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The Waterville Plateau in mid-May is a carpet of green. Young wheat shoots fill the horizon. MORE

GREEN ACRES

HAPPY VALLEY

The cattle ranch, nestled in a valley off Highway 97 in central Washington, is photographic eye candy. MORE

Roslyn, Wash., will forever be linked to the CBS TV series Northern Exposure. And its moose. MORE

NORTHERN EXPOSURE

PARADISE FOUND

The town of Hay, Wash., population 11, is a great escape. MORE

A 1960 Plymouth Fury with peaked tail fins catches my eye for obvious reasons. MORE

CRAZY CAR

BIG RED

This old barn in Silvana, Wash., is my go-to location when I get big-city fatigue. MORE

DRIVE-BY PHOTOGRAPHY

I had a 30-minute window to explore Cle Elum, Wash. Here are my two best shots. MORE

Vintage trucks and neon signs are scattered in and around Cle Elum, Wash. MORE

REST STOPS

Driving through the Palouse I decide to ditch my photography guide map. Smart move. MORE

LOST AND FOUND

Kodak Portra 400 was developed for portrait and fashion photography. I say works for everything. MORE

Mothballed steam locomotives and railcars in Snoqualmie, Wash., look like abstract art. MORE

RUSTY RAILROAD

Three rusty relics – a truck with weeds growing inside, motel sign and farm silo – catch my eye. MORE

PORTRA POWER

FORLORN AND FORSAKEN

Approached by a security guard at a rail yard in Pendleton, Oregon, I wisely move on. MORE

JUST PASSING THROUGH

Black and white film is moody and marvelous, perfect for a moody location. MORE

MOODY DRIFTER