I’ve been to many amazing concerts at the Gorge amphitheater in George Washington. You know you are almost at the cut off for the access road as you cross the Columbia River Gorge just past Vantage Washington and see the Wild Horses along the ridge overlooking the Gorge
I started my life of photography doing live music shows. I mostly did live music in the Seattle clubs for local and national acts as I improved my craft. But on occasion I would sneak my equipment into a show at the Gorge under dirty underwear in a back pack, to shoot more mainstream name acts.
I have other friends/acquaintances who have gone on to make a name for themselves in the music scene.
As my craft has grown, I merged my love for travel and exploring with my love for photography. It was early on at this juncture in my photography that I started exploring unique ideas in my home state of Washington, when I decided to do a night time shoot of the Wild Horses art installation with the night time sky in the background.
As it turned out it was the morning sky shot just taking shape in the dark night sky, that turned out to be my favorite.
It was designed and installed by David Govedare in 1989–1990 to celebrate Washington States centennial as a commemoration for the wild horses that once roamed the state. The last of these wild horses was rounded up in 1906 in this spot.