Landscape photography is almost a discipline. Each area of photography is a speciality. However, amazing landscape photography means amazing locations. That often requires buying a plane ticket and go somewhere interesting.
When my friend Nicolesy showed me the photos of Abiqua Falls I new this would be my favorite waterfalls to date. It was a bit of an adventure to climb down to the falls. Someone has put ropes along the course where it is particularly steep and muddy. Now I need to figure out what type and size of print to hang on my wall.
It pays to have good friends! My friends Nicolesy and Brian are extraordinary photographers. Nicolesy has been a stock photographer that has expanded into food photography and now landscape photography. They settled in Portland twice! So anytime I need more landscape photos I just call them up.
Brian recently upgraded his transportation. His Ford Escape got stuck in one inch of snow on one photo excursion and the next day he went shopping for a Jeep. Now he can get anywhere and nothing will stop him from getting to the great photo locations.
Another waterfall we photographed was Upper Butte Creek Falls. I am going to have to go shopping for some different ND filters for my camera. I have ones that screw in and they slow me down. And the software that I use with ND filters broke on me so I had to figure out a work around. ND filters help create silky smooth water for photographs.
My friend Nicolesy says I take the best photographs of her. It’s true that my first passion is portrait photography. Next time I will need a little bit of off camera lighting on a monopod or something to make the truly great portrait.
Comparing Oregon to Utah is a night and day difference. Utah is practically a desert while Oregon is almost a rainforest. Maybe next year I will have to find a different state to photograph landscapes.