Polson Logging #2 charges past the rock formation known as the Three Graces on her way to the night photo session at Smith Lake.
Look for Part 2 of my Oregon Coast Trip Report on Tuesday, featuring the Oregon Coast Scenic Railroad.
While the main purpose of my trip to Oregon in May was to photograph the Oregon Coast Scenic Railroad, flying into and out of Portland provided some additional photography opportunities. First up was a stop at the Oregon Rail Heritage Center on Friday afternoon. We arrived to find Southern Pacific 4449 parked outside in preparation for an open house the next day.
Inside the facility were Oregon Railroad & Navigation 197 and Spokane Portland & Seattle 700:
From there we headed to Astoria where we caught the Riverfront Trolley running with several container ships waiting their turn to run up river:
Flavel House gardens in full bloom:
Next, we headed down the coast and found the wreck of the Peter Iredale:
After spending some time on the beach capturing the wreck under menacing skies, we make the final leg of the trip into Garabaldi for the photo charter the next day.
Look for Part 2 next Tuesday.
Lower Latourell Falls, from Guy W. Talbot State Park which is located in the Columbia River Gorge. This one required some patience because it was one of the few waterfall trails that was open again following the Eagle Creek Fire. As a result there were many people milling around at the base of the falls.
Wreck of the Peter Iredale, Fort Stevens State Park, Oregon. The Peter Iredale was a four-masted steel barque sailing vessel that ran ashore October 25, 1906, on the Oregon. The remains of the hull are a popular photography spot. While I was hoping for a nice sunset, we at least had some nice clouds.
I took this one during a trip to Oregon in May, on the way to a Photo Charter on the Oregon Coast Scenic Railroad. I’ll post a trip report soon.