I am trying to get out to little known places more this year. Which means going into the unknown. Last week I found a spot on the map and read through a few trip reports from years ago and decided that this would be a great spot . No one knew what to expect, we hoped for snow to greet us at our "trail" but instead found mud and more mud. We did get beautiful mossy greens, waterfalls, snow (5 miles in), and goregous views of the North Cascades and Skagit River . We didn't reach the summit due to some essential gear being forgotten, but at the end of the day. It was worth it. We found solitude, new friendship, and Ellie even gave us an adventure of her own.
These are the kind of days I am thankful for, not getting the shot for the 'gram or big mountain summits.
Big shout out to @bethlorence and @frasz___ for being down for the adventure. And @pauljantzi for hiking almost 12 miles in his house slippers and this picture. #sufferyear2019
Happy #moodymartianmountainmonday everyone! Prepare to see a bunch of #moonereclipse shots today. Not from me, though. I didn’t get to see it because it was behind clouds all night. Instead, you guys get a picture of Stefani on Mars. Contrary to popular belief, you don’t actually need a space suit up there. A yellow jacket works just as well. It’s definitely cold, but breathable. Welcome to the future.
Tonight I moved out of a temporary housing situation without a permanent plan in place. But I’m beyond thankful for friends who help move furniture, homes in which to crash, and generous folk who will let me store some gear for the time being... at least if I’m walking into the unknown, I’m not doing it alone.
West coast vibezzz, there are SO many awesome content creators and photographers on Instagram! Do you have awesome content for your business?? You should, there’s no excuse ;) Check out @pacifickov .
“Fog is my weakness, and every time there is low fog I am out and about with my camera.” Om Malik
Crossing off one from my bucket list on my first shoot of 2019. Seen images of bridges disappearing in fog on IG and always wanted to capture one of my own.
Perks of having kids who likes to sleep in during the week-end is that I get to venture a few hours near home before they wake up. So before my family send off my eldest back to Eugene on Saturday I decided to watch the sunrise last minute.
I noticed that the St John's Bridge was covered in fog as I drove over the Fremont and ditched my initial plan to shoot sunrise from Pittock Mansion. Took a few classic street level car trail shots before heading up to this view. Was elated when I saw that the back of the bridge was covered in fog and had the appearance of floating on air.
Decided on a long exposure to stretch out the sky and to create a silky fog wall for this image. The sky did not fire from this vantage point but happy with the results none the less. It is always rewarding when the chase results in a dream capture. Even better that it included my favorite pdx bridge 😊
Exposure: 80 sec
Filter: 6 stop and 2 stop grad
Camera: Nikon Df
Lens: Tamron 15-30mm F2.8 ************************************************* #blessed#godisgood#stjohn#stjohnsbridge#bridgecityusa#oregon#portland#pnw#outinoregon#jj_oregon#bestoforegon#oregonexplored#pnwonderland#cascadiaexplored#oregonbeautiful#enchanting#fog#moody#pnw_mood#discoveroregon#pnwdiscovered#pnwlove#oregonlove#pnwisbeautiful#wishyouwerenorthwest#officialfstoppers#longexposure#longexposureaddict
Mtn1-“Oh my Gawsh! Did you see rainier the other day?! She must think she’s so popular with her new white dress! Ugh! I can’t stand her!” ———————Mtn2 -“My sediments exactly, she’s such a pile of schist!”