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Brian Bonham has been at 9 events

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Lotus Carroll1,778,490This is the Event for our March Self Portrait Challenge: "Scanography." What this means is your image must be captured using a scanner of some sort. We can make beautiful art using all kinds of different tools - this should challenge you to use something a little different than what you usually turn to when making images, which is fun and informative to your creative process. :-) If you don't have a scanner of your own, ask a friend or use one at your workplace (with permission, no getting in trouble at your job) or public library. *Be careful* - _don't hurt yourself or damage the scanner!_ Get creative and have fun - these images can be very striking and have a great quality to them that lends itself to creative posing, styling, and processing. Here is where you enter your ONE "Scanography" Self Portrait. Your photo must have been captured during this month. This Event remains open until 11:59 CST March 31st, so you have until then to create and enter your best photo from this month. (The dates on the Event are truncated, but you can submit a photo anytime, all month long.) Please read all rules (scroll down). Not adhering to rules will get you disqualified. *Tips & Inspiration* I've curated a gallery of really interesting scanography self-portraits that you can check out for inspiration. Check it out here: https://goo.gl/81S5TH If you'd like, you can see an album of my own scanography here: https://goo.gl/sXCiW8 Moderators of the Art of Self Portraiture Community are not eligible to win, but we will also be putting our photos into the Event in the hopes that you'll be inspired. If you have questions or need help, please pop into the Community http://goo.gl/W69Ohj and ask away! We have a category for discussion and questions and are happy to help with anything.  *Prizes* ~1 Year @118357019708110162087 Business Account http://www.smugmug.com/features (or comped value on current account) ~$150 Gift Certificate (restrictions apply*) for @108289626026839048870 http://www.borrowlenses.com  ~@100266938567862344330 Digital Holster 20 https://goo.gl/OTECbM ~ @101789561086090624750 Gift Code in the amount of $42.95 http://www.capturingcouture.com  *Please circle these sponsors* - we love their products and services and it's great that they support our learning and growing together. Having them circled is a requirement to be a winner. :) There will be 4 winners. 1st place winner selects choice of 4 prizes, and also has their image take the place of the current Avatar for The Art of Self Portraiture Community. 2nd place selects choice of 3 remaining prizes. 3rd place selects choice of 2 remaining prizes. 4th place receives the remaining prize. Winners must respond within 24 hours of being contacted or new winners will be chosen. At the end of the month, the Owners and Moderators of The Art of Self Portraiture Community will vote on the submissions and choose 1st, 2nd, 3rd, & 4th place winners. Please note that this is subjective (art always isMarch Self Portrait Challenge: Scanography2016-03-29 07:00:0069  
Wick Sakit1,167,379Ladies and Gentlemen a year has passed already for this wonderful gathering!  This month @107732282190737721685  will be drinking and clicking at the Oregon Brew Festival ( http://www.oregonbrewfest.com )!  So come one and come all and make sure you have a safe way home!!!  @117044691112725530830, we know how to do it right! Don't forget to add the hashtag #drinkandclickpdx  to your photos :) Psss, it might or might not be @106453531239987697809's birthday so lets make sure its a day he wont remember :) Now for the monthly challenge! ----------------------------- The July Challenge is "Post Processing". The image on this post was taken near sunset in Port Aransas, TX, but the water wasn't yellow, and the sky wasn't green. I enjoyed making it appear that way, however. :-) I used Lightroom to make all the adjustments on this photo; the jumping off point was a Trey Ratcliff preset called "Turkish Blast." I made several adjustments after that, including additional graduated filters and spot brushing to achieve the final effect. Find Trey's V2 LR Presets here: http://goo.gl/bN5Zfd Submit your Post Processed photos from a Drink and Click™ Photowalk and win great prizes! See Details Here: http://goo.gl/tsEvGn Thanks to our great prize sponsors for July: @118357019708110162087  @101321238651335383520,  & @105237212888595777019's @108013589332077559621  * * * * +Drink and Click™ is simple: We meet at a venue to have a drink (alcohol consumption not required), talk about Photography, laugh and have fun together. Then we move to another venue, take pictures in between… and repeat until the night is over! We have photography challenges every month with prizes ranging from camera gear to local area business gift cards. Join us! Is there a Drink and Click™ in your area? www.drinkandclick.com Have questions? Want to lead a Chapter? Host an Event? drinkandclick@gmail.com We have a monthly On Air Show! Circle +The Drink and Click Show for updates and subscribe to Drink and Click™ on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/DrinkandClick Join the Drink and Click™ Community on G+: http://goo.gl/R7hTZ Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DrinkAndClick Follow @DrinkandClick on Twitter: http://twitter.com/drinkandclick #drinkandclick   #photowalk   #photography   #challenge Drink & Click Portland Style2014-07-25 15:00:0026  
Wick Sakit1,167,379Welcome to another exciting @117044691112725530830  .  This month will we be headed to St. Johns Bridge and Cathedral Park.  We will meet up at Slim's Restaurant & Lounge (8635 N Lombard St Portland, OR 97203) at 5 but I am sure you will find @117423600426394552570 and me there a little early. The April Challenge is "Black and White Portraiture". Submit your photos from a photowalk and win great prizes! See Details Here: http://goo.gl/4RfN6a Thanks to our great prize sponsors for April: @100266938567862344330  , @115144405488496176221  , and Pan Am Brands http://panam.com Be sure to tag your photos with #drinkandclickpdx  as well! :) Challenge Rules: -Images must be taken on a @107732282190737721685  event during the month of March -Three images per person max -The images must be submitted into this event page -No WATERMARKS (This is mainly to remain anonymous during judging). SUBMIT YOUR IMAGES HERE: http://goo.gl/aEPU3l #drinkandclick  Drink & Click Portland April2014-04-26 17:00:0026  
Wick Sakit1,167,379Hello +Drink and Click™ Portland, Oregon!   I am excited to announce our next photo walk.  We will be renting a passenger van and making our way to Punchbowl Falls.  We will have a designated driver so everyone can spike their thermoses (if you're into that kind of thing). This will be the most exciting +Drink and Click™ to date!   What to bring, camera gear, warm clothes, rain gear, rubber boots or waders (if you want to go in), snacks, booze, and money if you want to pitch on the van rental.  If you can't that isn't a problem.  If we have more than 12 people some of you may have to drive as well.   Please drink and click responsibly and be sure to hashtag #drinkandclickpdx  to any photos posted!  Now for January's photo challenge!!! Welcome to the #17 +Drink and Click™  January's Chapter Wide Photography Challenge NEW IMPORTANT INFORMATION To be eligible for this month's Drink and Click ™ challenge attendees need do the following:  We love our sponsors. This month we got +Jaime Ibarra, +c't Digital Photography and PanAm All you need to do to be eligible is to like their Facebook page and circle them here in Google+.          Google+                                                Facebook +Jaime Ibarra                              http://goo.gl/3w8OTW +c't Digital Photography                 http://goo.gl/GCcLUr No Available for PanAm                  http://goo.gl/YQYDWP We would also love some of your internet love, so Circle Drink and Click's Google + Page at http://goo.gl/AmgV6and like our FB page at  http://goo.gl/2lsCE and if you have time join our Drink and Click community here in Google+ http://tinyurl.com/bjhpq27 This month's chapter wide challenge is "In Midair"  2014 is here and with this exciting new beginning an exciting new challenge. In midair. It could be something flying or something jumping off the ground but you need to capture whatever the subject is during midair. This month prizes brought to you by our awesome sponsors: 1st Place 50% OFF +Jaime Ibarra   his PERSONALIZED MASTER CLASS 2nd Place prize One Year +c't Digital Photography  Magazine 3rd Place a passport cover from PanAm Brands Challenge Rules: -Images must be taken on a Drink and Click ™ event during the month of January -Three images per person max -The images must be submitted into this event page -No WATERMARKS (This is mainly to remain anonymous during judging). We will select the top 10 images. At the end of the month we will select the top three images and announce the winners during the monthly Drink and Click Show on Air. You need some Drink and Click™ gear? Come visit http://drinkandclickshop.spreadshirt.com/ We are part of a few affiliate programs. It will help us grow if you make your purchases through any of the useful links below.   Thank you.   Amazon.com  http://www.amazon.com/?_encoding=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&linkCode=ur2&tag=wwwdrinkandcl-20 B&H  http://www.bhphotovideo.com/?BI=19371&KBID=11432&DFF=d10-v1-t8-x4 Think TankDrink & Click Portland - Field Trip To Punchbowl Falls!2014-01-25 11:00:0021  
