Saturday Market – Portland Family Photographer

Kim and I headed out for a late breakfast this morning at the Portland Saturday Market with some friends and their daughter Callie. I figured that when you put a market and a kid together, there would be photo opportunities abound. Turns out I was right.  (Click the images to view larger versions).

Larch Mountain Sunrise

Larch Mountain towers over the Oregon side of the Columbia River Gorge.  High up, it has some pretty commanding views of Mount Hood, Mount St. Helens, and Mount Adams.  I was blessed with fog in the valley as the sun rose behind Mt. Adams on this August morning. (Click on the image to view a…

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Sammi – Aloha High School

Had a great time this evening photographing Sammi, a student at Aloha High School in Beaverton, Oregon. These shots were taken along the Willamette River at George Rogers Park in Lake Oswego, Oregon.

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Mount Hood Wilderness

Mount Hood is pretty amazing as far as mountains go, even more so when you get to see it up close and personal.  My friends make fun of me because I call it “My Mountain,” and this weekend it was just that as my dog and I spent some quality time together in the Mount Hood Wilderness (see previous post). Here’s some images of “My Mountain” from this past weekend’s backpacking trip.

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Ramona Falls – Portland Fine Art Photographer

Ramona Falls is pretty special as far as waterfalls ago, not only for its beauty but for the fact that it’s protected inside the Mount Hood Wilderness.  Ramona Creek tumbles down about 120 feet across broken basalt before flowing into the nearby Sandy River. The falls were first discovered in 1845 when Sam Barlow and his team of pioneers had to abandon construction of a wagon route around Mt. Hood before the onset of winter.

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Of Dogs and Mountains

My dog Cookie and I spent the last few days backpacking in Oregon’s Mount Hood Wilderness.  At about 6:30pm on Saturday night, Cookie and I were hiking along at about 6500 feet when we came across  a woman camped on Gnarl Ridge—her tent pitched looking out at an amazing view of Mt. Jefferson and the South Sister.

Her only mistake was that she left the front door of her tent unzipped and wide open. At this point Cookie saw her opportunity. We watched helplessly as Cookie (who was exhausted from 25 miles of hiking during the previous days) burst into the tent, dusty paws, doggy pack and all, and proceeded to crawl into this woman’s sleeping bag! Unfortunately I was too embarrassed to take the time for a photograph, but here’s a few shots of Cookie on the trail. (Click on the images to see larger versions).

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