travel photography

Rain on the Plateau by Rhys Logan

Rain on the Columbia is a rarity. But it makes for a necessary breath of life into the crops of millions of acres of farmlands that feed our nation and the world.  

I captured this storm on the long drive back travelling by highway 2. The mist and clouds are a natural setting in the Cascades, and western Washington, but create an entirely different feel in the high desert areas of the plateau of central and eastern Washington.  

thanks for looking

-rhys

Outside Wilbur, Washington.

Outside Wilbur, Washington.

Outside Wilbur, Washington.

Outside Wilbur, Washington.

Banks Lake, Washington.

A massive coulee outside Coulee City, Washington. A coulee is a geographical formulation of deep ravine and rock formations made during massive floods after the ice age. 

Outside Waterville, Washington

Outside Waterville, Washington.

Outside Waterville, Washington.

Outside Waterville, Washington.

Outside Waterville, Washington.

Outside Waterville, Washington.

Outside Waterville, Washington.

Outside Waterville, Washington.

Outside Waterville, Washington.

Outside Waterville, Washington.

Hartline Washington by Rhys Logan

Images of tiny Hartline, Washington

Hartline, Washington.

Hartline, Washington.

Hartline, Washington.

Hartline, Washington.

Hartline, Washington.

Hartline, Washington.

Hartline, Washington.

Hartline, Washington.

Hartline, Washington.

Hartline, Washington.

Hartline, Washington.

Hartline, Washington.

Hartline, Washington.

Hartline, Washington.

Highway 2, A Highway For Few by Rhys Logan

Growing up on highway 2, I like to believe it was the simple fact of familiar reliability that has encouraged my fascination with so much of the rest of the world. Not much has changed in all the small towns that dot the 330 mile byway, which started as a wagon trail path in the 1800s.  Despite it stretching the entire span of Washington, few people know of it and even fewer travel by it.  Running parallel to I-90, it  begins in the downtown streets of Everett but its full length reaches all the way to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. But within Washington, it stretches through dozens of small farm towns, most of which don't even have stoplights.  

Each of these small towns are as similar as they are different. All small communities, I believe them to be some of the best places to grow up, to appreciate the simplicity of home and to explore spaces far from the beaten path.

This small project I started to break up the monotony of many long lonely drives. Highway 2 however, goes through all of my favorite parts of Washington and no matter how many times I see it, I am continually inspired to pull over and really look. Examining the odd, the old and the once loved.

These images for me are a sort of record; rural American life mixed with the historical background of a once booming agricultural backgrounded area, now slowly reaching a threshold, in which family businesses are some of the only things keeping them around.  

This small town is the frist when travelling west from Spokane. I hope to document all of the rural communities on highway 2.

Here's to getting off the beaten path once in awhile.

thanks for looking,

-Rhys

Reardan, Washington.

Outside Reardan, Washington.

Reardan, Washington.

Reardan, Washington.

Reardan, Washington.

Reardan, Washington.

Reardan, Washington.

Reardan, Washington.

Reardan, Washington.

Reardan, Washington.

Reardan, Washington.

Reardan, Washington.

Reardan, Washington.

Reardan, Washington.

Reardan, Washington.

Outside Reardan, Washington.

Outside Reardan, Washington.

Outside Reardan, Washington.

Final days by Rhys Logan

With the final days in Tanzania rapidly approaching last week, we were absolutely swamped finishing projects, working out last minute details and trying to say our goodbyes.  Sitting here now in Bellingham is an absolute trip, and explaining the last two months will be as much of a process as it was when I arrived in Africa, adjusting to a way of life that is so unfamiliar.  Seeing my time there in hindsight, I am still only beginning to see the reality of it, and plan on writing quite a bit in my next few posts.  Working with Faces4Hope and the Maasai people, their leaders, and the people of YWAM, has been a total privelege, and a deep and true blessing. One I hope to return, in telling about a place and a people, that many in the world don't know about.  If you see me, please ask, if you ask me, please listen.  Check out Faces4Hope on the verge of some huge changes, check out YWAM in Arusha, check out Amanda Halle's blog, and most of all check out the rest of the world, there is alot of stuff going on in it.

thank you so much for reading, for looking, for supporting me, and for your time,

This truly is, merely the beginning.

-Rhys

 

 

Ngorongoro Crater by Rhys Logan

Wow.

thats pretty much all i said this day.

-rhys