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…

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….

Mt. Hood

Sometimes in the morning when I am checking the weather and guessing how the day will go I think, this could happen. And so it was as we departed Portland on a very cloudy morning with the wind at our backs, heading east towards the Columbia River Gorge where the skies were all clear. Throughout…

The Pano Awards 2013

  The Pano Awards has recently announced the winner’s or this years contest. I was fortunate enough to be recognized for several of my submissions. In the past year I tried to focus more of my efforts on locating old ways of life here on the sagebrush steppe that stretches south from the Columbia River…