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Lakes, Landscapes, and Libraries: A Photo Roadtrip Through the American Pacific Northwest


In March, I took a roadtrip through the states of Washington and Oregon with my fellow photographer friends Henry Wu and Alex Gilham. We flew into Seattle, spent one night there, and then drove west, around the Olympic Peninsula, and then down the coast all the way to the middle of the Oregon Coast, then up to Portland, then into the Columbia River Gorge, before flying out of Portland back to SF. The whole trip lasted six days. Here is more or less the route we took: 

Wow, 1,135 miles?

Wow, 1,135 miles?

Quick Notes:

Driving through the Pacific Northwest in early March can be pretty scary sometimes, as it's still in winter. We had reserved an economy class rental car, but we were given a free upgrade to an SUV, and that was one of the best things that happened on the trip, because some areas have a LOT of snow on the road. It was pretty scary even with the SUV. Also, waterproof, warm clothing is absolutely essential. On this trip, I took my Fujifilm X-Pro2 plus 23mm and 35mm lenses, as well as my iPhone 6s.


Here are some photos of the places we saw. Feel free to drop me a line if you want to know more about any of them!


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