Ruud Luijten


September — 2017

The Pacific Northwest is one of my favorite road trip destinations. It is home to many waterfalls, lakes and, of course, the beautiful Columbia River Gorge. We rented a car in Portland and started our journey on the historic Columbia River Highway.

A highlight of this trip was seeing the stars over Trillium Lake and Mount Hood. We set up our tent close to the lake and set our alarms to wake us at 3:00 in the morning. Bleary eyed, we stuck our heads out of the tent and were awestruck by the beauty of this night sky. We knew we were seeing something very special.