As with most aspects of my life as a Landscape photographer in the Bend Oregon area, things have evolved. I try to continually improve the quality of my Photography, my Greeting cards, my fine art prints and the service that I offer to collectors. I have recently found a printer for my greeting cards which is far superior in term of image quality and do to the higher volume of cards that I’ll be purchasing, the costs will be no more than my previous line of cards. The selection of available cards is different as I want my collection to share the beauty and diversity that the Bend, Oregon area has to offer. Below each of the following images, will be a few special thoughts about why a given image was selected to be part of my new and improved Central Oregon Greeting Card collection. Please visit my Central Oregon Greeting Cards page to purchase cards now! So here are the new cards!
Central Oregon’s Mount Jefferson Wilderness Greeting Card is one of my favorite places in the world and this is my favorite image from that beautiful location. This was part of my previous greeting card collection, but I couldn’t resist including it in my new improved card collection. This scene captures the most beautiful wildflower meadow I’ve ever experienced and one of the most beautiful mountains in the world! Needless to say, I was thrilled when I first viewed the 4×5 transparencies that I captured that day with my large format landscape camera. I was honored to have this image grace the cover of the Visit Bend over two years ago. Visit Bend is an innovative and exceptionally effective group staffed by talented and personable people. I consider their guide to be the best regional guide in Central Oregon and quite possibly the the entire Pacific Northwest area. This image has proven to be very popular amongst Fine Art Photography collectors and and Bend visitors alike!
This image of Bitterroot Blossoms Greeting Card along the Alder Springs Trail, near Sisters, Oregon is new to my collection of Central Oregon Greeting cards. I wanted a beautiful representation of the Central Oregon high desert and this image of luminous desert wildflowers fit the bill. Also, it is a favorite of my beautiful wife, so I really had no choice!
The above Smith Rock State Park Greeting Card is another image which captures the rugged beauty of Central Oregon’s high desert. Delicate sulfur flowers surrounding an aged sagebrush, are backed by a Smith Rock feature know as “The Monument”. Smith Rock is a phenomenal destination for visitors to the Bend area and I hope this new greeting/note card will help share the beauty of the Central Oregon area.
Summit Sunrise Greeting Card. This beautiful Image of the Oregon Cascades bathed in the alpenglow of morning’s first light is my best attempt at sharing the stunning alpine scenery that is found in the Three Sisters Wilderness area, near Bend, Oregon. I worked really hard to get this shot and No, it was not taken from an airplane! I’ve been asked that question dozens of times! I actually climbed Central Oregon’s South Sister three times with a 40+ pound pack in order to capture this idyllic alpine image. The first time, clouds rolled in, the second, hurricane force winds prevented me from even setting up my tripod and on the third attempt, the conditions were blissfully calm and the alpenglow was resplendent! I captured lots of great images with my beloved wooden 4×5 camera that morning, but this is my favorite. I don’t think a more dramatic and alpine scene can be found in Oregon. Mountains that are visible in the large fine art version of this image (from nearest to farthest) include Middle Sister, North Sister, Black Crater, Black Butte, Three FIngered Jack, Mount Jefferson(see Mount Jefferson Wilderness above), Mt. Hood, Mt. Adams, Mt. St. Helens, and Mt. Rainier! Awesome!
Incidently, an image I captured the same morning as this(slightly different composition) is still used in advertising campaigns by Bend’s Bank of the Cascades and fine art prints of this beautiful scene can be found in private and corporate collections across the United States.
Tumalo Falls in Autumn Greeting Card. Bend Oregon’s Tumalo falls is an iconic Central Oregon location and a popular departure point for summer adventures such as hiking and Mountain Biking trips. I’ve been to Tumalo Falls dozens of times and this was by far the most colorful I’ve ever seen this area. I happen to be exploring with my now 8 year old daughter, Emma, during a heavy autumn rain. Emma was a trooper and I captured what is one of my favorite Oregon landscape photographs. While Bend is considered to be in the high desert, it is surrounded by water! Tumalo Creek, the Deschutes River, the Cascade Lakes, and numerous small streams course through the Bend area and I wanted to represent this characteristic of the Central Oregon area with one of my new note cards.
Sparks Lake Greeting Card. Sparks Lake is an easily accessible Boating and hiking destination near Bend, Oregon. The composition and serene beauty of Sparks Lake draws photographer from around the world. I’ve been to Sparks Lake dozens of times and this is by far the best image I’ve captured from it’s beautiful shores. The night before I captured this stunning photo, there was an alpine snowfall and the clearing storm left a gorgeous array of clouds as the sun rose. In addition to being a popular fine art print, this image was also recently selected by the good folks of Visit Bend as the cover shot for their newest tourism guide of the Bend, Oregon area.
Mt. Washington Greeting Card. The above image of Central Oregon’s Mount Washington was captured along the shores of a backcountry lake in the Mt. Washington Wilderness Area. I have to thank my friend, beer buddy, and partner in our stock photography business, Pacific Crest Stock for first finding this hidden location while bushwacking far from any trails. To visit our stock photography site, follow this link, Oregon stock photos. This view of Mt. Washington is the best I’ve found and the fresh alpine snow combined with fall color along the lake shore make for a stunning greeting card.
Aspen Leaves Greeting Card. The above image of Aspen leaves is one of my most popular fine art prints and will make a colorful addition to my collection of Central Oregon Greeting Cards. These leaves were along the Deschutes River Trail south of Bend. Bend’s high elevation and arid climate allow for aspen trees to thrive. There are stands of aspen trees scattered throughout the Central Oregon area. In autumn during select years, these trees can explode with color, making beautiful and delicate scenes like the one above.
Either a variety pack including one each of my 8 different cards or boxes of 8 cards of the same individual image are available. Envelopes are included with the cards . To order cards, please visit my greeting cards purchase page. Central Oregon Greeting Cards. For retailers that are interested in larger purchases, please contact me for retail rates.
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