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Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Hang in there little guy

A snail dangles from a fern bush growing in a heavily forested area in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains near Idleyld Park, Ore., on Tuesday, Jan 31, 2012.

The photo agency I work with, Zuma Press, used one of my snail photos in their Pictures of the Day Gallery.

Friday, January 27, 2012

Roosevelt elk in Oregon

A herd of wild Roosevelt elk graze in an open area of the Coast Range Mountains near Elton, Ore., Ore., on Thursday, Jan. 27, 2012.  Roosevelt Elk are the largest of the four subspecies of elk in North America.
I crept up pretty close to the herd before they noticed me. They didn't seen very concerned.  Shot with my Nikon 300mm f/2.8 and 1.4x Nikon teleconverter on my Nikon D3S body.  My 600mm f/4 is in the shop.  I can't wait to get it back.  The Nikon D4  has just been released. The performance stats are amazing.

Fine art prints of my animal and nature pictures are available.  Click the online gallery to order now.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Ribbit, ribbit, ribbit

A wild male Pacific tree frog fills its vocal sack while making its mating call as it floats in a seasonal pond  on a farm near Roseburg, Ore., on Wednesday, Jan 25, 2012.  Pacific tree frogs are the most common frog on the west coast of North America. The 5 cm. long frogs are mostly nocturnal.
The sound at the pond was deafening.
The U.K. Telegraph picked up one of my tree frog photos, via, for the Pictures of the Day Gallery.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Bridal fair at Seven Feathers

I'm getting my booth packed up and ready for the Wedding Dreams Bridal Event to be held this Sunday (Jan. 29, 2012) at the Seven Feathers Casino Resort in Canyonville., Ore.  I'll have my portable photo booth setup for free pictures.  Free admission! Open from 10:30 a.m. till 5 p.m.
Now is the time to book your vendors for a spring or summer wedding.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Toying around

I recently upgraded my Roseburg, Oregon photo studio with a better seamless background setup. It's perfect for product photography.  For practice with lighting I used a few of my son's toys.
Using my studio lights for visual effect if really fun.
Godzilla was my all-time favorite monster when I was growing up.
Check my website to see more of my commercial, portrait, wedding, and nature photography.

Monday, January 23, 2012

My photo on

My photo is currently up on the National Geographic Society website in their Daily Dozen web gallery. Viewers can vote for their favorites and the top photos are highlighted each month in the magazine and on the Nat. Geo. Facebook page. My mother always says I should be published in National Geographic. This one's for you, Mom.

 Here is another recent photo of mine on the National Geographic website.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Life in monocolor

Making the best of a rainy day.  I love the way the little hairs and raindrops look in this black and white version of a clover. It looks a little like an image from a scanning electron microscope.  Did you know you can buy your very own used scanning electron microscope on ebay for as little as $1100? 

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Flooded orchard

The orchard is flooded from all the recent rain.  At least the rain makes everything nice and green.

Wood is good

An advertisement featuring some of my commercial photography will soon be running in national trade magazines.  The ad was designed by my friends at Creative Media Group for Roseburg Forest Products.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Flooding in Oregon

A boy pushes his bike through floodwater in Drain, Ore.  Snow, which hit the area earlier in the week, turned to torrential rains and is now causing area streams and rivers to flood. Several homes and streets along Elk Creek in Drain are flooded from the heavy rains.
Swimming through the flooded streets of Drain.
The North Umpqua River, at near flood stage, flows over the Winchester Dam in Roseburg, Ore.  Snow, which hit the Roseburg area earlier in the week, turned to torrential rains and is now causing area streams and rivers to flood.
The photo agency I work with, ZumaPress, used one of my flooding pictures in their Pictures of the Day gallery.

The Week in Pictures

My chicken photo, via, is in The Week in Pictures gallery on  It's up against some pretty amazing pictures in the people's choice vote.

