Exploring The Pacific Northwest: The National Parks

Sampling Multnomah Falls, Crater Lake, Olympic National Park and all the Roads in Between

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So, while I was preparing yesterday’s post, I realized that I had never published part two of our adventure to the Pacific Northwest way back in early October.  So, without any further delay, here’s our photos from this great adventure.  Over the course of a few days, we visited Multnomah Falls, spent a day on Washington’s Olympic Peninsula, did a drive-by of Mount Rainier, and took a day trip along the volcanic range, stopping along the slopes of Mt. Hood, and finally spending the afternoon at Crater Lake.  It was a busy couple of days, but well worth the 1,200 plus miles and 30+ hours on the road.   There were all sorts of wonders to see – from the staggering heights and immersive (wet) experience at Multnomah falls, to the expansive grandeur of Crater Lake.  Needless to day, the Pacific Northwest has many jewels in the tapestry of her landscape, and I;m thankful I was able to sample just a few!

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As a note, if you plan to head up to Olympic National Park from Portland, you might not want to stop every 10 miles to take photos.  After driving for about 8 hours on the very scenic Rt. 101, I found myself at the entrance to Olympic National Park shortly after they had closed.  So, I missed out on seeing some of the beautiful scenes in the park, not to mention going another 100 miles to the Pacific, which I had hoped to do.  But, with the daylight coming to an end, a long drive back to Portland ahead, and a busy day of shooting for our client on the following morning, it was time to hit the road.  But, as a plus, as I was driving south, just after sunset, I was treated to an stunning view of Mount Rainier rising over the gentle rolling hills of Washington.  It was pretty amazing.  And then there was crater lake – a spectacular volcanic formation that is hard to wrap your mind around.  Sitting perched above the lake, it seems only a mile or two across, but in reality it’s nearly six miles wide and has an average depth of over 1,000 feet!  It was truly a site to behold!

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All in all, it was an amazing trip – filled with the natural jewels of the Pacific Northwest – an hors d’oeuvre that left me longing for another trip to the land of fog and fire.  As always, please feel free to download as many photos as you like – we have sized the photos to 1080P HD wallpaper, perfect for your desktop, laptop, tablet or TV – and if you enjoy our photos, please share this blog with your friends and help us get the word out!

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Exploring The Pacific Northwest: The National Parks

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Exploring The Pacific Northwest: Portland, OR

New Horizons and Some Spectacular Mornings in Portland

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A few weeks ago, we had the pleasure of heading out to the Pacific Northwest for the first time – traveling to Portland, OR to shoot for two of our regular clients.  It was a wonderful, albeit quick trip to the Left Coast.  Today is our first of two posts from the trip – this time focusing on the city of Portland and a pair of rather stunning sunrises with a not too shabby sunset on the side.  I arrived in Portland to the stereotypical rainy and overcast weather of the region, but by the following morning, the fog had begun to lift, and I set out in the pre-dawn light to find a few spots I had researched the night before.  As it turned out, the tendrils of fog still clung to the hills west of the city, so I headed back down to my hotel in downtown Portland.  But on my way down, the early morning sun slipped through the sliver of land and clouds to create a rather spectacular show along the riverfront that I couldn’t pass up.  Below is one of my favorite shots.

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Later on in our trip, after speaking to a few locals who suggested a trip to Pittock Mansion, I headed up to the turn-of-the-century estate for an evening shoot of the quintessential Portland skyline and Mt Hood, 50 miles to the east.  The view was spectacular, and as you would expect, it drew a large contingent of shutterbugs, from couples with their phones, to professional photographers and even a chap shooting IR time-lapse video!  You can see some of our evening shots in the gallery below.  But perhaps my favorite Portland shots from the trip (like the one at the top of this post) were taken the following morning.  There is this great site, SunCalc, that allows you to determine where and when the sun will rise and set each day – and its perfect for lining up shots.  This time, we really lucked out, with the sun rising right over Mt Hood.  Add to that the morning’s bands of cirrus clouds, and it made for an absolutely epic sunrise!

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The Great Eastern Adventure – North Carolina Mountains

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We recently had the pleasure of exploring much of our wonderful country, east of the rolling and rugged Appalachian Mountains.  Over the next few weeks, as time allows, we’ll be sharing some of our favorite shoots with you.  For our first installment, we give you the North Carolina mountains at dusk.  As we traveled up I-26, the clouds that had lingered all day began to show signs of thinning.  As sunset approached, we found a scenic stop west of Asheville and started to shoot.  Often clouded sunsets fizzle without much  excitement, but this time was one of those rare sunsets where the colors intensified and blossomed well into the dusk hour – culminating with the images you see below, a good 30 minutes after sunset.

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Christmas on Amelia Island – Candlelight Caroling at Fort Clinch

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With Christmas literally right around the corner, and with lots of blog posts yet to be posted, I thought what better way to get posting than to highlight a shoot we did for our friends at Amelia Island for the holidays!  On the northern tip of the island is a beautiful Civil-War era fort, named Fort Clinch.  On the first Saturday of December, the folks at Fort Clinch welcome the public to participate in some great 1860’s-era caroling under the stars.  With a raging bonfire and voices raised high, we sang a wealth of pre-1860 carols as the moon rose over the canon-lined ramparts.  Along with the period singing, this immersive walk into 1860’s holiday living included a variety of living displays, depicting the joys and traditions of a Civil War era Christmas.    This will definitely be a tradition for the Deremer Household for years to come!

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Sneak Peek: Disney Seven Dwarfs Mine Train at Night

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This is a bit out of our normal realm of photography, but while on a family trip to Disney this weekend, we discovered that the new Seven Dwarfs Mine Train was open during the evening for preview rides.  Needless to say, we were pretty excited, but there was only one problem – I had left our work cameras in the car.  So, with iPhone and a little waterproof camera in hand, I tried my best to get some descent shots to share with friends and followers alike. But, because of the very low light, the results weer lackluster.  Fast forward 24 hours, and we made a special trip to ride again, this time with our professional gear in tow.

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So, here’s a photographic sneak peek of Disney’s great new ride before it opens!  Let’s start with the line – which was about 60 minutes long.  As Disney has began to do, there are several great game stations with interactive screens (above) and fun activities that help the time go by.  You can see photos of each station in the gallety below.   The ride itself is about as quick and slithery as Thunder Mountain – though smoother thanks to the suspended cars – and it also has a slower portion in the middle that takes you on a tour through the Dwarfs’ gem-crusted mine (below).

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Starry Night – Minus the Swirls…

Though this past week has been hot and humid again, before that we had this wonderful preview of fall with relatively low humidity and pleasant temperatures.  We also had a moonless night which made for some fun astro-photography up in Amelia Island.  Here are a few of my favorites from the shoot.   Enjoy – and of course, feel free to download as a desktop wallpaper!

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