Thursday, October 31, 2013

2014 Wild Desert Calendar - Franklin Crossing Show - November 2013

10 years of work to publish the best images Oregon's desert has to offer. An incredible learning experience for me to say the least. This show put together by the great staff at the Oregon Natural Desert Association who have really gone all out to give back to the generous efforts of all the contributing photographers over the past 10 years. Here are my image contributions to the show. Truly honored to be displayed alongside some of Oregon's best landscape photographers.
My third opportunity to have the calendar cover shot. July 2012 Hart Mtn National Antelope Refuge.  I have been trying for many years now to find a essential image that in my mind displays some of the essence of Hart Mtn. A glimpse of the "Great Basin's Serengeti"

 Sheepshead Mtns view to Mickey Basin.
 I have been getting a great response to this image from Spring of 2011. I never tire of this incredible basin, it has it all - playas, springs, dunes, rugged alkaline-scrub community and surrounded by an amazing graphic landscape.

Cover shot from 2011. Big space and a classic desert sunrise, Trout Creek Mtns, July 2010.
This entire view pictured here burned in the Holloway Fire of 2012. Looking forward to seeing the recovery in process.

Wagner Mtn and locoweed bloom, a favorite from the John Day River area. Perfect spring morning, May 2010. This view will hopefully become part of the Cathedral Rock-Horse Heaven Wilderness someday soon.

Sutton Mtn near the Painted Hills.  February 2011.
This rugged landscape is full of surprises and lurks just in the background of hundreds if not thousands of the classic Painted Hills view.

Oregon's Owyhee Canyonlands - awesome landscape, the canyons are a "lost world". June 2011.

Scout Camp Springs. Halloween weekend with a  micro-climate bloom of columbine. Oct 2010.
More Middle Deschutes wonders.

Middle Deschutes Canyon, right under our nose, amazing beauty. May 2013

This show marks the first time I have put together a larger group of images for printing. A big step for me in my journey as a photographer. The finish print is really the test of translating my photographic vision to the world of sharing. Many of these prints are available for purchase in a variety of mediums and sizes either at the Franklin Crossing show or by contacting me directly. Thanks for taking a look. Cheers- Jim

1 comment:

  1. Great pieces Jim. I really enjoy the Sheepshead Mtns view to Mickey Basin and the Mountain Mahogany image at Hart!. Keep it up!