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May 31st, 2012

A River Recovers

Posted By Kevin Schafer
Life bursts out of the mud, Elwha River
For months I have been tracking the recovery of the Elwha River in Washington’s Olympic Peninsula. After the removal of two obsolete dams that have been barriers for salmon for a century, the river is now running free again, from headwaters to the sea. One of the big questions has been how quickly the river … 
July 14th, 2011

Life Among the Rubble

Posted By Kevin Schafer
Bitterroot Flowers (Lewisia rediviva) Cascade Mountains, WA
Summer has come late this year in the Pacific Northwest. While much of the country has been sweltering, it has been cool and rainy here, well into July when – despite our soggy reputation – it is usually dry and sunny. The snowpack this past winter was enormous and many alpine areas are still a … 
September 2nd, 2010

Taking Chances

Posted By Kevin Schafer
Harebell (Campanula rotundifolia) in wind, Norway
One of the great gifts of digital photography has been its encouragement of experimentation. With film, I would shoot a roll of film of a low-percentage shot (think wind-blown flowers) and then quit – just to save film. It was a total crap shoot whether you actually got something or not. Now, by contrast, you … 
August 30th, 2010

Get Down for Flowers

Posted By Rob Sheppard
The Minnesota State Fair is on now, and that was always a sure sign of the end of summer when I lived there. Kids are going back to school and days are getting shorter. Still, there are a lot of flowers ready to be photographed! Prairie flowers are looking good, plus asters (like those in …