What on Earth 1 (or any other Earth in the multiverse) does essentialism have anything to do with Captain Cold, Wabi-Sabi, or Blade Runner 2049? Let's find out in today's Essentialism Challenge!


There's something uniquely satisfying about taking a nighttime stroll through an urban garden. 🌃🍂

Light trails on the Hawthorn Bridge

The Hawthorne Bridge is a truss bridge with a vertical lift that spans the Willamette River in Portland, Oregon, joining Hawthorne Boulevard and Madison Street. It is the oldest vertical-lift bridge in operation in the United States and the oldest highway bridge in Portland. It is also the busiest bicycle and transit bridge in Oregon, with over 8,000 cyclists and 800 TriMet buses (carrying about 17,400 riders) daily.

I got a *ton* of awesome rain-at-night city photos in earlier this morning…I can't wait to fully load them in and start processing! 📸

“No power in the sky above or in the earth below—indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God.” –Paul

I never post close-up pictures of my daughter online, but since she's hiding behind her toy doggie here, you get a treat. Me = proud dad of a 7 year old girly girl. 🥰

As a former resident of California, I thought you'd have to travel to the east coast to see fall color like this. Now living in Oregon, the most incredible scenery is right outside my door. I seem to catch my breath at least once every day!

Do you ever feel like a failure? Ever worry you're not measuring up, that "they" are always more successful than you are? Maybe the issue isn't that you're actually a failure, but you're struggling with the *emotions* of failure, and that is something we can work with! youtube.com/watch?v=qKoiKiqrlf

“To the artist there is never anything ugly in nature.” –Auguste Rodin

Some places that's a challenging proposition, but here in Oregon it's not hard to find beauty at every turn!

I will admit, I'm a sucker for water reflection shots. If they're reflecting brilliant reds and oranges from the autumnal canopy, so much the better! 🧡

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“Hope sees the invisible, feels the intangible and achieves the impossible.”

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All the fall colors on the trees everywhere are simply breathtaking! I was talking with my wife in the car the other day and completely lost my train of thought looking at the view out the window. The natural beauty of Oregon continues to amaze me.

Rose blooming season by and large is coming to a close, but there are still some amazing 🌹 flowers to be seen. Have I told you how much I love roses? Could photograph them all day every day! 😍

My trusty Canon 77D and I are in Portland filming the next episode of my vlog. Rainy and cold out today but the show must go on! 😬

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