blue hour, chambers lake

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Susan and I went camping in the Goat Rocks Wilderness in central Washington this past weekend; we were planning to do a 12-mile hike on Saturday with some friends and wanted to spend some time camping as well. It felt … Continue reading

Sunset, Mykonos

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I didn’t exactly know what to expect when we went to Mykonos; I knew there would be beautiful blue water, beaches, and a quaint old village somewhere with white-washed exteriors and blue doors. I didn’t expect gorgeous rolling, arid hills … Continue reading

Sunrise on Mykonos

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I had a slight tumble this morning, as Hudson and I went off in our backyard wilderness to shoot the sunrise. I got a bit banged up, and quite embarrassed, but I dusted myself off and gamely went on. I’m … Continue reading

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

sauvie sunset-4

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