June 30, 2014

Spring in the Northwest

The gap between sunny days shortened.  Daylights savings came and passed without incident as spring finally a rived in the Pacific North West.   Passing the time before summer,  I bounced between the coast and mountains. Here are a collection of photos shot from March to the end of May in Washington and Oregon.

Hollowing out a Doug Fir.


Howling at the moon.

Cherry Blossoms in South East Portland.

A double rainbow at The Cinder Cone.

Volvo 240’s kick ass.


Slicing up a home grown turkey.

Nick Dirks, Scotty Wittlake and Alex Burton lounging at Pacific City.

Early spring in the Gorge.

Waking up by covered in dew.

Parked on the 101.

Frying up some potatoes.

Showing Tucker Cape Horn

Downing a Doug Fir by hand.

Dean and Marie’s bacon pigs.

Lucy look out towards Manzanita.

Ned trimming the beams for the decking of the tub.

Ned and Alex tending to the wood burning tub’s fires.

Scotty Witlake’s 4×4 Chinook Camper on the Oregon Coast.

Looking up the mouth of the Klickitat River from Mosier, Oregon.

The tried and true Toyota truck and a canopy. 

For more photos from this time check out, thecindercone.com, a tumblr I started to document the building of two tree houses and a skatepark on a hill top in the Columbia River Gorge.

Here are some more links,

The Cinder Cone (Tumblr),


  • June 30 , 2014

    Always love your photos so much. Never let down. This set is gorgeous as always. I need to get back up north!

  • June 30 , 2014

    Thank you Amanda! the PNW is a pretty special place


  • Franko
    June 30 , 2014

    Gorgeous – a very appropriate word.

    I’m cycling down from Vancouver to San Francisco with a group of friends this August via the Oregon coast, then a train to Chemult before climbing Crater Lake and then heading to Lassen volcanic park. We would absolutely love to meet you (and see the van rig!) if that were ever possible.

  • Klemens
    June 30 , 2014

    You are clearly living the dream!
    Keep the pictures coming!

  • June 30 , 2014

    Nice dude. The gorge wins this time of year.

  • June 30 , 2014

    Sweet Photos! Hope everything is going well.

  • July 1 , 2014

    Thanks to make us dreaming Foster!! The new tumblr make me younger, I use to have a tree house and a sj410 ! wow!! Good memories !! keep up the good work!!
    Stay inspired !!

    p.s if you ever come to Montréal, here the DIY skatepark I strarted with my friend; http://projet45mtl.blogspot.ca/ you’re always welcome! cheers!!

  • July 2 , 2014

    great photos you have here! Cheers and more power online always ;-)

  • July 2 , 2014

    Lovely images as always, Foster! Although I can’t say I don’t miss your writing.

    Either way keep telling your story the best way you see fit!

  • July 6 , 2014

    Check out http://www.grandeminitrip.com, we´re going from Sweden to Italy and leaving 12th of July. We´ll ride in a bad ass striped Mini Cooper Countryman. Check the blog for updates.

  • July 6 , 2014

    so beautiful. the scenery and your photos.

  • July 7 , 2014

    Your photos are absolutely stunning! They make me feel as if I was on this journey with you. They all have a very rustic feel to them. 10 points for your writing too. xo

  • July 8 , 2014

    Those cherry blossoms always make me swoon!

  • July 8 , 2014

    I’m convinced your dog was bred to be an explorer’s sidekick and she looks like she was perfectly cast into the adventure movie that is your life. :)

  • July 10 , 2014

    Dude. I’m preeeeetty sure this is the definition of living the dream. Since i’m new here, but maybe you’ve shared this before, how the H are you doing it? Savings? Odd jobs? Working as you go? Curious. I’ve always wanted to do this, truly. Thanks for sharing your journey, man. Honoured to follow along.

  • July 15 , 2014

    so nice…

  • July 16 , 2014

    Favorite photo = hollowing out a doug fir. Awesome collection.

  • July 18 , 2014

    Fantastic set of photos. The Pacific Northwest is, without doubt, one of the most beautiful spots in the world. I love your shot of the Gorge in springtime. I’ve been going there every year since I was a kid, and these photos remind me of why I love it so much. Thanks of sharing.

  • July 21 , 2014

    Hey Foster,
    Always loved your photography, I’ve started a photo blog but was wondering how you manage to get a “film camera” look on the photos you’ve taken on the Canon 5D MKII, I’ve recently got a Canon 60D and can’t seem to get the same style as my film camera.
    Thanks and keep up the great work