Pacific Northwest Photo Tour

Landscape, National Park, Photography, World Heritage Site

Over the past 7-8 years I have led many of our photo club members to most of the American National Parks in the Western United States and the most rewarding and memorable trip was probably the Pacific Northwest taken in this time of year (late September) 2013.

Twelve of us flew to Seattle and in two vans we drove to Port Angeles for overnight and witnessed one of the most beautiful sunrises the next morning before we drove up on Hurricane Ridge Road to the top of Olympic National Park, a World Heritage Site for its diversity of nature settings including glacier, rain forest and beaches.  We were lucky to have a clear day to drive up because most of time it was all so foggy up there.

Dawn at Port Angeles:



On Top of Hurricane Ridge Road:


Sol Duc Falls:


Hoh Rain Forest:


We stayed at Kalaloch Lodge on the beach of Pacific Ocean for two nights and what a beautiful place for taking the pictures at the crack of dawn:

Dawn at Kalaloch Lodge

Dawn at Kalaloch Lodge



Ruby Beach:


Rialto Beach:


We then headed South to Cannon Beach in Oregon:

Haystack Rock at Cannon Beach

Haystack Rock at Cannon Beach

Fellow photographers taking sunset photos:


Oregon coast is just marvelous and this is one of the stops to see the unusual Sprouting Horn at Cooks Chasm:




We then drove inland to tour the Columbia River Gorge to see both Latourell and Multnomah Falls:




Mount Hood as viewed from Route 35:


On the way back to Seattle we stopped by Mount St. Helens to see the massive destruction of the eruption in 1980.

Seattle waterside at night and said good bye to Pacific Northwest:





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13 thoughts on “Pacific Northwest Photo Tour”

    • shungphotography says:

      Thank you! I envy you live in such a beautiful region. There are still so many places I’d like to explore!

  1. Thank you Stephen for this awesome display of nature’s beauty. I had to go to my main frame computer to get the full big screen effect. I will come back to see them again…and again.
    They also evoke this longing; how I wish to just sit there in reality and see all this. 🙂
    well, there is beauty everywhere so I just have to go and look.

  2. shungphotography says:

    Thank you for your comments, Miriam! I love the Pacific NW region. It was a third trip for me and there are still lots of places I’d like to visit and photograph!

  3. shungphotography says:

    Thanks. I didn’t do anything with the picture except cropping. I caught my eyes for sure!

  4. Deborah Hood says:

    Hello Stephen! Loving your photographs! Most Excellent! HUGS from your Tulsa, OK Friends on the Namibia trip with you! Deborah and Lee

  5. shungphotography says:

    So very nice to hear from you, Deborah! Glad you like my photos! Hope you did check out some of my Namibia postings on my website. — Stephen

    • shungphotography says:

      Thank you, Roy. It was indeed a wonderful trip to remember. That’s why I took some other members to revisit some of the same places, like Olympic National Park plus some other hot spots. — Stephen

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