the shot that was


Sometimes, the shot you see in your head doesn’t show up until after you’ve packed up and headed back down the mountain. Last Sunday, at sunset, I shot the crazy clouds around Mount Hood for about an hour, before turning … Continue reading

larch sunset (2015)


Sunday was my first time up Larch Mountain this year. It’s always a lovely thing to do, that 14-mile ride through the forest, followed by the short, slightly steep walk up to the top of the mountain. A lot of … Continue reading

sauvie fog study, no. 3


Recently, Susan and I went to see “Mr. Turner,” a movie that I have been dying to see, about the great 19th-century British painter, J.M.W. Turner. The movie was odd–with occasionally impenetrable dialogue and almost no exposition whatsoever–yet I found … Continue reading

sauvie sunset

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I went out to Sauvie with Hudson, to sit on the beach while he and Stacey hung with a bunch of kiteboarders. (It was a lot of fun, but there wasn’t a lot of wind, so I pocketed the camera … Continue reading

a leaving


Ten months ago, almost to the day, my wife passed away peacefully at home. This morning, I walked out of that home for the last time. This was the place that Lee and I always dreamed we would build, one … Continue reading

thor’s well

thor's well

Matt Kloskowski, Hudson Henry, Brian Matiash and I drove out to the Oregon Coast yesterday to photograph Thor’s Well, a well-known landmark (part of Cape Perpetua) that is spectacular at high tide. We had hoped for an epic sunset–which wasn’t … Continue reading

over the seawall

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We had a lovely time in Hawaii. We spent the weekend in Honolulu, where Susan had a race, and then a week in Maui, mostly relaxing. I didn’t shoot as much as I would have liked, but I did get … Continue reading

love and fearlessness

morning on sauvie

Amidst the tumult of my new life, I have encountered a number of heartfelt moments that have brought me inordinate pleasure and great hope for the future. I have professed surprise at the constancy with which these small pieces of … Continue reading

cormorants, sauvie island


Hudson and I went shooting in the fog on Sauvie Island this morning, along the Multnomah Channel. I’ve been shooting this scene for years: every January, the fog comes in for a few weeks, and it’s just a glorious place … Continue reading

mt. hood sunrise


Mt. Hood clearly has been in my mind of late, especially as the winter approaches. We’ve also been having clear, cold weather, and when I was up at 5 a.m. on Saturday, I decided to head up to Rocky Butte … Continue reading