Wick Sakit1,167,379+Drink and Click™ Portland, Oregon  is excited to announce our next fearless endeavor.  We are going to brave the lights of Se Peacock Street opening night.  The street will only be open to pedestrians and powers up at 6pm so we will be sure to have a beverage or two to warm up our kindred souls and make sure our batteries are charged.  Physically and literally of course.  :) I suggest parking a couple of blocks down Belmont if you are driving and if people are interested in bringing kids with them we can meet up at another location (there are many where a hot chocolate can be had with or without whiskey).   Looking forward to seeing you all there and please share this with your circles.  The bigger we are the more space we can take over for tripods :) Here is the information on the December Challenge as well!  Be sure to read it as you can win fabulous prizes from our generous sponsors.  Please hashtag all photos with #drinkandclickpdx   http://plus.google.com/events/cie0m7icfvrogckaph2u0jes0qc Welcome to the #16 Drink and Click ™ December's Chapter Wide Photography Challenge IMPORTANT INFORMATION: To be eligible for this month's Drink and Click ™ challenge attendees need do the following: (If you win a prize and your stream does not show you completed the sponsor mention your prize will be forfeited)    - We love our sponsors. This month we got +SmugMug  , +ViewBug - Photo Contests  and +Trey Ratcliff +Stuck In Customs  .  Create a post on YOUR STREAM and give them some love  They deserve it =)  - Circle Drink and Click's Google + Page at http://goo.gl/AmgV6and like our FB page at  http://goo.gl/2lsCE - Join our Drink and Click community here in Google+ http://tinyurl.com/bjhpq27 This month's chapter wide challenge is "Celebration"  December brings families together as well as friends. You can celebrate any occasion, so keep your eyes open for any kind of festivities around your Drink and Click event. From Festivus, Birthdays or Chrismas all them count for this month's challenge.  Remember the images have to be taken during a Drink and Click™ Event. This month prizes brought to you by our awesome sponsors: 1st Place prize One Year +SmugMug business account. 2nd Place prize One Year +ViewBug - Photo Contests account. 3rd Place $20 off any of +Stuck In Customs presets or tutorials. Challenge Rules: -Images must be taken on a Drink and Click ™ event during the month of December -Three images per person max -The images must be submitted into this event page -No WATERMARKS (This is mainly to remain anonymous during judging). We will select the top 5 or 6 images. At the end of the month we will select the top three images.  You need some Drink and Click™ gear? Come visit http://drinkandclickshop.spreadshirt.com/ We are part of a few affiliate programs. It will help us grow if you make your purchases through any of the useful links below.   Thank you.   Amazon.com  http://www.amazon.com/?_encoding=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&linkCode=uDrink and Click December Portland, Oregon!!!2013-12-15 17:30:0029  
Lotus Carroll1,778,490This is the Event for our November 2013 Self Portrait Challenge: Portray An Emotion.  Here is where you enter your ONE Self Portrait portraying an emotion. Remember to be as creative and expressive as you possibly can. If the viewer can instantly connect with your image emotionally, it's a win. *Your photo must have been captured this month.* This Event remains open until 11:59 CST November 30th, so you have until then to create and enter your best photo from this month. Please read all rules (scroll down). Not adhering to rules will get you disqualified. *Tutorial* Need some tips for this challenge? Have no fear! That's why we're here. :) I put together a piece offering some tips for creating emotional self portraits. You can view it here: http://goo.gl/13WBEf *Prizes* 1 Year of @118357019708110162087 Basic http://www.smugmug.com/photos/photo-sharing-features @101789561086090624750 Discontinued Camera Strap (if you win, you get to choose from a list that I'll share with you) :) http://www.capturingcouture.com Please circle these sponsors - they make these prizes possible, so having them circled is a requirement to be a winner. There will be 2 winners. 1st place winner selects choice of prizes. 2nd place receives remaining prize. Winners must respond within 24 hours of being contacted or new winners will be chosen. Both winners will be featured in the Challenge Winners Category http://goo.gl/qc7VO of The Art of Self Portraiture Community. At the end of the month, the Owners and Moderators of The Art of Self Portraiture Community will vote on the submissions and choose 1st & 2nd place winners. Please note that this is subjective (art always is!) and so we'll be basing our votes purely on our own opinions. Everyone who enters a photo is already a winner, of course. :) *Please Remember These Rules:* *Enter Only Your Own Work *Enter Only ONE Photo *Only SELF PORTRAITS *Photo Must Be Taken in November 2013 *Can Only Win Once Every 6 Months *Winners Must Respond Within 24 Hours of Contact *Circle Our Prize Sponsors *No Trickery or Spamming *We Reserve The Right To Remove Entries for Misconduct *Anything Outside Guidelines/Rules Disqualifies A Participant * * * * * * * * * * Viewing this Event, but not a member of The Art of Self Portraiture? If you're interested in exploring creative self portraiture seriously, request to join here: http://goo.gl/M7XTQNovember Self Portrait Challenge: Portray An Emotion2013-11-02 01:00:00189  
Google+13,198,142The Google+ team will be sharing a few updates. RSVP to this event to watch the broadcast live.A Morning with Google+2013-10-29 17:30:0033617  
Wick Sakit1,167,379This month +Drink and Click™ Portland, Oregon will be celebrating in true Portland style.  We will be attending the Oregon Brewers Fest! http://www.oregonbrewfest.com/ You rally can't more Portland than summer and beer.  Speaking of summer, that is this the challenge for this month. Summer. I don't know about you but summer is a crazy time for me. It doesn't matter where you live your city should have a typical event that happens during summer time. A festival, kite competition, people swimming or boating. You can have your lead schedule your event around those locations which can give you the best Photo opportunities. Go ahead Google "Summer" images and see which image can serve you as inspiration.  Here, I Google that for you http://tinyurl.com/mbygpj2 Challenge Rules: -Images must be taken on a +Drink and Click™  ™ event during the month of July -Three images per person max -The images must be submitted into this event page -No WATERMARKS (This is mainly to remain anonymous during judging). We will select the top 5 or 6 images. At the end of the month we will have a Hangout and invite +Google+  Photographers to select the top three images.  This month's Prizes Are: 1st Prize +Gary Fong Flash Diffusers Light Sphere Kit 2nd Prize is a +4ormat account to make your website beautiful. You want to learn more about +4ormat? Watch this  4ormat - Your Professional Online Portfolio in 10 Minutes 3rd place a $20 off code for +Trey Ratcliff +Stuck In Customs  You need some Drink and Click™ gear? Come visit http://drinkandclickshop.spreadshirt.com/ Here is where you can post your photos for this fantastic worldwide challenge! :) https://plus.google.com/events/cuni169k0fvl77j9n6v8p9k5t0s Please remember to tag photos with the hashtag #drinkandclickpdx   #drinkandclick   #portland   #summer   #beer   #wehavefun  @107430862196617669986 Drink and Click Portland July!!!2013-07-26 17:30:0061  
Wick Sakit1,167,379Can I get a drumroll please?  I would like to welcome +Drink and Click™ Portland, Oregon  back to the stage!   We will kick off the festivities on June 22 at The Apex Bar 1216 SE Division St. Portland, Oregon 97202.  This place is not only a hotspot for people watching and photographing but also features 50 beers on tap.  You can check out the live beer menu at http://apexbar.com/menu/ From there we will visit a couple of other nearby watering holes one featuring mor clowns than you probably care to see.   Don't forget that this months theme is Red.   Welcome to the #10 Drink and Click ™ June's Chapter Wide Photography Challenge IMPORTANT INFORMATION: To be eligible for this month's Drink and Click ™ challenge attendees need do the following: (If you win a prize and your stream does not show you completed the sponsor mention your prize will be forfeited)    - We love our sponsors. This month we got +SmugMug, +Rocky Nook  and +Think Tank Photo   Create a post on your stream and give them some love. They deserve it =) Also go circle them and Rocky Nook at their FB page www.facebook.com/rockynookinc - Circle Drink and Click's Google + Page at http://goo.gl/AmgV6 and like our FB page at  http://goo.gl/2lsCE - Join our Drink and Click community here in Google+ http://tinyurl.com/bjhpq27 This month's chapter wide challenge is "Red" Red. During the day or night there are striking shades of reds all around us. Find something unique and get us a cool image. Get inspired by looking at some images or just pause and look around you. Here is a little help. +National Geographic's Gallery of Red. Check it here http://tinyurl.com/6k34yzw Challenge Rules: -Images must be taken on a Drink and Click ™ event during the month of June -Three images per person max -The images must be submitted into this event page -No WATERMARKS (This is mainly to remain anonymous during judging). We will select the top 5 or 6 images. At the end of the month we will have a Hangout and invite +Google+  Photographers to select the top three images.  This month's Prizes Are: 1st Prize is an awesome  +SmugMug  Business account (Value $300) 2nd Prize is a great book by +Rocky Nook  The Art of Photography   http://tinyurl.com/qbkl3d2 3rd place a +Think Tank Photo  Pixel Pocket Rocket™ *Submit your photos after the walk here:* https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/c42ig2s6j41ncqidlvkfu176h4o Don't forget to share this with your friends :) #drinkandclick   #drinkandclickpdx  Portland's Drink and Click Kickoff Walk/Crawl2013-06-23 04:00:0099  

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2015-03-01 19:21:05 (32 comments; 40 reshares; 808 +1s; )Open 

Abiqua Falls

Last weekend my daughter and I ventured down to Abiqua Falls.  It's not the easiest place to get to but one that is well worth the journey.

