Category: Pacific Northwest
The Chiwaukum Creek Fire
This fire has been burning for a few days now and I have been able to watch the show just by stepping out my back door. The wind has kept the smoke and fire moving south, away from my home, but smoke is choking Leavenworth and evacuations are happening as close as a half mile […]
GREAT LANDSCAPES ARE CLOSE TO HOME
Photographs of your own back yard might be more interesting than you ever imagined.
Waterfall hunting on a cloudy day. Metlako Falls
Photography of waterfalls on cloudy days. Photographer Dominic Urbano reflects on shooting at Metlako Falls Oregon.
Shooting Landscapes It is pretty rare that I feel very excited about what I might have captured on any given landscape photo shoot. My wife will routinely ask, “How did it go?” when I return from a photography trip. My reply… usually a shrug and a “I don’t think I have much from that one.” […]
Cascade Quest dog sled race at Lake Wenatchee
Cascade Quest Dog Sled Race 2013 With just a couple of hours to spare in what has become a really busy schedule I headed up the road a few miles to take in a bit of the 2013 Cascade Quest dog sled races. While I have no experience with dog sled racing, I really love […]
Bavarian Bike and Brew 2012
There is an entire day of festivities surrounding the Bavarian Bike and Brew XC Mt. Bike race. 2012 was the 15th annual day of racing at the challenging single track course just north of Leavenworth and it was my first opportunity to visit the event. I arrived late and had to leave early, so I […]
HDR vs Non HDR
HDR vs Non-HDR… a brief story of one image. HDR vs non HDR photography and post processing is a hot topic these days. Frustration led me to work up the same image twice and post them both here as a side by side. The image on the top was completed using HDR techniques with the […]
Photographing Multnomah Falls despite the crowds.
Creating a fine art image of Multnomah Falls on a crowded day. One of the difficulties that can come with photographing iconic locations such as the Multnomah Falls in the Columbia Gorge is that they are invariably crowded with people. The Columbia Gorge has many beautiful waterfalls and Multnomah Falls is one of the most […]
Train photos… The BNSF railroad in the Columbia Gorge.
Love train photos? Here’s the shot for you. by Photographer Dominic Urbano Train photos in the great Columbia Gorge. One of the most scenic places on Earth the Columbia Gorge makes for an incredible location to capture a photo of a train. The Gorge is also one of the busiest transportation routes in the Pacific […]
Mission Ridge Dummy Downhill 2012
Creative destruction at the Mission Ridge Dummy Downhill. By Photographer, Dominic Urbano. Strap a homemade dummy to some skis and let it loose down the snow covered slope towards a tall jump… and see what happens. It is a pretty short list of rules for this event and the results are predictable. That’s what makes the […]