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"Sunrise - Columbia River Gorge"

This is the first image taken on my first photo trip to Oregon. Nothing like setting the bar really high, is there?

The story behind the shot - having arrived in Oregon about 10:30 pm, the day before, I arose at 4:30 to meet the local professional photographer I’d hired as a guide to the area. After a brief introduction to one another, we took off for the Gorge talking about my skills, desires, and hopes for the two and a half days we would work together. Less than thirty minutes later, Zach pulls off the highway at an overlook where I followed his lead and began setting up my tripod and camera gear, silently questioning why we were doing this in total darkness. Fifteen minutes later, the sky began to glow. An epic sunrise revealed itself, establishing Zach’s credentials as the best guide in the world - at least for this day.

"Sunrise - Columbia River Gorge"

This is the first image taken on my first photo trip to Oregon. Nothing like setting the bar really high, is there?

The story behind the shot - having arrived in Oregon about 10:30 pm, the day before, I arose at 4:30 to meet the local professional photographer I’d hired as a guide to the area. After a brief introduction to one another, we took off for the Gorge talking about my skills, desires, and hopes for the two and a half days we would work together. Less than thirty minutes later, Zach pulls off the highway at an overlook where I followed his lead and began setting up my tripod and camera gear, silently questioning why we were doing this in total darkness. Fifteen minutes later, the sky began to glow. An epic sunrise revealed itself, establishing Zach’s credentials as the best guide in the world - at least for this day.