While I can't promise that this will be the last photo of Haystack Rock that I share (in fact I promise that it won't be), I do promise that each photo I share will be unique in it's own way. I spent about an hour photographing this marvelous beach as the sun set; the image changing constantly. I really hope that while not all of you will be able to see this place for yourself, you at least thoroughly enjoy living vicariously through my camera lens.
"I really believe there are things nobody would see if I didn’t photograph them."
I saw a whole lot of beauty on my trip to Oregon, but the Colombia Gorge continues to stand out in my mind as an incredibly special place. The type of place that leaves you standing speechless on the river bank.
"Traveling – it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller."
There were many magical locations I encountered on my Oregon trip, however this beach was definitely a highlight. I was blessed with smokeless skies and a nice soft sunset. This is the first of many photographs I'll be sharing with you of this beach, and I'm pretty certain you'll enjoy them all for different reasons. If these photos resonate with you even half as much as they do with me, they'll still resonate a whole lot.
"Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving. What you have caught on film is captured forever… It remembers little things, long after you have forgotten everything."
One of my new favorite places is the Colombia Gorge. A massive and majestic river, surrounded by dramatic peaks, cliffs and mountains, lush green forests, and gigantic waterfalls. I've often said that the closest to "religion" I've ever felt is when I'm surrounded by breathtaking nature; this was one of those times.
"I believe in God, only I spell it Nature."
-Frank Lloyd Wright
I love everything about visiting the Mendocino Coast. Tasting wine and drinking beer in Anderson Valley on the way, the incredible coastline upon arrival, the local bars and restaurants and shops, and especially the beautiful drive through the dense, dark woods on my way back home.
"I found far more answers in the woods than I ever did in the city."