Oregon Landscape Photography Blog

This blog section is a way for me to share images and adventures with friends, family, and fellow professional photographers. Most of these adventures take place in the wilderness area near Bend, Oregon, the heart of Central Oregon. Many of the images you will see here were originally captured with a large format camera, as were all of the images on my website. Over the past several years, I’ve accumulated thousands of very good photos, most of which are not available for purchase. I’ve found that sharing my work is one of the most rewarding parts of being a photographer and this news section will hopefully provide me with a more efficient way of sharing my work with others. In addition to sharing Oregon Landscape photographs that may not be available on my website, the informality of this blog will allow me to share information and anecdotes about my photographic adventures on a more personal level. I hope you enjoy it!

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 a proposed Wilderness Area, slated for protection.  Boasting one of the most remote locations in Oregon’s Coast Range, amazing forest is home to black bears, elk, and an […]

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Top 10 Oregon Waterfall Hikes!

Top 10 Oregon waterfall hikes.  Oregon is blessed with an amazing collection of waterfalls, arguably the most impressive  in the United States.  This, of course, means many readers will have a favorite waterfall which is not on my list.  That’s actually good.  It will give me more waterfalls to explore and hopefully photograph.  I’ve ventured […]

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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 Central Oregon.  As I debated and compiled information and images of the locations on this list, I was […]

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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 a proposed Wilderness Area, slated for protection.  Boasting one of the most remote locations in Oregon’s Coast Range, amazing forest is home to black bears, elk, and an […]

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Top 10 Oregon Waterfall Hikes!

Top 10 Oregon waterfall hikes.  Oregon is blessed with an amazing collection of waterfalls, arguably the most impressive  in the United States.  This, of course, means many readers will have a favorite waterfall which is not on my list.  That’s actually good.  It will give me more waterfalls to explore and hopefully photograph.  I’ve ventured […]

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New Oregon Greeting Cards!

New Oregon Greeting Cards! My line of Oregon Greeting Cards/ Note Cards has gradually grown over the last few years.  I’m anticipating the arrival of 5 new cards, which I believe will help balance out my Oregon Greeting Cards collection. Broken Top Greeting Card Broken Top Mountain, located in Oregon’s Three Sisters Wilderness Area is […]

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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 images that will translate well on the […]

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Oregon Coast Photography!

Oregon Coast Photography.  Everyone loves the beautiful Oregon Coast, it seems almost universal.  Cool temperatures and rainy, blustery winter weather are embraced rather than endured on the Oregon Coast.  In exchange for non tropical weather, coastal visitors get rugged seascapes, an abundance of seafood, old growth coastal forests and a relative scarcity of fellow visitors. […]

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Rattlesnakes in Oregon, Hikers Beware!

Hiking season is upon us in Oregon and with this seasonal evolution, should come some caution.  The first  areas in Oregon to reward hikers are of low elevation.  Low elevation riparian areas, specifically in the high desert regions  of Central and Eastern Oregon are home to the indigenous Western Rattlesnake which tend to awake from their […]

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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 Winter” was captured with my trusty 4x5 film camera.  It is the same […]

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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 Central Oregon.  As I debated and compiled information and images of the locations on this list, I was […]

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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 childhood.  I attended Sayre School( Go Spartans!) from Kindergarten […]

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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 downtown Bend, not far from this location along the banks of Mirror […]

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New Bend Oregon Photos!

There are few places that have more enjoyable summers than Bend Oregon.  Warm sunny days, low humidity, cool evenings and endless outdoor recreational opportunities are what define summers in Bend.  Luckily, I was able to capture several new Bend Oregon photos which  capture the essence of this beautiful city and the surrounding region.  At the […]

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Tumalo Falls Photos, Bend’s Waterfall!

Located just 10 minutes from downtown Bend, Oregon, Tumalo Falls is a short drive from the hub of Central Oregon. In summer months, Tumalo Falls is easily accessible but the parking lot does fill up during summer weekends, so arrive early. The trail which directly parallels Tumalo Creek travels uphill for several miles and passes an astounding array of additional waterfalls.

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Oregon Landscape Photos!

I’m thrilled to announce That I have released two new Oregon landscape photos!  My collection of fine art landscape photographs is continually growing as I attempt to capture new images of Oregon’s diverse and beautiful landscapes. The first of my new Oregon Landscape photos is Central Oregon’s very own Black Butte. My New fine art […]

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Metal prints! A new presentation for my landscape photography.

Metal prints?  I’m a traditionalist.  I’ve always preferred my traditional fine art photographs over other medias such as canvas gallery wraps, acrylic face mounts or metal prints but I’m beginning to see the light.  Call me a late adaptor!  Last year I had many meetings with the good folks at St. Charles Hospital, here in […]

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Oregon Greeting Cards! Hot off the press!

My New Oregon Greeting Cards have arrived!  Four new greeting cards which beautifully capture the beauty of Bend and the Central Oregon Region. All of these Oregon Greeting Cards are 5x7 and if you purchase them from my website, envelopes are included.  To see my entire collection, visit,  Oregon Greeting Cards. The print quality of […]

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Mirror Pond, Crow’s Feet Commons and My Urban Bliss.

I discovered the view of Mirror Pond long before My wife, Dr. Debbie Putnam and I ever moved to Bend, Oregon.  I remember the moment well.  It was 20 years ago and I was surfing the internet, which at the time was a collection of long strings and dixie cups!  I was looking for a […]

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Sierra Club Calendar October 2016!

I’m extremely proud to announce that one of my images was selected to be in the Sierra Club Calendar October 2016!  I’ve have been a fan of the Sierra club my entire life and their Wilderness Calendars have  always been filled with images captured by photographers who have influenced and motivated me.  The Sierra Club’s […]

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2016 “Bend Wild” Wall Calendar!

I’m very excited to announce the release of my very first “Bend Wild Calendar”, hot off the presses for Christmas.  I’ve entertained countless suggestions to print my own Bend, Oregon area calendar for years and this year, I finally made the plunge.  This beautiful calendar was printed in Oregon and designed right here in Bend. […]

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New “Smith Rock Morning” fine art photograph!

I am proud to announce the release of “Smith Rock Morning”, my newest fine art photograph which I will unveil at the upcoming First Friday(11/6/2015) Art Walk at Crows Feet Commons( 875 NW Brooks Street, Bend, Or).  I’ll be at Crow’s Feet from 5-9PM with a huge collection of my new and old work, as […]

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New Fine Art Photograph of “Thor’s Well” on the Oregon Coast!

