Journalism, Photography

Ohio to Oregon: 20 photos for 2015

‘Tis the season of the year-end list.

It’s the first of two you’ll see from me. I’ll post another later this month about the top 20 things I read in 2015. These will take the place of my monthly “post script” blog, which I will resume next month.

I’ve enjoyed the chance to use this platform as a way to connect with you all, and I’ve been heartened by the fact that you keep clicking on my posts. Thank you, kindly, for reading and commenting here over the past eight months.

These photos are a reflection of the places I’ve been, the things I’ve seen, in a year of great change and adventure.

Heart Lake

My mom snowshoes on Heart Lake in Gaylord, Michigan, our house behind her, in January.

Reporters and editors work in The Post newsroom at Ohio University in January.

Reporters and editors work in The Post newsroom at Ohio University in January.

Jackson Square, as seen in March, sits a block from the Mississippi River in New Orleans.

Jackson Square, as seen in March, sits a block from the Mississippi River in New Orleans.

Ohio University's College Green, as pictured on graduation day in early May.

Cutler Hall, pictured on graduation day in early May, sits in the heart of Ohio University’s College Green.

Rural Wyoming

My friend Josh crosses the highway in rural Wyoming during our early-May road trip from Ohio to Oregon.

This Nevada rest stop has to be one of the highest elevated (and smallest) in the United States.

We stopped at this foggy rest area in rural Nevada.

Cascade Falls, in South Lake Tahoe, California.

And later made our way to Cascade Falls, in South Lake Tahoe, California.

My friend Jeet stands in the Pacific Ocean, off Cannon Beach.

My friend Jeet accompanied me on a June trip to the Oregon Coast.

The west face of Mount Hood, as seen from downtown Portland on an early Saturday morning.

I caught the sunrise behind Mount Hood one morning in June from my downtown dorm window.

Two men fish the Santiam River, a tributary of the Willamette River, in central Oregon.

I ran into these two men fishing the Santiam River in central Oregon in July.

The sun sets over the Puget Sound, with Seattle and Mount Rainier in the distance. This photo was taken from Indianola, Washington.

Mount Rainier can be seen in the distance, as the sun sets over the Puget Sound in Indianola, Washington, in July.

The sun sets over the waterfront boardwalk in Astoria, near the mouth of the Columbia River.

The sun sets over the waterfront boardwalk in Astoria, Oregon, near the mouth of the Columbia River, in late July.

Fog sets in while hiking to the summit of Dog Mountain.

Fog sets in on a trail to the summit of Dog Mountain in British Columbia in August.

The Vancouver skyline, as seen from Stanley Park in Vancouver.

The Vancouver skyline, as seen from Stanley Park in Vancouver in August.

Haystack Rock stands towers 235 feet over the surf in Cannon Beach, Oregon.

Haystack Rock, as seen in October, stands towers 235 feet over the surf in Cannon Beach, Oregon.

Angel's Rest offers a scenic view of the Columbia River, which separates Oregon and Washington near Portland.

Angel’s Rest, as seen in October, offers a scenic view of the Columbia River, which separates Oregon and Washington near Portland.

Mount Adams can be seen from a trailhead in the Silver Star Scenic Area near Battle Ground, Washington. (At least, I'm pretty sure this is Mount Adams. I got a bit turned around up there.)

Mount Adams, as pictured in October, can be seen from a trailhead in the Silver Star Scenic Area near Battle Ground, Washington.

Fanton Creek runs parallel to a portion of a trail leading to the summit of Tumala Mountain in the Mount Hood National Forest.

Fanton Creek, as pictured in November, runs parallel to a portion of a trail leading to the summit of Tumala Mountain in the Mount Hood National Forest.

Steam rises from Lake Simtustus, near Warm Springs, Oregon, on a cold day.

Steam rises from Lake Simtustus, near Warm Springs, Oregon, on a cold November day.

Chairlifts slow to a crawl at the end of an early-season ski day at Timberline Ski Area on Mount Hood.

Chairlifts slow to a crawl at the end of a November ski day at Timberline Ski Area on Mount Hood.

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My name is Jim Ryan, and I'm a breaking news reporter for The Oregonian and OregonLive in Portland. I'm an Ohio University graduate from Gaylord, Michigan.

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