I went to Oregon to let the coastal winds blow through me. Give me a chance to find and experience myself as an artist. I don't know so much about the 'artist' part but I did have a very very enjoyable trip. The scenery was beautiful and I just couldn't get enough of it. I was transported to a 'standstill' point. I was so focused on my experience that, at times, I didn't seem to be the same person that arrived. Everything was so much more vivid and sweet. My senses were filled to capacity it seemed. All I could do was try and capture some of the moments with my camera. I went for a walk in the coastal forest made up of a mix of conifers but dominated by Oregon/Douglas Firs (Pseudotsuga menziesii) and Western Chain ferns (Woodwardia fimbriata) and everywhere I looked the images seem to be so clear and distinct. As a practicing Urban Forester I especially enjoyed seeing these trees in their native state. I wonder what was in that mushroom soup I had at the restaurant I ate at when I first arrived. Hmmmmm.
Taken with a Canon 10D with a 17-40mm lens