Photos of the Week:  11-1-2018:  The Beauty of the State of OREGON !

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There are people that go to Oregon, only for taking pictures.  There is an amazing coastline, probably not so much for beach fun, but for scenic beauty of the ocean scenery, and then the few National parks are simply amazing and can only speak for themselves.  Then there is the Columbia River Gorge, home to the tallest waterfall in the world.   Let’s give you a taste of some of the beauty of this state:

Location map of Oregon state USA

Of the 48 contiguous states, it sits in a very beautiful position.  Right next to the Pacific Ocean, and yet just starting the climb into the mountains.  Truly a beautiful location in the United States.


Let’s start out with one of the most famous lakes in the world:



Crater Lake is a crater lake in south-central Oregon in the western United States. It is the main feature of Crater Lake National Park and is famous for its deep blue color and water clarity




Wizard Island is a volcanic cinder cone which forms an island at the west end of Crater Lake in Crater Lake National Park, Oregon. The top of the island reaches 6,933 feet above sea level, about 755 feet above the average surface of the lake




Mount Thielsen, or Big Cowhorn, is an extinct shield volcano in the Oregon High Cascades, near Mount Bailey. Because eruptive activity ceased 250,000 years ago, glaciers have heavily eroded the volcano’s structure, creating precipitous slopes and a horn-like peak




Multnomah Falls is a waterfall located in the Columbia River Gorge, east of Troutdale, between Corbett and Dodson, Oregon, United States. The waterfall is accessible from the Historic Columbia River Highway and Interstate 84




Latourell Falls is a waterfall along the Columbia River Gorge in the U.S. state of Oregon, within Guy W. Talbot State Park. The Historic Columbia River Highway passes nearby, and at certain locations the Lower falls are visible from the road




The Oneonta Gorge is a scenic gorge located in the Columbia River Gorge area of the American state of Oregon. The U.S. Forest Service has designated it as a botanical area because of the unique aquatic and woodland plants that grow there.




Fairy Falls is a 20-foot waterfall on the Oregon side of the Columbia River Gorge in the United States. As part of a tributary of Wahkeena Creek, Fairy Falls is located upstream from the much larger Wahkeena Falls





Painted Hills, in the northwest United States, is one of the three units of the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument, located in Wheeler County, Oregon. It totals 3,132 acres and is located 9 miles northwest of Mitchell, Oregon. The Painted Hills are listed as one of the Seven Wonders of Oregon.





One of the highest, windiest and most sheer-sided points along the southern Oregon coast; a wooded promontory giving views over 80 miles of the shoreline, north to Humbug Mountain and south to California. The south side slopes down to Hunters Cove, a sandy beach with a scattered large rocks




See the remains of the 1906 shipwreck Peter Iredale on the beach at Fort Stevens State Park in Astoria.




In the Oregon Coast’s first beach resort town, a walk down Seaside’s Promenade is one of the Coast’s most unique experiences.




On a clear day at Ecola State Park, you’ll look out over endless ocean along with Crescent Beach, Cannon Beach, Haystack Rock and Cape Falcon.




One of the great side trips off Coast Highway US 101 between Tillamook and Pacific City leads visitors to stunning views at Cape Meares, Cape Lookout and Cape Kiwanda.




A pretty lighthouse, near shore rocks that offer habitat and viewing of seabirds and marine life and a spectacular tide pool area are among the attractions at Yaquina Head.




Spend a few minutes at the dramatic wayside viewpoints or spend a day or a week hiking the dramatic stretch of coast through rainforest and along rocky coastline at Cape Perpetua Scenic Area.





Between Florence and North Bend, the Oregon Dunes dominate the coastal landscape for more than 40 miles.




A don’t-miss side trip off the Coast Highway southwest of Coos Bay leads to three spectacular State Parks on Cape Arago: Sunset Bay, Shore Acres and Cape Arago State Parks.




The Coquille Point and Face Rock viewpoints are not to be missed on Bandon’s Beach Loop Drive.




You can spend a day or a lifetime enjoying the views and trails you’ll find along the Samuel H. Boardman State Scenic Corridor.



Now, here is what is interesting, now that I have a great selection of photos from Oregon, if I show these to someone who has been there, they will say:  “So, why didn’t you show pictures of such-and-such a place?”   Oregon is really filled with a lot of beautiful places to photograph.  Look in Google and see all the different photographic points there are in Oregon.  I could be all day putting in photos of Oregon.  It has that much to offer.  Truly, a photographers paradise.




More photos of Oregon:


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