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Photos of Ravens on Mt Hood

I meant to go skiing when Raven caught my eye, flirting in the trees behind the parking lot at Timberline Lodge.  Were there ten, twenty, maybe thirty?

I watched from the car.  They flew with delight, diving and rising, weaving in and out and around snow covered trees.

At the stand of old growth Douglas Firs there […]

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By |April 18th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Professional photography and your online presence – building trust and connections with clients

A picture is worth a 1,000 words.  Building trust with your clients is priceless. How photography can increase your bottom line.

 

Frequently the first contact prospective clients have with your business is online.  The image you project and the photographs you use can make the difference between them contacting you, or moving on.

Website and social media […]

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By |March 10th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Photographing Waterfalls in Winter

It doesn’t snow often in the lower elevations of the Pacific Northwest, but when it does opportunity abounds for beautiful photography.  Silver Falls State Park, and the Trail of Ten Falls is a favorite. Ten major waterfalls are accessible in an 8 mile loop, four of them over 100 feet high.

If you’re […]

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By |February 11th, 2014|Landscape, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Leaves and Graffiti on a Curious Autumn Day

On a photography assignment to document the progress of a newly restored wet land area, curiosity led me into a nearby abandoned building where I found these gems.

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On location photography, Portland Oregon photographer Adam Bacher.

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By |October 23rd, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments

What a goal looks like at a Portland Timbers soccer game

Soccer fans, the Timbers Army, celebrating when the Portland Timbers scored the winning goal in a game vs. the LA Galaxy, on a very rainy Saturday in Portland, Oregon.

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On location photography, Portland Oregon photographer Adam Bacher.

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By |October 8th, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Sunrise over Sahara Dessert from Airplane Window

Up late editing and I came across this sunrise, taken from the airplane window over the Sahara Dessert on my first trip to Rwanda, September 25th, 2007.

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On location photography, Portland Oregon photographer Adam Bacher.

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By |September 22nd, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Johnny Cash Live – Portland Oregon 1992

What makes you feel nostalgic?  How about Johnny Cash? or black and white film? or both?

Lower left image – Johnny Cash singing with his wife, June Carter Cash.

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On location photography, Portland Oregon photographer Adam Bacher.

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By |September 18th, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Photographer proposed to by stranger during photo shoot

My co-photographer, Christa Taylor, was proposed to by a stranger during our photography assignment yesterday for Triquint Semiconductor.

Team members from Triquint couldn’t keep their feet on the ground after hearing the news.

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On location photography, Portland Oregon photographer Adam Bacher.

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By |September 14th, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Labor Day 2013 – To the workers of the world.

Conductor and Train, ©2013 Adam Bacher

Sixteen Tons: Tennessee Ernie Ford

“Some people say a man is made outta mud
A poor man’s made outta muscle and blood
Muscle and blood and skin and bones
A mind that’s a-weak and a back that’s strong

You load sixteen tons, what do you get
Another day older and deeper in debt
Saint Peter don’t you call me ’cause I can’t go
I owe my soul to the company store

I was born one mornin’ when the sun didn’t shine
I picked up my shovel and I walked to the mine
I loaded sixteen tons of number nine coal
And the straw boss said “Well, a-bless my soul”

You load sixteen tons, what do you get
Another day older and deeper in debt
Saint Peter don’t you call me ’cause I can’t go
I owe my soul to the company store

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By |September 2nd, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Giving thanks to those who protect our freedom

Yesterday, a soldier stationed in Afghanistan made his final trip home – American Airlines flight 1037.  Passengers at gate C-2, Dallas Fort Worth airport, stood in silence when his flagged draped coffin arrived on the tarmac.  They watched as the flag was folded with precision into a thick triangle, and his coffin slowly disappear into the underbelly of the plane. Fellow soldiers held a salute.  Passengers in the terminal held their silence, not their tears.

