Sunrise Opportunities

This past winter, I had two mornings with quite a few sunrise opportunities that I was thrilled to capture. Normally I try to capture sunrise images as landscapes with something interesting in the composition. On these particular mornings, my goal was not to capture the sunrise, but to capture...

Ecola State Park

The day after we arrived in Cannon Beach, I woke up before sunrise to head up to Ecola State Park for some early morning photography. Ecola State Park is immediately north of Cannon Beach and easily accessible with lots of hiking trails. I wasn’t sure what I would find,...

Oregon Continues

My series on our vacation to Oregon continues with our first morning in Portland, Oregon. I work up early that morning to capture sunrise over Portland from the view at Pittock Mansion. The mansion is on a rise west of the city, and if the clouds cooperate, you can...

Patience

It takes a lot of patience to be a photographer. Unless you are shooting inanimate objects like food, business products or other static items, you have to have patience if you are going to be a successful photographer. This is especially true if you are shooting wild animals and...