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Oregon born and bred. All original work from photographs taken around the Pacific Northwest.

Waldport Oregon at Night
Fog rolling in brings a hazy glow to the Alsea Bay Bridge and the town of Waldport while the sky remains clear. 

I had scheduled my visit to the overlook here with the passing of and Iridium satellite using the IOS app Sputnik.  The brightness of the lights on the bridge and from the town of Waldport caused me to bring my ISO down to 100. A lot lower than what I would normally use at night. The effect from the Iridium flare was very different with the change in ISO. Usually I capture a “star trail” or “meteor” type effect but with this one only the brightest moments of the flare were captured.

I found the blue aura around the flare very interesting. 

Dead of Night - Dead Man’s Pass, Oregon 2013

Dead of Night - Dead Man’s Pass, Oregon 2013

Castle Rock Trail - McKenzie Valley, Oregon 2014

Castle Rock Trail - McKenzie Valley, Oregon 2014

Barbed - Fern Ridge, Oregon 2014

Barbed - Fern Ridge, Oregon 2014

Caboose Heaven - Dunsmuir, CA 2008
Caboose Motel beneath The Crags

Caboose Heaven - Dunsmuir, CA 2008

Caboose Motel beneath The Crags

Silo - Coure de Alene ID - 2014

Silo - Coure de Alene ID - 2014

A Five Minute Dip
Big Dipper Long Exposure - La Pine, Oregon 2011

A Five Minute Dip

Big Dipper Long Exposure - La Pine, Oregon 2011

Art Gallery - Eugene, Oregon 2014

“Thank God I have seen an orange sky with purple clouds. How easy it is to forget that we have the privilege of living in God’s art gallery.”

― Erica Goros

Starstruck - Urban Farm, University of Oregon

Starstruck - Urban Farm, University of Oregon

Cougar Bay Preserve Overlook - Coeur d’Alene  Lake, Coeur d’Alene ID

Cougar Bay Preserve Overlook - Coeur d’Alene Lake, Coeur d’Alene ID