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.

Follow the Light

Pittock Mansion, Portland Oregon

Morning Rising

Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm, Oregon

Golden Hour

Sunset Beach, Oregon

Old Grass Valley Methodist Church

Sherman County, Oregon


Washington County, Oregon

Last Rays

Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge, Oregon

Mossy Shelter

International Rose Garden, Portland Oregon

Long Shadows

Washington County, Oregon

Vista House Sunset

Columbia River Gorge, Oregon

Sunset in Paradise

Kukii Point, Kauai

Pittock Mansion at Blue Hour

Portland, Oregon

Light over the Gorge

Corn Point, Columbia River Gorge Oregon

Lamp Post

Pittock Mansion, Portland Oregon

Morning Fog

Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge, Oregon

Tulip Field Sunrise

Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm, Oregon

Lifting Fog

Depoe Bay, Oregon

Fishing the Last Light

Ecola Beach State Park, Oregon

Just Another Belizian Sunrise

Amergris Caye, Belize

Fog and Light over the Crown Point

Columbia River Gorge, Oregon


Lower Rowena Crest, Columbia River Gorge Oregon

The Living and the Dead

Cooper Mountain Nature Park, Beaverton Oregon

Harvest Moonrise over Mount Hood

Powell Butte Nature Park, Portland Oregon

Sky On Fire

Larch Mountain, Oregon

Spring Blossoms

Tigard, Oregon

Deep Forest Light

McDonald Forest, Corvallis Oregon

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