My Personal Invitation To You
I personally invite you to begin your journey as a fine art collector. I will work with you every step of the way, from the selection of one of my Oregon landscape photographs to the selection of the print style and will keep you up to date of the printing and delivery process. The end result will be a fine art photograph that will add beauty to your home or office and become a cherished possession.
Feel free to contact me if you have any questions regarding the process of purchasing a print.
Fine Art Print and Wall Art Options
My photographs of the Oregon Coast and Inland Oregon are available for you to purchase as Fine Art Prints or Wall Art and place in your home or office. They are for sale as Frameless or Framed Lumachrome® HD Trulife® Acrylic Prints, Exhibit Mounted Metal Prints, and Fuji Crystal Archive Paper Prints. After selecting the desired photo, just select the type and size of print you would like to purchase in the area beneath the photo.
If you are looking for a different size than what is shown or have any other special needs, please contact me.
For more information and details regarding these museum quality landscape prints for sale, please click on this link to my Print Options page. I believe my photographic artwork can brighten up any room and I invite you to see some illustrations of this on my Room Preview page.
Visiting and Photographing Inland Oregon
A lot of photographers I know spend a great deal of time in Oregon. Many live there. After making quite a few trips to Oregon it's easy to understand why.
Whether you're sightseeing, camping, hiking, photographing or some combination thereof, the Beaver State will provide you with an excellent adventure. For this page, I’m only talking about the inland side of Oregon. See my Oregon Coast gallery for information on why the coast is great to visit.
Beginning in Portland, there are the famous Portland Japanese Gardens that has what has probably become the most photographed Maple Tree in the world. The other scenes and settings there are beautiful as well, especially in the Fall.
A short distance south from Portland is Silver Falls State Park. South Falls, Lower South Falls and Middle North Falls are the main attractions. Be sure to check if there is good water flow over the falls before going. Remember that Winter is the rainy season in Oregon.
Traveling east from Portland, you come to the Columbia River Gorge area. The view of the Columbia River itself is at sunset from up on the Historic Columbia River Highway from the Portland Women's Forum State Scenic Viewpoint with the Vista House above the river.
The big attraction there is the waterfalls, like Multnomah Falls, Latourell Falls, Wahclella Falls, Elowah Falls and Metlako Falls. As I understand, due to a mudslide, you can no longer photograph Metlako Falls. I am glad I shot it when I did.
In the Spring, it’s time to view and photograph the Balsamroot and Lupine flowers. The two best places are Rowena Crest and just across the Columbia River in Washington State at Columbia Hills State Park.
Mount Hood is impressive almost any time of year, but I like it in the Spring and early Summer when there is still a good amount of snow on it. My favorite locations are at sunset from Trillium Lake and at sunrise from the Lavender Valley Farm in mid-summer.
Heading south from Hood River takes you to Bend, Oregon. There is much to see and photograph there. A favorite is Sparks Lake with views of South Sister and Broken Top mountains. Smith Rock State Park is a must visit while in Bend.
Also near Bend is the incredible aqua blue water of the McKenzie River with Sahalie Falls and Koosah Falls. It’s a place I could hang out for days.
For a totally different environment, Eastern Oregon offers the John Day National Monument with its painted hills and the Alvord Desert. Further south from Bend is Crater Lake National Park, which I recommend going to in the Spring while there is still snow on the crater. I just love the look of the snow there.
If I was limited to photographing in only one state, Oregon would be one of the ones I would have to consider. Coastlines, mountains, dense forests, waterfalls, rivers and deserts is a pretty complete list of possible photographic subjects. If you get the chance, get out there and experience it!
Fun Facts About Oregon
Oregon was admitted to the union on February 14th, 1859 as the 33rd state…. Another Valentine’s Day state. It is the only state that has an official nut (the hazelnut/filbert) and its nickname is the Beaver state as the beaver was a very important animal to the early trappers and hunters trying to make a living in Oregon.
When thinking about Oregon and sports, one name that comes to mind is the Portland Trail Blazers who won the NBA title in 1977 with Bill Walton on their team. But they are not the only winners from the state of Oregon. Dick Fosbury, who was born in Portland Oregon, changed the sport of high jumping by creating a backward style of jumping that became known as the “Fosbury Flop”. Using this unusual approach to jumping he qualified for 1968 Olympic team and won the Olympic Gold Medal while breaking the world record for high jumping.
When visiting Eugene Oregon make sure you take your bicycle with you! The League of American Bicyclists has given it a Gold Rating due in part to its efforts to create a strong bike culture that welcomes bicycling. It has been rated as one of the top cycling communities in the United States by Bicycling Magazine.
In 1894, Peter McIntosh who was from Canada brought his cheese making expertise to Tillamook County. His nickname, “Cheese King of the Coast” was well deserved. Over time small creameries joined forces to make sure all the cheese made in the Tillamook was of the highest quality. Today you can visit the Tillamook Cheese Factory which is one of the top tourist attractions on the Oregon coast with a million visitors a year. While there, you can see how cheese is made, check out their gift shop, and enjoy some great products—from ice cream to cheese to fudge.
Once done eating, you will need some exercise so lace up those Nike shoes (the ones with the Swoosh logo) and stroll around Oregon. Nike is headquartered in Beaverton, Oregon and was founded in 1964 as Blue Ribbon Sports by Bill Bowerman, a track-and-field coach. The Nike brand shoe was introduced in 1972. The famous Swoosh logo was designed by Portland State University student Carolyn Davidson in 1971.
Do you want to take very short walk in your Nike shoes? Then head out to the Portland….. home of the world’s smallest park—Mills End Park—which consists of one tree and is a small circle 2 feet across in the median strip of SW Naito Parkway.
Need a haircut? Forest Grove, Oregon, is the home of the world’s tallest barber shop pole, standing at 73-feet tall. When the pole needs repainting, the local fire department steps in to help.
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas – and Oregon should know as it is one the top producers of Christmas Trees.
Go Deep – Go very Deep…….. Crater Lake is the deepest lake in the United States. It was formed more than 6,500 years ago within the remains of an ancient volcano. What strikes you the most when you visit the lake is the crystal-blue waters.
Cheers to you—as of 2021, Oregon has over 800 wineries in the state. They have come a long way since the 1840s when the first vines were planted by settlers arriving on the Oregano Trail wagons.
Spooky Thoughts….. and last but not least, Oregon is home to many ghost towns. These abandoned communities are found throughout Oregon and give you a glimpse of life in the early 1900s. Your imagination will wander while walking through the empty streets and through the silent buildings… imagining what it was like to live in a town of that size.
Oregon is a state you should put on your “to-do” travel list…whether you want to tour historic sites or enjoy the outdoors or sit quietly and sip a glass of wine at a winery…there is something here for you to see and do.
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