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Rob Dweck
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Elves Chasm
Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona, USA

A short hike near river mile 117 on the Colorado River leads to this little slice of paradise.
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River Mile 157 - Havasu Creek
Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona, USA

With a half day to spend in Havasu Canyon, I knew that hiking up to Beaver Falls was not an option. Fortunately, a short hike up from the Colorado River led me to this beautiful spot in Havasu Creek where I spent a most of the morning enjoying the sound of the rushing water and shooting the scenery. 
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River Mile 47 - Lower Saddle Canyon Reflection
Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona, USA

At our campsite in Lower Saddle Canyon we had the most colorful sunset of the entire adventure down the Colorado River. When the brilliant reds gave way to more subdued purples and blues I made this 210 second exposure...one of my favorites from the trip.
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River Mile 47 - Saddle Canyon
Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona USA

Last September I was fortunate enough to return to the Grand Canyon for two weeks of rafting 225 miles down the Colorado River from Lee's Ferry to Diamond Creek. Experiencing the canyon from the river allows access to areas that are difficult, if not impossible to get to otherwise. Far from the crowds, I was able to enjoy the quiet beauty that the canyon offers those who explore beyond the rim.

Some locations offered the grand vistas that the park is known for, while others were more intimate, such as this pool in Saddle Canyon. On this morning, our lead guide Kevin and I hiked up the canyon while the others in our group were finishing their breakfast so we could have time to shoot by ourselves. Finding a magnificent spot like this and having time to enjoy the silence and stillness is a gift worth traveling far to experience.
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Cascade 8
John B. Yeon State Scenic Corridor, Oregon, USA

The latest addition to my ongoing Cascade series. You can see the other seven in the series on my website at http://www.robdweckphotography.com/Cascade/
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Richard
Alberta Rose Theatre, Portland, Oregon, USA

For the last installment of my week of Portland images, I give you the great +Richard Shindell as he strums his vintage Fender Esquire. Another shot from the great show he did with The Pine Hill Project during their west coast tour.
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Chef Aaron
Farm Spirit, Portland, Oregon, USA

Meet chef Aaron Adams, the chef who rocked the Portland dining scene several years ago when he opened Portobello Vegan Trattoria. After several years of cooking his amazing plant based italian fare for diners of all persuasions, he got restless for a change. Tired of being in a kitchen separated from the diners eating his food, he came up with the idea for Farm Spirit.

Fourteen diners are welcomed each night into Farm Spirit where they are seated at a counter and watch chef Aaron and his team prepare a 9-12 course dinner from fresh local, seasonal ingredients. I was one of the lucky 14 guests who got to be there for the opening night to enjoy a phenomenal meal and an unforgettable fine dining experience. Chef Aaron has elevated plant based cuisine to a level that very few chefs have achieved. His use of traditional and modern cooking techniques transforms fresh organic produce and heirloom grains into flavors that were surprising and delightful. 

Although I wanted to just concentrate on the meal, I couldn't help myself from pulling out the camera and getting some photographs. After all, there's only one opening night, and I'm glad I was part of it and got to photograph it.

Find out more about Aaron and Farm Spirit at http://farmspiritpdx.com
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Falls Creek Falls
Gifford Pinchot National Forest, Washington, USA

Going to Portland and not going to the Columbia River Gorge is kind of like going to Hawaii and not going to the beach. Although I got to hike several different trails in gorge during my visit, this was the only time I did any shooting there. Unfortunately, by the time we got to the falls, I only had 20 minutes to shoot before I had to turn back. Not ideal by any means, but 20 minutes is better than zero minutes and I did the best I could with the limited time I had.

While there's nothing new or original in this take on these falls, it does show that I haven't completely abandoned color. (Although after seeing this, some might argue that I should.)
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Lucy
Alberta Rose Theatre, Portland, Oregon, USA

When my friend Marc Shulman told me he'd be joining The Pine Hill Project for a short west coast tour, I was happy to hear that they'd be coming to Portland while I was staying there. Not only would I get to enjoy an evening of great music, I'd also get the opportunity to do something I rarely do: photograph people, specifically +Lucy Kaplansky and +Richard Shindell who conceived The Pine Hill Project last year and funded the recording of their album through Kickstarter.

Lucy and Richard are both exceptional singer/songwriters with many albums and credits, and the blend of their two voices together is exquisite. Accompanied by the lush atmospheric tones that Marc coaxes from his guitar, it made for an evening of beautiful music. 

The most difficult aspect of photographing them was staying out of the way. The Alberta Rose Theatre is a small, intimate venue and if I moved around it would be distracting to the audience as well as the performers. Not wanting to be the obnoxious guy with the camera, I planted myself in a seat that I thought would offer the best vantage point and discreetly shot from there. It may not have been ideal, but I got some shots I liked and seemed to go unnoticed by audience and musicians.

If you're not familiar with Lucy's and Richard's music, do your ears a favor and check out The Pine Hill Project at https://pinehillproject.bandcamp.com.
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Portland Skyline
Portland, Oregon, USA

The city of bridges, Rose City, Stumptown...Portland goes by a lot of names. I was fortunate to spend a good chunk of last spring in this vibrant city and although my camera spent way too much time in the bag instead of in my hands, I did make it out to Pittock Mansion on my last night in town to do my take on the iconic shot of the Portland skyline with Mt. Hood in the background. 

I've visited Portland many times over the last few years and no matter how much time I spend in the city and the surrounding areas, it never seems to be enough. Fortunately, I did get to do a little bit of shooting while I was there and this week I plan on sharing a bunch of images from this latest trip.
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