Road Trip 2010 - Washington Farming Towns, Idaho Mountains, Oregon Deserts, Food and Wine, California Coast and Redwoods

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This year, our trip takes us across the bottom of Washington State, along the Snake River valley, through Yakima, Walla Walla and Clarkston on the way to the mountains near McCall, Idaho. From there, we cross the high deserts of Oregon, passing through Baker City and Bend on the way to the vineyards, restaurants and theatre of Ashland Oregon. We round out the trip by looping home along the northern California and Oregon coasts, passing through the coastal redwood city of Trinidad, then moving north through the dunes at Bandon, the beach at Lincoln City and finally, Newman's at Cannon Beach.

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 2011, 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, and Foma 400 in 6x7cm and 4x5 formats. Wendy uses Ilford Delta 400 and SFx in 6x6cm format, and Kodak HIE in 35mm format. Russ is working with Mamiya RZ67 and 7II, ZeroImage 4x5 pinhole, Fotoman PS45 with a superwide 47mm lens, and Linhof Technika V. Wendy is working with Canon F-1, Holga and Mamiya C330F. Check out our glossary page for more information on this gear.

The Picture Journal

Day 1 - Vancouver to Yakima

Day 2 - Yakima to Clarkston

Day 3 - Clarkston to McCall

Day 4 - McCall, Donnelly, Cascade

Day 5 - McCall, New Meadows, Fruitvale, Council

Day 6 - McCall Airport and the McCall to Weiser road

Day 7 - Mount Brundage, Goose Lake, Roseberry

Day 8 - Burgdorf and Warren Semi-Ghost Towns

Day 9 - McCall, Lake Payette

Day 10 - McCall, New Meadows, Snake River Canyons to Baker City

Day 11 - Sumpter, Highway 26, Canyon  City, John Day Fossil Beds National Monument, Bend

Day 12 - Bend

Day 13 - The Road From Bend to Ashland

Day 14 - a day off - raining hard in Ashland...

Day 15 - Jacksonville, Ashland

Day 16 - Our House and the Mount Ashland Ski Area

Day 17 - Troon Winery, Grants Pass, Rogue River, Medford

Day 18 - Lake of the Woods

Day 19 - Central Point, Jacksonville Cemetery, Ashland

Day 20 - Emigrant Lake

Day 21 - The Road Along the Klamath and Trinity Rivers to Trinidad

Day 22 - Trinidad, Eureka, Ferndale, Hydesville

Day 23 - Trinidad House, Humboldt Lagoons, Orick, Klamath

Day 24 - Arcata, Avenue of the Giants, Trinidad Beach

Day 25 - Trinidad Head, Port, Scenic Drive and Our Front Porch

Day 26 - Manila, Samoa, Eureka, Midway

Day 27 - Humboldt Lagoons

Day 28 - Trees of Mystery, Brookings, Port Orford, Bandon

Day 29 - Bandon, Coos Bay, North Bend, Newport, Lincoln City

Day 30 - Gleneden Beach

Day 31 - Depoe Bay, Nye Beach, Agate Beach

Day 32 - Pacific City, Cape Kiwanda

Day 33 - The Three Capes

Day 34 - Around McMinnville

Day 35 - Newport, Bella Beach

Day 36 - Three Rocks, Barview, Tillamook, Cannon Beach

Day 37 - Manzanita, Cannon Beach

Day 38 - Fort Stevens, Seaside

Day 39 - South Bend, Potlatch State Park, Port Townsend, Coupeville, Deception Pass, Surrey, Vancouver


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