I’d only read about Thor’s Well, an amazing natural water feature located at Cape Perpetua on the Oregon Coast until about two years ago.  It is surreal, to say the least.  Thor’s Well is essentially an oversized ocean blow hole.  It is a large hole in the seaside rocks that is filled from underneath by […]

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“Morning Glory” Three Sisters Sunrise.

I’m very excited to introduce a beautiful new fine art photograph,” Morning Glory”.  This image of Central Oregon’s famed Three Sisters Mountains was a long time in the making.  My wife Debbie and I have lived in Central Oregon for 18 years and have been fortunate to gaze upon the Three Sisters almost daily.  Each […]

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Oneonta Gorge, Columbia River Gorge.

As I age( gracefully?) I find that I am drawn back to natural location with a mystical presence.  I’ve been to Oregon’s amazing Oneonta Gorge several times in the past and I’ve only had minimal success from a photographic perspective.  Nonetheless, Oneonta draws me back.  Oneonta Gorge and its climactic Oneonta Falls are located in […]

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New Cannon Beach Fine Art Photograph!

One of my stated photography goals for 2015 is to capture some photographs of the Oregon Coast that are worthy of being in my fine art portfolio.  In the back of my mind I felt like three new prints of the Oregon Coast captured during 2015 would be a good start.  Because I am a […]

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Riverside Animal Hospital!

I’m thrilled to announce that my fine art landscape photographs are  currently being exhibited at the recently opened Riverside Animal Hospital, located at 25 NW Olney Avenue in Bend, Oregon.  Riverside Animal Hospital is located in the same building where Deschutes Veterinary Clinic was formerly located.  Although some of the employees are the same, this […]

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New photo of the John Day Painted Hills!

The Painted Hill of John Day have mesmerized geologists and paleontologists for generations.  The Painted Hills themselves, have been adored by photographers since the development of the camera. I make a photographic pilgrimage to the Painted Hills of John Day, in hopes of capturing a fine art photograph, just like the one you see below! […]

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Print Donation for Highland Elementary School

Friends and family of mine are well aware that my wonderful daughter, Emma, attended the Highland Magnet School at Kenwood, located just blocks away from our home in Bend, Oregon.  Highland is a K-5th grade school that incorporates the Scottish Storyline method of teaching.  I can’t say enough positive things about this wonderful school and […]

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New Mt Rainier National Park Fine Art Photograph!

As many of you know, I live in Bend, Oregon, the hub of Central Oregon and One of the most amazing regions of the United States.  As a professional landscape photographer, there are countless photo opportunities in the Bend area so leaving Central Oregon for work reasons can be hard to justify.  A quick visit […]

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The Best new Oregon Landscape Photos for 2014!

I’ve never done a year in review post before and frankly, the idea scared me.  Not because I am not proud of my work, I am quite proud.  My trepidation stemmed from the fact that, in most years, I don’t put out a lot of new work.  Please don’t perceive this “lack of new work” […]

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Oregon’s magical Tamolitch Pool, aka, the “Blue Pool”!

This past year, I have found myself gravitating towards photography locations that have lured me in a a spiritual way.  Don’t get me wrong, I’ve always felt spiritual sensations when in the presence of natural beauty but in past years, I’ve primarily been drawn to grand landscapes…think dramatic clouds, snow-covered mountains with wildflower filled foregrounds. […]

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Beautiful New Metolius River Print!

I will be unveiling a new fine art photograph at tomorrow(11/7/14) nights First Friday Art Walk and I couldn’t be more excited.  I have loved the Metolius River since the first time I explored its shores but frankly, it is a river whose exceptional beauty is photographically elusive. Old growth conifers, brilliantly colored water, verdant […]

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Top 10 Fall color Hikes in the Bend, Oregon area!

I’ve probably thought about this list of the best fall color hikes in the Bend, Oregon area way too much.  I love Bend and the Central Oregon area as much as anyone and as a landscape photographer, I’ve done an extraordinary amount of hiking and scouting in the Bend area for photography purposes.  So, with […]

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Oregon’s Beautiful Mt. Jefferson!

Oregon’s Mt. Jefferson is quite possibly my favorite mountain in the world.  Mt. Jefferson is stunning, rugged and remote.  It holds lots of snow in summer which tends to make it more photogenic than some other Oregon volcanoes.  Also, it is loaded with wildflowers.  Mt. Jefferson, when viewed from the west and looking east, has […]

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New Prints for First Friday Photography show, 9/5/2014!

I am very excited to announce that I will be releasing two new fine art landscape photographs this Friday, 9/5/14 at the Patagonia of Bend.  I don’t often release new landscape prints and releasing two at the same first Friday is very unusual for me.  In addition to the two new prints I will have […]

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New Lower Deschutes River Fine Art Photographs!

Oregon’s Lower Deschutes River has long been considered one of the best Steelhead and trout fisheries in the US and I’ve been working on this beautiful new print of the Lower Deschutes River for two years before I got the result I was after which you see below. This beautiful fine art print of the […]

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Oregon’s Abiqua Falls!

Oregon is blessed with countless amazing waterfalls.  Proxy Falls, Elowah Falls, Silver Falls, Salt Creek Falls, Tumalo Falls and Multnomah Falls are stunning by any standards.  It is rare that I find a waterfall that is equally as impressive as those beauties but recently I did find a waterfall that is new to me and […]

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New Middle Deschutes River Print!

Oregon’s amazing Deschutes River is the lifeline of Central Oregon.  Waters from the Deschutes irrigate crops, hydrate cites such as Bend and Redmond and serve as a recreational wonderland for residents and visitors alike.  The headwaters of the Deschutes arise at Little Lava Lake, which is located along the Cascade Lakes Highway, south of the […]

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Bend Oregon Wildflower Photos!

Let me start this seasonal update by noting that I Love wildflowers.  I mean I really love them.  I seek them out every year and I do extensive planning around the timing of the peak blooms of different wildflower locations in the Bend, Oregon area.  Yesterday, I drove to Central Oregon’s beautiful Smith Rock State […]

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Artist Spotlight at Eastlake Framing!

I’m excited to announce that I currently have a big exhibit on display at Eastlake Framing, located at 1335 NW Galveston Avenue, in beautiful Bend, Oregon.  Eastlake does some absolutely stunning custom framing and I have been absolutely thrilled with the framing work they have done for  me. I have a large collection of work […]

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New Mt Bachelor Poster!

