Smithsonian Wilderness Forever - Wilderness Act Celebration

March 09, 2014  •  1 Comment

Well I decided I will do a blog on my website. I likely won't update it that often since I already guest blog elsewhere like Photo Cascadia. That said it's a good place for news, info and other information I simply feel like sharing with the viewers of my website.

For those that don't know 2014 celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act passed in 1964. The Smithsonian will be showcasing photos that depict wilderness and all we have to be thankful for today due to the Wilderness Act.

In January I was fortunate enough to have 5 out of 300 semi-finalist images selected from the thousands submitted. I don’t enter many contests these days for various reasons yet this was one I was glad I took the time to enter. Given how much I enjoy the outdoors, especially wilderness areas, this meant a lot to me.

Then out of the final 300 images I found out this week that two of mine have been selected for display in this exhibition, one for People in Wilderness and one for Scenic Landscapes. Not sure I will make it later this year to see my images on display yet it’s nice to know I will have a small part in shaping the view all the visitors will have into our wilderness with this exhibition.

The five images in this post are the ones selected for the semi-final round. It’s a reminder to be appreciative for all the wilderness areas we have available to explore today thanks to the Wilderness Act. Congrats to all the winning photographers. Happy exploring and photographing!

Mount Rainier and HikerHiker along the trail near Pinnacle Peak at Mount Rainier National Park, Washington at sunrise in fall season. Opal Creek Wilderness, OregonThe water flows a clean feeling opal color in the forest of Opal Creek Wilderness of Oregon. South Sister and Green LakesThe clouds frame South Sister mountain perfecting at sunset along the edge of Green Lakes in Three Sisters Wilderness of Oregon. The Enchantments of Alpine Lakes WildernessThe larches glow golden yellow against a deep blue sky during fall season in the Enchantments Basin in Washington. Mount Jefferson and WildflowersMount Jefferson reflects in a small tarn surrounded by wildflowers in Jefferson Wilderness of Oregon.


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1.John Easley(non-registered)
Congratulations!! I've always been an admirer of your work.
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