DIANA'S BLOG




Olympic Peninsula, Washington State


The Milky Way and meteors over Kalaloch Beach, Olympic Peninsula, Washington State

I stayed out all night near the beach to get this shot of the Milky Way. I scouted locations all day and finally came up with this one. I took about six shots then clouds rolled in. I saw Northern Lights for a while until the clouds obscured them. It was still a beautiful night on the Pacific Ocean.


Hiking path in the Hoh Rainforest, Olympic National Park, Olympic Peninsula, Washington State

I love hiking in the Hoh Rainforest in Olympic National Park. I found a pretty secluded trail and hiked down with my camera and tripod. I love the feel of the rainforest. I will post more photographs as I finish editing.

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Following the Birds Up the Oregon Coast

After the beautiful Palouse fields and Palouse Falls I decided to drive down to Bandon Beach to photograph some of its spectacular sea stacks at sunset. I drove up the Oregon Coast to Cannon Beach and spent several days revisiting favorite spots along the coast. I’ve had a few nice drives along the Oregon Coast in the past and I’ve been lucky each to get interesting photographs. This time I was fortunate to see many Black Oystercatchers and several pairs with very young chicks. Sea gulls were nesting at Bandon Beach and I also got to see some small sea gull chicks. I will post more as I finish editing, but here are a few from the trip.


Sunset on Bandon Beach, Oregon


Sunset long exposure on Bandon Beach, Oregon


Sea Stacks at sunset on Bandon Beach, Oregon


Tufted Puffin (Fratercula cirrhata), Oregon Coast


Everybody’s a photographer on Cannon Beach, Oregon


Black Oystercatchers (Haematopus bachmani) with their one day old chick, Oregon


Three Black Oystercatcher chicks at Haystack Rock, Cannon Beach, Oregon


Black Oystercatcher (Haematopus bachmani) feeding her eight-day-old chicks, Cannon Beach, Oregon


Male Black Oystercatcher taking off again in search of food after feeding two of his three 11-day-old chicks, Haystack Rock, Cannon Beach, Oregon


Black Oystercatcher (Haematopus bachmani) and 13-day-old chick, Haystack Rock, Cannon Beach, Oregon


Sunset on Bandon Beach, Oregon

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Palouse Farm Country, Eastern Washington State


Rapeseed (canola) Fields near Palouse, Washington State

I drove over to the Palouse area of Eastern Washington to photograph the enormous wheat fields. The rolling hills at sunrise and sunset can make for some very dramatic photographs. The area reminded me very much of Tuscany, Italy. I drove along the Palouse Scenic Byway to Pullman, Palouse, LaCrosse, Dusty and Albion, exiting the Byway when I saw interesting gravel roads to follow. It was down these very dusty roads that I got my best shots including the rapeseed (canola) field above. This area deserves a lot more of my time and I will definitely make a return trip.


Rolling green wheat fields near Palouse, Eastern Washington


Late afternoon light on Canola (Rapeseed) and Wheat Fields near Palouse, Eastern Washington State


Sunset over wheat fields near Palouse, Eastern Washington State


Sunset over wheat fields near Palouse, Eastern Washington State

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