Multnomah Falls – Columbia River Gorge, Oregon

Multnomah Falls

The Columbia River Gorge has one of the highest concentrations of waterfalls in the United States and is an amazing place to take a drive and enjoy the sites. Multnomah falls has almost a mythical quality to it with the bridge creating a unique visual experience from the bottom and a great vantage point to enjoy both stages of the falls.

From Wikipedia: …The falls drops in two major steps, split into an upper falls of 542 feet (165 m) and a lower falls of 69 feet, with a gradual 9 foot drop in elevation between the two, so the total height of the waterfall is conventionally given as 620 feet. Multnomah Falls is the tallest waterfall in the state of Oregon. It is credited by a sign at the site of the falls, and by the United States Forest Service, as the second tallest year-round waterfall in the United States.

 

 

 

Driftwood Sunset – Uvita, Costa Rica

Driftwood Sunset

While down in Costa Rica after a day of exploring, Suzette and I went for a sunset beach walk to see if we might catch any late day light. As the sun was setting and we were running out of time I stumbled upon this interesting piece of driftwood with a giant hole through the center. Anytime you have forests meeting the ocean, beaches are bound to be littered with driftwood. What I love about this piece all of the dimension the driftwood contains. The ribs and valleys that really make you study the driftwood itself instead of just enjoying the color of the sunset.

Uvita Costa Rica is about 50 miles from the Panama border and is still sparsely inhabited compared to the northern more touristy areas. Known as a mecca for surfing, many of the beaches are crowded with American youth trying to escape the responsibility of adult life. The towns mainly consist of sea shack bars and restaurants, as well as hostel type hotels. The road to the south has been significantly improved and I would guess that this area won’t keep its 3rd world charm for long.

 

 

Sea Mists At Sunset – Navarro Beach CA

SeaMistsAtSunset

Navarro Beach is a small uninhabited park and beach where the Navarro River meets the Pacific. As the tides change, pools of water remain in the black sands and often the hulking remains of once giants of the forests become intricate driftwood. When I see this image I am reminded of the gentle roar of the surf, feel the mists on my skin, and smell the salty air. I love the intricate patterns of the driftwood root structure so much I made it a central feature of this image. Also, the distant clouds over the pacific make colorful sunsets a rare occurrence in Northern California Coastal afternoons.

 

Hope – Sea Cliffs of Mendocino CA

Hope

When exploring Mendocino, we came across many remote beaches and sea cliffs. I happened to be exploring this cave while the sun was setting and the scene struck me. The sun shining looked as it was illuminating a way out, a light at the end of the tunnel, the promise of a new day.

 

The Castle Window – Castello de Vide – Portugal

The Castle Window

In the hillsides of eastern Portugal (just west of Spain) lies a small walled city that time has left behind: Castello De Vide. While it is unknown exactly when this area was settled, there is written history dating back to the 1200’s. This sleepy town still largely operates as it has for centuries with community markets and festivals celebrating Portugal’s glorious history. Portugal is dotted with these stronghold cities that are leftovers of their vast wealth and empire dating back to when they ruled the seas and all the trade and wealth that went along with that distinction.

Colorado Springs Rainbow

One of many beautiful afternoon rainbows that adorn our city.

One of the beautiful by-products of afternoon storms in Colorado Springs are the frequent and vibrant rainbows we see on a relatively regular basis.  I happened to be in the right place at the right time yesterday (8/5/11) to catch this stunner that situated itself directly over our downtown.

Here’s a closeup shot of the same scene.

Air Force Graduation

These shost were taken 5/25/2011 at the commencement of the Air Force Graduation.  It’s a series of shots that I feel capture the Air Force fly over show pretty well.  These are the days it’s really fun to live in Colorado Springs.

Fountain In Bloom

This fountain sits in the Italian promenade of the Butchart Gardens.  What I love about this image is the contrast of the stark black fountain surrounded by a sea of colors as well as the crystal clear drops of water frozen in time.

The gardens were originally a pet project of Jennie Butchart; the wife of prominent cement mogul Robert Butchart. Started in 1909, different areas of the gardens have different themes such as Japanese tea garden, Italian garden, and rose garden. This garden is still owned and managed by descendants of the Butchart family.  Now a national treasure, the gardens are a major tourist attraction and source of pride for the island of Victoria 

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Notes: These are low resolution images and I apologize for the watermark signature on my photographs as I feel it detracts from enjoying the image. However, with the ease of image piracy on-line they are necessary evils. You may also want to read my color post as images can be very different from what you see on the monitor.

Looming Storm

Storms on the high desert landscapes of Colorado come in fast and furious. These storm clouds were photographed just outside Southpark, Colorado on a cool fall evening in 2010. The body and color of the clouds create a palpable sensation as they envelope the landscape.

If you are interested in exploring the possibility of ordering a print, please contact me for details. All photographs are limited to 500 reproductions.

Notes: These are low resolution images and I apologize for the watermark signature on my photographs as I feel it detracts from enjoying the image. However, with the ease of image piracy on-line they are necessary evils. You may also want to read my color post as images can be very different from what you see on the monitor.

Barca e Porta

(Boat and Doorway) 

The magical city of Venice is like nowhere I have been before or since. The doorway featured in this shot demonstrates the quiet canals, vibrant color, and old world charm that typify a walk through the back streets of this storybook city.

If you are interested in exploring the possibility of ordering a print, please contact me for details. All photographs are limited to 500 reproductions. If you are interested in exploring the possibility of ordering a print, please contact me for details. All photographs are limited to 500 reproductions. Notes: These are low resolution images and I apologize for the watermark signature on my photographs as I feel it detracts from enjoying the image. However, with the ease of image piracy on-line they are necessary evils. You may also want to read my color post as images can be very different from what you see on the monitor.