Prints available: http://bit.ly/1wMOjuT

#waterfall   #oregon   #photography  

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2015-03-01 19:21:05 (32 comments; 40 reshares; 808 +1s; )Open 

Abiqua Falls

Last weekend my daughter and I ventured down to Abiqua Falls.  It's not the easiest place to get to but one that is well worth the journey.

Prints available: http://bit.ly/1wMOjuT

#waterfall   #oregon   #photography  

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2015-03-01 19:21:05 (32 comments; 40 reshares; 808 +1s; )Open 

Abiqua Falls

Last weekend my daughter and I ventured down to Abiqua Falls.  It's not the easiest place to get to but one that is well worth the journey.

Prints available: http://bit.ly/1wMOjuT

#waterfall   #oregon   #photography  

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2016-07-31 04:47:47 (3 comments; 3 reshares; 11 +1s; )Open 

Last week I did the hike to Ramona Falls on Mt. Hood here in Oregon. It's a fantastic hike with this beautiful reward at the end.

Prints available: http://bit.ly/2a9TC5o

#waterfall #nature #oregon #landscape

Last week I did the hike to Ramona Falls on Mt. Hood here in Oregon. It's a fantastic hike with this beautiful reward at the end.

Prints available: http://bit.ly/2a9TC5o

#waterfall #nature #oregon #landscape___

2016-03-11 15:57:00 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s; )Open 

Added photos to March Self Portrait Challenge: Scanography.

Added photos to March Self Portrait Challenge: Scanography.___

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2016-02-22 05:27:21 (2 comments; 0 reshares; 24 +1s; )Open 

The Oregon Coast along the Samuel H Boardman Scenic Corridor.

Prints available at http://bit.ly/1TzuNRB

#landscapephotography   #panorama   #oregoncoast   #pacificnorthwest   #oregon  

The Oregon Coast along the Samuel H Boardman Scenic Corridor.

Prints available at http://bit.ly/1TzuNRB

#landscapephotography   #panorama   #oregoncoast   #pacificnorthwest   #oregon  ___

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2015-12-02 05:06:10 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 24 +1s; )Open 

Longing for some more clear nights to do fun stuff like this...

If only the Alvord wasn't an 8 hour drive to get to...

Here the night sky is covered by light pollution and these moist things they call clouds.

#nightphotography   #landscapephotography   #stars  

Longing for some more clear nights to do fun stuff like this...

If only the Alvord wasn't an 8 hour drive to get to...

Here the night sky is covered by light pollution and these moist things they call clouds.

#nightphotography   #landscapephotography   #stars  ___

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2015-11-30 03:03:07 (4 comments; 6 reshares; 34 +1s; )Open 

I know the big thing this weekend was to shun black Friday and to ‪#‎getoutsomewhere‬ or whatever the hashtag was but the reality was for me was that my daughter came home from college and we were busy doing what we pleased. We saw family, hung out with friends, ate some good food, and really just enjoyed being together... inside or out. Honestly, I ‪#‎getouttherealot‬ so this weekend wasn't that special to get out "there" for, family and friends came first. My hope is that you enjoyed your weekend with your peeps, yourself, or whomever you hang with and did what makes you happy.

Here's a shot from a weekend I spent with my son and some friends. This is Proxy Falls near Sisters, OR.

#waterfalls   #landscapephotography   #oregonphotography  

I know the big thing this weekend was to shun black Friday and to ‪#‎getoutsomewhere‬ or whatever the hashtag was but the reality was for me was that my daughter came home from college and we were busy doing what we pleased. We saw family, hung out with friends, ate some good food, and really just enjoyed being together... inside or out. Honestly, I ‪#‎getouttherealot‬ so this weekend wasn't that special to get out "there" for, family and friends came first. My hope is that you enjoyed your weekend with your peeps, yourself, or whomever you hang with and did what makes you happy.

Here's a shot from a weekend I spent with my son and some friends. This is Proxy Falls near Sisters, OR.

#waterfalls   #landscapephotography   #oregonphotography  ___

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2015-11-27 22:00:19 (3 comments; 0 reshares; 24 +1s; )Open 

SQUIRREL!!!

We have a very active backyard. Since we back up to a wooded area I keep a variety of bird feeders out to attract the local wildlife. Yesterday while filling one of the feeders I had a major spill of some seed, this has benefitted the squirrel population today. Much to Owens dismay the squirrels are having a feeding frenzy today. Here's a shot of one of the lucky critters stuffing her face.

I edited this shot, taken with my Sony a7rii, on my iPhone 6 Plus using Lightroom mobile while watching the Civil War game.

#sonyalpha #lightroommobile #optforfootball

SQUIRREL!!!

We have a very active backyard. Since we back up to a wooded area I keep a variety of bird feeders out to attract the local wildlife. Yesterday while filling one of the feeders I had a major spill of some seed, this has benefitted the squirrel population today. Much to Owens dismay the squirrels are having a feeding frenzy today. Here's a shot of one of the lucky critters stuffing her face.

I edited this shot, taken with my Sony a7rii, on my iPhone 6 Plus using Lightroom mobile while watching the Civil War game.

#sonyalpha #lightroommobile #optforfootball___

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2015-11-11 23:17:42 (1 comments; 1 reshares; 29 +1s; )Open 

Camping Under the Stars

The night sky at the Alvord Desert is absolutely fantastic, I've not seen that many stars since standing on the top of Mauna Kea on Hawaii.

This weekend I played a little more with star photography and some light painting. The tent is lit from the inside by my SolarPuff and the +Jeep  is lit with my headlamp both inside and out (that took a little running around).

#nightphotography   #jeep   #jeeplife  

Camping Under the Stars

The night sky at the Alvord Desert is absolutely fantastic, I've not seen that many stars since standing on the top of Mauna Kea on Hawaii.

This weekend I played a little more with star photography and some light painting. The tent is lit from the inside by my SolarPuff and the +Jeep  is lit with my headlamp both inside and out (that took a little running around).

#nightphotography   #jeep   #jeeplife  ___

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2015-11-10 21:19:17 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 30 +1s; )Open 

Proxy Falls

I'm so glad Alex and I made the side trip to see Proxy Falls. This is a three shot pano. The crop isn't standard but I wanted to show a bit more of the surrounding trees to give an overall sense of the view from the middle of the stream. I can't wait to go back here sometime in the Spring.

Prints available: http://bit.ly/1kKpSyc

‪#‎sonyalpha‬

Proxy Falls

I'm so glad Alex and I made the side trip to see Proxy Falls. This is a three shot pano. The crop isn't standard but I wanted to show a bit more of the surrounding trees to give an overall sense of the view from the middle of the stream. I can't wait to go back here sometime in the Spring.

Prints available: http://bit.ly/1kKpSyc

‪#‎sonyalpha‬___

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2015-11-10 03:38:08 (6 comments; 10 reshares; 99 +1s; )Open 

We were treated to a magical sunset on our last night in the Alvord desert. Thanks to William for finding what may be the only water on the playa.

Prints available: http://bit.ly/1HDVb32 (Christmas is coming)

#landscapephotography #sunset #desert

We were treated to a magical sunset on our last night in the Alvord desert. Thanks to William for finding what may be the only water on the playa.

Prints available: http://bit.ly/1HDVb32 (Christmas is coming)

#landscapephotography #sunset #desert___

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2015-11-02 05:36:03 (2 comments; 0 reshares; 24 +1s; )Open 

It's an 18.5 mile commute but one I'll never complain about. A share of a photo from my Instagram. Check my mobile shots out at Instagram.com/brian_bonham

#instagram #iphone #oregon #pnw #fallcolor 

It's an 18.5 mile commute but one I'll never complain about. A share of a photo from my Instagram. Check my mobile shots out at Instagram.com/brian_bonham

#instagram #iphone #oregon #pnw #fallcolor ___

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2015-11-02 00:21:40 (3 comments; 2 reshares; 60 +1s; )Open 

This rain is fabulous! This scene pictured here will look totally different from the day I shot it. I was ankle deep in the water here, today it'd probably be up to my knees.

#landscapephotography   #autumncolor   #photography   #fallcolor   #oneontagorge   #oregon  

This rain is fabulous! This scene pictured here will look totally different from the day I shot it. I was ankle deep in the water here, today it'd probably be up to my knees.

#landscapephotography   #autumncolor   #photography   #fallcolor   #oneontagorge   #oregon  ___

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2015-10-31 01:01:56 (3 comments; 0 reshares; 29 +1s; )Open 

This is not my usual waterfall shot. Most of the time my goal is to capture the scene set before me and share with you the grandeur of the whole falls in all its magnificence. This time I decided to move in and capture this batch of fern that was growing in the most precarious spot in the midst of this waterfall. Despite the trials it must face during high flows it continues to grow on the perch its seed landed on. You go little fern!