I am really excited to announce that I have just released a new poster of Central Oregon’s Mt. Bachelor.  This Mt. Bachelor Poster turned out beautifully.  The colors are accurate and the poster elegantly captures he most beautiful sunrise that I have ever witnessed on Mt. Bachelor.  Heavy snowfall from the previous night left a […]

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New Oregon Landscape Photography Brochure!

I am happy to say  that I recently had some new brochures printed for my Fine Art Landscape photography business and they look great fantastic!  Most of the landscape photos were updated and all of the images in my brochure are from the Bend Oregon area.  Bend is home to me, it is where I […]

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Beautiful new Three Sisters Fine Art Print from Oregon’s Scott Lake!

I’ve been to Oregon’s Beautiful Scott Lake countless times in the past and I’ve managed to capture a few nice images but I’ve never truly captured the essence of this beautiful mountain lake.  Scott Lake offers one of the best views of Oregon’s beautiful Three Sisters Mountains. All Of the Three Sisters are visible from […]

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Video interview with Central Oregon’s “My window” at Elk Lake!

This video includes an interview with the crew of Bend, Oregon’s KBNZ-CBS program, “My Window”.  It was filmed last summer at Central Oregon’s beautiful Elk Lake.  I was interviewed by McKenzie Wilson and Kerri Stewart, who were both kind and professional.  I was a nervous wreck!  I should also add that the rest of the […]

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New Deschutes River Trail Print!

I am about to release a couple of new prints which have me very excited.  Below is the final version of one of my newest print of the Deschutes River near Bend, Oregon.  Have hiked and run past this location countless times in the past and it is always beautiful.  Two years ago, I visited […]

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Best of Bend, Oregon winter Photos!

The 2014 winter has been sporadic and mild in the Outdoor haven of Central Oregon.  It has been great for trail running and disappointing for downhill skiing.  I talked with an older, more experienced, talented and very kind photographer today and, indirectly, he inspired me to share some winter images of Bend and the Central […]

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Deschutes River near Bend, Oregon!

The Deschutes River near my hometown of Bend, Oregon is a recreational treasure. I’ve explored the banks of the Deschutes hundreds of times over the last 15 years and I always manage to find a new perspectives of the Deschutes River that inspire me. I will soon release the following print of the Deschutes River […]

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Landscape Photography Exhibit at the Redmond, Oregon Airport!

I have always been a person who possess a strong sense of place.  Where I live has always been a great source of happiness for me.   My wife, Debbie  and I selected to live in Central Oregon nearly 15 years ago because it has an amazing geographic diversity and all the amenities we could […]

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Bend, Oregon Art Walk, 12/6/2013!

I’m excited to announce that I’ll be showing my work tonight 12/6/2013 at OutsideIn, located 845 NW Wall Street next to the Tower Theater in downtown Bend.  I’ll be there from 5-9 PM, with some of my favorite landscape photography and one print I’ve donated to the Bend Science Station, which they will be selling […]

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Now Showing at FivePine Lodge in Sisters, Oregon!

I am excited to announce that my fine art landscape photos are currently on display at the beautiful FivePine Lodge in Sisters Oregon.  FivePine is one of my favorite vacation spots.  It’s amazing lodge is reminiscent of the grand national Park Lodges of the American West but it has all of the amenities that any […]

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New Mt. Bachelor Greeting Card!

I recently released a beautiful new print of Central Oregon’s own Mt. Bachelor and I like it it so much that I decided to make it available as a greeting card.  My new Mt. Bachelor greeting cards, while no replacement for a a fine art print, came out beautifully.  My Mt. Bachelor greeting card is […]

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New Fine Art Photograph of Silver Falls State Park!

Silver Falls State Park is an amazing gem  and at over 9,000 acres, it is Oregon’s largest State Park. Located near the town of Silverton, Silver Falls State Park is a rain forest wonderland boasting 10 different waterfalls along its “Trail of Ten Falls”, Which is an 8.7 mile trail along Silver Creek.  The trail […]

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Oregon’s Scott Lake!

I am excited to share my newest fine art photograph of Oregon’s stunning Scott Lake.  Scott Lake is located just west of Central Oregon’s McKenzie Pass, along Highway 242 at approximately 4,800 ft of elevation.  Scott Lake is very clear and shallow and is famed for its view of Oregon’s stunning Three Sisters Mountains.  From […]

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New Tumalo Falls Fine Art Photograph!

As Bend, Oregon’s Fall Art Hop is upon us I am excited to announce the release of a beautiful new fine art photograph.  Tumalo Falls is located approximately 10 miles from where my fall art Hop showing will be held will be held, at Patagonia of Bend, located at 1000 NW Wall Street, in Downtown […]

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Photographs of Oregon’s Mt. Bachelor!

Central Oregon’s Mt. Bachelor is a fixture in the skyline of my hometown of Bend, Oregon.  Photos of Mt. Bachelor are easy to come by but good photos of Mt Bachelor are not.  Especially difficult are good winter photographs of Mt. Bachelor.  Below is my latest and best effort at capturing a sense of what […]

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Heirloom Tomatoes in Bend, Oregon!?!

This small story will have to fall into the category of personal interest/artistic distractions.  First of all, for those of you who don’t know me, I’m an avid gardener.  I grow  perennial flowers annual flowers, and vegetables.  As a child growing up in the southeast United States, my family always had a tomato garden and […]

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Three Creeks Lake and Tam McArthur Rim.

I’m excited to share this beautiful new print of Tam McArthur Rim reflected in the glassy waters of Three Creeks Lake, near the city of Sisters Oregon. When my wife and I first moved to Oregon, over 15 years ago, we rented a home in the city of Sisters, Oregon.  The city of Sisters, like […]

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First Light, Oregon’s Three Sisters Mountains!

  I’m proud to announce the release of a beautiful new print, “First Light Three Sisters” that I will debut during First Friday Art Walk.  I will be sharing this image and, an elegant new Hosmer Lake print along with several  of my iconic classics.  This image was conceptualized years ago and finally the elements […]

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New Hosmer Lake Fine Art Print!

I am proud to announce that I will soon be releasing a new fine art photograph of beautiful “Hosmer Lake” near my hometown of Bend, Oregon. I’ve been to Hosmer Lake countless times in the past for photography and for recreational purposes.  Hosmer Lake is visually stunning but difficult to photograph.  Hosmer Lake offers wonderful […]

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Art Leasing in Bend, Oregon!

I’m excited to announce a new program for business owners in Bend and the Central Oregon area.  I have just started an art leasing program.  The work will of course be my fine art prints. Below is an example of my work framed with my hand crafted Cheery wood frames.  All of my Oregon Fine […]

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Deschutes River Fine Art Photos!

