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Road To Cottonwood Canyon

A photo essay showing a photographers journey to Cottonwood Canyon State Park in Oregon.

Photography: Adrian Otero


Photographer Adrain Otero took these incredible images on his latest road trip to Cottonwood Canyon State Park in Oregon, which is around 50 miles southeast of The Dalles. The Cottonwood Canyon State Park is the second largest state park in Oregon. The walls of the main canyon reach to 1,920 feet (590 m) above sea level.

Some of Adrian's shots have been captured in the vast, sprawling desert and others are from the towns of Shaniko and Maupin. For this latest series of images Adrian has photographed the beautiful Oregon landscape in black and white, creating a timeless vintage style to his photography.