A Quiet Winter Wilderness in Washington State

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A Quiet Winter Wilderness in Washington State

I recently took off for a few days out in the wide, wild  wilderness between the Cascade Mountains and Rocky Mountains…. here’s a sample of what I brought home. Click any image to enlarge. Silent Forest in Winter A gorgeous winter day on Mount Spokane in Eastern Washington in late January. The forest is quiet, the

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Portraits in the Florida Wilderness

Fakahatchee Barred Owl An adult barred owl watches from the hardwoods at the northern end of the Fakahatchee Strand early in the morning in Southwest Florida near Golden Gate. Carolina Saddlebags Dragonfly Found throughout the Eastern United States and some of the Canadian provinces, this large attractive dragonfly was photographed in the wild and swamp-like

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There’s No Home Like the Road…

“Nothing behind me, everything ahead of me, as is ever so on the road.” – Jack Kerouac It’s been a very busy month – full of fall family portrait sessions, private events and meetings with some new projects I’m working on as my 10 year-old photography company continues to evolve and grow. With a strong yearning for the open road

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When Wild Animals Make People a Natural Resource

A few days ago I was driving eastward across the state of Washington across the barren sagebrush desert with my family when one of my boys needed to use the restroom. We stopped just east of Ellensburg at the Ryegrass Safety Rest Area in Kittitas County, and as usual… I started poking around the rocks and sages for

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Rugged Beauty of the Pacific Northwest Coast

It’s been a whole month since I last did a post, and as I just expressed in my August 2014 monthly newsletter I just sent out today (you should subscribe!) I’ve been in my typical month-long hiatus that occurs every four years when the World Cup happens. Then I had family in town…… In a nutshell

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Grizzlybear Prickly Pear – Washington’s Desert Beauty

Recently I made yet another foray into the deserts of my increasingly favorite area of the Pacific Northwest, the Oak Creek Wildlife Area in Yakima County, Washington. As I’ve stated in other posts across the years, I am a big fan of cacti – and especially when they are in bloom. What I never would have

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