‪#‎sonyalpha‬ #waterfall   #landscapephotography   #nature  

This is not my usual waterfall shot. Most of the time my goal is to capture the scene set before me and share with you the grandeur of the whole falls in all its magnificence. This time I decided to move in and capture this batch of fern that was growing in the most precarious spot in the midst of this waterfall. Despite the trials it must face during high flows it continues to grow on the perch its seed landed on. You go little fern!

‪#‎sonyalpha‬ #waterfall   #landscapephotography   #nature  ___

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2015-10-30 01:25:08 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 32 +1s; )Open 

Autumn is upon us and I couldn't be happier. Okay, maybe I could be... let's hope father Winter nails us with some big snow! That'd be awesome.

This is a scene from the stream that feeds the Cedar Creek Grist Mill near Woodland, WA from a couple weeks ago.

‪#‎sonyalpha‬ #autumncolors   #landscapephotography   #fallcolors  

Autumn is upon us and I couldn't be happier. Okay, maybe I could be... let's hope father Winter nails us with some big snow! That'd be awesome.

This is a scene from the stream that feeds the Cedar Creek Grist Mill near Woodland, WA from a couple weeks ago.

‪#‎sonyalpha‬ #autumncolors   #landscapephotography   #fallcolors  ___

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2015-10-26 02:32:37 (11 comments; 10 reshares; 166 +1s; )Open 

Today I was beyond stoked to see the rain fall. The rain brings growth, green and heavy water flow in places like the Gorge. I know for some it's a downer but for me it's energy and brings on a sense of adventure and inspiration. I live in the Northwest for a reason and the rain is a major part of that reason.

This is a shot of the Cedar Creek Grist Mill just outside of Woodland Washington taken last weekend. If you haven't been you should go, it's a mere hour outside of Portland and well worth the drive. They'll also grind you up some grains while you're there.

Prints available: http://bit.ly/1H3HEkU

#landscapephotography   #autumncolors   #fallcolors   #longexposure   #photography   #photooftheday   #sonyalpha  

Today I was beyond stoked to see the rain fall. The rain brings growth, green and heavy water flow in places like the Gorge. I know for some it's a downer but for me it's energy and brings on a sense of adventure and inspiration. I live in the Northwest for a reason and the rain is a major part of that reason.

This is a shot of the Cedar Creek Grist Mill just outside of Woodland Washington taken last weekend. If you haven't been you should go, it's a mere hour outside of Portland and well worth the drive. They'll also grind you up some grains while you're there.

Prints available: http://bit.ly/1H3HEkU

#landscapephotography   #autumncolors   #fallcolors   #longexposure   #photography   #photooftheday   #sonyalpha  ___

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2015-10-23 02:11:12 (5 comments; 0 reshares; 28 +1s; )Open 

Panorama of the inside of a Nuclear Cooling Tower. I must say, it's a pretty cool experience to stand inside one of these and see first hand the immense nature of such a man made structure. Plus, the sound in this thing is one of the most incredible things I've ever heard.

This is the combination of three separate shots merged together with Lightroom with slight tweaks for exposure and tone.

‪#sonyalpha #coolingtower   #urbex   #abandoned  

Panorama of the inside of a Nuclear Cooling Tower. I must say, it's a pretty cool experience to stand inside one of these and see first hand the immense nature of such a man made structure. Plus, the sound in this thing is one of the most incredible things I've ever heard.

This is the combination of three separate shots merged together with Lightroom with slight tweaks for exposure and tone.

‪#sonyalpha #coolingtower   #urbex   #abandoned  ___

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2015-10-21 14:41:58 (6 comments; 1 reshares; 28 +1s; )Open 

Moulton Falls Bridge

This weekend after visiting the Cedar Creek Grist Mill we headed to a new location nearby that +Amy Heiden found on a Google search.  The water was dark, deep and still which provided a nice subtle reflection of the bridge and surrounding trees.  This is a two shot pano stitched together in Lightroom with just a few small tweaks for color balance and light.

#landscapephotography   #panorama   #panoramaphotography   #autumn   #sonyalpha  

Moulton Falls Bridge

This weekend after visiting the Cedar Creek Grist Mill we headed to a new location nearby that +Amy Heiden found on a Google search.  The water was dark, deep and still which provided a nice subtle reflection of the bridge and surrounding trees.  This is a two shot pano stitched together in Lightroom with just a few small tweaks for color balance and light.

#landscapephotography   #panorama   #panoramaphotography   #autumn   #sonyalpha  ___

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2015-10-20 00:55:13 (6 comments; 0 reshares; 27 +1s; )Open 

I don't post many selfies but when I do it's from the top of a cooling tower.

I've not been on that's ever been afraid of heights but the older I get the more they unnerve me. Don't let the smile in the photo fool you, I was sweating bullets.

#coolingtower #selfy

I don't post many selfies but when I do it's from the top of a cooling tower.

I've not been on that's ever been afraid of heights but the older I get the more they unnerve me. Don't let the smile in the photo fool you, I was sweating bullets.

#coolingtower #selfy___

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2015-10-13 02:33:39 (15 comments; 8 reshares; 66 +1s; )Open 

Yesterday I headed to the coast to check out the Tierra Del Mar area to do some shooting but ended up finding nothing of interest. Since I was close to one of my favorite spots on the coast I popped on down to Pelican Brewing for a beer and bite to eat and waited for sunset. I'm glad I stuck around, it ended up being one of the most beautiful sunsets I've seen on the coast in quite sometime.

This long exposure was taken from the rocks on the south end of Cape Kiwanda as the tide was receding. I was straddling the gap in the photo and took a few big splashes as the waves came crashing through. The wet pants, soaked shoes, and coldness was totally worth enduring to watch this scene unfold.

Prints available: http://bit.ly/1WYtKKb

#oregoncoast   #landscapephotography   #sunset   #pacificnorthwest   #sonyalpha  

Yesterday I headed to the coast to check out the Tierra Del Mar area to do some shooting but ended up finding nothing of interest. Since I was close to one of my favorite spots on the coast I popped on down to Pelican Brewing for a beer and bite to eat and waited for sunset. I'm glad I stuck around, it ended up being one of the most beautiful sunsets I've seen on the coast in quite sometime.

This long exposure was taken from the rocks on the south end of Cape Kiwanda as the tide was receding. I was straddling the gap in the photo and took a few big splashes as the waves came crashing through. The wet pants, soaked shoes, and coldness was totally worth enduring to watch this scene unfold.

Prints available: http://bit.ly/1WYtKKb

#oregoncoast   #landscapephotography   #sunset   #pacificnorthwest   #sonyalpha  ___

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2015-10-03 02:21:10 (3 comments; 2 reshares; 39 +1s; )Open 

Enchanted Larches

A couple weeks ago I had the opportunity to hike into The Enchantments for the first time. What a place! I am already looking forward to going back. The weather was hit and miss and never my ideal for shooting but I tried to make the best of it. My ultimate goal was to see the Larches turning color and capture them in there amazing Autumn color but when we got there they were in mid turn. This is a shot of them at one of the upper lakes reflecting in the cold mountain water.

Prints available: http://bit.ly/1PavMob

#landscapephotography    #landscape   #photography   #sonyalpha  

Enchanted Larches

A couple weeks ago I had the opportunity to hike into The Enchantments for the first time. What a place! I am already looking forward to going back. The weather was hit and miss and never my ideal for shooting but I tried to make the best of it. My ultimate goal was to see the Larches turning color and capture them in there amazing Autumn color but when we got there they were in mid turn. This is a shot of them at one of the upper lakes reflecting in the cold mountain water.

Prints available: http://bit.ly/1PavMob

#landscapephotography    #landscape   #photography   #sonyalpha  ___

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2015-09-02 14:36:42 (3 comments; 1 reshares; 31 +1s; )Open 

Dutchman Falls

Located along the Larch Mountain trail above Multnomah Falls in the Columbia River Gorge is a series of smaller falls named Dutchman Falls. This is one of the three: lower, middle or upper - which one I'm not sure.

#waterfall #waterfallwednesday #oregon #columbiarivergorge

Dutchman Falls

Located along the Larch Mountain trail above Multnomah Falls in the Columbia River Gorge is a series of smaller falls named Dutchman Falls. This is one of the three: lower, middle or upper - which one I'm not sure.

