Vista House Viewpoint




Today’s post comes from a viewpoint along the Columbia River Gorge in Oregon, just a short distance east of Portland. I arrived at the viewpoint before sunset, hoping to get a nice sunset image. But it wasn’t to be. As so often happens, a total lack of clouds prevented some nice color over the Vista […]

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Be Aware of Your Surroundings




After photographing the barn and wildflowers in my previous post, I picked up my tripod and equipment and prepared to move to another location. At that moment, I realized I had another image in front of me … snow-covered Mt. Hood was clearly visible to the left and behind the wildflowers I had been photographing. […]

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Choose Your Lens Carefully!




Ever been out shooting and not quite sure which lens to use? Today’s post, captured during my recent Columbia Gorge trip (Oregon) is a good example of how different lenses can dramatically change the image you capture. During my second visit to the Rowena Plateau area of the Tom McCall Nature Preserve, I decided to […]

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Indigo Bunting




Today’s post comes from my recent visit to the Loess Bluffs NWR, in northwestern Missouri. As I drove the auto tour route, I was fortunate to have a beautiful, male Indigo Bunting up close. As I sat in my vehicle, using it as a blind, I photographed this beauty for several minutes before it decided […]

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Fun Friday: Organizational Tip




Today’s “Fun Friday” post comes from a brief stop at Loess Bluffs NWR (formerly called “Squaw Creek NWR”) in northwest Missouri, while on my way home from photographing in the Columbia River Gorge. As I drove the 10-mile refuge auto tour route, I came upon a pair of adult Canada Geese with 8 young goslings. […]

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Beautiful Blue Camas




Today’s post features a beautiful blue wildflower growing in the Columbia River Gorge area of Oregon, a blue Camas (species unidentified) wildflower. Early one morning, I crossed the Columbia River to photograph at Catherine’s Creek Nature Area, a wonderful little area on the Washington state side of the river. One of the striking wildflowers at […]

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Wahkeena Falls




Another wonderful waterfalls I was able to photograph during my recent trip to the Columbia River Gorge in Oregon, was Wahkeena Falls. Although only 242 feet tall, it was one of my favorite waterfalls I found during my visit to the Gorge. There were several reachable viewpoints and each had it’s own advantages. Here are […]

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Horsetail Falls




Today’s post comes from a small waterfall that is located near Multnomah Falls … Horsetail Falls. Although it lacks the grandeur of Multnomah Falls, I found it very private and intimate, being able to maneuver all around the falls to capture different views and feelings. Here are a couple of my favorite images I captured […]

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The Grand-daddy




Today’s post features one of the highlights of my recent photo trip to Oregon’s Columbia River Gorge … Multnomah Falls. This two-tiered waterfall towers 611 feet high, with the top tier reaching 542 feet and the lower tier 69 feet.¬†According to Native American lore, Multnomah Falls was created to win the heart of a young […]

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Fun Friday: A ‘Pile’ of Pelicans




This “Fun Friday” post contains a couple of images I captured on my way home from my recent photo outing in the Pacific Northwest. Stopping by the Loess Bluffs NWR (formerly known as Squaw Creek NWR), I was hoping to find a few birds still lingering around from the spring migration. I arrived at the […]

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