morning on waldo lake

    October 20, 2016


    Part of our travels this past September included our annual trip to Waldo Lake. East of Eugene and south of Bend, Waldo is one of our special places, and it is remote enough that there is no cellular coverage, which suits us fine. This year, we spent a week there with the Casita, living off the grid, hiking, chopping firewood, and enjoying the forest.

    I love photographing the lake, especially at the beginning of the day, when the overnight winds have calmed, the mists are clearing, and portions of the shore become bathed in sunshine while others linger in the shadows.

    Next year, I need to figure out how to get the tree on the left a bit further into the frame without reducing the left side of the image to a mush of trees (which is what it is).

    Click the image to see it larger. You can find last year’s Waldo Lake photos here; the group includes one of my all-time favorites–and a rare black and white photo from me.


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    sunset, hart mountain

    October 18, 2016

    Hart Mountain National Antelope Refuge is a rather unbelievable place, 422 square miles of wilderness tucked deep in the southernmost part of Oregon, at 4,000 feet. It is primitive and magnificent, and we were fortunate to spend…

  • alvord-hot-springs

    susan, at the hot springs

    October 4, 2016

    On our recent travels, Susan and I visited hot springs both at Hart Mountain National Antelope Refuge and the Alvord Desert. The springs at Hart were pretty crappy  — they looked like they hadn’t been cleaned…

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    yet another larch mountain sunset (panorama)

    September 28, 2016

    One of my favorite places in the Portland area is Larch Mountain. I’ve been photographing there for years at all hours of the day, and one of the things I love is spending a sunset atop…

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    along the trail

    July 20, 2016

    I have been going through photos from the first trip this past spring, and happened upon this one, from a lovely afternoon in Boulder City, Nevada. The National Park Service has built a gorgeous hiking trail that follows…

  • canopy

    cathedral in the forest

    July 5, 2016

    Spent a beautiful afternoon hiking along the Salmon River (outside of Welches, Oregon) last week. The trail, part of the Mt. Hood Wilderness, meanders along the river through a forest full of old-growth trees, something you…

  • sunset, with approaching storm, elephant rock

    sunset, with approaching storm, elephant rock

    April 13, 2016

    This shot was taken in the Needles district of Canyonlands National Park, which is about 60 miles southeast of Moab, Utah. Susan found this location while out on an all day hike, and suggested that it…

  • sunset, pine valley peak

    sunset, Pine Valley Peak

    April 2, 2016

    This was a glorious evening, spent in a little-visited part of Zion National Park, Kolob Canyons. I was up at about 7,000 feet, with snow on the ground, a brisk wind in the air and a temperature of 39°F.…

  • sunset in the valley pano

    sunset in the valley (panorama)

    March 25, 2016

    I’m currently camped in Valley of Fire State Park, north of Las Vegas. I’ve been coming here for years, but I have never seen the desert as green as it is right now; this is a banner year…

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    over Lake Cahuilla

    March 20, 2016

    This is my favorite image from our time down at Lake Cahuilla in La Quinta, California. There’s something I love about Susan’s gaze down below at the landscape (and our little trailer) on a beautiful afternoon…


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