Field Trip: Travelling to the North American West Coast with Luis Tenza

Field Trip: Travelling to the North American West Coast with Luis Tenza

All photos from this sponsored Field Trip are courtesy of Luis TenzaAll photos were edited with the Wolf Pack Presets.


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Last January, I made one of the most exciting trips I wanted to do for myself. I have always liked the idea of travelling to the West Coast of the United States and do a road trip to visit many of the places I had already seen in photographs taken by other photographers that I admire.

I really wanted to have an adventure.

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My first step was to take a flight from Spain to Los Angeles where I spent the first night, then the next day, take a flight to Seattle. There, I rented a car to start the route through the northern part of the United States. The first location I wanted to visit was the Olympic National Park area in the state of Washington. Maybe it was bad luck, or maybe it's normal, but every day it rained a lot. So sometimes, it was hard to take pictures or get to the places I wanted to visit.

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The first thing I saw was Vance Creek Viaduc. It was the first stop on my trip but it was raining a lot and there was a lot of fog, so I had to leave and come back the next day. In the end, the next day I managed to get there with better weather, but there were always clouds and fog. It's a pretty spectacular site, and one worth going to.

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Once I saw that I wanted to go to Ruby Beach and the surrounding beaches. There are some beautiful beaches there, with many huge trunks. I have always considered it my favourite beach since I have seen it in many photos. Once I got there, I thought I was dreaming, although it did not stop raining.

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The following days, I wanted to go up to Canada, and try to get to a National Park, so I went to Vancouver where I spent a couple of nights. I visited the parks of Golden Ears and Seymour, although this second part of the trip was more complicated because of all the snow.

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Once I finished visiting this part, I went back to Seattle where I stayed a few days and then I went to Portland to see the city and some waterfalls.

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After spending a few days in Portland, I decided to go back to California which was the next step of this fantastic adventure. It was time to head to Yosemite, where I would spend the rest of the days before returning to Spain.

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I remember that just after arriving in Yosemite and passing the Tunnel View, my eyes could not believe what they were seeing. After a long road trip, I had arrived in Yosemite. It's so spectacular. How big and beautiful it is! The first thing I did as soon as I arrived was to take a detour through the Valley and see all the locations nearby.

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The next day, I tried to get to Glacier Point, although at this time of the year, it is only open half way up. I walked for 2 and a half miles on a snowy trail, with an amazing view on the Valley, which was really worth it.

During the following days, I explored other roads which were also beautiful but due to winter, many of them were closed. I saw some gorgeous lakes and mountains.

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Once the adventure in Yosemite was over, I returned to Los Angeles, where I caught my flight back to Spain.

For this trip, I used a Canon 6D and a Sigma 35 mm 1.4 Art. I edited all my photos with the Wolf Pack presets.