February 14 is not only Valentines Day, it is the anniversary of Oregon Statehood. Please enjoy some of my favorite images of this wonderful state, and let me know which are your favorites. To view this slide show in a slightly larger format, or to purchase prints or licensing rights, click on this Oregon Photo Gallery link.
One of the most scenic places on the Oregon coast is Bandon Beach. It’s one of my personal favorites, and I think it is has some of the most photogenic scenery on the entire west coast. The main attraction for photography is the sea stacks – monolithic rock formations that provide dramatic subject matter for photographers in just about any weather condition. You’d be hard-pressed to find a better location for sunset seascapes. Nowhere else on the coast has such [read more ...]
The Old McKenzie Pass Highway, OR 242, has opened for the summer after snow plows were finally able to clear both lanes of the road. This part of the McKenzie Pass – Santiam Pass National Scenic Byway is an incredibly scenic route across Oregon’s Cascade Mountains. Traveling west to east, the highway passes through lush old-growth forest characterized by massive Douglas-fir and western red-cedar trees, makes a series of hairpin turns to climb to the central Cascades, and crosses lava [read more ...]
The Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA), recently honored the best books in 50 categories at the 22nd Annual Benjamin Franklin Awards™ in New York City prior to the BookExpo America tradeshow. Photographing Oregon was named best book of the year in the Travel category. Judged by a panel of book industry experts including buyers at wholesale and retail levels, librarians, book critics, design experts, and independent publishing consultants, these books have been scrutinized by individuals involved in the very markets [read more ...]
For the past couple of years, the Oregon Natural Desert Association (ONDA) has been working to bring together landowners in the John Day River Basin and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) in a partnership that will result in both increased protection and better public access for some wonderful territory in north central Oregon. Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley just introduced the Cathedral Rock and Horse Heaven Wilderness Act of 2010 in Congress, which, if passed, will give these [read more ...]
If you’re anywhere in Oregon’s southern Willamette Valley this weekend, please join me in celebrating the release of Photographing Oregon. There will be a slide show and some prints on display, and we’ll have light refreshments. The event takes place on Saturday, April 25, from 5-7 pm at Tsunami Books, 2585 Willamette Street in Eugene.
I am very happy to announce the release of my new book, Photographing Oregon. The latest in the series of specialized travel guides published by PhotoTripUSA, the book is written for those with an avid interest in photography, from beginners to advanced amateurs to pros. In it I describe hundreds of the most photogenic natural landmarks and other attractions for scenic photography in Oregon. The book contains 300+ pages of text and over 240 photos, and includes detailed location directions [read more ...]