Mt. Adams with aspen trees in foreground

Mt. Adams with aspen trees in foreground. Photo courtesy David Patte/U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Oregon Fall Color Photography Tour

Photograph fall foliage in Oregon’s Columbia Gorge,
Mt. Hood and Portland’s famous Japanese Gardens

Saturday, October 24th-Monday October 26th, 2015
$695 (Limited to 8 participants)
Multnomah Falls by Vickie Lewis

Multnomah Falls by Vickie Lewis

Fodor’s Travel has declared Oregon’s Columbia Gorge and Multnomah Falls one of the ten best fall foliage trips in the United States and National Geographic Traveler has proclaimed the area surrounding the Columbia River Gorge one of its top road trips. Come and join Vickie, an Oregon native, for an amazing photography journey to experience and capture some of the most beautiful sites in the United States. Register here.

We’ll follow parts of the Lewis and Clark trail with break taking views of the Columbia River and visit some of the 116 named waterfalls in the area, surrounded by beautiful fall foliage. We’ll photograph Mt. Hood and Mt. Adams and the wildlife areas surrounding them ablaze with aspen and maples.

Join us to Photograph the Columbia Gorge and Historic Columbia River Highway…

We will travel parts of the Historic Columbia River Highway Scenic Byway showcasing the Columbia River gorge, which is 80 miles long and up to 4,000 feet deep.

Construction of this highway began in 1913 and was considered ‘one of the greatest engineering feats’ of its time. It’s engineer did “Not to mar what God had put there’ and designed the road to showcase the beauty of nature. The Historic Columbia River Highway is a National Historic Landmark.

The highway is often referred to as the “King of Roads” because of it’s incredible overlooks of the Columbia River Gorge, the architectural mastery and spectacular waterfalls. We’ll follow the beautiful colors and photograph Horsetail Falls, and depending on time, Latourell and Bridal Veil Falls. including Wahkeena Falls, Latourell Falls, and Shepperd’s Dell Falls a

Columbia Gorge Vista House photo by Vickie Lewis

Columbia Gorge Vista House photo by Vickie Lewis

Autumn leaves at Bridal Veil Falls by Loren Fisher

Autumn leaves at Bridal Veil Falls by Loren Fisher

In the Columbia River Gorge, the oaks and maples provide a palate of color against the waterfalls and backdrop of rock walls and pine forest. They peak in mid-October, and we will hope to capture the brilliant colors in one of the most breath-taking places in the country.

Photograph Multnomah Falls, one of the tallest waterfalls in the country

We’ll stop and shoot the 620-foot Multnomah falls—only three falls in the country are taller—and many argue none more beautiful. It’s just a five minute walk from the parking lot and it’s beauty always leaves me with a sense of wonder and peace. Not to be missed. And so much fun to shoot! Register.

Photograph Hood River fall color photography tour. Orchards, wineries, incredible photographic opportunities with fall colors ablaze.

Not to be missed are views of Mt. Hood and the Hood River Valley. We will visit beautiful orchards and farm country alive with fall color and photograph yellow and burnt-orange trees against a backdrop of deep green evergreens and the snowy peak of Mt. Hood. Nestled among orchards are more than 20 local wineries and with photo opportunities galore.

Aspen Trees with Mt. Adams

On our quest to shoot aspen trees, we’ll travel to Trout River and Trout Lake to photograph Mt. Adams amidst fall color and spend some time in Conboy Lake National Wildlife Refuge.

Photograph the Portland Japanese Gardens

The Portland Japanese Gardens nestled next to the world famous rose gardens. The Portland Rose garden is considered one of the best Japanese gardens outside of Japan and the maple trees should be in full color.

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