It’s time to start snapping, shutterbugs! The Focus on Autumn Nature Photo Contest is now live! Head to the contest page for all the specific details and submission requirements. The gist of the contest is to take amazing outdoor photos of the Tualatin Valley now through November 30, share the photos in our Flickr group and potentially win one of these top-notch prizes:
Canon EOS 70D DSLR Camera, UV filter, camera bag, and Canon Pixma Pro-100 printer from The Shutterbug, plus onOne Perfect Photo Suite 8 Premium Edition software (total value $2,500)
Binoculars from Leupold Optics and onOne Perfect Photo Suite 8 Premium Edition software (total value $555)
$100 Visa Gift Card and onOne Perfect Photo Suite 8 Premium Edition software (total value $280)
onOne Perfect Photo Suite 8 Premium Edition software (total value $180)
This fall, make the time to savor (and snap pictures of) the Tualatin Valley’s beauty. Book a room at one of our charming lodging options in order to get a good night’s rest and be near the action. The Century Hotel overlooks the serene Lake of the Commons. The McMehamins Grand Lodge hosts an impressive garden and is an easy drive to some of the area’s most beautiful nature spots. The Orenco Hotel is homey yet luxurious—and its MAX accessibility will help you travel around Oregon’s Washington County without the fuss of a car.
With sleeping arrangements covered, here are some tips and tools on how to best fill your daytime photo shoot hours.
Take an afternoon spin through the Vineyard & Valley Scenic Tour Route where winery views, romantic old barns and flourishing farms await.
With your photography gear safely packed onto your bicycle, pedal the Tualatin Valley Scenic Bikeway. The one-year-old bikeway loves to show off all of the colors of autumn.
Share photos on social media with the #tualatinvalley hashtag. We’ll be sharing these tagged pictures throughout the season.