Cloudland Canyon was one of those places I stumbled across coincidentally while doing research for my trip, and was also mentioned to me a couple times after this. I wasn't sure it would be the most spectacular place for sunset, especially since I now was spoiled with the beauty of the Smoky Mountains. However I had read about a waterfall hike, and the images I saw convinced me that this was worth the drive alone. I should probably mention that it wasn't a bad spot for sunset after all.
As some of you may know by now, I'm at the moment on a 2 week journey in the Southern states of USA. North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia. From mountains to ocean. I'll be spending these two weeks driving around, photographing both popular and less known locations and hopefully meeting new people. At the end of these two weeks, I hope to have captured a small amount of pictures that describes the Southern States, at least through a foreigners eyes.
As some of you may know, my parents have been living in Alexandria, right outside Washington DC, the last 3 and a half years. Every year since they moved, I've wanted to visit during the Cherry Blossom. Every year I've been unable to travel within that timeframe. This year I was finally able to go and experience the beauty of the blossom.
Oregon, Oregon, Oregon... What an insanely beautiful location, but such challenging weather! The scenery is nothing but mind blowing. The mountains, the gorge, the lakes and the wonderful people. A dream location for any photographer, right? I'm still in Portland for another day, so I've only done a quick process of one pictures. The two mile hike up to Punchbowl Falls was pretty nice, even tho I was dragging around with an extra bag holding my heavy waders!