My photos on used a couple of my snowy animal pictures in their Animal Tracks gallery today.  The robin photo and a photo of a sheep later in the gallery are mine. The snow from earlier this week is gone in the valleys.  Now we're getting lots of rain and the little creeks are starting to flood.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Animal skulls with seamless background

I recently upgraded my Roseburg, Oregon photography studio with a better setup for seamless backgrounds.  I tested it out with a few photos of animal skulls.  This one is a bobcat.  I don't only shoot skulls. I'm available for portraits and commercial product photography. 

Black-tailed deer skull
Roosevelt elk skull
Bobcat skull
Porcupine skull
Domestic Cat skull
 Bobcat and mouse skulls
and last, but not least, just a mouse skull. 

Tuesday, January 17, 2012


A chicken crosses a road in rural Douglas County near Oakland, Oregon.
It looked to me that she was looking for food.

Monday, January 16, 2012


An American robin leaps from a snowy fencepost along a pasture on a farm near Oakland, Ore., on Monday, Jan. 16, 2012. The bird was eating berries from a nearby bush.  About two inches of snow fell in the area overnight.

Shot with my Nikon D3s with 300mm f/2.8 lens and 1.4x teleconverter.  My 600mm lens is still in the shop and I miss it dearly.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Snow scene

A view from near the high point on the ranch.  That's my mother-in-law's house.  We live a bit further down the hill in the valley. We don't get much snow here in southwestern Oregon.  Most of our precipitation is in more of a liquid form.

Not so baaad

 We don't get much snow here in southwestern Oregon, but when we do it's not so bad.
A sheep vocalizes as it waits out a snow squall on a hillside on a farm in rural Douglas County near Elkton, Ore., on Sunday, Jan. 15, 2011.  

Friday, January 13, 2012

In the bag

 Our calico cat named Sweetie plays a game of hide-and-seek inside a plastic shopping bag at our home near Oakland, Ore., on Friday, Jan 13, 2012.  Outside of North America calico cats are known as tortoiseshell-and-white. Calico refers only to the color pattern of the fur and not to a breed. Calicoes are nearly always female.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Down on the Farm

 A newly born lamb chews on a gate in a pasture on a farm in rural Douglas County, Ore., near Glide on Thursday, Jan. 12, 2012. January and February are the lambing months in rural Oregon.
 A large goose and a sheep spend their morning in a pasture on a farm in rural Douglas County, Ore.
A mother ewe sheep and three newly born lambs.
With a patriotic painted barn in the background, a horse grazes in a pasture on a farm in rural Douglas County, Ore., near Glide on Thursday, Jan. 12, 2012.  I've noticed this barn many times, but this was the first time I've seen a horse in the foreground.

Monday, January 9, 2012

Wedding Dreams Bridal Event

Jumping into the Wedding Season

This week I'm getting my display ready for the Wedding Dreams Bridal Event 2012 at the Seven Feathers Casino in Canyonville, Ore., on Sunday, Jan. 29. I'll have my photo booth setup for free photos at the wedding show.

I'm an award winning Roseburg, Ore. based wedding, commercial, editorial, and nature photographer. Check out my full website.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

A colorful collection

Search "Loznak" at Corbis Images and you'll see some of my colorful photos.  Corbis Images (which is owned by Bill Gates) is one of the world's largest and most well respected photo agencies and images archives.  Most of my sales through Corbis are to book and magazine publishers.

Friday, January 6, 2012

Favorite Wedding Photos of 2011

A few of my favorite wedding photos from 2011. I'm a working photojournalist with over 20 years experience shooting for newspapers, magazines, websites, and photo agencies.  I shoot weddings because I love capturing the emotional highs, details, and little moments of the day. Check out my full website to see more and to check my rates.  Now is the time to book your wedding for the summer season.

 I'm a Roseburg, Oregon based wedding, commercial, editorial, and nature photographer.  If you have a destination wedding planned I love to travel.