Ramona Falls lies within the Mt. Hood National Forest just west of Mt. Hood. A short hike brings you to an amazing spectacle of glacier melt cascading down a wall of columnar basalt, remnants of an ancient lava flow.
This is Ferry Falls along the Wahkeena Trail in the Columbia Gorge. I was practically standing in the waterfall for this one. Me and my gear got pretty wet, so I found it amazing that I didn't get any droplets on my lens.
A short one mile hike off of old Hwy 30 in the Columbia River Gorge will bring you to this magnificent two tier waterfall. The canyon which Tanner Creek flows through is flanked by walls of basalt that extend hundreds of feet up.
This photo was taken just after Thanksgiving of 2014 along the Timberline Trail heading up to McNeil Point, Mt. Hood. On this particular morning there was a gorgeous fresh carpet of snow covering everything. While it was very beautiful, it was also very cold and windy. The wind chill was near or below zero degrees Fahrenheit. Holding the camera still enough to get a good photo was the biggest challenge here.
Trillium Lake lies just South of Mt. Hood and is a very popular camping and recreation spot. This photo was taken just before the sun came down on a chili, mosquito filled evening in early July. On the slopes of the mountain you can see the lights of Timberline Lodge and of the snow cats that are grooming the Palmer snowfield.
Taken during January of 2015, this photo shows the stark contrast between economic conditions that exist in Portland, with the dilapidated boat in the foreground, serving as someones home, to the high rise apartment buildings and luxury boats across the Willamette river.
This shot was taken in late May of 2014 in the Alvord Desert of Southeastern Oregon. The Alvord Desert in an ancient lake bed that measures 6 miles by 12 miles and sits as an elevation of 4000 ft and is at the base of Steen's Mountain, which can be seen off in the distance along with the setting sun.
This old rundown shack lies just outside of Canby Oregon. The fog on this February morning in 2015 gave me just the feel I was looking for with this shot. I've driven by here many times just waiting for the right conditions.
This is a traditional composition of Abiqua Falls. You really can't take a bad picture of this waterfall from any angle. This particular side of the falls seems to be where all of the mist heads off to. Which is great because all of the rocks are covered with thick, green moss... But keeping droplets off of your lens can be tricky. My camera was pretty much soaked while setting up this shot. My little microfiber towel was working overtime...
Coming down the trail at Saddle Mountain as the evening light faded, I almost felt as if this leaning tree was the entrance to the darkness of the forest. The clouds passing over the mountain created a foggy scene that was a bit spooky on one hand, but quite beautiful on the other.
The blast zone of Mt. St. Helens with the early morning light illuminating the decimated landscape. The large canyon is carved out by the Toutle River, which is fed by the new glaciers that have formed in the crater since the eruption.
This spectacular 120' waterfall in the Mt. Hood National Forest fans out down a cliff of basalt. And if you visit at the right time you'll get a beautiful light show as the sun's rays illuminate the cascading water.