#waterfall #waterfallwednesday #oregon #columbiarivergorge___

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2015-08-24 00:26:44 (10 comments; 9 reshares; 65 +1s; )Open 

My bones ache for some time out in the Gorge. Honestly this summer has sucked for me regarding photography. I know I should be out shooting no matter the conditions but the reality is, I'm spoiled. I'm used to perfect conditions, no crowds, and lots of free time. This summer has not afforded me that. I assure you that I will make up for it this fall. I've got a permit for the Enchantments in September that I'm super stoked about and if what "they" is saying according to those around me it's going to be a cold and wet winter. Fingers crossed! This heat, the blue skies, the lack of rain... really? I live in Oregon... I want cold, clouds, and lot's of wet. Bring it on! Now!

#landscapephotography   #exploregon   #pnw   #oregon   #waterfall  

My bones ache for some time out in the Gorge. Honestly this summer has sucked for me regarding photography. I know I should be out shooting no matter the conditions but the reality is, I'm spoiled. I'm used to perfect conditions, no crowds, and lots of free time. This summer has not afforded me that. I assure you that I will make up for it this fall. I've got a permit for the Enchantments in September that I'm super stoked about and if what "they" is saying according to those around me it's going to be a cold and wet winter. Fingers crossed! This heat, the blue skies, the lack of rain... really? I live in Oregon... I want cold, clouds, and lot's of wet. Bring it on! Now!

#landscapephotography   #exploregon   #pnw   #oregon   #waterfall  ___

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2015-08-23 02:42:23 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 13 +1s; )Open 

Busy Bee

Today while at my parents new house I saw a ton of bees busily working on a mint plant in the front yard. I took a moment to watch and capture them with my iPhone. Here's one of the slo-mo videos I captured and put on Instagram.

#iphone #nature #bee #slomo

Busy Bee

Today while at my parents new house I saw a ton of bees busily working on a mint plant in the front yard. I took a moment to watch and capture them with my iPhone. Here's one of the slo-mo videos I captured and put on Instagram.

#iphone #nature #bee #slomo___

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2015-08-21 15:36:50 (5 comments; 1 reshares; 41 +1s; )Open 

I've got much to learn about night photography.

Last weekend I went out to the Peter Iredale to play under the stars. Most of the time I was there people had fires, flashlights, and kids running everywhere so I just played around with different settings to see what I could get. Most of those shots included light trails, odd glows, and a lot of light pollution in the background. In the end my biggest challenge was focusing the camera, even with my bright led light it was a major challenge. This shot was taken after a police officer came and cleared out the people parked in the lot that closes at 10PM. He was super kind and let me and another photographer stay for another hour. He did mention that parking on the beach does not close... noted for the future.

#sonyalpha   #exploregon   #nightphotography  

I've got much to learn about night photography.

Last weekend I went out to the Peter Iredale to play under the stars. Most of the time I was there people had fires, flashlights, and kids running everywhere so I just played around with different settings to see what I could get. Most of those shots included light trails, odd glows, and a lot of light pollution in the background. In the end my biggest challenge was focusing the camera, even with my bright led light it was a major challenge. This shot was taken after a police officer came and cleared out the people parked in the lot that closes at 10PM. He was super kind and let me and another photographer stay for another hour. He did mention that parking on the beach does not close... noted for the future.

#sonyalpha   #exploregon   #nightphotography  ___

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2015-07-12 22:19:16 (2 comments; 0 reshares; 34 +1s; )Open 

Yesterday my son and his friends took my dads canoe out on the Yamhill river for some adventure. They had a great time exploring and swimming. It was great to see them excited about doing something outside and that didn't involve electronics of any kind.

This is a shot I took of them from a foot bridge with my iPhone on their return to the car. Most of my iPhone shots are shared on Instagram; you can follow me there at https://instagram.com/brian_bonham

#exploregon #oregon #weareparents #summerfun

Yesterday my son and his friends took my dads canoe out on the Yamhill river for some adventure. They had a great time exploring and swimming. It was great to see them excited about doing something outside and that didn't involve electronics of any kind.

This is a shot I took of them from a foot bridge with my iPhone on their return to the car. Most of my iPhone shots are shared on Instagram; you can follow me there at https://instagram.com/brian_bonham

#exploregon #oregon #weareparents #summerfun___

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2015-07-11 02:53:49 (2 comments; 1 reshares; 42 +1s; )Open 

While my wife and daughter are away traveling the United Kingdom, my son and I have been left home to hold down the fort. I decided to take today off and have some fun with him and the pup. We ended up at Cape Kiwanda on the Oregon Coast; one of my favorite places. Here's an iPhone shot of him and Owen on the rocks that I posted to Instagram. It was a great day!



While my wife and daughter are away traveling the United Kingdom, my son and I have been left home to hold down the fort. I decided to take today off and have some fun with him and the pup. We ended up at Cape Kiwanda on the Oregon Coast; one of my favorite places. Here's an iPhone shot of him and Owen on the rocks that I posted to Instagram. It was a great day!

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2015-07-07 01:40:09 (11 comments; 2 reshares; 24 +1s; )Open 

I have some mixed feelings about the Gorge right now. I love it and I hate it at the same time. You ask, "but Brian, how can you hate such a beautiful place?". The answer isn't a simple one, and it can also be a selfish one. The Columbia River Gorge is an extraordinary marvel of Creation. The river, the waterfalls, the trees, the vast amount of natural beauty in one place, and the serenity that it can offer makes it a desirable location to see and experience... it's the serenity where the hate comes in.

Imagine if Disneyland offered you a one day pass to their park and said that only you and a few of your friends would be allowed in during your visit. Tempting? Heck yes it is! Who wouldn't want the Happiest Place on Earth to them selves for a day? Well that's how I feel about the Gorge. Selfish, I know and am the first to admit it. Believe me when I say, I want everyone... more »

I have some mixed feelings about the Gorge right now. I love it and I hate it at the same time. You ask, "but Brian, how can you hate such a beautiful place?". The answer isn't a simple one, and it can also be a selfish one. The Columbia River Gorge is an extraordinary marvel of Creation. The river, the waterfalls, the trees, the vast amount of natural beauty in one place, and the serenity that it can offer makes it a desirable location to see and experience... it's the serenity where the hate comes in.

Imagine if Disneyland offered you a one day pass to their park and said that only you and a few of your friends would be allowed in during your visit. Tempting? Heck yes it is! Who wouldn't want the Happiest Place on Earth to them selves for a day? Well that's how I feel about the Gorge. Selfish, I know and am the first to admit it. Believe me when I say, I want everyone to see the Gorge, I want everyone to enjoy it's beauty, and I don't want it to be a private sanctuary (well maybe a little). But as of late it has become, what my fellow photographer buddy TJ Thorne calls, Disneygorge (check out some of his recent posts to see what he means).

As of recent days all of my outings to this wonderful place have been met with the utmost of disappointment. Dog poop in bags left on the side of trails, graffiti etched into sign posts, initials etched into the lichen, plastic bottles floating down once pristine streams, cars parked in the bushes, and people... oh so many people. I fear that the generation of kids that I'm raising will not be able to enjoy this beautiful place with their kids one day.

This photo attached to this post is of the log jam that you have to climb over to get into the Oneonta Gorge, one, if not my favorite places in this area. I post it because I overheard one of the visitors exclaim "I wish someone would come in and cut these logs out to make it easier to get in!" Well I for one hope that the logs make it harder.
I write this because I know many of you love this place too. I also write this for those that haven't been but want to go. It's a plea, a plea to sense and understanding. What you are going to see or what you want to go see is nature. Nature. Not dog poop stuffed in a bag, not someones initials carved in a stone or tree, not the Pepsi bottle floating in the river, nor the remnants of somebody's lunch left by a tree stump. Please, please, please treat this place with respect, compassion and courtesy for the next visitor.

/rant

‪#‎crg‬ ‪#‎thegorge‬ ‪#‎pnw‬ ‪#‎nature‬___

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2015-06-17 16:53:34 (2 comments; 2 reshares; 29 +1s; )Open 

It feels like forever since I've been out shooting in the Gorge, or anywhere for that matter. As nice as it is to have the sun out and the Jeep top down it's not my favorite weather for shooting. This image is from a trip this past spring to Ruckel Creek. I'll have to make up for time lost this coming Fall when the clouds return and the leaves start changing.

Prints available: http://bit.ly/1dKz81U

#sonyalpha   #landscapephotography   #waterfall   #oregon   #waterfallwednesday  

It feels like forever since I've been out shooting in the Gorge, or anywhere for that matter. As nice as it is to have the sun out and the Jeep top down it's not my favorite weather for shooting. This image is from a trip this past spring to Ruckel Creek. I'll have to make up for time lost this coming Fall when the clouds return and the leaves start changing.

Prints available: http://bit.ly/1dKz81U

#sonyalpha   #landscapephotography   #waterfall   #oregon   #waterfallwednesday  ___

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2015-06-15 02:37:09 (2 comments; 2 reshares; 25 +1s; )Open 

My first shot of the hummingbird that has been coming to my new feeders. I was inspired by +Alexis Coram and her recent and amazing hummingbird shots to try to attract some to my small backyard. After a month I've had this one returning regularly for two weeks. I finally got out there to get a shot of it.

