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Jul 18

A Look Back—Humbug Mountain Beach

Photograph of rocks and waves near Humbug Mountain, Oregon.

Humbug Mountain 4

The sky and sea were so bright that very little color was visible. I decided to convert this to black and white because the contrast was so extreme. February 2, 2009.


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Jul 18

A Look Back—Oregon Wetlands 2

Photograph of wetland grasses near Portland, OregonThe muted tones reflected the quiet and tranquillity of the location, just a short distance northeast of Portland, Oregon, February, 2009.


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Jun 18

A Look Back—Oregon Wetlands

Photograph of wetland grasses near Portland, OregonFog and reflections turn these wetland grasses grasses into an abstract composition. Northeast of Portland, Oregon, February, 2009.


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May 18

A Look Back—Rhyolite Sculpture

Photograph of The Last Supper sculpture in Rhyolite, NevadaA portion of The Last Supper sculpture by Albert Szukalski. It is located in the ghost town of Rhyolite, Nevada. The sculpture is part of the Goldwell Open Air Museum. Szukalski used plaster-soaked burlap draped over live models to create the sculpture.


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May 18

A Look Back—Sand Dunes 2

Photograph of sand dunes at Stovepipe Wells, Death ValleyThere is only a brief window of time, at sunrise, when the low angled light adds shadows to the ripples in the dunes. As soon as the sun has risen much above the horizon, the light becomes harsh and the contrast disappears.  January 16, 2009.


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May 18

A Look Back—Sand Dunes

Photograph of sand dunes at Stovepipe Wells, Death Valley

Dune Variations 15

One of my favorite shots from the Mesquite Dunes at Stovepipe Wells, Death Valley. Taken with a 12-24mm wide-angle lens. I’m reminded to use the wide-angle more often. January 16, 2009.


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May 18

A Look Back—Trona Pinnacles 2

Photograph of the Trona PinnaclesAnother shot I liked from the Trona Pinnacles. The road into the pinnacles is unpaved and rutted so the five mile drive seemed to last forever. I’m sure it isn’t that bad, but I haven’t returned yet.


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Apr 18

A Look Back—Trona Pinnacles

Photograph of the Trona PinnaclesThe tufa spires rise up from the ancient Searles lake bed east of Ridgecrest, California. The Trona Pinnacles have been used as a backdrop for numerous films and commercials.


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Apr 18

A Look Back—Red Rock Moon 2

Photograph of the moon behind rugged rocks at Red Rock State Park, CaliforniaAnother shot a few minutes later.


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Apr 18

A Look Back—Red Rock Moon

Photograph of the moon behind rugged rocks at Red Rock State Park, CaliforniaThe light was already harsh, but I couldn’t neglect this angle with the moon. From a camping trip to Death Valley in January, 2009. Taken at Red Rock State Park, California. Taken with the 70-200mm telephoto lens.