South Side of Mt. Hood

Scenic Photography

This is where I live. Taking scenic photographs is where I find the most pleasure. Don’t get wrong, it is not that I do not enjoy and bring all of my creative effort to a commercial projects but this is where my love lies. I think I was like many who back in the 60s & 70s thought we were going to be the next Ansel Adams or W. Eugene Smith. Some how that just didn’t happen. Today I do enjoy creating my photos essays of my treks. You can see those at treks.vanrossen.com. But here are some of my favorite photos. Thirty-five years as professional photographer but still an amateur artist at heart.