Elowah Falls

 The most overlooked aspect within landscape photography is including people within the scenes. There are probably a lot of photographers that have photographed waterfalls within the Columbia River Gorge but how many come away with “lifestylescapes”? Funny thing is that I thought my Elowah Falls landscape photos kind of sucked and this image is better …

Multnomah Falls

 My grad school roommate, Brandon Hill, recently moved to Seattle from Kansas City so he came down the night before. We hadn’t seen each other in a few years so it was a fun time catching up with each others’ lives. He was a newlywed when I last saw him and wasn’t yet a photographer …

Vista House at Crown Point

 Having seen this scenic view of the Crown Point Vista House on numerous travel advertisements and from my airplane on the flight into Portland, I couldn’t wait for an opportunity to see it up close in person. Surprisingly, there is only one area from which you can actually see the Vista House from here due …

Munras Falls

 Munras Falls was a pleasant surprise. We set out for Wahclella Falls and encountered Munras Falls, which is located right alongside the trail not too far from the trailhead. There aren’t too many waterfalls that you can get this close to without getting drenched so it was cool to be able to shoot upward at …

Punchbowl Falls

 Punchbowl Falls is surrounded by some stunning scenery. Since the waterfall is set back within the mossy canyon, I had to boulder hop into the middle of the creek in order to get a decent look at the falls. It amazes me how few tourists actually go onto the trails and hike to the most …

Metlako Falls

 Metlako Falls is an interesting waterfall in that it is located within a narrow canyon in Eagle Creek and that a patch of fog kept hanging around the falls. Metlako Falls is rather hard to see though unless you go over the retaining rail near the edge of the cliff. A little bit spooky for …

Wildflowers in Columbia River Gorge

 Most of the forested trails within the Columbia River Gorge were lined with wildflowers. The flowers aren’t as big as they are in California, most were quite small in-fact, but they are equally as pretty. While hiking the Eagle Creek Trail, this patch of purple wildflowers caught my eye so I worked the scene to …

Ponytail Falls

 After the Portland Japanese Garden, I met up with Seattle photographer, Rob Tilley, for several days of photography. Neither of us had been to the Columbia River Gorge before so after mulling over a bunch of websites, I decided that we would hike the Horsetail Falls Loop hike since there were several waterfalls to be …

Two Jack Lake

 Two Jack Lake is a location that I’d like to photograph some more on my next visit. I saw a lot of potential here that I wasn’t quite able to figure out. I think if the water were calm that it would have been amazing. See more of my Banff National Park photos.  

Vermillion Lakes

 I spent 2.5 hours standing in this tight little space along the muddy Vermillion Lakes shoreline sandwiched between thick vegetation, in complete awe of the scene unfolding before me. Literally every second that passed by yielded a completely different composition. There are some scenes that require photographic vision to capture effectively and then there are …