Some fall color along the Leatherbark Creek from the 2015 edition of the Cass Photography Workshop. Hopefully we’ll get to do this again some day.
Terrible Tilly (Tillamook Rock Lighthouse):
Hug Point Falls:
The original plan was to continue up the coast, but due to the cloud cover, we decided that it was perfect waterfall weather, so we headed to Portland to the Columbia River Gorge. Upon arriving we found clear skies and sun. Go figure. Stops included Lower Latourell Falls:
Upper Latourell Falls:
And because the weather had cleared, the last stop of the trip was Mt. Hood for sunset:
Watching the alpenglow fade on Mt. Hood was a great way to end the trip. Thanks for following along.
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.
In one of the scenes from the night session at the Cass Fall Photography Workshops, Andy checks the line shaft of Western Maryland Shay ‘Big 6’ with the help of an inspector’s lantern.
I recently finished editing photos from the 2016 & 2017 Cass Fall Photography Workshops, so I’ll do a trip report Tuesday.
Another waterfall located in Blackwater Falls State Park, Elakala Falls is actually a series of four waterfalls as Shay Run drops into Blackwater Canyon. The upper portion shown above, is visible from a bridge directly above the Falls. Getting to the bottom requires some effort. I also made it down to the second section but couldn’t find the trail to the sections below that. Based on the trail descriptions I’ve seen, getting to the lower two sections is very difficult.