After countless remodels and repairs to our Seattle home, in September we moved to Hillsboro, Oregon. Catherine retired in October and we are settled in our new home about 15 miles east of Portland. For now, I packed away my SCUBA diving/photo gear and have been dedicated 100% to landscape photography. Oregon is a photographers paradise with mountains, desert and the coastal waters all very close to us. To have some distinction and separation for my photos I've added new categories to the webpage. I'll refresh the content of the page as often as I can. In my Facebook posting I'll direct people to the website. I'm planning to do blog entries at least monthly and perhaps more often if there is content to share.
Since arriving in Oregon I've been able to make countless field trips with several purposes. Always, I want to shoot good images, but since I'm sort of new to the area much of my travel effort is just to sort out the logistics of getting into good photos locations, the proper times of the year, the best time of the day to shoot and proper lens selection.
I'm still shooting the EM-1 Olympus mirrorless camera and amazed at how versatile it is as well as how light it is to carry in the field. I now have two camera bodies so I don't have to change lenses as often. A big advantage when in the rain forest conditions or the wind and sand of the Pacific Coast.
So, as we head to the end of 2016, I am excited as ever to continue photo shooting and sharing on my website and on Facebook. I also plan to get in some diving and underwater photography as time allows.