My three week trip to Haiti felt less important.  I expected death there, but not here, not today.  At the end of the flight I would see my loved ones in Oregon.  He wouldn’t.  My reunion would be filled with joy.  His family’s with sorrow.

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By |November 22nd, 2012|Uncategorized|2 Comments

Interior Architectural Photography – Alexander Hamilton Custom House

The historic Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House, in New York City’s financial district, is currently the home of The National Museum of the American Indian. The Customs Service occupied the building from 1907-1973.  A hub for international trade, activity in this rotunda was engulfed with frenetic energy integral to the economic engine of American capitalism.

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By |September 30th, 2012|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Time Lapse Photography – Pitching a Tent in the Wilderness

With time lapse photography and some whimsical music, even the weariest hiker can look like he’s having fun.

Sometimes getting to camp means going the extra mile -uphill.  Four thousand feet uphill.  It took six hours and six miles of backpacking to reach the base of the Sahale Glacier, in the North Cascades National Park.  The […]

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By |August 16th, 2012|Uncategorized|1 Comment

Disconnected in the Wilderness

The mind’s internal chatter is quieted, miles into the wilderness of the North Cascades National Park.  Completely disconnected from the electronic busy-ness below.  Not a care in the world.  Face to face is the only communication for the coming days.  Pen and paper are steady companions; an occasional deer, a marmot, a mountain goat, maybe […]

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By |August 7th, 2012|Uncategorized|1 Comment

Portraits of Haiti – Man with Ice

Portraits of Haiti – Man with Ice

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By |November 16th, 2011|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Portraits of Haiti – Man at Gas Station

Portraits of Haiti – Man at Gas Station

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By |November 15th, 2011|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Portraits of Haiti – Man with Cows in Water

Portraits of Haiti – Man with Cows in Water
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By |November 15th, 2011|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Portraits of Haiti – Cap Haitian 01

Portraits of Haiti – Cap Haitian 01

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By |November 15th, 2011|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Portraits of Haiti – School Girl in Street

Portraits of Haiti – School Girl in Street

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By |November 15th, 2011|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Portraits of Haiti – Woman with Eggs

Portraits of Haiti – Woman with Eggs

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By |November 15th, 2011|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Portraits of Haiti – Man in Street

Man in street with bus

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By |November 15th, 2011|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Portraits of Haiti: Mary Fargen – HACAOT Team Member and 2011 Physician Assistant of the Year Award Winner

At 6:00 am Monday morning a team of 18 doctors, nurses, clinicians, and founding members of the Haitian Caribbean American Organization of Texas  (HACAOT), will  leave for the first of five days to different regions of  Cap Haitian, the second largest city in Haiti.  Each day the group will set up and break […]

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By |November 6th, 2011|Haiti, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Elmo’s Peak, Royce Lakes Basin, CA

Once in a while you find a place on earth that becomes your very own. A place undefined. Waiting for you to bring your color, your self. A place untouched, unspoiled, undeveloped. Raw, honest, and haunting. No one, nothing is telling you how to feel or who to be. Let the mountains have you for […]

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By |October 23rd, 2011|Uncategorized|0 Comments

South Falls Through Autumn Leaves, OR

By |October 23rd, 2011|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Banner Peak and 1000 Island Lake at Sunrise

We sit down together, the mountain and me,

until only the mountain remains.

– Li Po

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By |October 23rd, 2011|Uncategorized|0 Comments

A Day in the Life of Rwandan Children: October 1st, 2007

At 5:30 in the morning, myself and an interpreter were dropped off by motorcycle taxi to a family’s house. Their children are sponsored by the Portland, Oregon, based Itafari Foundation.  Unreachable by car,  transportation within the village is on foot or by an old gearless bikes for the lucky few.  I spent my time there following and photographing,“the day in the life” of two children, brother and sister.

Sunrise – an hour after I arrived to Claudette’s house.

