The Product of Erosion and Time at Latourell Falls

Last weekend, Brian Bonham and I took a drive to the first few stops along the historic Columbia River Highway Scenic Byway 30 to spend some long-overdue time with waterfalls. After an uneventful-yet-windy stop at the Women’s Forum, we made our way to the first waterfall, Latourell Falls. There is so much that this particular waterfall has to offer, although this […]

By |Oct 25th, 2014|

A waterfall in profile

It doesn’t matter how many times I visit the same waterfall. Every time I go back, I find something new about it. Maybe it’s because of the time of day or the weather or my own mood at the time. All I know is that there never is a good excuse to not visit a waterfall. And what’s great is […]

By |Oct 23rd, 2014|

An easy way to improve photo composition

One of my chief concerns whenever I’m out creating photographs is making sure that I compose in such a way that directs the viewer’s eye. Effectively using leading lines and vanishing points is a surefire way to do this but I’ve also found that another great way to improve photo composition is by incorporating contrasting elements. Traditionally, we think of […]

By |Sep 18th, 2014|

The Path of Least Resistance, Groupings IV

Ruckel Creek Falls is a great place to visit if you’re trying to get a handle on this type of nature photography. It’s a short walk from the main parking area at the Eagle Creek Trail, right off of I84, and doesn’t require navigating any tough terrain to get to. A lot of the additions to my Path of Least Resistance study […]

By |Sep 10th, 2014|

Bandon on my mind

I’m about 90 minutes away from board a flight back down to Las Vegas to attend my 10th Photoshop World show and all I can think about is Face Rock sitting on the shore in Bandon, OR. I’ve only been to Bandon once, coincidentally with my good bud, Matt Kloskowski, one of the key instructors at Photoshop World. Who knows? […]

By |Sep 2nd, 2014|

Little ZigZag Falls

The trail that leads to Little ZigZag Falls is one of my favorite that I’ve found so far in the Pacific Northwest. It’s one of those places where the trail name truly is representative. All throughout the walk to the main falls is a creek that zigs and zags in all sorts of wonderful angles and directions. Some parts are […]

By |Aug 29th, 2014|