Why you should embrace obstacles

The photographer who I was two or three years ago would look at a scene like this and immediately walk right by it. “There are too many damn trees in the way!” is something that I’d likely bark to myself. I suppose that’s a natural progression of growth for me. I usually start with something laid out in a clear, sensical way and […]

By |Jan 13th, 2015|

Facing off with Little ZigZag Falls

You know what will help clear a Las Vegas-induced cold? Taking in the crisp and fresh air in the Mt. Hood region of Oregon. My good bud, Matt Kloskowski, is visiting town again (he works for onOne, Inc. – a Portland-based company) and so we rallied the troops to get some nature shooting under our belts. Joining us […]

By |Jan 11th, 2015|

A Portrait of Abiqua Falls

Well, Day 1 of 2015 is rolling thru the curtains. Only 364 more of these 24-hour slots to go for the year… but who’s counting? :) I wanted to kick off my first post of the year by sharing this portrait of Abiqua Falls. The scramble down can be dicey in muddy conditions, like on the day we hiked down, but […]

By |Jan 1st, 2015|

The beauty of Wahclella Falls

I’ve been to Wahclella Falls a handful of times and it rates very high on my life of waterfalls to visit along the Columbia River Gorge because the journey to it is just as fascinating as the destination. It’s a great hike that offers a variety of scenery to photograph. I took this photo almost a year ago and recently […]

By |Dec 21st, 2014|

Abiqua Falls About Face

The scramble down to Abiqua Falls is interesting to say the least. I’m still trying to decide whether I hated going down or climbing back up more but I am certain that it is worth it when you finally get there. However, as is the case with most of these natural destinations, there is so much more to the area […]

By |Dec 20th, 2014|

Some Lensbaby Fun

When I visited Emerald Falls for the first time the other week, I thought it’d be a great opportunity to put my new Lensbaby Composer Pro w/Edge 80 optic lens to work. It had been so many years since I used a Lensbaby but there has always been something alluring to them. Little did I realize that Lensbaby’s […]

By |Dec 7th, 2014|