#hummingbird #nature #backyard

My first shot of the hummingbird that has been coming to my new feeders. I was inspired by +Alexis Coram and her recent and amazing hummingbird shots to try to attract some to my small backyard. After a month I've had this one returning regularly for two weeks. I finally got out there to get a shot of it.

#hummingbird #nature #backyard___

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2015-06-05 03:34:24 (3 comments; 7 reshares; 83 +1s; )Open 

Let me be frank.  I dig the new Photos feature on mobile but hate it on my PC.  It took me way too long to figure out how to add this to one of my albums that I started before Google put out Photos.  //shortrant

I've spent a lot of time in the Columbia River Gorge, and will spend a ton more exploring new places. So far, of the places I've been Gorton Creek near the Wyeth Campground is one of my favorites. This is Emerald Falls just up the trail on an easy hike. This cascading creek is filled with beautiful and picturesque spots for any level of hiker to enjoy.

#waterfall   #pacificnorthwest   #oregon   #landscapephotography  

Let me be frank.  I dig the new Photos feature on mobile but hate it on my PC.  It took me way too long to figure out how to add this to one of my albums that I started before Google put out Photos.  //shortrant

I've spent a lot of time in the Columbia River Gorge, and will spend a ton more exploring new places. So far, of the places I've been Gorton Creek near the Wyeth Campground is one of my favorites. This is Emerald Falls just up the trail on an easy hike. This cascading creek is filled with beautiful and picturesque spots for any level of hiker to enjoy.

#waterfall   #pacificnorthwest   #oregon   #landscapephotography  ___

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2015-05-25 00:05:07 (9 comments; 34 reshares; 150 +1s; )Open 

Falls Creek Falls

This was from my second time hiking up to this falls last week and I assure you it won't be my last. The next time I'm going to hike up to the top to see the falls above more closely.

+Colby Brown was in town and +Brian Matiash and +Nicole S. Young wanted to show him some of the sweet spots in the PNW and although we only hit one of the three on the list for the day it was still a good time. The sun and clouds were battling it out and we sat patiently waiting for the few moments the clouds were winning. After a bit we called it good and headed home, the sun was winning a bit too much.

Prints available: http://bit.ly/1Fa4jux

#waterfall   #nature   #landscapephotography  

Falls Creek Falls

This was from my second time hiking up to this falls last week and I assure you it won't be my last. The next time I'm going to hike up to the top to see the falls above more closely.

+Colby Brown was in town and +Brian Matiash and +Nicole S. Young wanted to show him some of the sweet spots in the PNW and although we only hit one of the three on the list for the day it was still a good time. The sun and clouds were battling it out and we sat patiently waiting for the few moments the clouds were winning. After a bit we called it good and headed home, the sun was winning a bit too much.

Prints available: http://bit.ly/1Fa4jux

#waterfall   #nature   #landscapephotography  ___

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2015-05-19 05:10:28 (7 comments; 1 reshares; 27 +1s; )Open 

Spent the last two days celebrating the birthdays of these two awesome kids. 18 and 14, time flies when you're having fun, or when you have two kids who keep you on your toes and entertained. I love them both and look forward to what the future holds for them. This coming Fall my daughter will head off to college and my son will enter his first year of high school, I'm excited for them both.

I took these photos of the two of them with my iPhone on our way to dinner downtown Portland. I love the atmosphere and backdrops the city offers.

#weareparents #happybirthday 

Spent the last two days celebrating the birthdays of these two awesome kids. 18 and 14, time flies when you're having fun, or when you have two kids who keep you on your toes and entertained. I love them both and look forward to what the future holds for them. This coming Fall my daughter will head off to college and my son will enter his first year of high school, I'm excited for them both.

I took these photos of the two of them with my iPhone on our way to dinner downtown Portland. I love the atmosphere and backdrops the city offers.

#weareparents #happybirthday ___

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2015-05-07 20:24:56 (10 comments; 1 reshares; 45 +1s; )Open 

Big M in B&W

Sometimes a photo just screams black and white. I don't do many but on this morning the clouds were sweeping by the falls and when I looked at the photo in color it was okay but the contrast of the trees, water, and rock prompted me to convert it to black and white. I shot this from the parking lot off 84 with my 70-200mm because when I walked up to the falls the clouds were hidden against the sky and it was hard to tell their proximity to the falls.

Prints available: http://bit.ly/1P4lqIc

#waterfall   #waterfallphotography   #oregon   #blackandwhitephotography  

Big M in B&W

Sometimes a photo just screams black and white. I don't do many but on this morning the clouds were sweeping by the falls and when I looked at the photo in color it was okay but the contrast of the trees, water, and rock prompted me to convert it to black and white. I shot this from the parking lot off 84 with my 70-200mm because when I walked up to the falls the clouds were hidden against the sky and it was hard to tell their proximity to the falls.

Prints available: http://bit.ly/1P4lqIc

#waterfall   #waterfallphotography   #oregon   #blackandwhitephotography  ___

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2015-05-01 21:07:50 (12 comments; 15 reshares; 252 +1s; )Open 

Gorton Creek Falls - Part II

As you begin to make plans for the weekend maybe you're considering a trip out to see some waterfalls. May I make a suggestion? Go to this one.

This is one of the lesser known falls off Hwy 84 in the Columbia River Gorge. I'm not sure if it's because of its location, the fact you can't see it from your car, or that the hike isn't a casual one. It's not that the hike is long, it's just filled with obstacles you have to climb over, under, or around. If you're up for a little adventure park at the Wyeth Campground and just follow the creek until you can't go any further and this is what you will see. Along the path you will also see Emerald Falls which the path skirts along as you come to the more difficult part of the hike.

Prints available: http://bit.ly/1JGCPTC

#waterfalls   #photography ... more »

Gorton Creek Falls - Part II

As you begin to make plans for the weekend maybe you're considering a trip out to see some waterfalls. May I make a suggestion? Go to this one.

This is one of the lesser known falls off Hwy 84 in the Columbia River Gorge. I'm not sure if it's because of its location, the fact you can't see it from your car, or that the hike isn't a casual one. It's not that the hike is long, it's just filled with obstacles you have to climb over, under, or around. If you're up for a little adventure park at the Wyeth Campground and just follow the creek until you can't go any further and this is what you will see. Along the path you will also see Emerald Falls which the path skirts along as you come to the more difficult part of the hike.

Prints available: http://bit.ly/1JGCPTC

#waterfalls   #photography   #naturephotography   #hiking   #oregon  ___

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2015-04-29 21:19:25 (5 comments; 0 reshares; 51 +1s; )Open 

Gorton Creek Falls

I went out this past weekend to Gorton Creek and asked +Nicole S. Young to grab a shot of me in front of the falls with my iphone.  I was pretty stoked with how it turned out.  This was taken using the Slow Shutter app available in the App Store.

#waterfall   #waterfallwednesday   #slowshutter   #iphone  

Gorton Creek Falls

I went out this past weekend to Gorton Creek and asked +Nicole S. Young to grab a shot of me in front of the falls with my iphone.  I was pretty stoked with how it turned out.  This was taken using the Slow Shutter app available in the App Store.

#waterfall   #waterfallwednesday   #slowshutter   #iphone  ___

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2015-04-28 03:23:15 (7 comments; 2 reshares; 67 +1s; )Open 

Gorton Creek

Oh, so you haven't visited Gorton Creek yet? Well you should. If you want to experience the beauty of the Columbia River Gorge but don't want to hassle with the crowds, then this is your spot. Just walk through the campground after parking off the Wyeth exit off Hwy 84 and you'll soon see a meandering creek. Follow this creek towards it's source as far as you can go, I promise you won't be disappointed.

#waterfalls   #photography   #oregon   #columbiarivergorge  

Prints available: http://bit.ly/1GrdIxX

Gorton Creek

Oh, so you haven't visited Gorton Creek yet? Well you should. If you want to experience the beauty of the Columbia River Gorge but don't want to hassle with the crowds, then this is your spot. Just walk through the campground after parking off the Wyeth exit off Hwy 84 and you'll soon see a meandering creek. Follow this creek towards it's source as far as you can go, I promise you won't be disappointed.

#waterfalls   #photography   #oregon   #columbiarivergorge  

Prints available: http://bit.ly/1GrdIxX___

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2015-04-21 03:42:49 (6 comments; 2 reshares; 31 +1s; )Open 

Skunk Flower

The first day +Ana Andres was in town I decided to take her on an adventure to see Abiqua Falls. Those that have been know that it's more than just a quick trip down. I've been a few times and know the joy of seeing the falls for the first time when you round that last bend, it never gets old for me. When we got to that spot along the river I had to stop and see Ana's reaction to seeing the falls for the first time. Totally priceless. Her reaction was why I love taking people to places like this.

