Death Valley, Dante's View
Falls Creek Falls
Little House on the Palouse
Sunset at The Peter Iredale
Winter on the Cooper River
Solitude in the sand
Lincoln City Sunset
A Broken Heart - Death Valley
Steptoe Butte Sunset
Panther Creek Falls
Beauty in the roughest places
Lower Lewis River Falls
Rat Trap Falls
Humpy at Bayly Point
Fall in Tumwater Canyon
A little bit of heaven
Humpback Tail in Hakai Pass
Old Pipeline Trail Bridge
Thor's Well, Cape Perpetua
Haceta Head Lighthouse
Death Valley, Dante's ViewThe last rays of sun light the mountainside to the north of Dante’s View. Perched over a mile above Badwater Basin you can see forever. The haze gave the scene a surreal look, almost like a painting.
Falls Creek FallsFalls Creek Falls sit just off the road at the southeast entrance to Mount Rainier National Park. Easy to miss, but well worth the stop
Little House on the PalouseThe Palouse is a goldmine of history. Old dirt roads through the vast acres of wheat lead to many old homes like this abandoned house. Places like this are left to fall on their own, and the wheat is planted right up to the door. We found this one at sunrise one morning.
Sunset at The Peter IredaleThe Peter Iredale was a freighter that ran aground in 1906 west of Astoria at Fort Stevens. All that remains is the bow... and an eternity of incredible sunsets.
Winter on the Cooper RiverLooking up towards Cooper Lake from the bridge over the Cooper River. Near Salmon le sac, WA.
Solitude in the sandDeath Valley, the Mesquite Sand Dunes. Twilight laying shadows across the dunes. A mile hike gave us solitude and separation from the crowds, and an absolute sense of peace and tranquility made this an incredible moment.
Lincoln City SunsetPure luck and good timing brought this shot. Debbie had seen this rock and tree on our way down the Oregon coast, and had wanted to shoot it. We hadn't planned a sunset location, and just happened to be driving back north and arrived at the rock just as the sun was setting.
Avalanche CreekWe came across this little gorge on Avalanche Creek in Glacier National Park while hiking up to Avalanche Lake. The red rocks and green moss really set it off.
A Broken Heart - Death ValleyThe vast mud flats, or playas, of Death Valley lay dry and cracked, baked by the sun. They say if you walk the tiles after a good rain, your footprints can remain for years. The last bit of sun disappears over the mountains, touching this broken heart shape in the tiles
Steptoe Butte SunsetSteptoe Butte stands high above the floor of the Palouse. At sunset the light and shadows paint incredible detail across the canvas of farmlands. This particular evening, broken clouds dabbled light like a spotlight on the land.....
Panther Creek FallsOn our way back from the Oregon coast, we detoured up the Columbia Gorge to shoot Panther Falls. Quite a journey to get there - The road hadn't yet been cleared of all the winter debris, and there were downed trees all the way up the road. A path just a hair wider than one car had been cleared. Getting down to the bottom of the falls involves mud, steep drops, ropes, and a lot of WET! Well worth the effort.
Beauty in the roughest placesA thistle flower, growing from the scrub below Big Four mountain. Big Four Ice Caves, WA.
Lower Lewis River FallsThe Lewis River snakes it's way around Mount St. Helens in Washington. Just to the southeast of the mountain is Lewis Falls. Our trip happened to coincide with the heaviest rains in months, turning the falls into a raging demon! Let's just say we were more than a little wet and muddy.
Rat Trap FallsHigh in the hills off Washington’s Mountain Loop Highway just down from Rat Trap Pass this beautiful falls drops down the mountainside, fed by a small lake and a huge melting snowfield before disappearing under the road…..
Humpy at Bayly PointFishing in the Hakai Pass area of the Queen Charlottes often provides glimpses of Humpback whales. This one gave us a start as he started surfacing just off our boat. Bayly Point, Nalau Island, BC
Fall in Tumwater CanyonFall colors along the Wenatchee River in Tumwater Canyon, just outside Leavenworth, WA.
A little bit of heavenCoal Creek Falls, not far from the rush of city life in the Cougar Mountain preserve.
Misty TunnelStevens Canyon road at Mount Rainier. Even rainy days provide good opportunities.
Humpback Tail in Hakai PassCaught this very playful Humpback on a slow day of fishing in the Queen Charlottes, BC. He put on quite the show for about a half hour.
Old Pipeline Trail BridgeJust up from the Old Pipeline trailhead lies this rusty bridge. Wenatchee River in the Tumwater Canyon, just outside Leavenworth, WA.
Thor's Well, Cape PerpetuaWhat an experience! Thor's Well is a hole in the lava shelf, just before it drops into the open ocean. At high tide the water shoots up the well and comes over the edge of the ledge, then drain back down. You need to plan on getting wet and wading! After the initial nerves of being that close to the power of the ocean, a sense of calm takes over. I think I was the most relaxed I'd been in some time when we left Cape Perpetua...
Golden SunriseThe day's first golden rays of light cast across the wheat. So simple yet so stunning.
Haceta Head LighthouseALWAYS listen to the Park Rangers. This one told us about the little path that leads up the hill behind the lighthouse. The vantage point let me catch the lighthouse and the incredible clouds off shore.
Breach!On a 2016 fishing trip to the Hakai Pass area of the Queen Charlottes in BC we were treated to a very active Humpback whale... this is one of about 6 images I captured of the beast breaching. This was an incredible experience, watching this magnificent creature.
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