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I am an avid landscape photographer located in the Pacific Northwest with an affinity for taking photography trips to Arizona, Utah, and the Desert Southwest.

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26th August 2014

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Alignment - Devils Tower on Flickr.

Alignment - Devils Tower on Flickr.

24th August 2014

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Moonlight Vista — Part Deux on Flickr.

Moonlight Vista — Part Deux on Flickr.

22nd August 2014

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Devils Tower Sunrise on Flickr.

Devils Tower Sunrise on Flickr.

20th August 2014

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Picture-Perfect Day on Flickr.

Picture-Perfect Day on Flickr.

18th August 2014

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San Juan Sunset on Flickr.

San Juan Sunset on Flickr.

6th August 2014

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Eagle Creek on a Sunny Day on Flickr.

Eagle Creek on a Sunny Day on Flickr.

21st July 2014

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Devils Tower and the Moon on Flickr.

Devils Tower and the Moon on Flickr.

19th July 2014

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Sol Duc Falls, Olympic National Park on Flickr.A shot of Sol Duc Falls taken on a cold, wet, misty day last Autumn—the absolute best kind of day to photograph waterfalls. Not only is the light perfect, but you get the whole place to yourself since no one wants to go hiking on those kinds of days!

Sol Duc Falls, Olympic National Park on Flickr.

A shot of Sol Duc Falls taken on a cold, wet, misty day last Autumn—the absolute best kind of day to photograph waterfalls. Not only is the light perfect, but you get the whole place to yourself since no one wants to go hiking on those kinds of days!

26th March 2014

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Sol Duc Falls, Olympic National Park on Flickr.Here’s a little bit different of a view of these beautiful falls in Olympic National Park. Getting here just requires going off trail a little bit and standing on a mossy basalt cliff edge with a little bit of a 100 foot drop to the Sol Duc River, but it’s not so bad.

Sol Duc Falls, Olympic National Park on Flickr.

Here’s a little bit different of a view of these beautiful falls in Olympic National Park. Getting here just requires going off trail a little bit and standing on a mossy basalt cliff edge with a little bit of a 100 foot drop to the Sol Duc River, but it’s not so bad.

4th November 2013

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Autumn on the Sol Duc, Olympic National Park, Washington on Flickr.Via Flickr:
Took a recent trip over to Olympic National Park to try to catch some fall color in the forests around Lake Crescent and nearby river valleys—and wasn’t disappointed. Here is an early-morning view of Sol Duc Falls with a little splash of color.

Autumn on the Sol Duc, Olympic National Park, Washington on Flickr.

Via Flickr:
Took a recent trip over to Olympic National Park to try to catch some fall color in the forests around Lake Crescent and nearby river valleys—and wasn’t disappointed. Here is an early-morning view of Sol Duc Falls with a little splash of color.

Tagged: sol ducsol duc fallsolympic national parkolympicnational parkforestwaterfallautumnfallfallsfall colorriverlong exposurewoodspacific northwestnorthwestwashingtonlandscapeoutdoorsnaturephotographymichael rifflecanon2013olympic peninsulaport angeles

23rd October 2013

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Moonlight Vista, Columbia River Gorge, Oregon on Flickr.Via Flickr:
This is a shot of the Vista House at Crown Point on the Oregon side of the Columbia River Gorge. This is a single exposure, shot at night, and it is lit entirely by the light of a particularly bright full moon behind me. I was really blown away by how well the full moon can light a scene, and will definitely be exploring more ways to incorporate it in the future.

Moonlight Vista, Columbia River Gorge, Oregon on Flickr.

Via Flickr:
This is a shot of the Vista House at Crown Point on the Oregon side of the Columbia River Gorge. This is a single exposure, shot at night, and it is lit entirely by the light of a particularly bright full moon behind me. I was really blown away by how well the full moon can light a scene, and will definitely be exploring more ways to incorporate it in the future.

Tagged: vista housecrown pointmoonmoonlightnightclearstarsnight photographyoutdoorsarchitecturelong exposureoregonnorthwestcolumbia river gorgecolumbia gorgepacific northwestportlandmichael rifflecanonastrophotographystarry night

22nd October 2013

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Autumnal Scene, Cedar Creek Grist Mill on Flickr.Via Flickr:
Shot last Sunday down at the Cedar Creek Grist Mill in southwest Washington State. It was a beautiful Autumn morning, and fall colors were in full effect. I would estimate that I had at least a 74.7% chance of either me, my gear, or both ending up in the icy waters of Cedar Creek as I made my way down the steep, loose dirt and wet-leaf covered semi-cliff to the wet, slimy, cramped rocks at the edge of the creek. Yet, somehow, managed to emerged with nothing more than really dirty hands (and this shot).

