A strange apparatus I found in Oia on Santorini Island, Greece. I was told by a tourist it's a rock-throwing weapon of some sort, but who knows, it could be a harmless cotton spindle.

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The town of Oia (pronounced Eee-a) on Santorini Island, Greece. After seeing this place, coming back home to reality wasn't easy. Oia at Sunset
Cape Kiwanda on the Oregon coast. Cape Kiwanda
Had to redo this one after screwing it up last week. Crater Lake National Park is one of the most unique places I've visited. The first light from the sun illuminated the rocks in the foreground with just enough light to really give this photo some character.
First Light, Crater Lake
Pink sunset at Mt. Rainier. I took this shot while on a photo workshop with Marc Adamus. We hiked up the trail near Reflection Lake and took this shot from Plummer Peak. Sunset Pink, Mt. Rainier
Crater Lake is one of those places that never leaves you; it's just awesome. I took this shot late in the day after scaling the outer rim of the mountain to position myself near a high cliff opposite the sun. The last light illuminated the rocks in the foreground for just a few minutes while the sky displayed amazing tones of red and purple.

PS: This cliff is about 800-1000ft above the lake, and after I started my climb back down, I nearly slipped to my death. The terrain in this area consists of small lava rocks which feel stable but are far from it. I was walking sideways to the cliff, about 20ft from the edge, when out of nowhere a mini land slide occurred. The rocks, and me, started moving toward the cliff. With about 10ft to go before I was turned into a pancake, I flattened my body over the rocks, creating enough friction to bring me to a stop; it was scary as hell. I ripped up my legs and seriously injured my back as a result of the incident, but I was happy to get back to my car in time to eat a sandwich I purchased earlier in the day ;-) Last Light, Crater Lake
As we drove into Long Beach along US-1, we could tell the sky was going to be special, so I quickly parked the car. My friend Ashley and I ran across the beach to catch the last light before it was gone for the day.
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Hiking near Maroon Bells, the aspen trees still had months to go before blooming their spectacular colors, but I had a great hike through all the snow which was 3-4 deep in some places. Gotta remember snow shoes next time! It took me hours just to hike out of this place Aspen, Maroon Bells, CO
Met up with <a href="http://500px.com/AaronReedPhotography">Aaron Reed</a> and some friendly photographers this past weekend and shot the Columbia River Gorge. We stopped at the Portland Japanese Garden and caught the place at peak foliage. Despite raining all day, we held umbrellas for each other taking shots; it was a blast!

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Majestic Maple
The Old Grist Mill in Washington State in the fall of 2012. Peak foliage had just passed and the leaves were burning out their last colors of red, orange, and brown, which added a nice foreground in this shot.

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