It was dawn when we arrived at Claudette’s house. Her 16 year old brother, Justin, and two children, John Claude (8), and Naomie (10), were already awake. The children were finishing the first of their morning routines, taking the chickens out of the house and putting them in mud walled pen outside. At night the chickens sleep inside to avoid theft.

This chicken wanted to come back in.

The family I was with are among the most impoverished in Rwanda. Where they live has no running water, and no electricity. Their house was made of mud and bricks with a fabricated sheet of metal for a roof.  The floors were the hard red dirt common to this part of Africa.

John Claude boils water for breakfast in the kicthen, a cooking area on the side of the house.

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By |October 7th, 2010|Education, Rwanda, Uncategorized|10 Comments

Lunchtime at Makindu Children’s Center

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By |January 10th, 2009|Uncategorized|5 Comments

Shoes Needed – Kamboo Primary School

In Kamboo we visited a primary school.It has 7 teachers for almost 500 students.

After speaking with the head teacher I was given permission to photograph in the school.

Children are packed in tight, but get along well with one another.

Before I left Iwas […]

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By |January 10th, 2009|Uncategorized|1 Comment

Kamboo Village

Makindu Children’s Center also serves the needs of the outlying communities of Kamboo and Twaandu.

I was taken to visit Kamboovia a 30 minute ride on a motorcycle over dirt roads, then paths.Other than visitors, Kamboo has a few motorcycles.Those who are fortunate have bicycles.

There’s no electricity or piped […]

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By |January 10th, 2009|Uncategorized|4 Comments

Makindu Children’s Center – What it’s All About

Makindu Children’s Center functions as a community resource facility, providing training and guidance in nutritional, agricultural, and health concerns, including HIV/AIDS education and awareness.MCC isdedicated to empowering those they serve, helping them become independent, self sufficient, and valued contributing members of society.

The program is a day resource facility, where children can come for food, bathing, […]

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By |January 10th, 2009|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Thank You Kenya!

Kenyan Poster for Obama

THANK YOU KENYA!

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By |January 9th, 2009|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Makindu Childrens Center – Kenya

On the main road between Nairobiand the port city of Mombasa, is the town of Makindu – population 15,000. The economy relies on scarcely more than business from trucksferrying goods toand from the port.Makindu is hot, flat, and exceptionally arid.Seasonal rains, meager in the best of times,have failed completely […]

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By |January 5th, 2009|Uncategorized|1 Comment

Five Portraits (09-30-2007)

In Rwanda the primary mode of transportation is two of feet, two legs, and the need to get from here to there. Come to the country and you will see people walking everywhere; all times of morning, day, and night. The loads they carry are diverse and the attachment point is the […]

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By |October 2nd, 2007|Uncategorized|3 Comments

Gahaya Links – Basket Makers (09-26-2007)

Joy Ndungutse and Janet Nkubana are Rwandan women who were born in a refugee camp in Uganda. In 2003 they started a business assisting women to manufacture their own goods and sell them internationally. They began with six women working under a tree.  Their task was to weave baskets of a quality that […]

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By |October 2nd, 2007|Uncategorized|14 Comments

Sewing School for Widows Gives Hope and Keeps Families Together (09-28-2007)

In 2002, while volunteering at a Orphanage of 100 boys, Ezra Kwizera, and his wife Mona, “felt a call to minister to the orphans of the 1994 Genocide to hopefully prevent them from becoming another army seeking revenge.”  Many widows of the genocide brought their children to orphanages with hopes of giving them a […]

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By |October 1st, 2007|Uncategorized|1 Comment

Chicken Takes Toddler for Walk (10-01-2007)

By |October 1st, 2007|Uncategorized|2 Comments

Gold Standard vs. Goat Standard (12-15-2007)

Gold Standard (noun):

A monetary standard under which the basic unit of currency is defined by a stated quantity of gold.

Price of an ounce of gold – $794.00.

Amount of money holiday shoppers estimate they will spend this year – between $800.00 and $1,000.00 per shopper.

 

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By |October 1st, 2007|Uncategorized|2 Comments