The Trees

When I last flew to Oregon, I high-tailed it for Cannon Beach. I was in such a hurry, it’s a surprise that I noticed anything else, but I did. I actually drove past the spot below before turning around and pulling over. Something caught my eye and for some reason I knew I had to go back.

I saw all this moss hanging from the branches…and the sun had come out from the clouds. From my car, it looked pretty amazing. But it was nothing like the view from a little path I found. Backlit, mossy trees…it was like walking in heaven. In the first scene below, all I could think about was a that I wish I had a bride & groom standing down there. I mean, it most likely would end up being one of those shots you only dream about.

So I hope you enjoy a little stroll through some trees I found in Oregon. Processed with VSCO Film.

This last one…such a sweet spot.

  • isaiah

    could shoot there all day.

  • Justin

    Mike – these are really quite excellent, I love the razor-sharp focus on the subject matter.

  • Scott Wood

    Dude, that 6th one down is gorgeous. All are nice, but the 6th one just jumped off the monitor at me.

  • Rex

    I love the very first one and the very last one (the most) .. I am a tree lover and these pics gave me a sudden peace of mind.

  • Zach Frailey

    What an amazing spot. Love it, and the processing is great! That close up of the tree trunk did it for me. Well done.

  • Heath O’Fee

    Very nice, dude. Some great perspectives and awesome light.

  • Jesse

    I love these. Very much.

  • jina

    I love these… for some reason, I’m pulled to the B&W ones, but all are good. I can’t believe you didn’t save some of these for Movie Title Wednesdays… I could think of a ton of movies for these.

  • Chris Frailey

    Good stuff Mike. Love that light in the first frame.

  • LensScaper

    Amazing series – the first shot with all that height to it is awesome.

  • Brian H.


    Beautiful images. I love forest images, and I’m glad you stopped to capture these. Great light, too. I’m with @heatho’fee, I love the close up of the tree trunk. I’ve really enjoyed watching the progression of your photography. Keep up the great work.

  • Mark Blundell

    Spooky dense forest does it for me.

  • Chris DeAngelis

    Somehow I missed these! They are just killer! Love the moss – the silhouetted one with the clouds is just sick!