Fireworks Over Portland
High Tide at Garibaldi Bay
Wreath On Cabin Door
Tractor Row in Fall
Row Of Bikes
Multnomah Falls Frozen
Almighty Mountains and Happy Little Trees
Crane At Trillium Lake
Crown Point/Vista House From WA Side
Head For The Hills
Sunrise In The Valley
Get Off My Lawn
The Object of Hope
The Good Shepherd
Elk In Pond
Time Does Not Heal All Wounds
Yak It Up
Old Car in Snow
Vista House Vertical
"As Seen From A Distance Through Fog And Snow"
Old Friends In The Fall
Fireworks over Cripple Creek
Made For Snow
Multnomah Falls From the Right
Crown Point Vista House Horizontal
Hunter/Frying Pan Wilderness
When Snow and Leaves Collide
A Drive Down Shelf Road Collage
The Witness Tree
Closed For Business
Fireworks Over PortlandI got there over 7 hours early to pick a good spot to capture the Fourth of July fireworks over Portland, Oregon. There were lots of people with lots of cameras but oddly I was the only one shooting vertically.
High Tide at Garibaldi BayDuring high tide in Garibaldi Bay this beat sits nice and pretty, during low tide it's stranded on the sand.
Wreath On Cabin DoorPart of the St. Elmo series. A lot of people seem to like this one, maybe someday I'll turn it into a Christmas card, we'll see.
Tractor Row in FallJust south of Eugene I saw this row of tractors and waited for the Fall leaves to make it a much better picture. Don't Fall leaves always make it a better picture?
Eagle ScoutsThis is as close as i could get to these two eagles at the Oregon Coast.
Row Of BikesThis picture was taken in Cripple Creek, Colorado during the Veterans Bike Rally in 2015
Multnomah Falls FrozenMultnomah Falls in the Columbia River Gorge in the Winter.
Almighty Mountains and Happy Little TreesJoseph, Oregon. The peaceful barn is the only spot of color on this image which seems to beg for a black and white treatment.
Crane At Trillium LakeI'm not sure this is a Crane but until I find out for sure that's what I'm calling it. The focus isn't tack sharp but he only stood there for just long enough for me to get this shot.
Welcome BigfootDriving backroads you have to keep your eyes open because you'll never know what you'll came across. I almost named this one "Welcome Bigfoot".
Cape HornThis Cape Horn on the Washington side of the Columbia River. A train tunnel runs the entire length and if you look close you can see a train on both sides in this picture.
Crown Point/Vista House From WA SideHere is a different perspective of the Vista House on Crown Point. This is what you'll see from the Washington side of the Columbia River.I absolutely love the textures you'll find along the Columbia River Gorge and this picture, taken before the leaves of Spring, captures the little waterfall mostly unseen from the Oregon side.
Head For The HillsThese elk are heading for their afternoon bedding grounds while the suns rays warm up the day.
Hunkered DownWhen a big storm is coming in sometimes it's best to hunker down and wait it out. These buffalo, or Bison if you prefer, are getting ready for a good snow fall.
Sunrise In The ValleyPart of the "Magical Morning" series this shot was taken as the sun came up on a meadow filled with elk. The peak of the elk rut and peak of the Fall colors always combine to create the most beautiful scenes.
Get Off My LawnTaken during the peak of the mule deer rut this photo tells one of my favorite stories.Seen here is a small forked buck caught in the act of trying to steal a doe from the dominant buck. In a display of complete submission the smaller buck is looking away with body language reenforcing his surrender. Right now he's hoping to become invisible and non-threatening and seems to be saying "no one but us trees here."As I watched this scene play out for almost three hours with the dominant buck constantly chasing away rivals I was reminded of the old timer yelling at the neighborhood kids to "GET OFF MY LAWN!"
The Object of HopeSurrounded by dark and death, the object of this picture is distant but obvious.
The Good ShepherdA herd of elk being watched over by the herd bull. This was taken during the peak of the rut and Fall.
Elk In PondElk in int Fall in the Rocky Mountains—always a good picture opportunity.
Time Does Not Heal All WoundsI took many pictures of this old ranch, lots of buildings and old fencing but this was the only image I liked.
Yak It UpOne of three pictures I took on this snowy day. This one of yaks looks like creatures straight from a Star Wars movie. The other two, "As Seen From A Distance Through Snow and Fog" and "Made For Snow" might make a nice collage.
Old Car in SnowAn old abandoned Chevy. Someone's junk becomes someone else's abject of beauty.
Mossy TruckAt one time this old mossy covered truck was in showroom condition.
Tri FallsThis is one of the most beautiful water falls I have ever seen. I came across it going over Lolo Pass. I wanted to see if I could get a better shot of it a couple weeks later but the water flow had slowed so much the upper/longer falls couldn't be seen anymore.After doing some extra post-production on this image I believe I have what is an acceptable image—for now.
Lawn OrnamentI have pictures of old cars and trains, how about a plane?
Vista House VerticalA vertical shot and closer view of the Vista House overlooking the Columbia River Gorge.
"As Seen From A Distance Through Fog And Snow"Captured far away through the fog in a light snow fall makes this image of antelope look like a watercolor.
Old Friends In The FallSeen from the other side when riding the Cripple Creek and Victor Narrow Gauge Railroad, these two cars can be some peoples favorite sight.
Fireworks over Cripple CreekWatching fireworks form the Cripple Creek and Victor Narrow Gauge Railroad on the 4th of July
Made For SnowThe more I look at this image the more I like it.The dark bison contrast well in the washed out background of the snow and grass and the emptiness beyond recalls days of untarnished freedom.
PelicansA different looking photo than I normally do but these pelicans are wildlife none the less.
Hey look—cows!Although they are just cows I thought it was an interesting composition.
Multnomah Falls From the RightNot the typical straight-on view, it captures the context of this beautiful waterfall.
Fighting BullsThese two bull elk are battling it out during the rut while the cow elk don't seem to care and continue feeding.
Crown Point Vista House HorizontalOverlooking the Columbia River on an April morning.
TensionThey pretend they don't see each other but the tension in the air is thick.These two bull elk were were part of a group of about two hundred elk in this meadow on this particular morning.
Hunter/Frying Pan WildernessThis is the corner of an old homestead cabin in a wilderness at about 11,000 feet high. The old barn foundation is to the right but unseen in this picture.
Steam PowerThe Koppel, built in 1902 in Germany—The Porter, built in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania by the Porter Company in 1927—The Henshal, built in1936 in Germany
When Snow and Leaves CollideAt 9000 feet the first snow storm on Pikes Peak can often come when the Fall leaves are still on the trees.Here I knocked on the door of a stranger's house to ask permission to take this picture as it had the best view I could find.
A Drive Down Shelf Road CollageA well known road in Cripple Creek where many gold seekers congregated in hopes of striking it rich.
The Witness TreeThis tree has three things going for it—it's growing right out of a rock, it has a candy-cane twirly trunk, it only has branches at the top like a palm tree. Put all three things together and you have an interesting tree.After I took this photo a logging company logged this area, they left this tree but took the rest of the forest so only an ugly background remains. I was hoping to come back and get a better picture of this but glad I've gotten what I did.
Winter ComethAn early HDR attempt of mine, I plan on reprocessing this image and taking out the HDR artifacts that plague this otherwise good shot.
Closed For BusinessThis is one of my favorite shots, an old abandoned store in the ghost town of St. Elmo in Colorado.You can still see dust covered things on the shelves which tells an interesting story but the big surprise (for me) was the snow covered forest and mountain behind me that blends perfectly from the shelves on the inside to the top of the window.
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