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Look - Observe - See

Look - Observe - See

 I enjoy being in nature. It recharges the soul walking through the woods or along the coast. Looking at scenes that are untouched or that are in balance gives me a sense of inner peace.

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Advertising Locations in Landscape Photography

Advertising Locations in Landscape Photography

As a landscape photographer I love to get out into nature and capture its beauty. I then enjoy editing the image once home to fit my vision of how it looked. Sharing those moments I capture is something that comes naturally to me as a third part to the creative process.

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Almost giving up on sunset!

Almost giving up on sunset!

Shooting images doesn’t always result in success. I have been ‘skunked’ plenty of times when shooting. Sunrises and sunsets are never a sure thing. That is what makes getting something incredible all the more awesome when it happens!

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How Thomas Heaton changed my images.

How Thomas Heaton changed my images.

 I don’t shoot nearly as many of the wide landscapes anymore. Part of this is probably because I bought more normal focal length lenses, but I believe it is also because Thomas Heaton’s work is inspiring me to simplify scenes and work at focal lengths that are more traditional.

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National Parks vs true Wilderness

National Parks vs true Wilderness

As wild as National Parks may be here in the USA it is a common misconception that these are true wilderness. We look at these treasures of our natural lands, seeing them as icons attracting millions of visitors each year. They are really just that though, natural theme parks with iconic locations meant to amuse visitors.

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Trophy Hunting and Stamp Collecting in Photography

Trophy Hunting and Stamp Collecting in Photography

When starting out in photography I believed I needed to shoot something big, identifiable, and popular. I would travel vast distances to photograph something that had been shot hundreds of times before because it had a formula I could follow. A prescription for the prefect landscape photograph.

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Falls Creek Falls Vlog

Falls Creek Falls Vlog

I went on a trip in April to Falls Creek Falls on the Washington side of the Columbia River Gorge in the shadow of Mt. St Helens. It is an epic waterfall with 3 tiers and a massive amount of water cascading over it constantly.

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Rappelling into Panther Creek Falls

Rappelling into Panther Creek Falls

A rather dangerous hike down if you aren't paying attention, but absolutely worth the risk for the wondrous enveloping landscape you can descend into! A gem of the PNW and overlooked component piece of the Columbia River Gorge worthy of the excursion!

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