Pillars of Rome

Pillars of Rome Located in a remote southeastern corner of Oregon, the trek to the Pillars of Rome was part of a photographic quest to further explore my home state. An eight and half hour drive from Portland, the Pillars are definitely off the beaten path and are something few residents or visitors take the…

Latourell Falls

Latourell Falls This is possibly one of my favorite falls in the Willamette Valley. The uniqueness of the bright moss on the rocks and the way the water spills right off the cliff side creating deep shadows behind is such a juxtaposition of texture and light it creates an appearance of depth greater than what…

Sunrise over Vista

Sunrise over Vista A friend and I went out on an early spring morning to capture the sun coming up over the Columbia River Gorge. Driving out, we almost turned around due to all the cloud cover, but instead kept pushing forward. Once the sun came out from behind the clouds, we only had a…

A Drive over the St. John’s

A Drive over the St. John’s Since I have a roof rack on my car, I tightened the camera down on top, adjusted the settings I wanted and put my shutter release inside the car. This allowed me to take the photo precisely at the time I wanted while I was driving. When the opportunity…

Softness

Softness

Sometimes you just have to get really close to your subject and when you do, the smallest things are incredibly significant. The tiniest of details at the center of a flower offer an amazing visual display of what nature can provide when we stop to really look.

~ Nathan V. Holden

Tulips from Beneath

Tulips from beneath Another perspective shot, this is one of my favorites as it allows you to see tulips in an entirely different way. Of course, it’s not always as simple as getting down low – sometimes you have to make sacrifices. Looking for that one stand out flower to be the showcase, and wanting…