With the itinerary calling for travelling from Phoenix to Pacifica, then off to Portland, and finally Seattle in two days time. I knew I had to be looking for photographs at every moment we weren't in the car. Time travelling by car we reached Norcal before I even realized we had passed the California border. The ocean beside us and bread bowls on our minds we decide to take a quick stroll to the beach end below the roadside cliff.
A dense grey line of rolling fog seperates the ocean horizon and cloudy sky above. Our star's 8 minute old light beaming into my eyes and camera prism. I depress the shutter release. Click, click. Two surfers walk through the lagoon in front of me. The beaches rocks and sand shore glow orange from sunbeams peering through the fog. But it's not long before the ocean clouds deprive beach goers of any more light as the fog takes over Pacifica for the night.
While travelling through Oregon, the landscape began to fade to a green blur. Endless trees, the forests were so incredibly dense! The water cycle was clearly at work often, a stark contrast to Arizona's usual. Low grey storm clouds hung above threatening rain at any moment. This was all so new to me, I tried to soak it all in continuing driving on.
The following morning waking up in a cabin in the middle of Washington forest, looking up to the sky to see the tallest trees in the back sold me on this environment. Everything was so lush, I knelt down to photograph a foxglove flower. Soft filtered light was provided by an endless sky of low dark clouds. Traversing further into the forest we decided to take a hike on Tiger Mountain. My focus at this point was green, photographing moss and lichens engulfing every inch of real estate up enormous trees. The different textures between brittle weathered bark and soft droopy moss interested me as subjects. Unfortunently the hike quickly came to an end, and so had our time in the Pacific North West. Departing this beautiful environment was difficult, I'll miss it but surely will be back, and hopefully in the not too distant future.