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THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST
  1. THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST

    Three New York City-based photographers recently traveled cross-country to capture the elusive beauty of the Pacific Northwest. See their dramatic images and follow their journey through Northern California to Oregon.

    • Fueled by some of San Francisco’s finest coffee and the anticipation of adventure, three photographers from New York set out for points north to discover what lay in store along the shores of Northern California and Oregon.

      The first stop for Ilitch Peters (@ilitchpeters), Neil Britto (@itsneilb), and Robert Broadbent (@RobertBroadbent) was Point Reyes, thirty miles outside the San Francisco city limits in Marin County. Renowned for hiking and sea kayaking, this prominent cape is popular with locals and tourists alike.

      The Pacific shoreline is anything but—mountains dive right into the ocean along a breathtakingly rugged coast.

      Rocky cliffs loom above broad sandy beaches, and local celebrities include the northern elephant seal and the tule elk, two once-endangered populations that have made remarkable recoveries. The area also features some of the finest bird watching (and bird photographing) in the United States, with more than 460 species living in saltwater estuaries, freshwater wetlands, and coastal scrub and coniferous forests.

      Further up the road was their next photo opportunity: the Cypress Tree Tunnel. Popular with travel bloggers, this site had expectations as high as the cliffs of the shoreline, but even from a mile away, the photographers could see this landmark would not disappoint.

  2. Ancient redwoods soar into the sky, majestic pine trees perfume the air, and one tree offers a whimsical way to experience it.

    • The tunnel is created by two rows of giant Monterey cypress trees that form an intricate canopy over the road. Sunlight streams in dramatically, and shadows from the gnarled branches streak the thick trunks—the perfect opportunity to capture the iconic lines and styling of their Range Rover vehicle.

      As tempting as it was to stay till sunset, they were beckoned by the chance to wander through the lush, cool forest of Myers Flat.

      One of the latest vehicles on the road, amid some of the oldest living things on earth.

      Ancient redwoods soar into the sky, majestic pine trees perfume the air, and one tree offers a whimsical way to experience it. The Shrine Drive-Thru Tree is a 5,000-year-old redwood with just enough room to ease a Range Rover slowly through its natural opening, created by fire centuries ago.

      Back up to speed, the road soon turned slick with rain and then snow, perfect conditions to rely on legendary Range Rover capability. And when the clouds cleared and the late afternoon sun lit their way, our photographers took full advantage of the golden light.

      The next day offered the chance to drive the Historic Columbia River Highway, the nation’s oldest scenic highway. Built between 1913 and 1922, the roadway was designed with an elegance that offered generous views of the natural beauty along the route, and it surely did not disappoint as they headed to the last highlight of their itinerary: Rowena Crest.

      Elevation and weather change dramatically out West, where sunny and dry can quickly become overcast and snowy.

      Centuries of erosion have shaped the rock dramatically, exposing a steel grey face contrasted by verdant foliage that climbs the cliffs. Lewis and Clark spent a lot of time exploring the region in 1805. The sense of adventure is still palpable, as a series of sweeping turns and switchbacks is the only way to drive to the summit, including a horseshoe curve that’s one of the most photographed roads in Oregon.

      The views from the top are glorious, offering a commanding view of the Columbia River and the bluffs that rise from the far banks.

      As they wound back down to begin the journey back home, Neil, Ilitch, and Robert left with memories to last a lifetime and photographs to share their remarkable journey.

      Photo Credits in gallery below: 1 Robert Broadbent, 2 Ilitch Peters, 3 Neil Britto

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