The Pacific Northwest is one of the most beautiful places in the world during springtime. Backcountry Journeys is excited to offer a photography workshop featuring two distinct areas of the Pacific Northwest – the southern Oregon Coast and California’s Redwoods National Park. This workshop will be packed with great photography opportunities. We will spend the week chasing light over the rugged seascapes of southern Oregon, photographing wildflowers, and seeing some of the largest trees on the planet.
Our trip begins with several days along the Oregon Coast. The Oregon Coast stretches 363 miles and is considered by many to be the most beautiful coastline in the United States. The coast encompasses 79 state parks, 11 lighthouses, and 11 specially designed bridges. All 363 miles of the coast are rugged, perhaps the most rugged in the lower 48. Sea stacks, caves, and tide pools line most of the beaches and access is very good. There are endless compositions for avid landscape photographers. We will spend our time traversing south from Bandon, OR and we will visit the best beaches along the way.
The second part of the trip will focus on Redwoods National Park in Northern California. Redwoods National Park is home to some of the most majestic forests on earth. California’s Coastal Redwoods can achieve heights of almost 400 feet and survive up to 2,000 years. The park offers much more than the Redwoods – Spring brings a cornucopia of wildflower blooms to the park and its forests are often shrouded in fog (great for photos!). There are two wildflower species that we will be after – rhododendrons and lupines. Rhododendrons live amongst the towering Redwoods and have vibrant pink flowers, while the lupines thrive on the open hills overlooking the forests. With some luck, we will be able to see both species and photograph them.
All in all, a ton is packed into this workshop. It is one of our favorite workshops to host because of the diversity of landscapes we visit. Join us for a great experience you won’t soon forget!