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MJF Images
American Pacific Northwest

Bio: A photographer and writer, I have been a geologist and also a science teacher in the past. I am a diehard explorer, traveler, and nature lover who lives in Portland, Oregon. I'm curious and excited about most things around me, especially people, natural science and diverse cultures. My photography tends toward landscape, nature/wildlife, and people (candid and lifestyle). But I'm always exploring new subjects. This blog will be about the story behind the pictures, but not generally about the photography behind the pictures. There will be talk of photo techniques only on Friday Foto Talk installments. Most times I will feature aspects of the places and people themselves, not like so many blogs just the photography. I'll be giving some practical advice on visiting the areas I photograph, so it might look a bit like a travel blog at times. But I will also go into the geology for landscapes, into natural history for wildlife and nature, into culture both modern and ancient for travel/people, and so on. I won't be giving you a blow-by-blow on how I took the picture, and never will I be a cheerleader for a certain type of gear, don't worry. I hope you enjoy it, and remember, keep exploring this beautiful world we share, and take good care of it too!

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Posted July 12, 2012 by MJF Images

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  1. I was looking through your website and fell in love with the photo of the trees in the fog. You’re a very talented photographer. I am now following you to see more awesome photographs.

  2. You have a beautiful blog! Looking forward to see more amazing places of our beautiful part of the world.

  3. Hi Michael! Thank you for visiting my blog. You have an incredible blog and I’m glad your visit has led me back to yours. Looking forward to exploring your blog ๐Ÿ˜€ – Faye

  4. It’s a pleasure to meet you.

  5. Hi. Your black and white photo of the Canadian Rockies on your main page is a Geological Survey of Canada image 180345. You might find the reference on their archives.
    Beth

  6. You have some great images in the blog and on your site, Michael. I think part of the reason we are following each other’s blogs is that we have in many ways a similar attitude to photography (which is not necessarily to imply that our images are similar).

    I’ll have a better look at the images on your site of South West Canyonlands when I have more time. I’m heading there in a few months and then visiting New Orleans after that.

    • Thanks Murray! Guess I need to stop procrastinating on the website update then, maybe starting with the SW!

      • That would be great. I actually won a contest. I was awarded overall best image in the Australian Photographic Society Interstate Competition and won a 10-day photographic tour in New York for two which I swapped for the South West Canyonlands (with some adjustment).

      • Wow now that’s a contest that’s worth entering! Great prize, congratulations! My favorite place for a road trip especially in spring or fall. You’ll love it!

  7. Thank you very much for sharing your great photos and travel stories. I admire your nature photography, stunning! Once more, thank you very much for your fantastic visiting on my photoblog. I appreciate it! Regards @Della

  8. Hmmm… Are you of relation to another blogger who goes by the nickname of Mamo?

  9. What a great blog you’ve got going here ๐Ÿ™‚ So many great pics!! Irene

  10. I really appreciate the approach you take and what you share in your posts. Your photos are exquisite. I have granted you the Very Inspiring Blogger Award. I hope you enjoy it. I can totally understand if you do not wish to participate. I think your blog is wonderful and wanted you to know that.

    http://babsjeheron.wordpress.com/2013/12/10/very-inspiring-blogger-award-thanks-palm-rae-urban-potager/

  11. hi, Thanks for liking my blog. You have amazing collection of pictures. I have to admit your work is one of the best I have come across. ๐Ÿ™‚

  12. Thank you for the like in my blog…your photographs are astonishing!!!

  13. Incredible pictures –

  14. Hi there, MJF,

    WOW your images are just stunning. !! Thank you for visiting my blog and those likes. I’m still a beginner, but looking at your images is very inspiring. Thank you! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Sharon K.

  15. you really make a difference that’s why you stand out. i thought of nominating you for 2 awards. if you like it just follow this link http://kintal.wordpress.com/2013/08/07/salamat-ar-vhee/

    • Why thank you Marylyn. I suppose I should do more on the award and photo contest front. I’m no good at marketing. But for this blog, your reading my posts is plenty reward enough. Thanks again.

  16. Thanks for stopping by and liking our blog post. Your photos are absolutely stunning, and the tips are really helpful as well!

  17. Your images are breathtaking. I was just spellbound by the one of the lava rock. Amazing. Thank you for stopping by my blog. It gave me the chance to view your work.

  18. Welcome! Thank you for subscribing to follow my blog. I hope you are encouraged, inspired and enjoy the photos I take of lifeโ€™s events as seen through the lens of my camera.
    BE ENCOURAGED! BE BLESSED!

  19. I’ve just stumbled onto your blog and I find it absolutely interesting reading as regards taking pictures, and at the same time showing fantastic pictures. I’ve jus started following it especially as I have so much to learn re taking pictures.
    Best regards from southern Texas,
    Pit

  20. Beautiful images!

  21. Excellent images on your blog – well done!

  22. Very awesome blog you have here. Thanks for visiting my mine.

  23. Hey thanks for the visit and like on my blog, you have a great blog here.

  24. We’d like to learn more about you! ๐Ÿ™‚

  25. We are meeting some friends in Death Valley New Year’s Eve. They are from Peru and we are from Arizona. None of us have EVER been to Death Valley. We love to hike. We tow a 5th wheel or may use the over cab camper. What recommendation for camping can you make?

    • Just camp at Texas Springs, or the other campground (Sunset) near Furnace Creek. Texas Springs is for small campers and tents, Sunset for RVs w/hookups. You can also camp at Stovepipe Wells, which is nearest the dunes. Furnace Creek and Stovepipe are only about 30 minutes or so apart. There are other options, but if you land at Texas Springs and then just ask the rangers, they’ll let you know. For backcountry (the overcab) you can go out the West Side Road and up one of the side-canyon roads (Trail Canyon or Hannupah), or go out the Marble Canyon Road and pick a spot near the mouth of that canyon.

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