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Oregon Exposures

A self-portrait of Lori Rowland. The goal was to create a self-portrait that did not show my face.

How Biophilia influences my photography

Life in the Rear View Mirror I remember starting out as a fresh young woman full of ideas and possibilities for my life. I could go anyplace I set my focus. Problem is, I chose instead to live my life spontaneously, to follow my heart wherever it wanted to go. I don’t know why I said, “Problem is…”, because in truth, I don’t have regrets about how things turned out. Intuitively, my heart seemed to know the way, even though […]

Rye Valley Solar Eclipse by Lori Rowland Photography

2017 Total Solar Eclipse Rye Valley Oregon

2017 Total Solar Eclipse Rye Valley Oregon A rare Total Solar Eclipse occurred on August 21, 2017, all across the United States. A total solar eclipse occurs when the Moon completely blocks the direct light of the Sun. The path of totality swept across the US moving from Oregon in the west to South Carolina in the east. Rye Valley, located in eastern Oregon, was an excellent place to view the eclipse. This location in Rye Valley was sitting directly in […]

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Off-Piste Photography

Off-Piste Photography Not to be confused with piste – off photography! Ha Ha! Forgive me! Those of you who have read my blog or follow me on social media have probably already sensed my dry sense of humor. Piste is a skier’s term meaning a compacted ski run. Off-piste is to ski off the main runs, through the trees or down a nice untracked powder chute. According to Google, off-piste also means ‘To deviate from what is conventional, usual or expected.’ […]

Dutch Flat Lake is the perfect destination for hiking and photography in Eastern Oregon

Hiking & Photographing Dutch Flat Lake

Hiking & Photographing Dutch Flat Lake Today I am going to write about hiking & photographing at Dutch Flat Lake. Of course, you know that I love photography, but I also love hiking and backpacking. Fortunately, both endeavors go hand in hand. Although… I will admit there are other reasons to visit Dutch Flat Lake. The high mountain lake fishing is also great… just ask my husband, Dan. He thoroughly enjoyed the fishing & we had fresh brook trout for […]

Enjoying the view along the Elkhorn Crest Trail in Eastern Oregon.

What Camera To Take Backpacking?

What Camera To Take Backpacking? Well… here it is in the end of June. There is still some snow on the highest peaks of the mountain but I am more than ready to hit the dusty…er… should I say perhaps muddy/snow covered trail! I dug all my backpacking gear out of storage and I am now faced with my usual conundrum… what camera to take backpacking? I have read several backpacking blogs and there is a lot of advice out […]