An interesting mix (or at least I think so) from a trip made in spring 2012. I'd visited the Oregon coast several times before, but usually in late summer with clear blue skies. This year's timing involved the chance of more dramatic skies but also the risk of rain. Needless to say it rained a lot. And when it didn't rain it was gloomy and cold. Actually it made for some interesting photographs - just not a great number of them. Inevitably once we left the coast and crossed the Cascades, the weather improved, but although two thirds of our trip lay behind us, the photography of the Palouse, Painted Hills and the Hood River blossom were carried out in close to ideal conditions.
An interesting by-product of the conditions on the coast is the high proportion of b&w photographs. I do quite often agonise about whether I want to show a particular scene in colour or monochrome. Not a relevent debate in many cases in these conditions on the coast - these photographs wanted to be in b&w.