Pup Creek Falls

Pup Creek Falls is a hidden treasure  in the Clackamas River Basin. About 4 miles down the Clackamas River Trail, just outside of Estacada, Oregon, this 100 foot waterfall is nestled in a narrow grotto among the ferns and miss covered cliffs.

Audrey

Yesterday, we celebrated the opening of the Springwater trail in Boring. After the ribbon cutting, I discovered Audrey drawing away near the side of the Grange Hall. I guess sidewalk chalk tends to bring out the artist in all of us.

Dog Day’s End

Dogs love beaches too! Here’s my pup watching the sun set in Manzanita, not quite ready for the day to end.

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Photograph of rocks emerging from the sand at Manzanita Beach on the Oregon Coast.

Smugglers Cove

The beaches near Manzanita are still some of Oregon’s best kept secrets, especially if you’re looking for beautiful sunsets without the crowds. Here are a few shots of Smugglers Cove at Oswald West State Park just north of Manzanita.

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Portrait of a beautiful Estacada High School senior with special needs picture in blue jumper in mossy forest.

Megan | Estacada High School

It was a chilly winter day for a high school senior portrait session, but the Pacific Northwest fog made for a stunning background for Megan’s senior pictures! Megan loves to spend time at the Alton Collins retreat center that her parents manage in Eagle Creek, Oregon, so we took full advantage of the beautiful forest…

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Winter Fog

Say what you will about about cold and rainy winters in the Pacific Northwest, but the fog that has settled into our corner of the world has makes a pretty spectacular portrait backdrop–for pets AND people!  Here’s a shot of my dog, Cookie, on a cloudy New Year’s day at the Sandy River Delta Park…

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Roosevelt Elk

The Redwoods State and National Parks are a pretty cool place to be in mid December, especially when you know where to be when the sun’s warmth begins to burn off the morning fog.  That’s the time of day when you’re most likely to see the wild Roosevelt Elk that inhabit the grazing areas that…

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Point Reyes National Seashore

I was fortunate to spend an afternoon in California’s Point Reyes National Seashore where, despite the overcast skies and incredibly thick fog, I discovered some really great photo opportunities.  A really unique grove that frames the road leading to the preserve’s administrative building.  An old ship run aground.  And the deer came out to watch…

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Lake Tahoe

At over 6,200 in elevation, you can imagine it was a bit of a slog through knee-deep snow to approach Lake Tahoe.  But it was worth the effort to photograph the world’s 27th largest lake on this early winter evening in mid-December.  As the sun approached the horizon, the water was still, allowing the reflection…

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