The Enchanted Forest

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The Enchanted Forest

Last week I was in Banff, Alberta where I had been attending the AMAZING Second Annual International Landscape Photographers’ Association Summit. On the way home headed westward back to Seattle, I took a curve on a mountain highway near Revelstoke, British Columbia and ran into this incredible view on the side of the Trans-Canada Highway. I just

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Mountain Nature of the Evergreen State

Post #200! Many thanks for all of you who have hung around this long with me through the years! Today I’m still uploading images that have been in cue for editing and uploading to my nature photography website and these just happen to be from places not too far from my home in my adopted home of Washington,

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Wildlife of the Pacific Northwest

Lately I’ve been shooting more new images faster than I can edit & caption them, so over the next couple of weeks, I’ll be finally getting new images of the wildlife of the Pacific Northwest ready and sharing a bunch of them as fast as I can upload. Click any image to enlarge…. enjoy! I appreciate any feedback in

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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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Stormy Weather over Idaho’s Plummer Creek

On a recent trip in northwestern Idaho I made a stop at Plummer Creek near Chatcolet Lake. What amazing skies as an autumn storm rolled in! Plummer Creek Wonderfully strange lighting and weather on Plummer Creek as it flows toward Chatcolet Lake in northwestern Idaho on a very somber day.           

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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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A Blank Place on the Map – Gold Creek Pond

Yesterday I went for a short hike around one of my regular stopping places in the Cascade Mountains at Gold Creek Pond at the very top of Snoqualmie Pass, just east of Seattle. Toward the top of the pass, it just started snowing, and there was a couple of inches of fresh snow around the pond,

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