Photographing Cape Kiwanda and Hug Point in Oregon

Summer is such a magnificent time to visit the Pacific Northwest. The days are mild, the nights are cool, and there’s plenty to see and do. For that reason — and because we have family in the Seattle area — I recently traveled with my family to the Oregon and Washington coast.

I first experienced the Oregon coast many years ago as a teenager, and still remember everything about that experience in vivid detail. The driftwood, the sea-stacks, the moody atmosphere. I loved it. So as part of our summer vacation plans this year, we flew to Portland, then drove a couple of hours west to Oceanside.

While there we built bonfires on the beach at night, explored neighboring state parks during the day, and then — when the light was right — I’d grab my photography gear and head out solo. Two destinations which proved especially fruitful were Cape Kiwanda and Hug Point, both of which are featured in the travel vlog video embedded above.

videoTodd Dominey