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Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Duck Burglar

A wild duck steals food from the elevated flamingo feeding station at the Wildlife Safari zoological park in Winston, Ore., on Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2010.
Theft reported at Wildlife Safari zoological park in Winston, Ore. Suspect described as extremely short and walking with a pronounced waddle.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Moist Oregon

 Fall and winter are the rainy season's here in western Oregon.  The season creeks start flowing and the mushrooms start popping up everywhere. 
 This little creek flows down a hillside near our home.  We call the area the Fairyland. 

 I love the effect of long exposure and moving water.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Christmas Photo Booth

I've ordered a photo-realistic Christmas themed backdrop to use with my photo booth.  I'll have the booth setup at a couple of Christmas events in early December.  If you're looking for a fun addition to your special event or party the photo booth is a great idea.  Check my website for rates.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Roseburg Family Portraits

 We had a great, although slightly chilly, time shooting family portraits on Sunday at the Roseburg Country Club.  Nice location for an extended family portrait session.

 The holidays are a great time to update your family portrait.  Portraits also make great Christmas cards.  I offer very reasonable sitting fees and there is plenty of time to get your photos before Christmas.

Pick from 25 Christmas card styles.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

A fungus among us

  I found a tree stump covered with thousands of amazing little mushrooms today.

A colony of small mushrooms grow on a tree stump in a moist forest near Elkton, Ore., on Sunday, Nov. 21, 2010. Mushrooms and other fungi grow prolifically in the wet and rainy Pacific Northwest of the United States. 
The little mushroom are probably deadly poisonous, but they sure are beautiful.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Nutria photo in The New York Times

The New York Times ran one of my nutria photos in the Fashion and Style section today.  It's a photo I took while I worked at The News-Review in Roseburg, Ore., and shared with The Associated Press.
 The hat is the "after" photo.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Animal and nature slideshow

Some of my favorite recent, and not so recent, nature photos. Online ordering is possible. A framed print makes a great holiday gift. Just click on the slide show to enter the sales site.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Pacific Northwest Rainy Season

A wild salamander climbs through a rain soaked landscape of grass and clover in a pasture on a farm near Roseburg, Ore., on Sunday, Nov.14, 2010. (Credit Image: © Robin Loznak)
Winter is the rainy season here in the Pacific Northwest. Some critters, like this salamander, seem to enjoy the weather.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

The Week in Pictures

With about 35,000 votes in so far my picture of Scooter the cat leads the people's choice voting in the Week in Pictures photo gallery.  Every week editors at sift through tens of thousands of images from all over the word to put together the weekly feature.  Check out this behind the scenes video from ten years of The Week in Pictures.  I'm interviewed in the video...

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Veterans Day Parade

Spectators watch as the Veterans Day Parade makes its way up S.E. Jackson Street in downtown Roseburg, Ore.  Veterans Day, also known as Armistice Day or Remembrance Day in other parts of the world, falls on Nov. 11, the anniversary of the signing of the armistice that ended World War I.
 When I was a newspaper photographer I always tried to get in tight on faces at events like this. Today I stepped back for a wider perspective.
I shot the parade with my specialized perspective control lens. I love the effect, especially in photos taken from above. 

 By popular demand here is my best shot of the motorcycles from the parade.  They were very cool.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

That's some cat

My picture of Scooter the house cat is featured on in the Animal Tracks Gallery today.  They picked up the photo from my agency ZumaPRESS.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Photo Exhibit at Umpqua Community College

My photos are currently on display at Umpqua Community College.  I'll be giving a talk and showing more pictures during the reception on the 18th. 

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Fall colors

It stopped raining for a few hours today and I managed to find a couple of fall color pictures. Fall is my favorite season.  The colors just seem more intense.

Scooter the cat plays in the leaves.  Reprints of many of my animal and nature pictures are available.
Scooter's agent is going to kill me for posting this one.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Wet foot...happy photographer

Fall leaves, rushing waterfalls, and long exposures make for lovely photos on Deer Creek in Roseburg, Ore., on Thursday, Nov. 4, 2010.  My right boot sprang a leak, but I'm still a very happy photographer.
 My photo agency, Zuma Press, is using one of my shots from this morning in their Pictures of the Day gallery.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Bridal Fair and Wedding Showcase

I'll have a booth at both the Oregon Wedding Showcase in Eugene on January 8th and 9th and at the Formally Yours Tuxedos Bridal Fair on Sunday, January 30th, 2011 at the Seven Feathers Casino in  Canyonville. 
I'll have my photo booth set up and be offering free sittings at both events.

Sweetness!!!  I have discount coupons available for the Eugene show at my studio. 

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Hunting heron

A great blue heron hunts at the top of a small waterfall on Deer Creek in Roseburg, Ore., on Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2010. The great blue heron is the largest  heron species in North America.  They feed  mostly on fish, but are also know to prey on shrimp, crabs, insects, rodents, small mammals, amphibians, reptiles, and small birds.
 I love the quality of the light on fall mornings.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Art gallery opening

The Art Gallery at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg is featuring a display of my photography through December 3rd.  The show features many of my favorite animal pictures along with a selection of photos from the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill.  I'll be giving a talk and multi-media presentation on Thursday, Nov. 18th.