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Sunday, February 28, 2010

Playing Possum

My dogs found this "dead" possum on our farm road this evening. William the yellow lab is always up for a fight with a raccoon or unknown cat, but he showed no interest in the "dearly departed" critter.
It was nearly pitch dark when I shot this. The scene was only lit by moon light filtering in from behind the ridge. The photo was made with a 13 second exposure at 10000 ISO.

Saturday, February 27, 2010

World Wide Spider Web

The field next to our house was full of dew coated spider webs this morning. The little water drops hang like jewels on the spider silk. I only saw a couple of spiders.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Snail Crossing

Q: Why did the snail cross the road?
A: No one knows, because it took all day.

I found this cute fellow on a country road near Elkton this morning. See more of my nature and animal photos here.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Beetle Juice

A beetle appears to drink from a rain drop on a clover leaf at River Forks Park near Roseburg on Wednesday. Check out more of my critter pictures here. You can purchased framed prints and even puzzles. This shot would make an amazing puzzle.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Tilt Shift

I've been playing around with my Nikon tilt-shift lens. This specialty lens has the ability to turn, twist, and shift off center. I love the effect on landscapes, nature, and portraits. The skull photo is available for purchase on my ordering page. It would make an amazing print on metallic paper with a silver or black frame.

Spring Swing

A great day playing outside in South Western Oregon.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Smith River Falls

My family and I took a scenic drive to the Smith River Falls near Reedsport today. Getting to the falls in the early evening gave us some great light for photos.
I don't think of myself as a landscape photographer, but the waterfall and nice light inspired me. I have fine art prints available of the falls and other nature photos at my reprint site.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Wedding Photo Booth Photo Strips

I can customize the text and clip art on the photo strips from my portable photobooth. The left side is kept by the bride for her guest album and the right side is for the guests. On the bottom is the link and password for the photo gallery from the event. Guests can share images from the photo booth gallery on Facebook, email links to friends, and buy prints and products.

Visit my studio in downtown Roseburg to see the photo booth and snap a free photo strip.

I offer discounts with my wedding photography packages. Check my website for more information.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Crocodile Rock

Beware! Danger lurks on Highway 138 between Sutherlin and Elkton Oregon.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Umpqua River Photography

I took some time this evening to capture a few images of the Umpqua River near Tyee. The river is running fast, but not muddy.
Many of my animal and nature pictures are available for purchase. I offer framed prints and canvas fine are prints here or click on the slide show below.

Roseburg Senior Portraits with Brian

I shot some senior portraits for Brian at my Roseburg photography studio yesterday. The deadline for the Roseburg yearbook is in just a few days. I have time if anyone is still looking for their senior portraits. Give me a call at 541-670-1651 to set something up.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Death by Window

A small bird met its fate after colliding with a window outside my mother-in-law's house today.
Even in death a bird can be beautiful.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Mossy Rocks

I love moving water. I photographed this scene about a quarter mile from my home this morning. It was raining and wet, but worth it. I used a tilt-shift lens on a Nikon D3.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Daddy Daughter Dance

I shot the annual Daddy Daughter Dance at the Fairgrounds in Roseburg last night for The News-Review. The lighting on the dance floor was amazing. It was really neat to see all of the fathers and their daughter spending time together.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Early Spring Blooms

It's February, but the early blooming trees are starting to show their colors in Roseburg. No east coast style blizzards here, just lots of rain.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Roseburg Senior Portraits

Senior portraits in Roseburg with Jadon and his cool Mustang from yesterday. We shot in four locations around Roseburg in 90 minutes.

I have openings if anyone is looking for last minute senior portraits in Roseburg, Sutherlin or any Douglas County area. I have the gear to travel to any location.

My sitting fees start at $49. I offer web galleries which are likable to Facebook. Check my website for details.

Roseburg Nutria

My photo from last week of a nutria at the duck pond in Rosehburg was picked up by and used in their weekly Animal Tracks slide show today. He sure is a cute little monster.

A few months ago interviewed me for a video they put together about the past ten years of their Week in Pictures slide show. The Week in Pictures is one of the most popular photography based features on the internet. Check out the video to hear me talk and see a couple of my pictures.

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Sunday, February 7, 2010

Rough Skinned Newt

My son and I found this cute little guy while on a hike this morning. The rough skinned newt may be cute, but they are very poisonous. I read on wikipedia that a single r-s newt has enough toxin in its skin to kill 13 grown men.
Check out more of my animal and nature pictures here and here.

Roseburg Senior Portraits with Katie

Katie is the toughest girl I know, but she also looks great in her senior portraits in Roseburg. It's deadline time for the yearbook at Roseburg High School and I'm doing several last minute senior portrait sessions.

I'll make time for any seniors who still need their picture. Check my website to see more.
I have my lights setup at my Roseburg photography studio. Stop in next week at 830 SE Rose St.

Soggy Sunrise

I snapped these on my way into Roseburg on Friday. Our house in this valley. I've started uploading more of my work to the photo agency Zuma Press. These photo are now available in their archive.

Check out more nature and wildlife photos, order prints, and share with friends and family.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Happy Groundhog Day

We don't have groundhogs in Roseburg, but we do have large nearly tame nutria at the Stewart Park duck pond. The large web-footed rodent I found today seemed to have zero interest in his shadow. Does that mean winter is almost over?

Monday, February 1, 2010

Photojournalism Website

I'm setting up an online portfolio which highlights my photojournalism skills. This is the website I'll show to editors in the publishing world. My site at will remain as a showcase for my portrait, wedding, and commercial work.