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Escape to Oregon

The world is filled with varied and great landscapes. Currently I live in one of the most beautiful parts of the US, at least to me, the Pacific Northwest. From evergreen trees to waterways to mountains the beauty around me never ceases to amaze.

This past weekend I did a day trip, with a few friends to Oregon, just outside Portland. We met up with a larger group at Rooster Rock State Park for a little picnic. While there we decided to check out Crown Point State Park to see an amazing view of the Columbia River.

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These views reminded me of the Harry Potter films, beautiful vistas for miles. If you’re ever in the area, be sure to check it out. You won’t regret it!

Images captured with the Fuji X100s and edited with Lightroom.

Road Trip: Washington to Montana

Summertime is here, in full swing with warmer days, sun rays and road trips. A good friend of mine was heading to Montana with her family for a few days and I was able to join them.

Montana is just about two states east from Washington, it may not seem that far, but the states in the west of the US are wide, with this in mind I opted to do the drive east over a couple of days. This would allow me to make those stops that us photographer’s want to take.

One of the great places to make a stop is Wild Horses Monument in Eastern Washington, it has a view of the Columbia River and this fabulous sculpture of horses.

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Parts of Idaho are filled with Evergreens, just like parts of Washington and Montana.

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Part of the journey included an afternoon at Glacier National Park. Now this is a HUGE park, so one day means you can’t really do the exploration you’d like to. I could see going back to Montana and trying to spend a couple of days in the park. These handful of photos display only a portion of what the park has to offer.

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On the way home I passed these amazing hills with clouds of perfection in the sky.

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It’s quite beautiful, the land, the skies, the rivers and lakes. It’s easy to miss these things in the hustle and bustle of our lives, so take a break, and see the world around you. :)

~ kate

Little getaways: Ocean Shores

Escape from the day to day is vital to our sanity, well at least to mine… It’s amazing how quickly time flies and we forget to do things for ourselves. We are focused on our families, friends, careers, but do we pause and breathe? Sometimes… Often enough? Probably not…

This past weekend I did just that. A girl, her car and a couple of cameras = a little getaway and some cool photos. You be thinking, Seattle is beautiful, it’s a vacation everyday, when it’s not raining, right? It is, without a doubt, I love it here. Even though I’m surrounded by that beauty I still gotta get away occasionally.

From seattle I headed south and then west to Ocean Shores, WA. There’s not a lot in Ocean Shores, some houses, some hotels, a restaurant or two and of course the Pacific Ocean.

After checking in to my hotel, I grabbed my camera bag and headed straight for the ocean. Ocean shores beaches you can drive on which is kinda cool, can’t do that many places these days.

There were horses a plenty.

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Seagulls

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Tires

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Driftwood, at high(ish) tide

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And again and lower tide around sunset

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Rocks and views for miles

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The horizon seemed so far away… sunsets on the coast are so different than the day to day sunsets I see in my neighbourhood.

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A nice way to spend a couple of days.

What journeys do you take when you want to get away?

~ kate