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Josh  Sand Rat Photography Engineer and photographer based out of Eugene, Oregon.

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This was the first spot we visited on our trip last weekend. I've seen hundreds, if not thousands of photos of these falls, none of which truly gives a true perspective of their size. They are gorgeous and huge. I spent a good hour bouncing around trying to get some cool shots as Lisa played mountain goat trying to reach the top. In the end after looking at all the pictures this was my favorite, because it shows some scale and obviously because Lisa is in it... She's the little orange spot at the bottom.
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Lower Proxy Falls, Willamette National Forest
Camera:@NikonUSA D750
Lens:@TamronUSA 15-30 f2.8
@Fotodioxpro WonderPana 4 step filter
Settings: 15mm | ISO 200| f9 | 1s
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Here's something a little more PNW... I'm sure you all are getting tired of my night photography.
This was phase one of our recent getaway trip. Ive been wanting to hike into this place for a while, was going to snowshoe in last winter, but things kept coming up until last Saturday. I was also itching to try out my new Fotodiox WonderPana filter system for the Tamron. Let me just say, the lens is a robust chunk of glass and this filter system enhances that... I guess we all compensate in our own way. 🤔
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Upper Proxy Falls, Willamette National Forest
Camera:@NikonUSA D750
Lens: @TamronUSA 15-30 f2.8
@Fotodioxpro WonderPana 4 step filter
Settings: 26mm | ISO 2200| f6.3 | 1s
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Are you getting sick of these pictures yet?
Just another one from Dee Right where I spent some time trying to bring the Milky Way out a touch more.
This trip was also the maiden voyage for my new gear pack. I looked around at packs designed for photography, but was having a hard time finding the right fit. I ended up at @rei and picked up on of their Trail 40 packs. All I can say is, it's perfect!! I have a padded insert to protect my sensitive stuff and lots of room for everything else. It handles the load great and was super comfortable on our short hike around Proxy. So if you're looking... Check it out.
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Dee Wright Observatory, Deschutes National Forest
Camera:@NikonUSA D750
Lens: @TamronUSA 15-30 f2.8
Settings: 27mm | ISO 3200| f2.8 | 20s
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A few weeks ago, late night/ early morning, I ran over to the coast, swinging by and picking up Tyler and his friend Carreina, for a quick drive up to Cape P. Our plans of taking some beach pics with the Milky Way soon came to a screeching halt when the clouds really started moving in. We continued on, hoping they'd break, but knowing they were fairly heavy. On the way, we decided to pull off at Strawberry Hill and try and make it down to the beach. This trail will take you down some rocks to just above the sand, on a low tide... It wasn't low tide, so we set up on the rocks just above the beach. Keep in mind, it was a new moon, with some good cloud cover, leaving us in total darkness when our headlamps were out. After snapping a few pics we continued on to the overlook. By the time we got there it was completely cloudy, so we goofed off and watched a few cars zip by on the curves below. I was doubtful the pics from our trip were going to be worth spending any time with, but was thankful to get some extra time with the kiddos. I finally had a chance to look through the pics and this one jumped out to me. It was also the kids' favorite... I'm glad we stopped at Strawberry Hill on the way up!
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Strawberry Hill, Siuslaw National Forest
Camera:@NikonUSA D750
Lens:@TamronUSA 15-30 f2.8

Settings: 15mm | ISO 3200| f2.8 | 20s
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Here is another one from our quick little adventure along Old McKenzie Highway that spans both the Willamette and Deschutes National Forest. We made it up here, to Dee Wright just after sunset... Got some warmer clothes on and wandered around looking for a cool place to set up. On the top of the observatory, we ran into a fun family enjoying the stars and sharing adult beverages. We all chatted for a bit, in awe of the Milky Way that we could see with our naked eyes. As astronomical twilight hit, we scrambled to fetch the gear and set up. Lisa ran back up to the inside of the building and hung a headlamp to light the windows. Lesson learned, walking on lava rock in the dark is more difficult than I first imagined.