For those of you who are first time visitors to my website, I am a resident of the beautiful city of Bend, Oregon.  In my mind(only one man’s opinion), There are three things about the city of Bend which set it apart from other attractive cities.  First, Bend has a really wonderful downtown.  It is […]

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New Mt. Bachelor Fine Art Photograph!

Central Oregon’s Mt Bachelor has been an elusive photographic subject for me during my career as a landscape photographer.  Mt Bachelor is a mere 22 miles from my home in Bend, Oregon, it is the largest ski resort in the Pacific Northwest, I pass by it weekly on my way to photo shoots and yet […]

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Bend, Oregon’s Tumalo Falls in Winter

My job as a landscape photographer is a constant process of education and extrapolation.  Whenever a light bulb goes on and I learn something new about the natural world, I instantly try to apply my new knowledge to enhance my art of photography.  Through weather analysis, I’ve learned that it is typically about 5 degrees […]

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New Smith Rock Fine Art Photograph!

I am very excited to release this new fine art print of Central Oregon’s stunning Smith Rock State Park this Friday, 2/1/2013 , during Art Walk in Downtown Bend, Oregon.  Smith Rock is one of the places that make my hometown of Bend an amazing place to live and I’m thrilled with how this print […]

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New Oregon Aspen Grove Print!

I’ve always been enchanted by aspen groves.  They are a sensory delight.  Their deep earthy aromas, the soothing flutter of their leaves in even the slightest breeze,  and their elegant, hopeful trunks all energize me.  My hometown of Bend, Oregon is blessed with many attractive Aspen groves in the nearby Deschutes National Forest.  Because of […]

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Water in the Desert, A Photographic tour of Central Oregon’s Diverse Landscapes!

I recently captured a new image with my 4x5 film camera which is seen below.  I was and am still very excited about this image.  I have taken several other beautiful images from Central Oregon’s Smith Rock State Park, so I was struggling to come up with an original title for this Photograph.  One of […]

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Photography Exhibit in the COCC Library

I’d like to extend a sincere thanks to the ind staff at Central Oregon Community College for the current exhibit I have hanging in the rotunda of the Barber Library.  The Library with my work hanging in it can be seen in the photo below.   This current exhibit at the COCC Library is the […]

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New Cover Photo for Visit Bend’s Tourism Guide to Bend and Central Oregon!

Let me start by saying that I love my hometown of Bend, Oregon.  I’ve lived in Bend for nearly 15 years and have loved every minute of it.  Because of my passion for my hometown of Bend, I would like to proudly announce that One of my landscape photographs graces the cover of Visit Bend’s […]

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New Multnomah Falls Print!

I’m excited to share this new print of Oregon’s stunning Multnomah Falls.  I captured this image of Multnomah Falls this spring while on a trip through Oregon’s beautiful Columbia River Gorge.  Multnomah Falls fine art print wasn’t my primary target on this photography expedition but because this towering waterfall is always enchanting, I felt it […]

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New Three Sisters Wilderness Print!

Earlier this summer, I was contacted by a old college buddy, Rod Simpson who asked me to join him on a backpacking trip to Central Oregon’s Three Sisters Wilderness Area.  Because my hometown of Bend, Oregon is on the edge of the Three Sisters Wilderness Area, I’ve been there many times and I have some […]

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Morning Elegance, Sparks Lake.

This beautiful image of Sparks Lake is one of several new Prints about which I am very excited.  While this is a fairly simple and elegant image, it required a great deal of work.  As is often the case, I needed to make several trips to Sparks Lake in order to perfectly time the blooming […]

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Waimea Canyon on the Island of Kauai.

This image of Kauai’s Waimea Canyon is a slight departure from my large collection of Oregon landscape prints but it is one which holds special sentimental appeal.  My wife Debbie, me and our wonderful friends, Max and Chris Reitz traveled to Kauai several years ago.  I’d never been to any of the Hawaiian islands and […]

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First Friday Art walk in Bend, Oregon, 7/6/2012

I’m excited to share several new images for the first time at tonight’s(7/6/2012) art walk in downtown Bend, Oregon.  I’ll be sharing my newest fine art prints at the Patagonia Store, located at 920 NW Bond Street, in downtown Bend, Oregon.  I’ll be there from about 5-9PM.  Below are some of the images I’ll be […]

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Oregon’s Metolius river Fine Art Photograph!

Central Oregon’s Metolius River is an undeniably gorgeous River.  Historically, I’ve struggled in my attempts to capture the essence of this iconic location.  With the release of this new fine art photograph of the Metolius River, I’m putting forth my best effort at capturing the feel of the Metolius in a single photograph. Some of […]

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New Print, Smith Rock State Park, Terrebonne, Oregon!

Central Oregon’s Smith Rock State Park has always been one of the crown jewels of Oregon’s State Park system.  Personally, I’m of the opinion that if Smith Rock had more acreage, it would merit National Park status.  As Smith Rock is a short drive from my hometown of Bend, Oregon, I’ve been there dozens of […]

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Grand Canyon of Yellowstone and Yellowstone Falls from our oldest National Park

I’ve recently decided to start printing  some images from outside of my home state of Oregon, such as the print seen below of Yellowstone Falls and the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone National Park.  Yellowstone is truly a beautiful and bewildering National Park and should be on the bucket list of any outdoor enthusiast.  I traveled […]

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Aspen Trees along Bend, Oregon’s Deschutes River

I’m excited to share a new print that I will hopefully debut at Bend, Oregon’s First Friday Art Walk for July, 2012.  This image was captured along the Deschutes River, near my hometown of Bend.  This is one of my favorite groves of Aspen trees in the Bend area, and the calm reflection in the […]

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New Three Sisters Image for Bend Oregon’s Spring Art Hop!

Today, 4/6/2012 is one of the biggest art days of the year, and I will be unveiling a new print at the Patagonia of Bend store in downtown Bend.  Their location is 920 Nw Bond St, suite 101.  The following photograph of Central Oregon’s Three Sisters and Broken Top Mountain will be unveiled and I […]

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New Maples Leaves Print on the way!

I recently got some of my 4x5 film developed and one of my images of frosted maple leaves is one I am very excited about.  Late autumn can often be a frustrating time to capture beautiful photographs yet it is a very distinctive time of year.  Fall in Bend, Oregon is often characterized by warm […]

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Oregon’s Three Sisters Mountains Fine Art Photograph!

I’ve been waiting on this image for a long time!  Everyone who has visited Bend or the Central Oregon area is familiar with the beautiful Three Sisters Mountains which anchor the skyline to the west.  The Three sisters are stunning yet they have been an immense photographic challenge for me.  To accommodate the shape of […]

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Portland, Oregon Photography Exhibit!

