Oregon: A shipwreck in black and white (2019)

When we reached Oregon in May, 2019, our first stop after settling in was to visit the Oregon Coast. I have photographed the Peter Iredale shipwreck several times. Every time we see it, more of it is gone, victim to the ravages of time. The shipwreck has been a tourist attraction since it wrecked. We … Continue reading Oregon: A shipwreck in black and white (2019)

Oregon: Newport & Depoe Bay (2012)

In November 2012, we met up with some photographer buddies in Newport to do a photowalk. After we were done, we headed home via Depoe Bay. As I recall, there was an amazing storm with high winds that weekend, so the wave action was pretty awesome in both Newport and Depoe Bay. Newport Before we … Continue reading Oregon: Newport & Depoe Bay (2012)

Oregon: Pacific City (2012)

For our wedding anniversary in 2012, we rented a house on the beach in Pacific City, Oregon. Despite living in Oregon for almost 3 decades at that point, neither of us remember being there before. Pacific City has the "other" Haystack Rock on the Oregon Coast, but it's not accessible by foot, like the one … Continue reading Oregon: Pacific City (2012)

Oregon: Yaquina Head lighthouse (2013)

This was the last time I got together with my Google+ photowalk buddies before we left Oregon. That year, we all joined the Scott Kelby Worldwide Photowalk, which was held in October, 2013. We all met at the Yaquina Head lighthouse, in the Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area. The photowalk leader arranged for us to … Continue reading Oregon: Yaquina Head lighthouse (2013)

Oregon: Oregon Jamboree (2011)

From 2009 through 2013, we had reserved tickets for the Oregon Jamboree. The Oregon Jamboree is a 3-day country music festival held in late July/early August. In July 2011, the Friday performers were Katie Armiger, Jason Jones, Jo Dee Messina, and Ronnie Dunn of Brooks & Dunn. Katie Armiger This was the first time I … Continue reading Oregon: Oregon Jamboree (2011)

Oregon: Astoria Regatta Bicentennial (2011)

In 2011, Astoria celebrated its bicentennial with a 4 day celebration. Part of the celebration was a concert held at Camp Rilea. There were 3 performances: a National Guard band, Phil Vassar, and Reba McEntire. The concert was held the day after the horrible stage collapse at the Indiana State Fair just before Sugarland took … Continue reading Oregon: Astoria Regatta Bicentennial (2011)

Oregon: Trillium Lake and Mt Hood (2012)

In October 2012, we decided to head to Trillium Lake and Mt Hood. When we left Hillsboro, it looked like we might have a chance to see Mt Hood from Trillium Lake. Unfortunately, the weather changed by the time we arrived, and Mt Hood was blanketed in clouds. Trillium Lake Every trip we took to … Continue reading Oregon: Trillium Lake and Mt Hood (2012)

Oregon: 4th of July on the Columbia River (2012)

From the time I met Bob in 1995, most of our 4th of July holidays were spent on his brother's barge in the Columbia River. The barge offered an amazing view of the Fort Vancouver fireworks display. I don't have any pictures of fireworks, but there were plenty of opportunities for other photos. Boats If … Continue reading Oregon: 4th of July on the Columbia River (2012)