The Duet

Way Behind

Whoops, somehow I ended up WAY behind on my posts!  Catching up tonight at the airport 🙂

*The Duet – Haystack Rock // Cannon Beach, Oregon*

After a windy adventure at Ecola park, making jacket parachutes and all around shenanigans, we ventured down to the beach to pick up rocks and shells (obviously).

A rain storm always has good potential for an interesting sunset, and just as this one looked to be a dud, a ray of hope and a bit of color peaked out on the horizon. Since you would have had to be standing in the rain to be on the beach at this time, there was only one or two other folks out there, making for a very peaceful time to photograph. I don’t think I’ll ever tire of the possibilities of the Oregon Coast.

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On the Other Side

Crater Lake

Sounds like this weekend is going to be overcast and rainy in town, but it’s sunny at Crater Lake National Park, who’s ready for a snowshoe adventure?! Let’s go!

*On the Other Side – Ruckel Creek // Columbia River Gorge, Oregon*

It’s been a while since I’ve made a good old fashioned waterfall photograph. Here’s one from a lesser known (relatively) hike in the Gorge, up Ruckel Creek. I’d like to get back out there now that the weather is warming up a bit, and hit some of the other falls a bit further up the river.

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Flying High

Way Up High

Image taken on my Galaxy phone, auto backed up to G+, edited with Google+ Photos new editing software on my laptop, and shared it immediately with the world on Facebook. It’s a wild world that we live in isn’t it?

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*Flying High – Angel’s Rest // Columbia River Gorge, Oregon*

I’ve found a real enjoyment in long exposure photography.  While there are no rules to say how long an image should take to make, there’s something satisfying about setting up the camera and just walking away.  Being lost in the moment while the camera is doing it’s thing is quite relaxing.

Angel’s Rest is quite the spot to watch a sunset, soaring nearly 2000 ft above the river below.  After a 2.4 mile hike up to the summit, kick back and relax, and enjoy watching the clouds go by.  And if you come for a sunset, be sure to bring a headlamp 🙂

  • Nikon D600
  • 16mm @ f9
  • iso 400
  • 114 seconds

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The Power of the Wave

Alaska

Well, I head to Alaska in t-minus 6 days.  Excited, yes, prepared, maybe, ready to see what happens?  DEFINITELY.

*The Power of the Wave – Thor’s Well // Cape Perpetua, Oregon*

Last week Britta and I took off towards the coast on Wednesday night, with our eyes fixed southbound towards the mighty Redwoods in northern California. But, before we got there, we spent a night in Newport and Coos Bay, Oregon. On the way out of Newport, we decided to take a quick hike down to Thor’s Well just to see how it was flowing. We totally lucked out with a great sky, and only one soaking wet shoe between us!

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The Story of Our Lives

Photo Titles

I never really know when I’m working on an image what the title is going to be, it just kind of happens as I’m reminiscing on the moment and how the photo has turned out. Sometimes it takes a couple seconds, and sometimes it just sits for a while till it comes to me.

*The Story of Our Lives // Punchbowl Falls, Oregon*

It was a beautiful weekend for a hike up the gorge with the whole Drink And Click group. I’m still waiting for a really foggy day to shoot this waterfall, but in the late afternoon shade it was still a great time to capture the fall’s beauty.

Come summer, I have a plan to swim out there with my camera in a dry sack and get a few up close and personal photographs of the falls. Until then, this view is pretty great too.

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Riding the Waves

Drink & Click

If you’re in the Portland area this weekend, there is a great Drink And Click event going on at Punchbowl Falls! Don’t forget your swim suits!  Details here: http://goo.gl/o2cema

*Riding the Waves – Pacific Ocean // Cannon Beach, Oregon*

Well these definitely aren’t the waves that all the folks down at the Mavericks International will be getting today, but they are more of the peaceful kind that you fall asleep to in a tent on the beach, which is okay too. There was just enough wind to blow drops of water off the whitecaps, catching the glimmer of the setting sun.

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