Pacific Northwest Nature Photography

Dog Mountain Balsamroot - Wildflowers of the Columbia Gorge
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Beauty on the micro scale

Desolate beach. ferocious winds, incessant rain, driftwood, piles of sea foam blown hither and yon looking like small, ghostly creatures scurrying to invade… But closer up… it’s another world… delicate bubble shapes… unexpected hues. And yes, they do stay still for a few seconds…

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Twilight of a working vessel

The remains of the “Peter Iredale,” on the Oregon Coast, 103 years after it ran aground

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The Good Old Days??

Amazing that Chimpanzees can live 40-45 years in the wild (!)

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Multiple Shades of Gray

Black and white photography is not as popular in today’s digital imaging world as it was in the days of film. Yet it remains a reasonable alternative in rendering scenes with inherently low contrast, as in e.g. mid-day/ mid-Summer lighting where an abundance of light may overwhelm camera sensors, “washing out” the scene.
To achieve [...]

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Myrtle Falls First Snow

It was a heavy mix of rain and snow that fell on Rainier last Thursday (9/26). This made the short path to Myrtle Falls somewhat treacherous, so I had to resort to my …low center of gravity posture ( i.e: sit on my b*tt and slide) to avoid falling I got my [...]

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Paradise Inn; Open 24-7

Night falls fast on late September days on Mount Rainier … but not *that* fast

This is a night+day composite image meant to capture the range of moods experienced in that historic building

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