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Articles by Bill Dahl

Cover Photo for SOLVE Oregon

I was recently notified that one of my images of the Oregon coast was selected by Solve Oregon.


 

Solve Oregon (excerpt from the web):

SOLVE is a long-standing Oregon non-profit with the mission of bringing Oregonians together to improve our environment and build a legacy of stewardship. Since 1969, hundreds of thousands of Oregon volunteers have stepped up to participate by joining a project or leading their own – and the results have been amazing!

Here’s an excerpt from Joy Irby, Solve Oregon’s Program Director:

Good afternoon!

I am the Program Coordinator for the annual SOLVE Spring Oregon Beach Cleanup in Oregon. SOLVE is a Portland-based non-profit that was established in 1969 with the mission to bring Oregonians together to improve the environment and establish a legacy of stewardship.

Our 30th annual Spring Oregon Beach Cleanup is on March 28, 2015. The event will support over 5,000 volunteers as they clear the entire Oregon Coast of debris. Last year, more than 50,000 lbs was removed. In addition, volunteers will participate in a citizen science effort to report what and how much they are finding. The data we receive supports marine debris prevention efforts and education.

We are in the process of creating our 2015 event brochure. During the search for a cover photo representing the cleanup, I came across your amazing photographs of the Oregon Coast. 

We would be honored if you would allow us to utilize one of these photos for the brochure cover. I can send you an example from past years if you send me your email address. We would of course credit you on the brochure and poster which are sent out to over 10,000 Oregonians and link to your webpage/social media pages on our website.

Look for it!


 

 

Bill Dahl

 

Cascade Arts & Entertainment Magazine Article by Bill Dahl

My most recent freelance article for Cascade Publications Inc. is HERE in Cascade Arts & Entertainment Magazine.

Cascade AE
Cascade AE

It is on pages 22-24.

The article profiles the importance of professional web imagery — and four digital visual artisans (REAL photographers) of Central Oregon.


 

ENJOY!

 

 

Smith Rock State Park

Living in Central Oregon – we are fortunate to be surrounded with displays of amazing natural beauty. On occasion, these displays can be spellbinding. This post is about one of those very, very special moments. Please feel free to share this post with your social network.

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Reggie and I hiked to the summit of Smith Rock State Park (Misery Ridge trail) on a cold and icy Friday afternoon in January 2015 – and stayed on the summit until after dark to capture an amazing Central Oregon sunset – landscapes – and the moon rising. (Used crampons and hiking poles for safety).

CLICK on any image BELOW to ENLARGE:

 

To truly appreciate the depth and breadth of this amazing spectacle, you can view the entire photo album 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. I do portrait sessions – pets, people and objects. Need the imagery on your website updated? – CONTACT ME! Framed enlargements for commercial office space or private residences are also available.

This is HDR photography – shot in RAW format (vs. jpeg) – and bracketed (3 shots per image). 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.

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

This is High Dynamic Range photography or HDR. This is a method that adds more “dynamic range” to photographs. Dynamic Range is the ratio of light to dark in a photograph. Instead of just taking one photo, HDR uses three RAW photos, taken at different exposures (one image properly exposed, one two f stops under exposed and one image two f stops over exposed).

For each single image you see, there were three exposures combined to make it. In this case, the three images are uploaded into Adobe Lightroom 5.7 and then exported to Google’s NIK software preset — HDR EfexPro.  This is time consuming post production – yet – the results are gorgeous…providing the viewer of the images with an image that incorporates more detail, color and character than the human eye or a jpeg photo can capture.

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Klamath National Wildlife Refuge – Bald Eagles

I had the opportunity to visit the (LOWER) Klamath National Wildlife Refuge earlier this week. We also visited Tule Lake (CA) National Wildlife Refuge. Clear, sunny skies and bitter cold.  The lakes were iced over (Great for viewing eagles and other birds of prey). The sunrise over Lower Klamath Lake was spectacular!!!


 

The following is a photo journal of the trip. CLICK TO ENLARGE ANY IMAGE BELOW:

 

 

You can view the entire photo album by CLICKING HERE and 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. I do portrait sessions – pets, people and objects. Need the imagery on your website updated?  CONTACT ME! 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.


 

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

ENJOY!

 

 

Crater Lake National Park – A Winter Wonderland

Crater Lake National Park is unequivocally a national treasure.

During winter, it is one of my absolute favorite destinations to visit — after a snowstorm — when the skies clear. The South Entrance to the Park is the only entrance open. Rim Drive is closed. There are few people and the natural beauty is unspeakable.


 

Click on any image below to ENLARGE:

 

You can view the entire photo album 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. I do portrait sessions – pets, people and objects. Need the imagery on your website updated?  CONTACT ME! 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.


 

 ENJOY!!!

 

 

Fixion – A 2015 Series by Bill Dahl

Non-fiction has it’s limitations.


 

In 2015, I will be authoring a series entitled “Fixion – public policy perspectives where non-fiction has not yet traveled.”

Fixion
Fixion

Fiction is designed to inspire people to think – to imagine – to ponder.  My 2015 series “Fixion” is designed to do just that.

Today, I find far too many social and public policy issues where the nature of the dialog and the bandwidth of the agendas under discussion are severely limited. I find myself thinking “Well, okay, what if this or what about that?” I also find that the issues elevated into mainstream public discussion are not necessarily the ones I would like to see discussed. My series Fixion is designed to address these concerns.

These pieces will address local, regional, national and global concerns.

I hope you enjoy it!


 

Stay tuned.