I’ve been trying to organize an exhibit of my fine art Landscape Photography in Portland, Oregon for over year now and finally, the stars have aligned for my little photography business.  I’m proud to announce that I currently have my photography prints displayed at Baristadors, an amazing coffee shop located at 11136 Capitol Highway  Portland, […]

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Bend, Oregon Photos at the Bend Brewing Company!

As many of you know, I have what I think of a permanent exhibit hanging at the Bend Brewing Company in Downtown Bend, Oregon.  Please visit their website here. Bend Brewing Company.  For Several Years now, I’ve had my work hanging at the Bend Brewing Company, and about twice a year I hang some of […]

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Broken Top Sunrise Print, now showing at the High Desert Museum!

I am proud to announce that one of my fine art prints, “Broken Top Sunrise” is now on display at Central Oregon’s High Desert Museum.  The High Desert Museum is a phenomenal resource for Bend and the whole High Desert region.  The High Desert Museum elegantly utilizes history, wildlife and natural resources to foster a […]

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Bend, Oregon Winter Snow Photographs.

My hometown of Bend, Oregon is truly a four season outdoor wonderland.  Unfortunately, the winter of 2012 had been especially mild until yesterday.  Bend and the Central Oregon region are heavily dependent on winter snow fall for their supply of exceptional drink water, as well as irrigation water for agricultural purposes.  Winter snow melt from […]

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First Friday Art Walk in Downtown Bend, Oregon (12/2/2011)

I’m pleased to announce that I will return to my frequent art haunt of Patagonia of Bend for tomorrow night’s First Friday Art Walk.  Patagonia Of Bend is located at 920 NW Wall St, where I will introduce a new Print of Central Oregon’s beautiful Proxy Falls.  I just viewed this print for the first […]

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New Proxy Falls Fine Art Photograph!

Proxy Falls is the kind of waterfall one never forgets.  It is frequently included on lists of the world’s most beautiful waterfalls.  I’ve traveled to Proxy falls countless times in the last 15 years, including five times this past summer, purely for the sake of capturing the photograph you see below.  Multiple times I was […]

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Bend Oregon Fall photography review.

Central Oregon is a place that is special for many reasons.  My wife may disagree but one of the things that make living in the Bend, Oregon area special is that we have four distinct seasons.  While other areas of the country are frequently touted as excellent autumn destinations, I would place Central Orgon on […]

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Photographs of Smith Rock State Park, Terrebonne, Oregon.

The first time I went hiking at Central Oregon’s Smith Rock State Park, I was shocked that it had not somehow become a national park.  I realize that the acreage is on the small size for a National Park, but the scenery is absolutely stunning.  Smith Rock’s vertical spires trump virtually any rock formations outside […]

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First Friday Art Hop in Bend, Oregon!

Hello Photography friends!  After a two month sabbatical, from First Friday festivities, I will be back with with new Fine art prints at my familiar haunt, of Patagonia of Bend.  Patagonia of Bend is located at 920 NW Bond Street, in Downtown Bend, Oregon.Fall Art Hop and my show will take place this Friday, 10/7/2011. […]

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Newberry Crater National Volcanic Monument from Paulina Peak

I’ve been to the summit of Paulina Peak in the Newberry Crater National Volcanic Monument countless times over the last ten years and I have finally captured what I think will make a beautiful fine art photograph. Newberry was created in 1990 and comprised over 50,000 acres of land.  The high point of the Newberry […]

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Tumalo Falls in Summer!

I’ve had few of photography successes this summer which means I’ll be coming out with with some new prints in the near future.  One of the images that I most definitely will be printing is the following photo of my favorite waterfall in the Bend, Oregon area, Central Oregon’s own, Tumalo Falls! Frankly, I’m thrilled […]

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Photography at Double Mountain Brewery in Hood River, Oregon!

Hood River, Oregon has long been one of my favorite cities in the world.  We have some wonderful friends who live in Hood River, so we have become familiar with the Hood River Valley over the last decade and a half.  As a landscape photographer, the Hood River Valley may be as beautiful as anywhere […]

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Deschutes National Forest Cycling Jersey!

I used to be an avid runner despite having some knee problems.  While my knee problems were escalating, my wife, Debbie had just set a Personal Record in her second marathon, the Portland Marathon, where she qualified for the Boston Marathon.  Debbie spent her childhood in the Boston area, so qualifying for the Boston Marathon […]

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The Art of Photography partners with the Art of Brewing! First Friday Art Walk at the Bend Brewing Company!

I’ve had lots of different Landscape photography exhibits at the Bend Brewing Company, but this one is a little different!  First of all, this will be part of downtown Bend’s First Friday Art Walk.  Art will will take place between 5-9PM Friady May 6th 2011.  For those poor hopless(sorry!) souls, that have never been to […]

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Patriarch Juniper Tree!

Those that know me as a photographer are well aware that I struggle with trees.  The challenge of capturing the essence of  such wonderful living things, has vexed me in the past.  In my job job as a landscape photographer i spend lots of time exploring the Central Oregon area.  Last summer, while I was […]

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Mariposa Lilies!

One of my favorite aspects of landscape photography is the ability to isolate pieces of the landscape.  Oregon’s high desert is largely dry and vegetation is relatively sparse during the summer months.  Periodically, spring rains and weather patterns combine to stimulate blooms on one of my favorite wildflowers, the Mariposa Lily.  Mariposa Lilies bloom for […]

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The Art of Beer! First Friday May 2011.

I’ve mentioned the Bend Brewing Company many times before in this blog, which , frankly is odd, because this blog is supposed to be about photography!  Well, I’m so excited, I have to mention the BBC (Bend Brewing Company) again.  I always have my Oregon Landscape Photography displayed in the main room of the BBC, […]

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Landscape Photography show at Bellatazza in Sunriver, Oregon!

Shockingly, I’ve never displayed my Central Oregon Landscape photography in the beautiful Sunriver area, until now!  I recently set up a Photography show which is currently hanging at the Bellatazza in Sunriver, Oregon.  It is a phenomenal location where lots of people meet to enjoy delicious coffee and espresso based beverages.  I plan on regularly […]

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Bend Oregon First Friday Art Walk! 3/4/2011

I’ve had some fairly exciting developments in my landscape photography world over the last few weeks.  I spent a small fortune on new Bend and Central Oregon Greeting Cards which I hope to share with everyone tomorrow night during the First Friday Art Walk in Downtown. I’ll be selling them for $20 for a variety […]

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New Central Oregon Greeting/Note Cards!