Autumnal Scene, Cedar Creek Grist Mill on Flickr.

Via Flickr:
Shot last Sunday down at the Cedar Creek Grist Mill in southwest Washington State. It was a beautiful Autumn morning, and fall colors were in full effect. I would estimate that I had at least a 74.7% chance of either me, my gear, or both ending up in the icy waters of Cedar Creek as I made my way down the steep, loose dirt and wet-leaf covered semi-cliff to the wet, slimy, cramped rocks at the edge of the creek. Yet, somehow, managed to emerged with nothing more than really dirty hands (and this shot).

Tagged: autumnfallfall colorfall foliagecedar creek grist millgrist millcreektreeswaterleavesoctober2013michael riffleoutdoorsnaturelandscapephotographycanonwashingtonwoodlandnorthwestpacific northwestfogcedar creekflowing water

3rd October 2013

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A Touch of Fall, Glacier National Park, Montana on Flickr.Via Flickr:
Got up about three hours before dawn to make the loooong drive from Kalispell, Montana to the Wild Goose Island Overlook in Glacier National Park a few weeks ago. (Note to self: Stay closer to where you want to shoot at dawn…) Early morning tends to be the most interesting time to drive through National Parks, especially in terms of seeing wildlife. On this particular morning, I saw a huge grizzly bear sauntering up the road, trailed by a group of bicyclists trying who were too afraid to pass it by.  ;)

A Touch of Fall, Glacier National Park, Montana on Flickr.

Via Flickr:
Got up about three hours before dawn to make the loooong drive from Kalispell, Montana to the Wild Goose Island Overlook in Glacier National Park a few weeks ago. (Note to self: Stay closer to where you want to shoot at dawn…) Early morning tends to be the most interesting time to drive through National Parks, especially in terms of seeing wildlife. On this particular morning, I saw a huge grizzly bear sauntering up the road, trailed by a group of bicyclists trying who were too afraid to pass it by. ;)

Tagged: glacier national parkwild goose island overlookwild goose islandgoose islandst mary lakenational parklakeislandmountainsmountainmontanafallautumnfall colorsunrisecloudydayoutdoorsnaturelandscapephotographymichael rifflecanon2013

19th September 2013

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Sunset in the Olympics on Flickr.Via Flickr:
Taken on a recent hike up to Hurricane Hill, near the Hurricane Ridge area of Olympic National Park in Washington State. This is looking west-northwest across the Elwha Valley towards the Olympic Mountains. Just over the ridge is Lake Crescent, and I believe Mt. Storm King is visible towards the middle of the frame.

Sunset in the Olympics on Flickr.

Via Flickr:
Taken on a recent hike up to Hurricane Hill, near the Hurricane Ridge area of Olympic National Park in Washington State. This is looking west-northwest across the Elwha Valley towards the Olympic Mountains. Just over the ridge is Lake Crescent, and I believe Mt. Storm King is visible towards the middle of the frame.

Tagged: sunsetmountainshillsidegolden hourolympicsolympic mountainsolympic peninsulaport angelesolympic national parknational parkhurricane ridgehurricane hillgrassforestvalleymountainnatureoutdoorslandscapephotographymichael rifflecanonsummer2013northwestpacific northwestwashingtonsunstarstarburstclear

17th September 2013

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Seaweed at Sunset on Flickr.Via Flickr:
From a pretty nice sunset up at Picnic Point Beach (Edmonds, Washington) a few days ago. The park was filled with fisherman who had waded out into the water to catch “humpies.” (pink salmon). One of the fisherman is visible towards the middle of the frame.

Seaweed at Sunset on Flickr.

Via Flickr:
From a pretty nice sunset up at Picnic Point Beach (Edmonds, Washington) a few days ago. The park was filled with fisherman who had waded out into the water to catch “humpies.” (pink salmon). One of the fisherman is visible towards the middle of the frame.

Tagged: sunsetbeachseaweedpicnic pointpicnic point parkedmondsmukilteowashingtonpuget soundsalish seapacificnorthwestpacific northwestfishermancloudydaymichael riffleoutdoorsnaturelandscapeseascapephotography