by Bruce Rosenstiel
About the Book
I was fortunate to join 16 intrepid travelers from May 12-23 on a Road Scholar photography tour of the Oregon Coast.
The route started and ended in Astoria, OR, and included some of the most scenic locations along the coast. Since most of our accommodations were located in ideal spots for end-of-the-day sunset and start-the-next-day sunrise photos, you'll notice that there are a few dawn and dusk shots. The scenery overall was spectacular, the weather pretty cooperative, and the company excellent.
I arrived a day early to visit friends who drove me along the scenic Columbia River highway.
Bird watching, cultural travel, and photography have taken my wife and me to six continents and over fifty countries. Exploring the world has also helped me greater appreciate the diversity and unique beauty of our home in Grapevine, Texas. I enjoy photographing the natural world of flora and fauna, landscapes, and people. As my skills as a photographer have increased, I have became more interested in the details of composition, lighting, and photographing different subjects. Though initially reluctant to photograph people because it seemed too intrusive, I now especially enjoy the challenge of capturing an expression, mood, or perspective in candid street portraits. My coffee table books attempt to capture and present all of these elements in an aesthetically pleasing way. I offer photography classes through the Grapevine and Southlake, TX Park and Recreation departments and also offer small group and private lessons.