Photographing mainly in the region of the Blue Mountains in Southeast Washington State and Northeast Oregon. But also anyplace else I might wander.

In their northern extent, the “Blues” are less mountains and more a series of incised valleys cut into uplifted basalt. Not particularly impressive when viewed from the west, they are more impressive when approached from the east side. Their appearance varies dramatically through the year, from impossibly verdant greens in the spring, through dry blonde and burnt sienna in the rainless summers, to snow-covered in the winter.

Progressing south they become increasingly more rugged, craggy and mountainous as they transition into the Elkhorn and Strawberry Ranges of Oregon.

First snow in the Blue Mountains to the east of Walla Walla, WA.