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 […]

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Depot Cafe Art Gallery in Sisters, Oregon.

My newest Central Oregon area fine art photography exhibit is at the Depot Cafe in Sisters, Oregon.  In general, I prefer to deal with temporary art galleries/exhibits rather than with traditional galleries and my newest “Art Gallery” is a good one!  I’ve eaten at the Depot Cafe, formerly known as the Depot Deli dozens of […]

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Smith Rock State Park

I recently sold an image to some very personable new collectors of my work and I was so happy with how their Smith Rock State Park image turned out, I printed one for myself!  I just completed my Smith Rock print and promptly hung it at the Bend Brewing Company in Downtown Bend.  If you […]

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Bend Brewing Company’s Downtown Art Gallery!

I cut my landscape photography teeth shortly after I had discovered the friendly and hoppy confines of the Bend Brewing Company located on Brooks Street in downtown Bend, Oregon. Because I’ve lived in the downtown Bend area for over 10 years, I’m distinctly familiar with what is going on in the downtown area and I […]

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Photos of Cyclocross Nationals, 2010!

Yeah, I know I’m not a sports or action photographer so this is clearly a departure from my normal photography entry.  As you know, I am a Bend, Oregon resident and I am also a huge advocate of the events and activities that define the city of Bend.  The good folks at Visit Bend have […]

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First Friday Art Walk, Bend, Oregon

Hello, everyone, I will be at Pandora’s Backpack, AKA Patagonia of Bend(920 NW Bond St, in Downtown Bend), tonight, Friday January 7, 2011 from about 5-9PM displaying a few pieces of my work.  If any photography fans are in the downtown Bend area, please stop by and say Hello. The following image of Sparks Lake […]

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New Deschutes River Trail Fine Art Prints!

As winter has taken its seasonal grasp over Central, Oregon, I begin an annual review of my Autumn images from 2010.  Fall is perhaps my favorite season and it is often spectacular in the Bend, Oregon area.  It always surprises me when visitors ask if there is any fall color in Central Oregon.  Our incredible […]

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Oregon’s Columbia River Gorge and Crown Point.

I recently got some transparencies back from processing and I think my next Fine Art Landscape print is amongst those bright beautiful chromes!  Below is one of the images I took on the way back from a late summer trip I took to Mt. Rainier National Park.  To see some a photo I shot at Mt. […]

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Bend Oregon Fall Art Hop

It’s that time again art fans, Fall Art Hop!  As is often the case, I’ll be sharing my fine art landscape photography at Patagonia of Bend, located at 920 NW Bond Street, in Downtown Bend.  The good folks at Patagonia will be sharing their now famous iced animal cookies.  It is a touch of class […]

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Bend Oregon Nature Photography. A new Fine Art Print from the Broken Top Trail!

Many of you who enjoy hiking in the Bend, Oregon area may recognize this location.  That’s because I captured this image near the Broken Top Trail off of Bend’s own Century Drive.  This stunning trail quickly puts hikers in a breath-taking  alpine landscape.  While the road is rough, the scenery is splendid.  Some of my […]

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Smith Rock State Park Fine Art Print

One of the new fine art prints that I’m about to release is seen below.  This area of Smith Rock State Park is one of my favorites and is an unhealthy obsession for friend, photographer and media darling, Troy McMullin.  Smith Rock is a truly stunning location but it is photographically challenging in that many […]

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First Friday Art Walk 9/3/2010 in Bend, Oregon

Tonight for Bend, Oregon’s First Friday Art Walk, I’ll be back to my old haunt of Patagonia of Bend.  Bend’s one and only Patagonia store is located at 920 NW Wall St in Downtown.  I’ll have my work displayed and downtown Bend should be bustling with activity.  Get you art groove on and stop in […]

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Mariposa Lilies in the Central Oregon Desert

Thanks to some friends, I was recently alerted that there were a lot of Mariposa Lilies blooming on their property.  Because these lilies are relatively rare and they are truly elegant looking, I was excited about the prospects.  I visited several times and took several images with my Big Rig.  The below image was captured […]

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Oregon Landscape Photography at Three Creeks brewery in Sisters, Oregon!

I’ve been a fan of Three Creeks Brewery in Sisters, Oregon since before they ever opened.  Three Creeks Brewery is owned and operated by a great group of people and their beer is phenomenal, especially their Hoo Doo Voo Doo IPA.  Try it the next time you are in the Sisters area, and while you […]

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First Friday Photography show at Patagonia of Bend.

For those of you who who will be in downtown Bend, Oregon tonight for the First Friday Art Walk, please stop by and see me at Patagonia Of Bend(formerly Pandora’s backpack).  The above image of Central Oregon’s Mt. Washington is one of the several images that will be on display at Patagonia.   Art walks […]

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Love Your Mother! Earth Day(Month) support for Our Local Environment.

Much of my work as a professional Landscape Photographer here in Bend Oregon is dictated by Mother Earth.  Will the flowers be blooming, will the sunrise be vibrant, will the wind be blowing?  It’s all up to her.  Because of that and my lifelong passion for the outdoors, I’ve been looking for a way to […]

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Bend Photography Updates and a plea for the arrival of Spring in Central Oregon!

As I write this blog entry, it is snowing  here in Bend, Oregon.  While we have had some beautiful spring weather recently, days like today cause some to swirl back into a winter malaise.  Because I have been out scouting some upcoming photography shoots, I realize that spring really can’t be far away.  Some early […]

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Bend Oregon Art Walk. Split shifts between Volcano Vineyards and Pandora’s Backpack.

I’m pleased to announce that I will be in downtown Bend, Oregon for the First Friday Art Walk from approximately 5-9PM this Friday, March 5th.  I will start the evening at the Volcano Vineyards Tasting Room located at 126 NW Minnesota St I’ll be there from approximately 5-7PM. At 7Pm I’ll move to Pandora’s Backpack […]

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First Friday Art Walk at my newest Bend Art Gallery: Volcano Vineyards Tasting Room

The First First Friday Art Walk for February 2010 is almost upon us and I’d like to officially invite everyone to the Volcano Vineyards Tasting room located at 126 NW Minnesota St(between Bond St and Wall St.) in Downtown Bend.  I’ll be there Friday February 5th between 5PM and 9PM and my Fine Art Photographs […]

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Sage Cafe at Bend’s Northwest Crossing, My newest Art Gallery!

