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BeerZaar at the Brewhouse is Back!

BeerZaar at the Brewhouse is Back!

It’s hard to believe it’s been a year already, but the holiday season is upon us again, and so is BeerZaar! Avoid the malls, shop small, and help local businesses and artists by shopping at the Issaquah Brewhouse BeerZaar Monday night!

Santa Returns to Timber Creek This Weekend!

Santa Returns to Timber Creek This Weekend!

If you missed our opening weekend, you still have two weekends left to get your family photos taken with Santa, whatever your family may be!

Black Friday 20% Sale!

Black Friday 20% Sale!

Merchants seem to have two schools of thought about Black Friday these day: Open stupid early and encourage all kinds of bargain shopping chaos, or give employees the day off to go hiking. Well, I’m going to do both!

Meet Santa at Timber Creek Starting This Weekend!

Meet Santa at Timber Creek Starting This Weekend!

This isn’t just for kids, either! Bring your kids, your pets, and yourself and get your family portrait taken with Santa while helping the Homeward Pet Adoption Center with their mission!

A Walk on the Wildside

A Walk on the Wildside

I have the privilege of living on a small mountain in the foothills of the Cascade Mountain Range, and on top of that mountain is a huge urban wildland park. This week I decided to hike in to what I refer to as my “back yard” and see what kind of late autumn photographs I could find.

Anniversary Clearance Sale!

Anniversary Clearance Sale!

I started getting messages from friends and colleagues the other day, congratulating me on my anniversary. Anniversary? Sure enough, my little company is four years old this week! That calls for an Anniversary Sale!

Visiting the Scottish Lakes High Camp

Visiting the Scottish Lakes High Camp

Last week in Larch Lake and the Scottish Lakes High Camp we talked about visiting Larch Lake to photograph the fall color of the turning larches. Now I’ll tell you the story of the Scottish Lakes High Camp and how it came to be!

Larch Lake and the Scottish Lakes High Camp

Larch Lake and the Scottish Lakes High Camp

While on a backpacking trip in British Columbia a few years back, I asked some experienced backcountry photographers where the best place was to photograph larch trees in the fall. Without hesitation, they unanimously responded, “Larch Lake!”. So when my friend Max asked me if I wanted some vouchers to stay in the high camp near there, he didn’t have to ask twice!

Backcountry Bridge Building

Backcountry Bridge Building

What do you do when heavy snows destroy the only bridge that hikers can use to cross a fast-running and dangerous river? You get out there and build a newer, better one by hand, of course!

Six Years Ago in the North Cascades

Six Years Ago in the North Cascades

Two weeks ago in Five Years Ago This Week I went back in time to revisit a gorgeous wildflower-covered meadow in Mount Rainier National Park. This week we’ll go back even further to some fall hikes in the North Cascades from six years back.

Final Week at Piccola Cellars!

Final Week at Piccola Cellars!

This is the last week to see my show at Piccola Cellars! The photographs come down Friday, September 30th, so get in there some time during the week or you’ll miss it!

Five Years Ago This Week

Five Years Ago This Week

Ever stop and think about what you were doing a year ago, or maybe five years ago? To gauge your progress or for no reason but nostalgia, some folks including my Mom kept a journal to revisit days gone by. But photos are also an excellent way to bring back memories!

Southwest Wildflowers

Southwest Wildflowers

As the passing of Labor Day marks the winding down of summer, it’s time to wind down our series of articles about my trip to the American Southwest with a look at some of the wildflowers we encountered along the way.

Reception Friday at Piccola Wine Cellars!

Reception Friday at Piccola Wine Cellars!

It’s time for my next show at Piccola Wine Cellars in North Bend, and we’re celebrating with an Artist’s Reception this Friday evening, including live music!

Can’t Get Enough Red Cliffs

Can’t Get Enough Red Cliffs

After our river canyon hiking adventure the day before, my friend Jeremy and I were ready to photograph – you guessed it – more canyons!

River Hiking – Waders Recommended

River Hiking – Waders Recommended

As I’ve mentioned in recent articles, my friend Jeremy and I had planned to photograph the famous river canyon at The Narrows in Zion National Park, but were blocked by dangerously high flow rates. But that didn’t stop us from river canyon hiking for long.

Yant Flat Isn’t So Flat

Yant Flat Isn’t So Flat

Growing up in south Louisiana, I wasn’t familiar with the concept of a “flat”. Heck, everything down there is flat. It wasn’t until I visited Yosemite that I encountered the term in reference to an area of land. Well, today we’ll explore an area called Yant Flat, and it turns out it’s not so flat.

Return to the Land of Zion

Return to the Land of Zion

As my friend Jeremy and I made our way around southern Utah on our recent photography tour of the American Southwest, one thing was certain – we would revisit one of our favorite places: Zion National Park.

Sandstone Patterns

Sandstone Patterns

In last week’s article, Lake Powell Surprise, my friend Jeremy and I were shooting in the Glen Canyon Dam area near Page, Arizona, when we spotted some sandstone features that reminded us of the famous feature known as “The Wave” in the nearby Paria Canyon-Vermilion Cliffs Wilderness. Since “The Wave” requires a permit that is difficult to get, we decided to check out the local features that were much easier to reach.

Lake Powell Surprise

Lake Powell Surprise

The feature that most dominates the landscape north of Page Arizona is Lake Powell, and there are some wonderful viewpoints overlooking this man-made landmark. And some surprises, too!

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