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June 17th, 2014

Behind The Shot: “Detail of Panther Creek Falls” by Michel Hersen – Columbia River Gorge, Gifford Pinchot National Forest, Washington

Posted By David Alexander Willis
Surreal nature photograph of Panther Creek Falls in Columbia River Gorge, Washington, with moss trees and waterfalls
Panther Creek Falls is a complicated waterfall structurally that plunges over two steps to the valley floor from 69 to 102 feet. Albeit one of the most impressive waterfalls in the Northwest in the Columbia Gorge in Washington, for some reason it is not well known to the general public, perhaps because of its remote … 
March 20th, 2014

Photo of The Day by Andy Porter

Posted By Ashley Myers-Turner
'Skagit Valley Tulips At Sunrise' by Andy Porter
  Today’s Photo of the Day by Andy Porter captures tulips in the Skagit Valley of Washington State. “April is the month for the Skagit Valley Tulip to come alive. There are acres upon acres of vibrant fields. Each year the fields rotate so look up Skagit Valley Tulip Festival for exact field locations and to see … 
December 29th, 2013

My Best Photos of 2013

Posted By Jay Goodrich
Tetons Mountains Wyoming Jackson Summer by Jay Goodrich
My Best Photos of 2013 began with a look at 56,721 selects from this past year. I think it is safe to say that I shot a LOT of photos in the past 12 months. Out of those selects I narrowed my image selection down to 100, had my wife further refine the collection down … 
December 17th, 2013

Photo Of The Day by Dustin Penman

Posted By Christopher Robinson
Stormy Morning by Dustin Penman
Winter weather creates the opportunity for dramatic landscape photography and along the rugged coast of Washington in the Pacific Northwest, Dustin Penman took advantage of conditions to make this brooding image. 
December 16th, 2013

Behind The Shot: ‘Cruel Summer’ by Ryan Dyar – Grand Park, Mount Rainier National Park, Washington

Posted By David Alexander Willis
Northeast side of Mount Rainier taken from Grand Park with wildflowers in the foreground and sunset in the background - focus stacking four exposures composite in Photoshop CS6
Wildflowers, Mount Rainier, and a beautiful sunset. How grand a scenario, right? Well Grand Park, pictured here on Rainier’s northeast side, was less grand than we had hoped it’s name portrayed. Don’t get me wrong, it’s an absolutely beautiful area.. but from a picky photographer’s standpoint, it doesn’t quite earn it’s moniker. Or maybe I’m … 
July 8th, 2013

Photo Of The Day by Paul Bowman

Posted By Christopher Robinson
Slow Dancing by Paul Bowman
Paul Bowman made this gorgeous photo of Mt Rainier after a pre-dawn hike to this vantage spot. Great landscape photography starts with being in the right place at the right time and Bowman clearly achieved that much thanks to his in-the-dark trek.  
May 24th, 2013

Photo of The Day by Michael Warwick

Posted By Christopher Robinson
Lower Narada Falls by Michael Warwick
  Michael Warwick’s photo of the rainbow at the base of Lower Narada Falls in Mt Rainier National Park, WA is today’s Photo Of The day. The photo was submitted to the Your Favorite Places gallery. I select a Photo Of The Day every day. I choose the images from the various OP galleries including Assignments, Your Favorite … 
September 19th, 2011

Sometimes We Miss

Posted By Jay Goodrich
The Palouse at Sunset by Jay Goodrich
There are times, when no matter how much experience you have, things do not necessarily go according to plan. This was in fact one of those times. The good thing was that my friend and fellow photographer Gavriel Jecan had as much trouble as I did. Phew! I would have had to bury him in … 
August 3rd, 2011

Crossing the Boundaries Between Still and Motion

Posted By Jay Goodrich
What Do You Mean You Lost My Car? by Jay Goodrich
We (meaning a dozen skiers and myself) spent most of last winter photographing skiing. Along the way, I captured some motion footage to go along with the five thousand stills that made the final edit. Tie that together with a simple concept and you have a lot of time spending money. Actually, you might as … 
July 27th, 2011

Olympic National Park Part 1: Vampires, Werewolves and a dreary sunset at Rialto Beach

Posted By Joseph Rossbach
For the first time in my professional career, I had a chance to spend some time photographing the Pacific Northwest. It was an amazing two weeks filled with many photo ops, but also long days and often bad weather. Flying into Sea-Tac, I met up with my close friend and business partner, Ian Plant. After …