Ghost Trees

The legend of the Phoenix represents the sun itself which dies at the end of each day, but is reborn the following dawn. As I face east the sun has set and now glow of distant stars and the rising moon silhoutte the   “It’s best to have failure happen early in life. It wakes up the Phoenix bird…

US Route 26…The Painted Hills

So everyday has a start and an end. So while the sun traverses the sky I will traverse the land. After leaving the last roads in the Mount Jefferson wilderness for the sagebrush steppe plateau, that I call home, the eastern sky was awash in lapis lazuli blue. The south cascades to the west were…

US Route 26

In Oregon US Route 26 runs from the Pacific Ocean to the Idaho border. Along the way the changing landscape will entertain you for hours. From the beaches on the coast to the high cold mountain passes, the land unfurls itself before you. Tall stately forests make way for rolling grasslands where deep river gorges…

A private tour from the air.

One of the highlights of my recent trip to Kauai was a private helicopter tour of the island. I believe to 80 minutes. I took the seat behind the pilot  with no one sitting to my left. Both doors were removed for better image quality and a little extra thrill to the experience. The Robinson 44 provided the…

Kauai, HI

Sometimes it begins with a deep resonating sensation within that cannot described. Other times you just do not feel a thing, you just flow, from the mountains to the sea. Far off the Pacific shore of Oregon lies the gem of islands, the garden island, Kauai. I first set my feet upon the island of…

Aerial Feast

Yesterday I had the good fortune to take a private helicopter tour of Kauai. So with my camera in hand and the door off on the helicopter I managed to squeeze off a few hundred photos in an hour. Not a record by any stretch of the imagination. Our pilot mentioned a client that had…

One moment too late…

I have been watching the weather. I have been watching the horizon, envisioning this shot. All seemed…well close enough to pretend perhaps. The early season snow was barely holding its place at the upper elevations. I didn’t have enough gas to make the round trip to my destination. I left the house without my wallet….