waterfalls

Silver Falls State Park, Oregon (set 2 of 2)

Twice in October 2017, I visited fabulous Silver Falls State Park, just south of Silverton, Oregon. Here is the second set of two. (See the first.) I was amazed how much the tree colors had changed in just a few weeks. Ah, autumn!

Silver Falls State Park, Oregon (set 2 of 2)

Opal Creek and Jawbone Flats, Oregon

In January 2015 I explored Opal Creek and the quasi-ghost town of Jawbone Flats (population 5) in the central Cascade Mountains in Oregon. The area is thick with gorgeous fir trees, and the water in the creeks and rivers is crystal clear.  It's so clear in fact that when it pools, it looks insanely, surreally blue...  

Opal Creek and Jawbone Flats, Oregon

Elowah Falls, Oregon

In December 2014 my friend Merry and I hiked up to Elowah Falls in Oregon's Columbia River Gorge. As we walked up all was bitingly cold rain, and then the entire falls area for a hundred-yard radius was black ice. So crazy slippery... 

Elowah Falls, Oregon

North and Upper North Falls, Silver Falls State Park, Oregon

At the end of 2016, I took a quick trip to North and Upper North Falls in Oregon's Silver Falls State Park. In a state filled with incredible waterfalls, these two are among my very favorite. The park is near the fun little town of Silverton; if you find yourself in the area, please check out these falls, and the rest of Silver Falls State Park...

North and Upper North Falls, Silver Falls State Park, Oregon

Kyotocat in the Columbia Gorge

In December 2016 lovely human Kyotocat and I had fun shooting together in the icy Columbia River Gorge. We were as cold as popsicles, but it was worth it...  

Kyotocat in the Columbia Gorge

Columbia River Gorge, Sept 2016

In September I took Tiana Kai around the Columbia River Gorge to see lots of spectacular sights, including the Portland Women's Forum State Scenic Viewpoint, the Vista House at Crown Point, Multnomah Falls, Latourell Falls, Wahkeena Falls, Horsetail Falls (and Upper Horsetail Falls), and Thunder Island at Cascade Locks. An excellent way to spend the day...

Columbia River Gorge, Sept 2016

Coyote Wall, Washington, April 2016

Last April I went hiking with Meghan Sinnott and four-legged friends, Maddy and Journey, up Coyote Wall at the eastern end of the Columbia River Gorge in Washington. The outing offered a great chance to try out my newly purchased Velvet 56 lens from Portland's own Lens Baby; the lens can do some really fun "velvety" bokah tricks (particularly along the frame edges) and looks nice whether you're shooting landscapes, portraits, or macros...

Coyote Wall, Washington, April 2016

Rainier Day 1: Narada Falls

Up the road from Longmire and the Trail of Shadows is spectacular Narada waterfalls on the Paradise River. There are two sections of the falls, with the larger just under 170 feet long. Impressive! You can pull right off the highway to see it. Additionally you can hike down a short trail to the Inspiration Point viewing area near the base for a better view; it's a little steep but well worth it. 

Rainier Day 1: Narada Falls

Bird Lake / Crooked Creek Trail Hike, Yakama Nation, Washington

Camped out at Bird Lake in the Yakama Nation this summer. Here are some images from hiking the Crooked Creek Trail. Wonderful hike with wildflowers, waterfalls, and mountain views. Unfortunately it was decimated by forest fires a few weeks after we left.

Bird Lake / Crooked Creek Trail Hike, Yakama Nation, Washington