Beyond the Limits

Beyond the Limits

It has been decades since water has spilled over the dam at Gerber Reservoir in Eastern Klamath County, Oregon. Finally this water season has produced enough snow melt and rain water to fill the reservoir.  

As far as I can remember Gerber has always been a small pool if not dried creek bed of land. I have never seen the lake full.  That is until last week. 

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Top 12 Images of 2016

Top 12 Images of 2016

Last year, I honed a new direction for my photography. I have always loved to get out into nature and photograph epic landscapes, waterfalls, cities, beaches, lightning, wildlife and others. However, in 2016, I rekindled love for night photography. 

In June 2012, I pointed my camera up to the night stars for the first time with the intentions of photographing the Milky Way.  That night, I fell in love with the idea of staying up all hours of the night to capture the largest thing in our Solar System that most people don’t see. Although the images sucked, most were out of focus, as I had no clue what I was doing. I still had fun.  

A month later, I traveled up to Crater Lake in hopes to...

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Through the Trees

Through the Trees

It was a chilly late summer evening when Crater Lake was completely clouded in and any Celestial photography from the rim was not going to happen.  An aurora was even predicted to appear, but mother nature had other plans up on the caldera.

Disappointed but not deterred, I began my decent down the mountain. In to Munson Valley where the park headquarters are located.  A half mile off the rim the skies cleared. I stopped in an automotive pullout and took a test shot.  The Milky Way was glowing like I had never seen before. I knew this location would be special.  I set my gear and waited as the camera captured over 150 images of the night sky.

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Mount Shasta Adventure

Mount Shasta Adventure

Mid December, near the time of the winter solstice, is one of my favorite times of the year for landscape photography. Here in the Pacific Northwest the sun holds a low trajectory on the horizon. Creating an opportunity of long shadows, deep contrast and pleasing sky's. 

This December, I went on a photography adventure to Mount Shasta, California. Residing an hour north of the area, Mt Shasta is a common location to visit.  However this time was different, it was the first time I have visited the mountain in December with the intention of capturing theses images. 

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