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I love to explore our world and share my mind’s eye view of it with others.
I am very fortunate to live in a beautiful corner of the planet. The Pacific Northwest is a visual playground with scenic coastlines, wild streams, majestic peaks, and lush landscapes. The towering waterfalls and stunning vistas of the Columbia River Gorge are practically in my back yard and among my favorite destinations. Sports are one of my favorite things to capture, especially action sports like longboarding, triathalons and auto racing.
I’m surrounded by wonderful people, places, and things. It is my pleasure to share my vision of them with you.
I am available for commissioned work including event, concert, wedding, and specified landscape assignments. Contact me via email for details.
~Brian

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Brian D. Kroll • Portland, Oregon USA

 

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Locust Grove Church at Sunset

Locust Grove Church at Sunset

Locust Grove Church near Wasco, Oregon.  Last use was a funeral in 1914.

I was looking through some past images this week in search of a change of pace for this week’s Image of the Week. This one caught my eye and wouldn’t let go. Locust Grove Church at Sunset was captured on an August drive in 2010.

I love spending time on the dry side of the cascades, especially in late summer around harvest time. I haven’t had the opportunity to do it this year, but this image certainly brings back memories of one of my favorite drives over that direction. The day was one of my most fruitful including previous Image of the Week entries Golden Harvest and Swept by Wind and Time. I also captured one of my most popular images (and certainly a future Image of the Week) just a few minutes before this one; Locust Grove Church in the Golden Hour.

For this image I chose to left the church and surrounding trees in silhouette. I positioned myself to the east of the structure and used the trees to enhance the horizon line. It produced an image that has grown on me over time and is now calling me to print it for display.

Technical Specs:

  • RAW image with Nikon D300 @ 200 ISO
  • Tokina AT-X 116 PRO DX (AF 11-16mm f/2.8) Lens @ 13mm
  • 1/160th of a second @ ƒ/10
  • Friday, August 6, 2010 @ 19:58
  • Locust Grove, Oregon, USA
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