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Jason Rykiss
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Attended University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
Lives in Surprise, AZ
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Elowah in Mono
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Thanks +George Fletcher!
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These flowers from a bush reminded me of pineapple's
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Under The Bridge
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Thanks +George Fletcher! It's not often you find a park underneath a bridge.
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As seen in Portland, OR
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Multnomah Falls

We spent one of our day in Portland seeking out waterfalls.  Multnomah is not hard to find as it's right off the road, but we did hike to the top of it!  That was grueling to say the least.  My body was not ready for that.  We hit up 6 waterfalls this day, hiked 8 miles and climbed 120 floors.  I wish I could have spent more days seeking out additional waterfalls.  There are so many to be found!  

This shot was a challenge.  This was actually the 2nd time we visited this falls because the light during the first visit was atrocious.  This time it was better, but still not great during this visit.  Had to resort to shooting HDR to get a workable image.  

#multnomahfalls   #waterfall   #waterfallphotography   #pnw  
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+Tom Williamson - I was a little underwhelmed after making it to the top.  There is a lookout platform to kinda see over the edge of the falls, but you can't really get that overhead look.  Other than that, it's a nice place to hang out for a little bit.  But yes, the hike up was harder (for me) than I expected.  
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I went through the last 3 years of posts here and put all my B&W content into a collection.  Come check it out! :)
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An art installation at Pioneer Square in Downtown Portland
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I visited Seattle for the first time a couple weeks ago.  What a wonderful, vibrant city.  I had to go get the iconic photo of the Seattle skyline, so we headed out to Kerry Park one evening to do that, where I was met by at least 15 other photographers there for the same reason.  And hey, Rainier was out!  They say it's only visible 90 days of the year.  I guess I'm a lucky one.

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+Sandra Fergueson - Thanks! 

+Katherine Mollon - That would be amazing to see it from your own home! 

+Leo Sanchez - Thank you very much. 

+Glen Schlueter - Yes, very cool :)

+Rafael Ramirez - Thanks, and a bummer you didn't get so lucky.  We had no idea Rainier was even visible until we got up to Kerry Park.  It was an awesome surprise and the only time we saw it while we were in Seattle for 5 days. 
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Under The Bridge - Take 2
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Desolation

Another photo from Portland.  This is a door at the base of the St. John's bridge.  I loved the look of it as soon as I saw it and knew that I had to take a photo of it. 
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+Tisha Montgomery - Would have been cool to hunt down a bunch of abandoned buildings!
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Elowah Falls

This waterfall is a beauty to see in person.  It was about a 1 mile hike to get to the waterfall area and easily accessible.  It was also the first waterfall we saw in Oregon, so it was a very exciting time for me!  

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Thanks +George Fletcher! Probably my favorite waterfall shot I got during the trip 
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I returned Monday evening from a 9 day trip to Portland and Seattle.  It was my first time visiting the PNW and I fell in love with it!  Such a nice change from the desert that surrounds me.  I can totally see myself moving up to Seattle in the future.  It was also great to get some amazing use out of my camera, which has been pretty dormant lately.  1,100 photos to go through!  Yikes!  

This photo is of the St. Johns Cathedral Bridge in Portland.  It's pretty much in the backyard of our friend's house where we were staying.  Lots more to come! :)
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Thanks +George Fletcher!  Slowly, but surely, I'll get through them :)
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    Account Manager, 2009 - present
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Glendale, AZ - Eau Claire, WI - North Saint Paul, MN - Lake Elmo, MN
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Cubicle Worker by Day, Photo Enthusiast by Night
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Photography enthusiast based in Phoenix, AZ.  I studied photography for 7 years while in college and secondary school, mostly processing film back in those days and working in a darkroom.  I hesitated to adapt to new digital technologies, but have started to embrace it in the past year.  Now I couldn't imagine going back to using film.
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  • University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
    Broadcast Journalism, 2002 - 2007
  • Stillwater Area High School
    1997 - 2000
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