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Summer in the Cascades

Summer in the Cascade Mountains is like a second spring. When phlox and trillium start to wither under the heat of summer at lower elevations in the Pacific Northwest, the wildflowers of the Cascades are just getting started. As neighborhood lawns turn August brown, high alpine meadows are lush with lupine and Indian paintbrush. When our regional scarcity of air …

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Variations on a Theme of Wonder

I’ve lived in the Pacific Northwest for 32 years, giving me time to study it, finding unparalleled variety and wonder everywhere I look. From glacier-clad mountains, to the forests growing on their flanks and down to the lowlands—where they’ve been allowed to survive without logging, to the details within those forests, to our magnificent coastline, and even to the geometric …

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The Delta Blues: High above the Salish Sea

Most of my photography is about ‘place’. Much of it is international with the bulk of my photographs taken in regions of India, Nepal, East Timor, and Thailand. Locally my sense of place is focused on our particular part of the Salish Sea and the place where the North Cascade Range meets its shore. I have had the great good …

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A Deep Appreciation: Autumn in B.C.

For as long as I can remember, my life has been centered around seeking out experiences in wild places and spending time with the wild creatures within them. In more recent years, as I’ve grown to understand more of what I’m observing in the natural world, and my ability to access and move through more of the terrain that surrounds …

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The Fleeting Moment

In my images I strive to capture the sense of solitude, curiosity, and freedom I feel when exploring the wilderness. Summer is one of my favorite seasons to set off into the mountains. For a fleeting moment, the snow is melting, the flowers blooming, and the warm sunshine illuminates the rugged landscape. My favorite images capture scenes that extend beyond …

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Welcoming the Spring Tide

It has been a long and winding road to my destination. As each year passes, I become more convinced that photography chose me. Just as the persistence of dripping water hollows out stone, creative photography relentlessly knocked at my door. She became my center, my true north, my addiction, and my gravity. Without her presence, at times, I sense a …

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Winter Splendor in the North Cascades

The jet stream of moisture-laden clouds has pummeled the Pacific Northwest for days. The winds begin to shift from the southwest to the northeast, bringing cold, dry air from Canada driven by an encroaching high pressure system. The stage is set and the curtain of grey slowly rises, revealing the stars of the show: the jagged peaks of the North …

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Intimate Nature: Trevor Anderson’s Eye for Detail

The beauty of the Pacific Northwest has captivated me for as long as I can remember. Even before I ever picked up a camera, I knew there was something very special and therapeutic about being out in the wilderness. This appreciation has only become deeper in my photographic work. Photography has helped me observe and capture the fleeting and captivating …

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Thin Air and Rich Light: The Mountain Photography of Jason Griffith

Although I grew up on the west side of the Cascade Range, I didn’t really start getting serious about the mountains until I was at the University of Washington in the mid-90’s. As I started hiking, then scrambling, then climbing, I was (and still am) drawn north. The North Cascades have probably the best mountaineering in the lower 48, but …

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A Wing and a Prayer: Ken Salzman’s Avian Passion

It was 1981. I was fishing on the American River in Sacramento, California. As the first light of dawn began to shimmer on the surface of the river, a ray of golden morning sunlight illuminated a solitary Great Blue Heron in the mist. That was the day I traded my fishing rod for a camera and my passion for bird …

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