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Please enjoy this tour of Oregon's rural Washington County! I have traveled the back roads of the farm land just west of Portland, recording Spring as it has unfolded. The full-page images have been recorded using a filter which is virtually opaque to white light, but allows infrared light to pass through to my camera sensor. Infrared light is reflected by leaves and foliage and is recorded as "white" by my camera. In addition, the exposures are very long, as long as three minutes, which allows the clouds to show their motion during the exposure. Here then is a different take on a classic, the rural landscape.


About the Author

David Bardes
dbardes Hillsboro, Oregon USA
David picked up photography right out of high school when he attended a nature/landscape workshop in Carmel, California. With his passion awakened, he completed an Associates degree and with the knowledge gained from those college level photography classes, and a week long zone system workshop with Master photographer, Oliver Gagliani, he continued his education at Brooks Institute of Photography. For a period of about 15 years, David put aside photography in pursuit of other professional goals and to raise a family. His passion was reawakened in 2008, and he has pursued it as an art photographer, not a commercial photographer. He now enjoys photographing the Northwest, his new home since 2000, and concentrates on black and white images. He is represented by the Lightbox Gallery in Astoria, and his images have received awards from B&W magazine, a national art photography magazine. Currently David lives with his wife and daughter just west of Portland, Oregon.

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