We walked into the falls and started to scout where we would take our shots. I immediately noticed the small patch of skunk cabbage up on the right rim and knew that's where I was heading. After wading through the very cold creek I had to climb the unstable hillside making sure that with each step I didn't dislodge the large loose rocks. Once at the top... more »

Skunk Flower

The first day +Ana Andres was in town I decided to take her on an adventure to see Abiqua Falls. Those that have been know that it's more than just a quick trip down. I've been a few times and know the joy of seeing the falls for the first time when you round that last bend, it never gets old for me. When we got to that spot along the river I had to stop and see Ana's reaction to seeing the falls for the first time. Totally priceless. Her reaction was why I love taking people to places like this.

We walked into the falls and started to scout where we would take our shots. I immediately noticed the small patch of skunk cabbage up on the right rim and knew that's where I was heading. After wading through the very cold creek I had to climb the unstable hillside making sure that with each step I didn't dislodge the large loose rocks. Once at the top I found that most of the flowers were either broken off, facing the wrong way for a good shot, or not fully developed. But there was this one. After a few shots I had to make the nasty climb down, fortunately I to ford the creek to get back which allowed me to wash all the mud off that I collected on the way up.

‪#‎traveloregon‬ ‪#‎waterfallhunting‬ #waterfalls #oregon #photography #abiqua___

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2015-04-12 20:29:50 (9 comments; 0 reshares; 28 +1s; )Open 

Mmmm... Coffee

Today was weekend thirteen for the coffee dates my wife and I are doing. So far we are having a lot of fun getting out and seeing more of Portland and its cozy neighborhoods. The coffee culture in Portland is as impressive as the craft beer one. We have so many more shops and roasters to try that it will be years before we duplicate a spot.

#coffee #portland 

Mmmm... Coffee

Today was weekend thirteen for the coffee dates my wife and I are doing. So far we are having a lot of fun getting out and seeing more of Portland and its cozy neighborhoods. The coffee culture in Portland is as impressive as the craft beer one. We have so many more shops and roasters to try that it will be years before we duplicate a spot.

#coffee #portland ___

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2015-03-27 03:14:35 (7 comments; 2 reshares; 61 +1s; )Open 

There are some amazing places in Oregon that are a bit off the beaten path. Here's one I visited recently.

Prints available: http://bit.ly/1IFHemD

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There are some amazing places in Oregon that are a bit off the beaten path. Here's one I visited recently.

Prints available: http://bit.ly/1IFHemD

#waterfall   #oregon   #columbiarivergorge   #photography  ___

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2015-03-26 17:54:25 (3 comments; 1 reshares; 78 +1s; )Open 

Multnomah Falls

Spring growth is just starting to hit the Gorge.  Soon the dead looking trees will be filled with life.  This was Multnomah Falls yesterday afternoon as seen from the parking lot off 84 westbound.

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Multnomah Falls

Spring growth is just starting to hit the Gorge.  Soon the dead looking trees will be filled with life.  This was Multnomah Falls yesterday afternoon as seen from the parking lot off 84 westbound.

#waterfall   #oregon   #landscapephotography   #columbiarivergorge  ___

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2015-03-01 19:21:05 (32 comments; 40 reshares; 808 +1s; )Open 

Abiqua Falls

Last weekend my daughter and I ventured down to Abiqua Falls.  It's not the easiest place to get to but one that is well worth the journey.

Prints available: http://bit.ly/1wMOjuT

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Abiqua Falls

Last weekend my daughter and I ventured down to Abiqua Falls.  It's not the easiest place to get to but one that is well worth the journey.

Prints available: http://bit.ly/1wMOjuT

#waterfall   #oregon   #photography  ___

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2015-02-17 04:28:50 (3 comments; 4 reshares; 52 +1s; )Open 

Upper Ruckel Creek

Despite the crowds in the Columbia River Gorge this weekend I was still able to find a place that only a few people visited while I was shooting. Literally a few, I only saw three people in the area I shot this picture outside of Brian who was with me. As we drove along and saw the crowds parking alongside the iconic spots deep down I knew this spot would be unaffected. This is Ruckel Creek, it doesn't carry the majesty of Multnomah Falls, but it is no less beautiful in its pure natural beauty. I have recently come to knowledge of this place and look forward to exploring it more as upstream there are treasures that few have seen and few will ever see with their own eyes.

Prints available: http://bit.ly/1JmSQPy

‪#‎crg‬ ‪#‎upperleftusa‬ ‪#‎oregon‬ ‪#‎columbiarivergorge‬ ‪#‎photography‬ ‪#‎ruckelcreek‬#waterfalls #photography... more »

Upper Ruckel Creek

Despite the crowds in the Columbia River Gorge this weekend I was still able to find a place that only a few people visited while I was shooting. Literally a few, I only saw three people in the area I shot this picture outside of Brian who was with me. As we drove along and saw the crowds parking alongside the iconic spots deep down I knew this spot would be unaffected. This is Ruckel Creek, it doesn't carry the majesty of Multnomah Falls, but it is no less beautiful in its pure natural beauty. I have recently come to knowledge of this place and look forward to exploring it more as upstream there are treasures that few have seen and few will ever see with their own eyes.

Prints available: http://bit.ly/1JmSQPy

‪#‎crg‬ ‪#‎upperleftusa‬ ‪#‎oregon‬ ‪#‎columbiarivergorge‬ ‪#‎photography‬ ‪#‎ruckelcreek‬ #waterfalls #photography___

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2015-01-27 04:06:47 (0 comments; 2 reshares; 63 +1s; )Open 

Ruckel Creek in the Columbia River Gorge from this weekend.

The sun was out and so were the crowds. Except here. I didn't see another person, besides the few in our group, the whole time I was shooting here. The sun was tucked behind the south side of the gorge leaving the creek bathed in a nice even light.

‪#‎waterfalls‬ ‪#‎oregon‬ ‪#‎thegorge‬ ‪#‎nature‬

Ruckel Creek in the Columbia River Gorge from this weekend.

The sun was out and so were the crowds. Except here. I didn't see another person, besides the few in our group, the whole time I was shooting here. The sun was tucked behind the south side of the gorge leaving the creek bathed in a nice even light.

‪#‎waterfalls‬ ‪#‎oregon‬ ‪#‎thegorge‬ ‪#‎nature‬___

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2015-01-19 00:04:30 (13 comments; 3 reshares; 29 +1s; )Open 

Today I set off for adventure with +William Woodward​​ and +Britta Gissler​​ for some good hiking and exploration. We left our big cameras behind and just enjoyed the Columbia River Gorge. We made a last minute change of plans and ended up at Ruckel Creek in hopes of finding the Mossy Grotto. A you can see in this Photoshpere we found it. It is spectacular so it took this to share it with you.

#photosphere #waterfalls #thegorge #hikimg

Today I set off for adventure with +William Woodward​​ and +Britta Gissler​​ for some good hiking and exploration. We left our big cameras behind and just enjoyed the Columbia River Gorge. We made a last minute change of plans and ended up at Ruckel Creek in hopes of finding the Mossy Grotto. A you can see in this Photoshpere we found it. It is spectacular so it took this to share it with you.

#photosphere #waterfalls #thegorge #hikimg___

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2015-01-14 22:18:54 (5 comments; 17 reshares; 174 +1s; )Open 

Often when I go shoot a waterfall I aim to capture the main event, that is, the big waterfall itself. This past weekend I was out with +Brian Matiash, +Nicole S. Young, +Hudson Henry, and +Matt Kloskowski shooting at Little Zig Zag Falls and just felt totally uninspired by the scene around me. The water was low, the snow was melting and dirty, all of the small trees looked like dead twigs, and there were so many things that blocked the wonderful view of the main falls. For almost an hour I didn't take a single shot. Eventually I crossed the creek and made my way downstream away from the group and came across this scene. The moss on the logs laying across the stream was my first attraction but then I noticed I could frame in the main falls as a highlight in the background of these crossing logs.

My buddy Brian has put up a post today on his blog and subsequent social media pages today about... more »

Often when I go shoot a waterfall I aim to capture the main event, that is, the big waterfall itself. This past weekend I was out with +Brian Matiash, +Nicole S. Young, +Hudson Henry, and +Matt Kloskowski shooting at Little Zig Zag Falls and just felt totally uninspired by the scene around me. The water was low, the snow was melting and dirty, all of the small trees looked like dead twigs, and there were so many things that blocked the wonderful view of the main falls. For almost an hour I didn't take a single shot. Eventually I crossed the creek and made my way downstream away from the group and came across this scene. The moss on the logs laying across the stream was my first attraction but then I noticed I could frame in the main falls as a highlight in the background of these crossing logs.

My buddy Brian has put up a post today on his blog and subsequent social media pages today about embracing such obstacles while shooting. If you don't follow him, you should. His insights are spot on and he's not such a bad shooter either wink emoticon Check out his post at: http://brianmatiash.com/2015/01/13/embrace-obstacles/ and sign up for his newsletter and/or follow him here on Google+ for the latest.

