Back Roads of the Pacific Northwest

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Title: Back Roads of the Pacific Northwest, Oregon and Washington
Published by: Schiffer Books
Release Date: April 26, 2022
ISBN13: 978-0-7643-6290-3


I’d like to walk the Pacific Northwest.  Nope, not gonna do it.  I’m 63 years old, overweight and mostly lazy, but I’d like to do it.  Why?  It just seems like there’s a photo about to happen every 10 feet or so. It rains a lot in the Pacific Northwest.  No really - it rains a lot!!  All that rain is why it is so amazing up there.  Everything is soaked and lush and green!! Stormy weather means clouds and fog too!  When you have great, no, spectacular clouds, you are one third into a terrific photograph before you even set up the camera.  Then it becomes a race to find foreground and midground. Oregon and Washington are like huge terrariums! Everywhere you look stuff is growing.  There is over 500 miles of pristine coastline, close to 30 lighthouses, 7 National Parks, a ridiculous number of waterfalls, tulip fields and quaint little towns where you just want to stop and hang out for a while.

I did my best to do all of this amazing scenery justice, but you really need to see it for yourself. I like to think that my readers (?) lookers (?) use my books as guides to the places I try to cover.  I like to think of you getting inspired to go there yourself and look for the scenes I try to capture.

It was hard to put this book in any meaningful order.  I like to make you feel like you’re going from point A to point Z in my books.  This time you’re sort of driving in circles, because that’s what I do when I’m in Oregon and Washington.  I’ve spent time up there during several different seasons and been through all kinds of weather conditions.  You’ll see what I mean.  I separated Oregon and Washington just so you’d have some idea of where you are.  Again - I’m always sort of thinking that I’m just scouting the trip for you.  If you’re up for a road trip, grab a raincoat and let’s go.

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