So this trip had been a long time coming. After years of seeing all that Oregon had to offer on social media, I had to go see it for myself. A trip like this was easy to come up with a billion reasons to not go, especially by myself, but I figured I just needed to commit and not look back.
Obviously photographing so many places in this part of the country for me personally was a huge incentive, because Oregon literally is a photographer's goldmine. I told myself to make sure to enjoy the moments in these places first and foremost before I really start taking photos. I think it is really easy to get caught up in the moment, fidgeting with settings, and trying to get the perfect picture, while simultaneously missing out on what is around you. Thankfully I feel like I did a pretty good job of avoiding that, but I quickly learned that so many places I visited are so difficult to take in you seemingly can't spend enough time there to fully appreciate it. If you actually made it this far thanks for reading! Hope you enjoy the photos of a small glimpse of my take on what the state of Oregon has to offer.
Ecola State Park
The drive into Ecola State Park goes from open> dense mossy forests>ocean in an abrupt contrasting way that makes it feel like a movie setting.