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Reggie Dahl

Reggie Featured by YAHOO!

This Photo of Reggie was selected by Yahoo! and published on the FRONT PAGE of their FLICKR/EXPLORE photography site – and has received over 35,000 (thirty five thousand) hits in less than 12 hours.
Click to ENLARGE image below (CLICK ON IMAGE):
Reggie Dahl
Reggie Dahl

 

Photo was taken at sundown at Scout Lake in The Mt. Jefferson Wilderness – Jefferson Park area – during our backpack trip a few weeks back.
Explore is Flickr/Yahoo’s methodology for featuring the most interesting photos in any 24 hour period. Users across the globe  upload approximately 6,000 photos per minute on FLICKR or about 8.6 million photos per day. Yahoo/Explore then selects 500 of these images to feature on Explore each day — one in every 17,000 uploaded photos.
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Central Oregon Autumn

Autumn Photography

As a photographer, it is a privilege to live in Central Oregon. Autumn is one of my favorite seasons. Central Oregon has some of the most spectacular exhibitions of autumn beauty in the lower 48.

Autumn in Central Oregon
Autumn in Central Oregon

You can view my  photo album of Autumn in Central Oregon by CLICKING HERE.

1. Click on the Link above.

2. Click on the 1st photo in the album

3. CLICK the arrow on the right side of each image to move to the next image.

These images are ALL copyrighted – ALL Rights Reserved.

If you would like to discuss prints, enlargements, post cards, Thank-you cards, gifts, reception area photo books or licensing any of these images – please contact me directly. Framed enlargements for commercial office space or private residences are also available.

These images are VERY HIGH QUALITY  and are NOT intended to be viewed on a mobile phone. PLEASE view on a high resolution PC, Mac, HDTV, iPad or Tablet to enjoy these images.

For more images of autumn in Central Oregon, CLICK HERE.

Feel free to share this post with friends, family, neighbors, acquaintances and colleagues.

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Scott Lake

HDR Photography

Responding to the encouragement of several photographers, I started shooting in RAW vs. jpeg a few weeks ago.

Deschutes River Autumn
Deschutes River Autumn

If you want a more in-depth explanation, you can read this summary.

Long story short:

a. Shooting in RAW captures vastly more digital information. These files are enormous digital files.

b. Shooting in RAW requires special processing of each image (much more time consuming. In my case, I am shooting three images with each shutter compression – one properly exposed, one 2 f stops underexposed and one 2 f stops over exposed. Then, all three images are combined in LightRoom 5 and exported with a preset. The preset is HDR Efex Pro (NIK Collection from Google).

c. The end result – the imagery is vastly more robust and more amenable to post capture editing.

 You can view the album of HDR imagery here (CLICK LINK).

1. Click on the Link above.

2. Click on the 1st photo in the album

3. CLICK the arrow on the right side of each image to move to the next image.

These images are ALL copyrighted – ALL Rights Reserved.

If you would like to discuss prints, enlargements or licensing any of these images – please contact me directly. Enlargements for commercial office space are available as well.

These images are VERY HIGH QUALITY  and are NOT intended to be viewed on a mobile phone. PLEASE view on a high resolution PC, Mac, HDTV, iPad or Tablet to enjoy these images.

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Mt. Jefferson

Mt. Jefferson Wilderness – Videos

The following are several short videos I captured in the Jefferson Park area of the Mt. Jefferson Wilderness. To view – CLICK on each of the BELOW.

Video #1

Video #2

Video #3

Video #4

For a photo journal of Jefferson Park – CLICK HERE:

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from Jefferson Park

Mt. Jefferson Wilderness – Jefferson Park

Jefferson Park in the Mt. Jefferson Wilderness is a sacred natural sanctuary. BEWARE – The trails to hike in here involve significant elevation gains and you MUST have water – and be in a solid state of physical fitness. Trail widths in many ingress/egress (Whitewater Ridge) allow for only one person in any direction. Be careful, plan and enjoy. This area is NOT one people should take a risk in accessing…it is difficult terrain to ascend/descend. Yet – the rewards are worth it!!! This is an overnight destination – NOT a day hike. This  area is designated wilderness for a reason.

This area is in the Willamette National Forest under the supervision of the Detroit Ranger District.

Reggie and I recently spent three days and two nights in the Mt. Jefferson Wilderness…(Jefferson Park – Whitewater Ridge Trail #3429 (DIFFICULT Hike!!!)…We had a BLAST but neither us moved much for two days after we returned…60 lb. backpack…ascent is 6.5+ miles UP UP UP (Whitewater Ridge Trail #3429 — Approx. 5.5 miles to the park boundary marker and another mile into the DESIGNATED campsites).  Campfires are NOT allowed. Weather was PERFECT although Friday night it dropped to below 28 degrees Fahrenheit. We must have put in 20 miles in three days of hiking, exploring, photography etc. The Pacific Crest Trail meanders through the midst of Jefferson Park.

A map of the Whitewater Ridge Trail is BELOW (CLICK to ENLARGE):

Whitewater Ridge Trail Map
Whitewater Ridge Trail Map

A flier for the Jefferson Park area is BELOW  – provided by the Detroit Ranger Station (CLICK to ENLARGE):

Jefferson Park Flier
Jefferson Park Flier

 

You can View my ENTIRE Photo Album of The Jefferson Park area by CLICKING HERE. These images are copyrighted – ALL Rights Reserved.

If you would like to discuss prints, enlargements or licensing any of these images – please contact me directly.

These images are VERY HIGH QUALITY  and are NOT intended to be viewed on a mobile phone. PLEASE view on a high resolution PC, Mac, HDTV, iPad or Tablet to enjoy these images.

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Jefferson Park

Mt. Jefferson

The image BELOW was selected by Yahoo and featured in FLICKR Explore on October 5, 2014. With millions of images uploaded each day to FLICKR, they select several hundred of the BEST and feature them for all to enjoy. Thank you Yahoo! Thank you FLICKR!!!

Click to enlarge it below:

Mt. Jefferson
Mt. Jefferson

 

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