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A landscape photographer’s paradise, the Pacific Northwest is filled with seemingly endless variety and beauty. Views of the Pacific Northwest represents my efforts over the last decade to capture and share this area's staggering natural beauty through high-resolution, panoramic desktop wallpapers.

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Ruthton Park Autumn '17

Back at one of my favorite spots in Hood River as rapidly shifting weather yields a splash of sunlight. Looking west from an overlook in Ruthton Park, Hood River, OR.

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Columbia Storm

An ominous wave of spring weather makes its way down the almost impossibly green Columbia Gorge. This is one from the archives, but seemed especially important to share as we’ll sadly not see this view again for many years. Looking east down the Columbia Gorge from Cape Horn overlook, WA.

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hood river autumn '16

Hood River Valley during an autumn sunrise — my annual pilgrimage, and one I never regret making. This particular morning must have been colder than I realized, because the valley filled with haze and woodsmoke immediately after I captured this panorama. Looking south down the Hood River Valley, Hood River OR.

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vista sunrise

An unexpected early morning led me to visit the Women's Forum overlook in the Gorge to see what sunrise had to offer. I was not disappointed. Looking east down the Columbia River Gorge, OR.

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summer st helens

My first panoramic of Mt. St. Helens bathing in summer sunlight. Looking south from Johnston Ridge Observatory, Mt. St. Helens Volcanic Monument, WA.

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edifice

Getting close up with clouds as they cast their shadows across the snowy flanks of my local volcano. I will never stop taking photos of this mountain. Looking south from Laurence Lake Drive, Parkdale, OR.

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spring blossoms

Enjoying the annual spring explosion of apple and pear blossoms amdist the orchards of the Hood River Valley. Hood River, OR.

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hood river glow

The beautiful simplicity of a winter (or almost winter) sunset is always a pleasure. Looking south from Panorama Point, Hood River, OR.

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first snow

The lady in white returns! Mt. Hood blanketed with the first snow of the 2015-2016 season on a crisp autumn day. Looking south from Laurence Lake Drive, Parkdale, OR.

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ruthton park autumn '15

Autumn arrives with a riot of color in the Columbia Gorge. Looking west from an overlook in Ruthton Park, Hood River, OR.

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wahclella falls

A close-up view of one of the many waterfalls in the Columbia Gorge. Wahclella Falls is one of the easiest waterfalls to get to, rewarding hikers with a gorgeous, moss-covered pool at the end of a small canyon.

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winter field

Mt. Hood looms over a snow-filled field out in Parkdale, OR. Definitely had to go warm up with a beer after capturing this(which was, I assure you, a hardship). Looking south from Laurence Lake Drive, Parkdale, OR.

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portland sunrise

View of downtown Portland on a particularly atmospheric autumn morning. This location and view has to be one of the most photographed in all of Portland. Well, this is MY Pittock Mansion photo.... and now I can move on!  Looking east from Pittock Mansion, Portland, OR.

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beach grass

Sunlit beach grass and sand dunes captured against a soft background of Haystack Rock in Pacific City, OR.

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cloudcapped

Mt. Hood wearing a cap of lenticular clouds at sunrise on a brisk winter morning. Looking south from Laurence Lake Drive, Parkdale, OR.

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columbia mist

Mist fills the Columbia Gorge after an intense hailstorm passes through. Looking west from Crown Point in the Columbia River Gorge, OR.

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crater lake

Wizard Island, Hillman Peak, and a bit of Llao Rock covered in morning clouds during an extremely crisp October sunrise. Looking north from the visitor center at Crater Lake National Park, OR.

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crown point autumn

Crown Point dressed in fall colors on a misty autumn day. Looking east from Crown Point in the Columbia River Gorge, OR.

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druid tree

A particularly foggy morning makes abstract art out of the shapes and shadows of a really cool tree on Mt. Tabor. Looking… up? in Mt. Tabor park, Portland, OR.

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golden field

A field rich in golden wheat (or something, I’m not a botanist or a farmer) shines in the summer sunlight with Mt. Hood in the background. Looking south from Laurence Lake Drive, Parkdale, OR.

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golden winter

I don’t make it out to Hood River as often as I’d like in the winter — I-84 has this nasty habit of becoming an icy death trap — but when I do, the sunsets are glorious. Looking south from Panorama Point, Hood River, OR.

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high road

An empty road beckons in the early morning sunlight. Looking east from atop the bluffs just outside Mosier, OR.

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hood

Cloaked in clouds and glacial ice, this is my definitive portrait of Mt. Hood (at least until I take the next one). Looking south from Laurence Lake Drive, Parkdale, OR.

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hood river autumn '11

Autumn sunlight illuminates Mt. Hood and the Hood River valley at dawn. Looking south from Panorama Point, Hood River, OR.

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hood river summer '11

Summer sunlight illuminates Mt. Hood and the Hood River valley at sunset. Looking south from Panorama Point, Hood River, OR.

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hood river orchards

A slightly different vantage point in the Hood River Valley, just above the fruit orchards with Mt. Hood looming in the background. Looking south in the Hood River Valley, Hood River, OR.

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hood river autumn '14

Autumn sunlight illuminates Mt. Hood and the Hood River valley at dawn. Looking south from Panorama Point, Hood River, OR.

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may showers

Fine silver curtains of rain drift east down the Columbia Gorge in the spring. Looking east down the Columbia Gorge from Cape Horn overlook, WA.

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morning in paradise

Morning sunlight reveals a slowly waking city with Mt. Hood standing silently in the background on a summer morning. Looking east from the West Hills, Portland, OR.

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north shore

Some of the incredible geology of the eastern Columbia Gorge on an amazingly lit and mist-endowed morning. Looking north from Memaloose Overlook just outside Mosier, OR.

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ocean light

Rays of sunlight break through the clouds and dance over the Pacific Ocean. Looking west from the Oswald West overlook along Highway 101 just north of Manzanita, OR

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rowena crest

Early morning sunlight lights up the eastern Columbia Gorge and I-84 as it winds its way towards the Dalles. Looking east from Rowena Crest viewpoint, OR.

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st johns bridge

Portland's iconic St. Johns Bridge disappearing into the mist on a particularly atmospheric autumn morning. Looking west (and up) from Cathedral Park, Portland, OR.

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trees and mist

Mist and sunlight filters through the trees on the Oregon side of the Columbia Gorge. Looking south from some unknown point along Highway 14, WA.

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wahkeena falls

A rich tapestry of green reveals glimpses of one of the Columbia Gorge’s other iconic waterfalls — Wahkeena Falls. Taken from the Wahkeena Falls trailhead looking south.

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