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…

Bird Nests

Bird nests Eagles are not an uncommon site in Oregon and driving along a country road one day with my wife, we kept seeing a number of bald eagles. At one point along a straight stretch of the road, was a line of trees and in them were these massive nests. Eagles’ nests are truly…

Steen’s from Alford

Steen’s from the Alvord This is my absolute favorite place in Oregon. There are so many places in the state that I love, but there are so many reasons why this one is at the top of my list. It’s remote, practically zero light pollution –which makes the stars something to see – and the…

Alvord Cracks

Alvord Cracks Oregon’s Alvord Dessert is a desolate place. It is open and exposed and has a heaviness to it; it grounds you. Follow the cracks in the earth and you will discover that they all connect for as far as the eye can see. At the same time, looking up, the absolutely clear sky…

Eclipse Hills

Eclipse Hills As much as I wanted to capture the eclipse progression, I also wanted to capture the experience of the eclipse twilight. To do this, I used a camera that didn’t have a filter and was able to get this image in a single shot. This is what it was like from the ground…

Painted Hills

Painted Hills There’s a reason why the Painted Hills is one of the seven wonders of Oregon – the colors are truly spectacular. They have been photographed countless times, but no two photographs are the same. The light shifts from moment to moment and season to season and the landscape slowly changes over time with…