#outdoorphotography   #oregon   #photography   #mthood   #waterfalls  ___

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2015-01-11 01:08:37 (2 comments; 0 reshares; 34 +1s; )Open 

Tillamook Rock Lighthouse at Ecola State Park off the coast of Oregon.

Prints available: http://bit.ly/1y1JUtC

‪#‎oregon‬ ‪#‎photography‬ ‪#‎oregoncoast‬ ‪#‎lighthouse‬ ‪#‎blackandwhite‬

Tillamook Rock Lighthouse at Ecola State Park off the coast of Oregon.

Prints available: http://bit.ly/1y1JUtC

‪#‎oregon‬ ‪#‎photography‬ ‪#‎oregoncoast‬ ‪#‎lighthouse‬ ‪#‎blackandwhite‬___

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2015-01-06 02:59:13 (5 comments; 4 reshares; 67 +1s; )Open 

Waterfalls... I can't help but to love them. Thankfully Oregon and the rest of the Pacific Northwest are full of them.

I don't care what season it is, waterfalls are just amazing. The cascade of the water and the sound draw me in. It's winter now and I keep hoping for some snow and ice covered falls and this waterfall along with Abiqua are two that I will take a vacation day to get out and shoot. I've got snow ready tires on the Jeep and a pair of Kahtoola MICROspikes in the ready. If you look closely to the right side of the falls you will see an icicle hanging off the ledge. I was a day too late for the freeze, however, soon the weather will bow to my bidding and give me what I want and I will be there to capture to glowing white essence of winter on the waterfall.

Prints available: http://bit.ly/1AygzWy

#waterfall   #oregon   #photography  #b... more »

Waterfalls... I can't help but to love them. Thankfully Oregon and the rest of the Pacific Northwest are full of them.

I don't care what season it is, waterfalls are just amazing. The cascade of the water and the sound draw me in. It's winter now and I keep hoping for some snow and ice covered falls and this waterfall along with Abiqua are two that I will take a vacation day to get out and shoot. I've got snow ready tires on the Jeep and a pair of Kahtoola MICROspikes in the ready. If you look closely to the right side of the falls you will see an icicle hanging off the ledge. I was a day too late for the freeze, however, soon the weather will bow to my bidding and give me what I want and I will be there to capture to glowing white essence of winter on the waterfall.

Prints available: http://bit.ly/1AygzWy

#waterfall   #oregon   #photography   #buttecreekfalls  ___

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2015-01-05 00:50:44 (5 comments; 0 reshares; 56 +1s; )Open 

This is my last night of vacation before returning to the grind tomorrow. Gotta say I had a great time having my good friend +Amy Heiden in town and getting to meet +Tran Mai and Kris in person for the first time. This shot was from an excursion out to Ecola State park along with the incomparable +Brian Matiash and +Nicole S. Young.

This shot was taken among the cliffs on the South side of the park where I wandered off to get a better vantage point of the keyhole rock seen to the left of the shot. I felt that a black and white conversion was a good option as the colors were pretty flat but the contrast was high. More exploration of this area during a nice sunset is definitely in the plans.

Prints available: http://bit.ly/1ypz6F7

‪#‎oregoncoast‬ ‪#‎traveloregon‬ ‪#‎ecolastatepark‬ ‪#‎blackandwhitephotography‬

This is my last night of vacation before returning to the grind tomorrow. Gotta say I had a great time having my good friend +Amy Heiden in town and getting to meet +Tran Mai and Kris in person for the first time. This shot was from an excursion out to Ecola State park along with the incomparable +Brian Matiash and +Nicole S. Young.

This shot was taken among the cliffs on the South side of the park where I wandered off to get a better vantage point of the keyhole rock seen to the left of the shot. I felt that a black and white conversion was a good option as the colors were pretty flat but the contrast was high. More exploration of this area during a nice sunset is definitely in the plans.

Prints available: http://bit.ly/1ypz6F7

‪#‎oregoncoast‬ ‪#‎traveloregon‬ ‪#‎ecolastatepark‬ ‪#‎blackandwhitephotography‬___

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2015-01-03 23:20:47 (8 comments; 4 reshares; 135 +1s; )Open 

The last time I tried to get to Abiqua Falls I failed miserably. Today I finally made it back and found the falls. Since +Amy Heiden​ was around I dragged her with. We were hoping that the ice that was on the walls yesterday stuck around for us to shoot today but our luck fell short. It was still an amazing place and I'll be making some return trips. Here is a photoshpere of the falls.

#oregon #abiquafalls #waterfall #photosphere

The last time I tried to get to Abiqua Falls I failed miserably. Today I finally made it back and found the falls. Since +Amy Heiden​ was around I dragged her with. We were hoping that the ice that was on the walls yesterday stuck around for us to shoot today but our luck fell short. It was still an amazing place and I'll be making some return trips. Here is a photoshpere of the falls.

#oregon #abiquafalls #waterfall #photosphere___

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2015-01-01 01:01:04 (16 comments; 15 reshares; 325 +1s; )Open 

Lower Lewis Falls, Washington

The first time I saw this waterfall was this past summer in the early morning. The light was magnificent and lit up the trees around the falls in bright greens and yellows. This past weekend I ventured up for a second visit with +Brian Matiash  and +Nicole S. Young  for their first visit.

Due to the recent rains the water flow was significantly higher and changed the look of the falls a bit. A bunch of the details that I enjoyed in the summer were lost in the high flow. The high flow also prevented us from being able to get down to water level for other vantages of the falls. Ultimately we were stuck with a singular view of the falls from the main lookout point.

This go around at the falls didn't provide as many shots as the last but I always enjoy getting out in nature to explore this wonderful area we live in.
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Lower Lewis Falls, Washington

The first time I saw this waterfall was this past summer in the early morning. The light was magnificent and lit up the trees around the falls in bright greens and yellows. This past weekend I ventured up for a second visit with +Brian Matiash  and +Nicole S. Young  for their first visit.

Due to the recent rains the water flow was significantly higher and changed the look of the falls a bit. A bunch of the details that I enjoyed in the summer were lost in the high flow. The high flow also prevented us from being able to get down to water level for other vantages of the falls. Ultimately we were stuck with a singular view of the falls from the main lookout point.

This go around at the falls didn't provide as many shots as the last but I always enjoy getting out in nature to explore this wonderful area we live in.

‪#‎waterfall‬ ‪#‎northwest‬ ‪#‎landscapephotography‬ ‪#‎pacificnorthwest‬ ‪#‎photography‬ ‪#‎washington‬___

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2014-12-19 02:30:33 (6 comments; 0 reshares; 14 +1s; )Open 

I've shared +Don Komarechka​'s work before but he bears repeating. Don's photos of snowflakes are just incredible, and I don't use that word lightly. Not only does he take and share incredible images of individual snowflakes, he shares the background and interesting information on the type, shape, etc. of each flake. Circle him up and check out his work, trust me, you won't regret it.

Snowflake-a-Day #18
No, I did not inject any neon dye into this snowflake. The colour is quite natural (and even more awesome because if it) and illustrates the crazy and unexpected beauty found in snowflakes. View large!

I’m sure I’ll be posting more colourful crystals through the rest of this project, but I’m always in awe of the way these colours and shapes form. Thin film interference is the cause (read more about it here: http://skycrystals.ca/pages/optical-interference-pages.jpg ) and the variations in colour are produced by changing the thickness of the ice. Almost always situated around bubbles that form naturally as a snowflake grows, but not all snowflakes hold these colours.

We’ve had one storm so far this year that has given me some vibrant crystals to play with. Last year we had a handful, and I’m hopeful to see a few more this year. It’s not as common as my photo stream might lead you to believe, but under the right conditions you can see a glimpse of these colours with the naked eye. Next time you see incredibly small hexagonal snowflakes falling from the sky, take a closer look – you might see some colour in the light reflected off of them.

You’ll also notice that this snowflake has an inner triangular shape and three-fold symmetry around the center, but the outer edge of the crystal has reformed into a more standard hexagon. The way a snowflake tumbles through the air can force the leading edge of a crystal to gather more water vapour than the trailing edge. These aerodynamic properties and a bit difficult to understand, but it’s responsible for the triangular shapes that are sometimes seen within snowflakes.

For such a tiny crystal (1mm diameter) it certainly has a lot to offer. For more snowflake science and all of the photographic techniques used in creating this image, check out Sky Crystals: http://www.skycrystals.ca/ - 304pg hardcover book perfect for any macro photographer in winter. :)___I've shared +Don Komarechka​'s work before but he bears repeating. Don's photos of snowflakes are just incredible, and I don't use that word lightly. Not only does he take and share incredible images of individual snowflakes, he shares the background and interesting information on the type, shape, etc. of each flake. Circle him up and check out his work, trust me, you won't regret it.

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