I have hung my fine art photographs at Sage Cafe in Bend, Oregon’s Northwest Crossing a couple of times in the past and it has always been rewarding in terms of the results and the experience.  For those of you who live in Northwest Crossing, you are probably already with the great food, great coffee, […]

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My Large Format Photography Gear

Because I often field questions about  how I create my Large format photography, my large format camera is a good place to start.  Most people want to know how I can create such large vibrant prints and what kind of digital camera I use.  They are always surprised to learn that I use a large […]

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Framing My Fine Art Landscape Photographs, A Little Bit of Blue Collar Bliss

Because I have fielded lots of questions regarding the framing That I select for my Fine Art Landscape Photographs, I’ve finally decided to write an informative piece about this very subject, and here it is!  Many people have noticed that when my fine art prints are seen in shows or exhibits, they are all framed […]

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New Photographs Now showing at the Volcano Vineyards Tasting Room in Downtown Bend, Oregon!

I’m excited to announce that I recently hung some of my new Oregon Landscape Photography at the Volcano Vineyards Tasting room in Downtown Bend.  Their address is 126 NW Minnesota St., which is located between Bond St. and Wall St.  Through some mutual friends, Mark Merrick and Susan Ruzzo, we have gotten to know Scott […]

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Bend, Oregon Gift Photos. My New Framed 11x14 Fine Art Prints Make Great Holiday Gifts.

Bigger isn’t always better!  I have to keep telling myself this as I make my newer, smaller sized 11x14 inch prints and the frames that go with them.  I’ve always prided myself in being able to capture and create impeccably detailed large fine art prints, up to 40x50 inches.  Because I love the look and […]

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Oregon Landscape Photography, Three Fingered Jack at its Best.

Last summer, My wife ,Debbie, My Daughter, Emma and I made what has become an annual overnight pilgrimage to one of my favorite camping locations, Canyon Creek Meadows, at the base of Central Oregon’s Three Fingered Jack Mountain.  I visit this location at least once per summer because it is beautiful, relatively easy to access, […]

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Central Oregon Autumn Ground cover.The next fine art print in my Macro photography art gallery.

Despite what you might think, I often find more difficulty with macro photography than I do with the big sweeping western landscapes for which I’m more well known.  Frankly, finding and capturing very small yet attractive scenes is very challenging for me.  What small scene is interesting enough to merit the expense and time commitment […]

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Oregon’s Mt. Washington Fine Art Photograph

The next of my soon to be released fine art prints is one that I’ve been trying to capture for two years now.  It is a location that I have to thank Troy McMullin for.  He scouted this image quite some time ago and I’ve searched for the appropriate conditions to make this shot work […]

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Crooked River Canyon in Autumn, My next Fine Art Print.

I have recently order several new fine art prints, my biggest order in quite some time.  The following image of the Crooked River Canyon with some awesome fall color is part of that order.  The timing of this image was great.  Nice delicate overcast light, combined with well timed fall color along the riparian areas […]

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Sparks Lake Fine Art Print on the Way. An Oregon Landscape photogapher’s dream!

As I tend to be an optimist, I have a long list of images that I want to capture with my large format 4x5 camera in order to make a beautiful fine art photograph.  In my mind I have a vivid idea of what a given scene will look like when I get to the […]

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Fine Art Photography Now Showing at Aspen Lakes Golf Course in Sisters, Oregon!

I often get prompting from friends in the Sisters, Oregon area who would like me to have a show in the Sisters, Oregon area.  Well  they’ve got what they wanted.  My Fine art landscape photography is now showing at the Aspen Lakes Golf course.  If you haven’t already visited this beautiful setting, it’s worth a […]

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Thanks for the First Friday Art Walk support!

I’d like to offer a special thanks to those of you who turned out(there were a lot of you)  to my show at Pandora’s Backpack in downtown Bend, Oregon.  The turn-out was exceptional!  I got to meet some great new people which made my week for me.  Below was one of the images which stole […]

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The Next Great Oregon Mountain Image?

I recently went out on a morning Landscape photography shoot with good friend, Old Mike Croxford and we had some stunning scenery.  I’m still waiting for the large format images from that morning to get back from processing  but I’m very excited about the potential of those big beautiful transparencies.  Below is a digital shot […]

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New Fine Art Oregon Landscape Photography at the Bend Fall Art Hop

I’m excited to announce that I will have a few new Oregon Landscape Photographs available to the public for the very first time at my usual art haunt, Pandora’s Backpack (the Patagonia Store) on Bond Street in downtown Bend, Oregon.  Art Hop should kick off at about 5pm and should wrap-up at about 9pm.  If […]

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Central Oregon Greeting Cards. They’re Here!

I’ve finally got all the details ironed out and my small initial line of Central Oregon Greeting Cards are now available.  I’ve tried out the paypal online payment system and it is working great.  I’ve even had a few advanced sales prior to this announcement! These cards will be available in boxes of 8.  You […]

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First Friday Art Walk at Luxe Home Interiors in Downtown Bend. Come see the best in Oregon Landscape Photography Oregon

I hope everybody checks their Email one last time before leaving work for the weekend because I”m getting this announcement out a little late.  I’ll be showing my work tonight, Friday June 5th at Luxe Home Interiors in downtown Bend , Oregon.   During Art walks, the wine usually starts flowing at about 5:00PM and […]

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Bend , Oregon First Friday Art Hop at U.S. Bank Downtown Branch.

     I’d like to thank the good people from U.S. bank, in Bend, Oregon, who recently purchased some of my fine art landscape photography for their newly remodeled downtown branch.   The above photograph is one of those now on permanent display at the downtown Bend, Oregon branch of the U. S. Bank.  This […]

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Cascade Mountains Greeting Cards

One of my favorite Central Oregon Landscape photos is pictured below on the last of my new line of art cards to be introduced.  This mountain image was captured from the summit of Central Oregon’s South Sister Mountain at sunrise.  The Pink alpenglow experienced during that clear morning sunrise is one of the special things […]

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Mt Jefferson, Central Oregon mountain Greeting Cards.