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Dee Wright Observatory, Deschutes National Forest
Camera:@NikonUSA D750
Lens: @TamronUSA 15-30 f2.8
@ProMasterPro XC525 tripod
Settings: 15mm | ISO 3200| f2.8 | 25s
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Lisa and I snuck out of town this weekend to spend some time in the Cascades. We made a stop by Proxy Falls and then Dee Wright Observatory. This one was taken from the top of the observatory as the moon was rising after a few hours of total darkness. The Milky Way is a little lighter due to the moon, but loved the way it lit up the foreground. Even though it was 44 degrees and breezy, it was a good time. We met some cool people out braving the dark and wind to see the stars early this morning.
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Dee Wright Observatory, Deschutes National Forest
Camera:@NikonUSA D750
Lens: Nikon @TamronUSA 15-30 f2.8
@ProMasterPro XC525 tripod
Settings: 15mm | ISO 3200| f2.8 | 25s
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Before we headed out in the dark for the last pic, we were there in the daylight. This pic was taken very close to where I snapped the Milky Way pic of the falls.
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Paulina Falls, Deschutes National Forest
Camera:@NikonUSA D750
Lens:@TamronUSA 15-30 f2.8
Settings: 30mm | ISO 320| f5 | 1/1000s
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I don't think there's anything more important than family... Lisa and I loaded up the kids and hauled them over to Sunriver, where we met up with more family. Great times were had by all by the pool, on bikes, good dinners, and great games (thanks, Aunt Terri). One night, actually morning, Lisa and I snuck away to Paulina Falls. We strapped on head lamps and backpacks, stumbled across logs spanning rivers, ending up on the north side of the falls. Lisa threw up her hammock while I threw up my tripod... Here's the result.
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Paulina Falls, Deschutes National Forest
Camera:@NikonUSA D750
Lens: @TamronUSA 15-30 f2.8
@ProMasterPro XC525 tripod
Planned and scouted using @photopills
Settings: 15mm | ISO 4000 | f2.8 | 25s
2 shots, one for the foreground and one for the sky.
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Can't Fight that Creative Flow

Seems like I'm always on the run these days, heading here or there, trying to fit important things into a busy day... It really cuts into my stop and smell the roses, or in this case check out the water falls. Well, had to make a trip over to Florence today to support one of the kiddos, on the way home, I was able to stop by Sweet Creek Falls. It's been a couple years since I was last here, but I knew it would be gorgeous as always with the recent rain and sunny skies... Hope you enjoy!! _____________________________________________
Sweet Creek Falls, Siuslaw National Forest
Camera:@NikonUSA D750
Lens: @TamronUSA 15-30 f2.8
@ProMasterPro XC525 tripod
Settings: 30mm | ISO 200 | f20 | 1/4s
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Made it up to Salt Creek Falls Friday morning. It was a fun little trip with Tyler. We hiked down to the bottom with partial moonlight. While we were there, breathing was a little tougher and the lens need constant wiping due to the force of the spray from the 286' falls. We laughed at how damp we were coming back out and thought it would all be be for nothing due to the conditions. Well a couple out of the 20 or so shots we took turned out decent and I was able to come up with this. Even without it, the trip was great bonding time with my kiddo.
Thanks for forgoing hours of sleep to entertain your old man, Tyler.
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Salt Creek Falls, Willamette Nation Forest
Camera: @NikonUSA D750
Lens: @TamronUSA 15-30 f2.8
@ProMasterPro XC525 tripod
Settings: 15mm | ISO 6400 | f2.8 | 20s
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Finally had all the stars, moon, and Western Oregon clouds align Saturday morning. I forgot how noisy the woods are when it's pitch black and you're alone. Lol
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Somewhere east of Oakridge.
Camera:@NikonUSA D750
@TamronUSA 15-30 f2.8
@promasterphoto XC tripod
Settings: 30mm | ISO 2000 | f3.5 | 15 sec
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A few weeks ago I had an opportunity to catch up with my friend Stephanie and meet her horse Doc. He is quite the character and liked the camera until we put him out in the grass. Here's a b&w from our afternoon.
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Oregon Horse Center
Camera:@NikonUSA D750
Lens:@TamronUSA 15-30 f2.8
Settings: 30mm | ISO 100 | f2.8 | 1/800s
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