The Waves Came In

Puffins

Last weekend Britta Emily and I went to Cannon Beach again, in search of Puffins. We managed a sighting, but I definitely realized that we’re going to need to go a little further for closer contact. Alaska or Iceland? Don’t mind if I do.

*The Waves Came In – Haystack Rock // Cannon Beach, Oregon*

It’s amazing the number of ways to try and display this beautiful place. It’s also pretty nice to be an hour drive away.

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In the Distance

Alaska Exploration

Next month, I’ll be joining Dave Taylor (David Ryan Taylor Photography) for another adventure, full of mosquitoes and Lupines!  We had a great couple of days shooting together in Anchorage, and it’s been great getting to know him and his wife.

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*In the Distance – Denali National Park // Alaska Range*

Words find no way to express the magnitude of a mountain range like the Alaska Range.  It’s beyond anything I’ve seen before, and last night I was lucky enough to have had the pleasure to take a flight loop around Mount McKinley (also known as Denali).  Seeing a 20,000 foot high mountain from 23,000 feet brought even another perspective to the extreme challenge that it would be to climb.  Maybe one day… 😛

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In Bloom

Wildflowers

This is a whole new ballgame for me.  They are surprisingly challenging and interesting to try to capture in an image.  I’ll keep practicing though, don’t worry 🙂

*In Bloom – Horsethief Butte // Washington*

Just getting in to the swing of this wildflower thing, but it’s been pretty fun getting to know all the different finds you’ll come across in the gorge, from raging waterfalls to delicate flowers, all with the Columbia River and majestic Mt. Hood in the distance.

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Sunset Burning Over Phoenix

Valley of the Sun

Arizona creates some great sunsets… I should really go back and visit.

*Sunset Burning Over Phoenix – Camelback Mountain // Phoenix, Arizona*

Wow, where has the time gone. One of my early images that I captured with Annie and Drew on a great (albeit a bit late in the afternoon) hike up Camelback Mountain.

I’ve said it before and I’ll probably say it again, one of the trickiest things about sunset, is that it gets dark afterwards, which while you’re a mile or two up a small mountain can be a bit tricky. Especially with no head lamps.

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The Mirror

Alaska

Monday I’m making my second journey to Alaska. It didn’t take long to realize all the beauty this place had to offer, and I’m excited to explore further in to it’s intricacies.

*The Mirror – Eagle River // Anchorage, Alaska*

This is one of the areas that I’m certain I’ll spend more time, Eagle River Nature Center, in the valley of the Chugach Mountains.  I had arrived to this nature area at near sunset, as this time of the year the sun was going down around 17:30.  The air had a cold bite, but it was still, perfect for reflections in the beaver dam lake along the trail.

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