This beautiful Mt. Jefferson Greeting Card is part of my line of Central Oregon Cascades greeting cards.  The cards have allegedly been printed and are in route to Bend but the shipping will take several more days.  I’m in the process of setting up e-commerce options on my website and finding appropriate shipping boxes for my […]

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Central Oregon’s Mt. Washington Greeting Cards

Continuing on in my series of new greeting cards which will soon be released, I’ll share a photo of Oregon’s Mt. Washington, one of the lesser recognized of the Central Oregon volcanoes. Oregon Mount Washington Photo has its own wilderness area and is easily visible from both Santiam Pass and McKenzie pass.  From along Santiam […]

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Broken Top Fine Art Greeting Cards

The following fine art greeting card of Central Oregon’s Broken Top Mountain has become one of my signature shots and includes one of the best wildflower displays you will find in Oregon.  I’ve hiked around Broken Top dozens of times and I’ve always found some beautiful subject matter for photography purposes but the day I […]

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Three Sisters Mountains Greeting Cards

Living In Bend, Oregon it is almost impossible to not be familiar with the Three Sisters Mountains.  Most commonly they are referred to as South Sister, Middle Sister, and North Sister.  They are also referred to as Charity(South), Hope(Middle) and Faith(North).  These names are usually attributed to early settlers in the Central Oregon area. All […]

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Mt. Bachelor Greeting Cards, the Story behind the Picture.

The following Mt. Bachelor greeting cards are the third in my series of eight Central Oregon Greeting Cards.  Hopefully they will arrive for purchase in about two weeks.  As you ay be aware, my first series of art cards is focused on the beautiful volcanic mountains that highlight the skyline around Bend and the Central […]

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Central Oregon Greeting Cards Part II -Three Fingered Jack

The following  Three Fingered Jack Greeting Card is the second greeting card in the series of eight Central Oregon Cascade Mountain images.  This picture was captured in the upper meadow in the Canyon Creek area high on the flanks of Three Fingered Jack Mountain, which is located in the Mt. Jefferson Wilderness area of the Central […]

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Central Oregon Cascade Mountain Greeting Cards!

For those of you who are regular readers of my updates, hold on to your hats as I’m branching into something entirely different.  I’m about to launch a small but super high quality line of art cards, greeting cards, note cards, or whatever you want to call them.  they will open to a blank inside […]

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Bend, Oregon First Friday Spring Art Hop

I’d like to thank all my friends who stopped by to see my landscape photography at Pandora’s Backpack this past Friday.  The event was a big success and the crowds were great.  As usual, the staff at Pandora’s Backpack was great.  Rod, Mo, Jordan, Thad, etc are always accommodating and personable to work with.  I […]

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Bend Oregon First Friday Art Hop!

     I’ll be showing my fine art prints at Pandora’s Backpack in downtown Bend for the 2009 spring Art Hop on April 3rd.  Pandora’s Backpack is located at 920 NW Bond Street, Suite 101 Bend, Oregon.   The Spring and the Fall art hops are the most highly promoted and anticipated of the First […]

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First Friday Fine Art Photography show at Pandora’s Backpack

I’d like to officially thank Rod Bien of Pandora’s backpack in downtown Bend for hosting my photography show last Friday(3/6/09)  The store is great, Rod has always been generous in allowing my huge fine art prints and cumbersome easels to clutter up his store and the staff at Pandora’s backpack is also a great group […]

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Central Oregon Photography Fundraiser

     Every February for the past several years, I submit one of my fine art prints to the annual photography fundraiser for the Family Resource Center of Bend, Oregon.  It is an outstanding event which raises lots of operating capital for this noble charity.  The event was previously held at the Riverhouse until last […]

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Pacific Crest Stock Photography

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 […]

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Central Oregon Adventures and Smith Rock Sunset Photos

Yesterday started a little slowly as I had more computer and billing work to do than I prefer on any free day although I hopefully closed a fine art transaction that I’ll list here on the blog when it becomes slightly more official.  My initial photo mission was to find a dry canyon outside of […]

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Smith Rock Snow Photos

Recently, Troy McMullin and I ventured to Smith Rock State Park to enjoy the low elevation snow to be found there.  It was the first sunny day in quite some time and we both were happy to get out of the clouds that had been inhabiting Central Oregon.  I am repeatedly amazed at how stunning […]

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Deschutes River Winter Photos

     As Old Man Winter has thoroughly put his stamp on Central Oregon, my preferred backcountry photo locations become less accessible and even simple hikes can become a difficult task.  With nearly a foot of snow in my backyard, conditions are excellent for some great winter photos, of locations that would otherwise be photographically […]

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Central Oregon snow, Winter’s Arrival!

It appears that old man winter has finally arrived in full force on the Central Oregon scene.  I received a mixed reaction when I declared that Central Oregon residents were in need of a cold snow infusion two entries ago, in that perhaps there aren’t as many snow lovers in our midst as I had […]

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First Friday Art Show- 12/5/08

     Hi everybody I know this is short notice but I’ve put together a rather impromptu show for the First Friday Art Walk in downtown Bend which is of course tomorrow night from 5:00-8:00PM (12/5/08).  My work will be at Pandora’s Backpack(the Patagonia Store)  at 920 NW Bond Street.  Please stop by if you […]

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Central Oregon Snow Photos

Virtually everywhere I go around Bend I’ve been hearing people praying to the proverbial snow gods.  As it’s nearly December and there is only the lightest dusting of snow on our local mountains it would be good for everyone except my wife( she never wants cold or snow except on Christmas) if we were to […]

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Central Oregon Virtual Autumn Road-Trip

As our daylight shortens,  the colors fade and hard frosts glaze my lawn nightly, I submit that Fall, perhaps my favorite season has officially come to an end.  I would argue that autumn os our most under rated season in the High Desert of Central Oregon.  The core of Bend is awash in the yellows […]

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South Sister, Camp Lake and Expeditionary Art

Some of my favorite photographs have been earned through physical toil and hard work as much as artistry and creativity.  One of these favorites is a shot I captured from the summit of South Sister.  South Sister is normally a long and difficult but not technical climb with a breath taking view as a reward. […]

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Big lake, Mt. Washington the Three Sisters and early season Snows

Typically, in the world of Central Oregon Landscape Photography photography there is a shoulder season between Autumn and winter which can be prolonged and unproductive.  During this shoulder season, which we are in the midst of right now, I always hope for a few light snows that add texture and interest to our Central Oregon […]

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Shevlin Park, Tumalo Creek, and Fall Color

While on a recent trail run, with Debbie, I was stunned by the fall color in Shevlin Park, one of the true jewels in Bend’s park system.  I’ve been there hundreds of times before but this time was different.  During our usual Shevlin Park Trail Loop run, I found myself repeatedly stumbling while craning my […]

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Italian Expedition

OK, I recognize that this blog entry is a vast deviation from my normal protocol of documenting backcountry adventures highlighted with pleasant images and sprinkled with family details.  Well, a lot of friends and family have been clamoring for pictures from our recent trip to Italy so here they are.  Debbie(my 1/2 Italian, travel hungry […]

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