Devil’s Staircase Adventure, in Oregon’s Siuslaw National Forest

Devil’s Staircase Adventure, in Oregon’s Siuslaw National Forest

Hidden deep in Oregon’s Coast Range within Siuslaw National Forest lies one of the Pacific Northwest’s hidden gems, the Devil’s Staircase. This remote and beautiful location is part of the proposed Devil’s Staircase Wilderness Area, slated for...
Fine Art landscape Photographs!

Fine Art landscape Photographs!

If I’m lucky I get to release new fine art landscape photographs a couple of times each year.  It is a long process which requires lots of tedious decisions that would be irrelevant in the eyes of some and critical in the eyes of others.  The difference between...
New Fine Art Landscape Photography!

New Fine Art Landscape Photography!

I’m excited to announce the release of three beautiful new pieces of fine art landscape photography! As the winter of 2016-17 winds down for the season, the historic snowfalls are no linger chilling to recount. The image at right, “Tumalo Creek in...
The Seven Wonders of Central Oregon!

The Seven Wonders of Central Oregon!

The Seven Wonders of Central Oregon…. I love lists…especially outdoor related lists.  Ever since Travel Oregon’s wildly successful Seven Wonders of Oregon campaign, I’ve brainstormed about what would be on my list of the Seven Wonders of...
Mike Putnam, Oregon Landscape Photographer.

Mike Putnam, Oregon Landscape Photographer.

Where to begin?  How about the beginning….  I was born in Omaha, Nebraska, a long time ago!  A year later, my parents, Mike and Sheila Putnam, packed up and moved our family to Lexington, Kentucky.  I had a pleasant, and very well supported, if not typical...
California Road Trip!

California Road Trip!

California Road trip.  I am often asked by friends  where I’ve been traveling for landscape photography purposes.  They are often surprised that I rarely leave Central Oregon and virtually never leave the boundaries of my home state of Oregon.   I live in...