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2017

My annual recap of the year’s highlights in photographs was a daunting task for 2017. The sheer number of photos – folder after folder on my computer – reminded me that, while I made a lot of pictures, I didn’t post or share many of […]

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Oregon Standoff

Over three weeks ago, a group of armed protesters descended on the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge headquarters in Southeast Oregon with the goal of occupying the federally-owned land and facility until their sweeping demands are achieved. The group, led by Arizona businessman Ammon Bundy, wants […]

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Masks and Makeup

In preparation for Halloween last week, I made the rounds looking for folks getting into the holiday spirit. The ScareGrounds, a local haunted house production, let me watch as they transformed their space and as the actors prepared for a night of frightening visitors. The […]

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Xtreme Bulls

The Sisters Rodeo kicked off last month with a night of bull riding in some nice evening light. I don’t quite understand what compels one to strap themselves on the back of an enormous, frightened animal with horns that wants no part of it, but […]

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Memorial Day weekend

I’m so far behind editing and sharing photos from the past few months, the next several posts will be far from timely. I’ll catch up, bear with me…to start, here’s a look at how I spent my Memorial Day weekend (a few holidays ago now). […]

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Out and About

A big part of my job as a newspaper photographer revolves around covering community and sporting events. The past few weeks I’ve made the rounds at quite a few, including kayak and cross country ski races, ultimate frisbee, baseball, and a branding/vaccine day at a […]

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Splash

I needed a wetsuit last weekend with all the events I photographed involving people running, jumping, and swimming through various bodies of water. The Polar Plunge, part of a statewide event raising money for Special Olympics, brought out costumed participants who didn’t mind taking a […]

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Pond Skimming

Pond Skimming

Mt. Bachelor ended the season with their annual Pond Skimming championships on Memorial Day weekend. Contestants ski or snowboard down a stretch of hill and try to clear the icy-cold waters awaiting them at the bottom. With points for style, best wipeout, and costume, this […]

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Water Rights

Water Rights

Access to, and ownership of water will continue to be an escalating issue in the Western U.S. for the foreseeable future. I explored some of the complexities of the situation along the Klamath River and surrounding areas last month on assignment for The Wall Street […]

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Falconry

Falconry

Dan Cecchini is devoted to the ancient art of falconry. His interest began as a third-grader reading about Peregrine falcons diving faster than World War II bombers. Since then he has helped found hawking clubs in two states, was president of the North American Falconers Organization, […]

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Balloon Man

Balloon Man

Bend’s “Balloon Man” was at it again recently in Central Oregon. Since his first flight in 2006, Kent Couch has taken to the sky a handful of times in basically a lawn chair affixed with hundreds of balloons. This time he had a passenger, and […]

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