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First Look at the new Zeiss Batis 18mm f/2.8 Lens!

Back in December 2015, my main contact at Zeiss gave me a call and said six words that, when arranged in this particular order, made me giddy with excitement. “I’ve got a surprise for you,” she said. A week or so later, I had one of the only samples of the Batis 18mm f/2.8 lens in the world to play …

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All The Colors Of The Rainbow

Me and colors have a history together… sort of a sibling rivalry. I’d love to be able to see all of them but it’s just not in the cards for me. In almost all cases when I’m out with my camera, my inability to see the full spectrum doesn’t really play a factor but when I photographed these tulips and …

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Putting the Sony a6300 To Work

Earlier this morning, I had an opportunity to head into the Columbia River Gorge with two of my friends, Phillip and David. On one hand, I was excited for this trip because it gave me an opportunity to show these two guys some of my favorite waterfalls in the area (neither were too familiar with them). But, more importantly, it …

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Returning to Thor’s Well

Ahhhhh yes. Thor’s Well. I’ve been itching to return to this area after my visit there two years ago. It’s funny how the mind creates its own reality as time goes by, right? In my mind, I remember the conditions of getting from the parking area to Thor’s Well as treacherous. I remember walking slowly and gingerly—which is absolutely recommended—but I …

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Photo Tip: Document The Journey

Last Sunday, my good buddy, Brian, and I took the afternoon to journey to a place called the Mossy Grotto. It would be my first time visiting that area and Brian’s third. I had a good idea of what the destination looked like, all lush and verdant with lots of moss. I also knew that the hike to it was mostly …

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Photo Tip: Connecting the lines

I had a chance to return to a familiar place over the weekend to clear my head, which happily led to me thinking about this photo tip. Normally,  you can find me moseying up and down the winding path of Gorton Creek, looking for some new way to capture the rushing water and rocks that it flows around. However, on …