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Matthew Smith  Former Park Ranger, striving to protect our natural world by connecting others with nature through photography. Prints & portfolio available:

As Photographers we chase that perfect light... This was one of those days where the light softly laid upon the scene and one click of the cameras shutter was all it took. •CONNECT•CREATE•INSPIRE
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Cascade Traverse
Starting with South Sister and traversing all of the way up to Mount Hood this view is pretty epic. Which is your favorite Oregon Cascade Peak? •CONNECT•CREATE•INSPIRE
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Milk and Honey
Built in 1918, the Crown Point Vista House originally served as a comfort station for pioneers traveling west through the Columbia River Gorge. Today it serves as a museum and tourist site for travelers heading east into The National Scenic Area and it’s hexagonal shape has earned it the nickname “The Beehive” •CONNECT•CREATE•INSPIRE
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Shannon Falls, British Columbia
I’ve stopped by to visit this little roadside drop numerous times now on my annual trips up to BC. On my most recent trip I had no intentions to stop by, reasoning that I’ve already photographed it as much as I could / should. Yet one night after a hot day of climbing the nearby granite walls I found myself once again seeking some respite from the heat and the joy of watching water gracefully cascade over rocks. Happy #waterfallwednesday •CONNECT•CREATE•INSPIRE
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While summer is certainly winding down there are still plenty of bright patches of summer goodness to enjoy. •CONNECT•CREATE•INSPIRE
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Arch Over Whitney
This sunset, while beautiful, was ominous and I knew from the cloud movement that we were in for a wild evening. Little did I know this night would be in the top three worst storms that I’ve experienced. The mountains are always unpredictable and when we visit we are on their terms. •CONNECT•CREATE•INSPIRE
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Simple
Sometimes I try too hard. The day after I took this photo I spent hours stumbling through Devils Club, yellow jacket nests and all of the best character-building goodness the Gifford has to offer - all for naught. My end goal of Rush Creek Falls ended in some scars, cursing and a mildly twisted ankle... and of course: no photo, despite days of research and planning.
The art of taking a photo can be insanely complex. From scouting locations, predicting the perfect light / season / time of day / water flow / tides and then composing the shot. Truly, it can be a daunting task. However, all of these elements are keenly enjoyable and come naturally to me. The digital processing and computer work that goes into polishing the final product is not my passion or my strength.
That same weekend as my botched Rush adventure I took my parents to this not-so-obscure waterfall and I decided to take my camera along just in case. The light was absolutely perfect, travel was a breeze and everything just came together nicely. So I couldn’t resist taking this quick little snap. It all came together nicely and I decided to share it as it came straight out of the camera, simple and uncomplicated.
Maybe I’ll process it someday but for now I’ll leave it just as it as it is. Happy #waterfallwednesday •CONNECT•CREATE•INSPIRE
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Stand Alone “To Be Yourself In A World That Is Constantly Trying To Make You Something Else Is The Greatest Accomplishment” Ralph Waldo Emerson. •CONNECT•CREATE•INSPIRE
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Happy TBT! Who is ready for those crisp and golden fall days?
I am humbled to announce that one of my images has been selected as a finalist at Columbia Credit Union’s Beauty of Battle Ground Contest. The winning image will be determined by public vote at the Scotton Landing branch between now and Sept. 15 - voting is in person only at 1013 SW Scotton Way Battle Ground, WA

Thank you for your support!

Comet Falls, Mount Rainier National Park.
320’ of awesomeness. Happy #waterfallwednesday •CONNECT•CREATE•INSPIRE
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Morning Haze “This grand show is eternal. It is always sunrise somewhere; the dew is never all dried at once; a shower is forever falling; vapor is ever rising. Eternal sunrise, eternal sunset, eternal dawn and gloaming, on sea and continents and islands, each in its turn, as the round earth rolls.”
John Muir •CONNECT•CREATE•INSPIRE
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Ghosts In The Forest.
Would you walk though a haunted forest full of ghosts? The ghost trees of the Tilly Jane and Gnarl Ridge fires stand as stark reminders of the wildfires that have passed along the flanks of Mount Hood. •CONNECT•CREATE•INSPIRE
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