The U. S. Pacif­ic North­west stretch­es from the Pacif­ic Ocean to the west­ern reach­es of the Rocky Moun­tains and from North­ern Cal­i­for­nia and Neva­da to Cana­da. It is arguably the most envi­ron­men­tal­ly diverse region of the Unit­ed States. Here, you find tem­per­ate rain­for­est and semi‐​desert, rivers and lakes, rugged moun­tains and pas­toral val­leys, ocean beach­es and alpine mead­ows – a feast for land­scape pho­tog­ra­phers.

And the nat­ur­al diver­si­ty of the North­west is only part of the pic­ture. Add cities, towns, cul­tures, his­to­ries, and all the arti­facts of the human pres­ence and you have more than enough for a life­time of pho­tog­ra­phy and writ­ing, all with­in a day’s dri­ve.

Wel­come to my view of the Pacif­ic North­west, expressed through pho­tog­ra­phy and writ­ing. I hope you’ll browse through the pho­to gal­leries and per­haps find an inter­est­ing post to read as well.

Jim McMullen