Road Trip 2012 - The Columbia Gorge, Detroit Lake Oregon, The Cascades, Willamette Wine, Bodega Bay California, Waldport Oregon

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Holiday Snaps!! This is one of our favourite ways of playing with photography - trying out new twists on visual language, testing out new ideas that may evolve into new bodies of work. It's very unlikely we'll make deathless photographs with this stuff, but it sure is fun, and it sure informs our future work.

This year, we are exploring places a little closer to home, but new to us nonetheless. We start off by poking around the Columbia River's gorge district. Next up is Detroit Lake, nestled in the western foothills of the Cascade mountains in central Oregon. Our third stop is Bodega Bay, California - on the coast just a couple of hours north of San Francisco - with ready access to the Russian River wine valley and many beaches. Our last big stop is Waldport, Oregon - on the beach for the last time this year.

Our dailies are shot on Canon compacts - a G10 for Russ and a G11 for Wendy. The pictures are jpegs straight off the cameras - other than downsizing, there is no computer manipulation at all - there really isn't time for Photoshop while we're having fun.

By early 2012, we should have black and white work on our website's "photographs" page. The black and whites are exclusively shot on film, printed in our darkroom and scanned. Russ uses Ilford HP5 and Delta 3200 in 6x7cm and 4x5 formats. Wendy uses Ilford Delta 400 and SFx in 6x6cm and 35mm formats. Russ is working with Mamiya RZ67 and 7II, Fotoman PS45 with a superwide 47mm lens, and Wisner Expedition. Wendy is working with Canon F-1, Holga and Mamiya C330F. Check out our glossary page for more information on this gear.

Day 1 - Vancouver to Yakima

Day 2 - Yakima to Lyle

Day 3 - Hood River, The Dalles

Day 4 - Lyle, Lost Lake, Lolo Pass, Mount Hood, Timberline Lodge

Day 5 - Wishram, Maryhill

Day 6 - Bonneville, Cascade Locks

Day 7 - Biggs, Shaniko, Deschutes River, the high plains

Day 8 - Columbia Gorge Wind Farms, Biggs, Rock Creek Canyon, The Dalles

Day 9 - Hood River, Lyle

Day 10 - Lyle to Detroit Lake via Bend, Sisters

Day 11 - Detroit Lake

Day 12 - Detroit Lake, Silver Falls Park, Silverton

Day 13 - Quartzville Canyon, Green Peter Dam, Hanna Covered Bridge, Lyons, Santiam River

Day 14 - Bend

Day 15 - Breitenbush River, Detroit Lake

Day 16 - Detroit Lake

Day 17 - The Road to Redding: Chemult, Klamath Falls, Dorris, Mount Shasta, Weed

Day 18 - The Road to Bodega Bay: Anderson, Clear Lake, Napa Valley, Bodega Bay

Day 19 - Bodega Bay, Dillon Beach, Sebastopol

Day 20 - Bodega Bay, Portuguese Beach, Duncan's Mills, Green Valley, Coleman Valley, Bodega

Day 21 - Bodega Bay, Point Reyes, Point Reyes Station

Day 22 - Bodega Bay, Valley Ford, Sonoma, Sonoma State University

Day 23 - Petaluma, Doran Beach

Day 24 - Petaluma, Portuguese Beach

Day 25 - Healdsburg, Willits, the Redwoods, Eureka

Day 26 - Eureka, Ferndale, Fortuna, Loleta, Humboldt Bay South Jetty

Day 27 - Eureka, Humboldt Coast, Orick, Klamath, Crescent City, Bandon

Day 28 - Bandon, Coos Bay, Waldport

Day 29 - Newport, Agate Beach, Waldport

Day 30 - Bayshore, Strawberry Hill, Cape Perpetua, Waldport

Day 31 - Waldport, Newport, Ona Beach, Bayshore

Day 32 - Bayshore, Cape Perpetua, Yachats

Day 33 - Heceta Head, Florence

Day 34 - Alsea Bay, Cape Perpetua, Bayshore

Day 35 - Newport, Bayshore

Day 36 - Bayshore, Cape Kiwanda, Three Capes Drive, Tillamook, Garibaldi, Rockaway Beach, Wheeler, Cannon Beach

Day 37 - Cannon Beach, Hug Point

Day 38 - Seaside, Astoria, Cannon Beach

Day 39 - Cannon Beach, Astoria, South Bend, Port Townsend, Deception Pass


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