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.

Vista House Sunset

Columbia River Gorge, Oregon

Morning Rising

Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm, Oregon

Golden Hour

Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge, Oregon

Rays over the Mountain

SW Petes Mountain Road, West Linn Oregon

Morning Ground Fog

Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge, Oregon

Maui Sunset

Wailea, Maui

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

Follow The Light

Portland International Rose Garden, Portland Oregon

Fog and Light over the Vista House

Columbia River Gorge, Oregon

Island of Light

Trial Islands from Clover Park, Victoria British Columbia

The Living and the Dead

Cooper Mountain Nature Park, Beaverton Oregon

Early Fall Light

Japanese Garden, Portland Oregon

Harvest Moonrise over Mount Hood

Powell Butte Nature Park, Portland 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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