25-30 mph for an hour. The setting sun made things even more dramatic. You can see more images from the race over on SMB-Photo.com
I’m fascinated with the grand nature of the St Johns bridge in Portland. I was hiking with my dog when I saw this scene through the trees. Luckily I had my phone. I’ll need to go back with my other camera but the phone did this justice.
The Oregon coast doing what it does best; moody and wet.
Remembering those summer days. Seem more photos at SMB-Photo
Impressive top not on this guy. I wish my hair looked as good as a flower. SMB-Photo.com
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. SMB-Photo.com