In photography, light is quite often the dominating factory, capable or turning a typical photo into something more special. Occasionally these shots come down to being in the right place at the right time. But typically, they need to be planned, for example shooting sunrises and sunsets. It’s hard to believe that just a few years ago I would never consider arising several hours prior to sunrise just for the opportunity to take a picture. But there is something special about starting the day at a beautiful location and observing the amazing light that can occur during the time just before and after sunrise, regardless of whether you come home with a memorable photograph or not.

Rays over the Mountain

SW Petes Mountain Road, West Linn Oregon


Morning Ground Fog

Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge, Oregon


Maui Sunset

Wailea, Maui


Fire Over the Mountain

Rocky Butte Park, Portland Oregon


Lifting Fog

Depoe Bay, Oregon


Fishing the Last Light

Ecola Beach State Park, Oregon


Just Another Belizian Sunrise

Amergris Caye, Belize


Sunset in Belize

Ambergris Caye, Belize


Fog and Light over the Vista House

Columbia River Gorge, Oregon


Island of Light

Trial Islands from Clover Park, Victoria British Columbia


The Cloud

Trial Islands from Clover Park, Victoria British Columbia


Foggy Sunrise over Rocky Butte

Portland, Oregon


Early Fall Light

Japanese Garden, Portland Oregon


Harvest Moonrise over Mount Hood

Powell Butte Nature Park, Portland Oregon


The Rocky Trail

Mount Jefferson Wilderness Area, Oregon


Following the Light

Larch Mountain, Oregon


Sky On Fire

Larch Mountain, Oregon


Larch Mountain Sunset

Larch Mountain, Oregon


Oaken Sunset

Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge, Oregon


Spring Blossoms

Tigard, Oregon


Deep Forest Light

McDonald Forest, Corvallis Oregon


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