DPChallenge: A Digital Photography Contest You are not logged in. (log in or register
 

DPChallenge Forums >> Out and About >> Northwest trip-thanks!
Pages:  
Showing posts 1 - 14 of 14, (reverse)
AuthorThread
09/13/2006 12:38:41 PM · #1
I just returned last week from my trip through northern California, Oregon and Washington and had a really great time. I wanted to thank everyone hwo gave me such great advice on what to see -- ArtRoflmao, DrAchoo, jbsmithana, aaronb532, GerneralE, MikeJ, LucidLotus, charliebaker, mycelium, Beetle, caba, Dr.Confuser, ladyhawk22, levij413, Faye Pekas, and micknewton. If I missed anyone, thank you too!

I had to visit several friends and relatives on this trip and tried to see way too many sights, so it was very much a whirlwind tour. Next time, I'll take it slower and spend more time in fewer locations -- and hopefully meet some other DPCers as well.

Until then, here are some of the pictures from the trip. Thanks again!

Northwest Pictures

And here are just a handful of thumbnails:

393005.jpg 393008.jpg 393458.jpg

393456.jpg 393467.jpg 393462.jpg

392971.jpg 392967.jpg 393452.jpg

Message edited by author 2006-09-13 13:06:29.
09/13/2006 01:12:05 PM · #2
The pictures look great! I'm glad you had a good time, and some good weather. Today, it's overcast with a misrable drizzle.
09/13/2006 01:15:06 PM · #3
Looks like you had fun, and better shooting conditions than I did on my brief foray out there last week :-) Maybe I'll join you for the next trip...

R.
09/13/2006 01:43:21 PM · #4
You'd both be more than welcome, Bear and Aaron. :-) The first two days driving up the California and Oregon coast were completely fogged in (like in the bridge photo), but the weather was perfect for the rest of the trip. I couldn't have asked for better conditions.
09/13/2006 02:18:15 PM · #5
Originally posted by PhilipDyer:

You'd both be more than welcome, Bear and Aaron. :-) The first two days driving up the California and Oregon coast were completely fogged in (like in the bridge photo), but the weather was perfect for the rest of the trip. I couldn't have asked for better conditions.


This was as bright as it got for me...

395125.jpg 395057.jpg

R.
09/13/2006 02:21:45 PM · #6
You made a lot out of that available light, Robert.

I actually dropped my camera and favorite lens (Canon 10-22mm) into the Bridalveil Falls water in the Columbia River Gorge. I knew how to fix the camera --which meant no more shots for the rest of the day-- but water got inside the lens so I'm sending it to Canon to see if they can clean it out. Fingers crossed!
09/13/2006 02:35:16 PM · #7
Originally posted by PhilipDyer:

I actually dropped my camera and favorite lens (Canon 10-22mm) into the Bridalveil Falls water in the Columbia River Gorge. I knew how to fix the camera --which meant no more shots for the rest of the day-- but water got inside the lens so I'm sending it to Canon to see if they can clean it out. Fingers crossed!

Ouch! That's gotta hurt. I hope they can fix it for you.

Very nice photos Philip.

09/13/2006 02:36:39 PM · #8
Originally posted by PhilipDyer:

I actually dropped my camera and favorite lens (Canon 10-22mm) into the Bridalveil Falls water in the Columbia River Gorge. I knew how to fix the camera --which meant no more shots for the rest of the day-- but water got inside the lens so I'm sending it to Canon to see if they can clean it out. Fingers crossed!


Oh, good grief! NOT the 10-22... ANYTHING but the 10-22... I bet you feel naked, man...

R.
09/13/2006 02:47:16 PM · #9
Originally posted by Bear_Music:

This was as bright as it got for me...

You came to Oregon and expected to see sunlight? I think that's called over-optimism. If you wanted to see the sun, then you should have gone to California. :D

09/13/2006 02:53:05 PM · #10
Yes, Robert, it's been terrible shooting without it. Fortunately, I have the 17-40 lens as well, so it's been my methadone.

And I don't know who told you that California is sunny, Mick (unless it was the state board of tourism), but where I live in San Francisco there have been exactly 2 days with any sunshine in the past week and a half. It's been nothing but fog here. Oh, wait, were you being ironic? ;-)
09/13/2006 03:05:57 PM · #11
Originally posted by PhilipDyer:

Yes, Robert, it's been terrible shooting without it. Fortunately, I have the 17-40 lens as well, so it's been my methadone.

And I don't know who told you that California is sunny, Mick (unless it was the state board of tourism), but where I live in San Francisco there have been exactly 2 days with any sunshine in the past week and a half. It's been nothing but fog here. Oh, wait, were you being ironic? ;-)


He's not being ironic, he's just misinformed; in the popular mindset, "California" stops at Santa Barbara :-)

R.
09/13/2006 05:05:29 PM · #12
Originally posted by Bear_Music:

Originally posted by PhilipDyer:

Yes, Robert, it's been terrible shooting without it. Fortunately, I have the 17-40 lens as well, so it's been my methadone.

And I don't know who told you that California is sunny, Mick (unless it was the state board of tourism), but where I live in San Francisco there have been exactly 2 days with any sunshine in the past week and a half. It's been nothing but fog here. Oh, wait, were you being ironic? ;-)


He's not being ironic, he's just misinformed; in the popular mindset, "California" stops at Santa Barbara :-)

R.

Misinformed? Humph! I lived in California for 35 years, and I've lived in Oregon for quite a while now. I assure you, California gets a lot more sunshine than Oregon does. There's no contest at all.

If you don't believe me, then just try comparing the number of women wearing bikinis at the beach in both places. Here in Oregon, women wear warm jackets and long pants at the beach. Unfortunate, but true.

No, here in Oregon you have to learn to shoot between the raindrops. It takes great skill and lots of practice. :D

Philip is absolutely right about San Francisco though. I lived on Treasure Island for a while when I was in the Navy. I think that may be one of the coldest places on earth. Nice view though.

09/13/2006 05:34:01 PM · #13
Yikes! The only difference between Treasure Island and Alcatraz is the bridge. When it's clear, though, that's the best place to take pictures of the city.

And you're right -- just drive 5 miles in any direction out of San Francisco and you're probably in the sunshine. Well, any direction but west.
09/13/2006 05:56:08 PM · #14
Originally posted by PhilipDyer:

Yikes! The only difference between Treasure Island and Alcatraz is the bridge. When it's clear, though, that's the best place to take pictures of the city.

It's been a long time and I'm sure things have changed considerably, but there used to be some awesome views of the city from road up to the bridge. Unfortunately, I never had the time or equipment to shoot the place the way I wanted to.

Originally posted by PhilipDyer:

And you're right -- just drive 5 miles in any direction out of San Francisco and you're probably in the sunshine. Well, any direction but west.

Yeah, driving west from San Francisco is hard vehicles. That pesky saltwater gets into everything. :D

Pages:  
Current Server Time: 06/24/2019 12:27:24 PM

Please log in or register to post to the forums.


Home - Challenges - Community - League - Photos - Cameras - Lenses - Learn - Prints! - Help - Terms of Use - Privacy - Top ^
DPChallenge, and website content and design, Copyright © 2001-2019 Challenging Technologies, LLC.
All digital photo copyrights belong to the photographers and may not be used without permission.
Proudly hosted by Sargasso Networks. Current Server Time: 06/24/2019 12:27:24 PM EDT.