Hello everybody!  I haven’t made an official announcement on this website about our new venture, Pacific Crest Stock Photography and it’s about time.  Pacific Crest Stock is stock photography company started by me and My great friend and fellow photographer, Troy McMullin.  Pacific Crest Stock specializes in licensing top quality landscape images for advertising, editorial and marketing purposes.  Please visit our website, Pacific Crest Stock to see lots of galleries filled with stunning Oregon landscape images.  I should also mention our new Pacific Crest Blog where I will now focus most of my blogging effort.  For future photo updates about mine and Troy’s recent photography related adventures, our Pacific Crest Blog is the place to visit.  If you’ve enjoyed visiting this blog, I encourage you to visit our Pacific Crest Blog because it will be updated more frequently.  I’ll continue to use this Mike Putnam Photography website/blog but it will be more focused on fine art photography information and updates.  I go out and get some spectacular new images that will definitely be available as fine art prints, it will be be first announced here.  Also I’ll announce upcoming shows, new print releases, and ongoing exhibits on this site.

So, for frequent updates about Central Oregon Trail conditions and our evolving wilderness scenery in the Bend area, please bookmark our new Pacific Crest Blog or better yet, sign up for an RSS feed!  I’ve heard from several people who are now using our Pacific Crest Blog as their home page or they have included our blog in their RSS feeder that updates automatically on their Google or Yahoo based home pages because they enjoy updates on Central Oregon’s beautiful scenery so much and they enjoy the stories that accompany our images as well.  You’ll find that Troy is quite the wordsmith!  Visit our “About Us” Page for some info about Troy who recently posted a blog with some beautiful fall images from along the McKenzie River.  You can even view some of the images he plans on pirating from my portfolio in that blog entry.  I also recently finished a blog entry about the Metolius River which includes some of my favorite images from that area that are available as fine art prints.  I hope you enjoy our new Pacific Crest Stock blog please visit there often!