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Growing up here in the 80s and 90s was a blast. But we would complain about Salem in high school and call it “solame”. Pretty creative for teens. But now, we have so many cool places for kids, adults and families to go have fun. It’s not Lame at all. And really never was. Very proud of this town. Our downtown is one of the best places to eat. All locally owned and operated restaurants. If you’re ever in Salem, definitely take the time to explore. You’ll find something you never knew was there. Or just watch the sunset from the park on the East side. Have a great weekend. - - - Family photo session are back running, DM me. - - - Nov 30-Dec 1 I am having a gallery event downtown at @uptownins - - - - 📸 used @my_sonya7ii - 1/320 sec - f/7.1 - ISO 200 - focal length 16mm - @hoyafilterusa UV filter - Tripod: no - edited in @lightroom - - - - - - - - - - #salemismopo #willametteriver #salemoregon #jj_oregon #pnwonderland #sunset_pics #oregonian #travelsalem #sonyimage #traveloregon #luxnaturetravel #makesalemawesome #oregonsunset #hoyafilter #cascadiaexplored #roadtravelers #pnwphotographer #exceptional_pictures #earth_shotz #roamtheplanet #coalatree #special_shots #reflectiongram #cloudporn #igrewuphere #iloveithere

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Time to kick back an chillax. (Do people still say “chillax”?) I’ll be at @salemonice tomorrow for the grand opening shooting photos. Come down and do some ice skating. Should I do a giveaway of some passes to Salem on Ice? Have a great Friday! - - - - - 📸 used @my_sonya7ii - 1/1600 - f/3.5 - ISO 100 - focal length 50mm - Tripod: no - @hoyafilterusa UV filter - edited in @lightroom - hammock: @grandtrunkgoods - - - - - - - #zakstonephotography #cascadiaexplored #focalpointphotography #exploremoreoutdoors #365explore #special_shots #earthshotz #thenwadventure #jj_oregon #sonyimages #pnwonderland #westbysouthwest #ourdailyplanet #luxnaturetravel #grandtrunk #hammock #lightroommasters #chillax #hammocktime #itsfriday #allwilderness

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Last year this month we had snow in the foothills. We be late to the party this year. Praying for snow! Also, in other news, I’m heading to the doctors for my follow up appointment for knee surgery. I hope they say I can get off crutches. Fingers crossed. Have a great Thursday. - - - - 📸 used @my_sonya7ii - Single exposure - 1/800 - f/16 - ISO 100 - focal length 35mm - Tripod: No - @hoyafilterusa UV filter - edited in @lightroom - - - - - - - #zakstonephotography #oregonnw #oregonian #cascadiaexplored #focalpointphotography #oregonlandscape #pnwonderland #thegreatpnw #thepnw #thatOregonLife #365explore #conqueroregon #pnwwilderness #thenwadventure #pnw_compass #pnwexplored #jj_oregon #oregon #westbysouthwest #earth_shotz #wonderful_places #motivation__earth #special_shots #ourdailyplanet #traveloregon #snow #rememberthatonetime

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People often ask me “What’s the best camera to have?” And I always give the “common” answer. “The one in your hand”. It’s super cliché but it’s true. The best camera to have is the one you can use at the moment you want to take a photo. Your phone, @gopro, a 360 camera like @insta360, a point n shoot camera or even something like @my_sonya7ii. You will run into quality issues. But, having the photo for the place and moment you are experiencing over not having it... priceless. Remember, have fun and “just keep shooting” have a great Wednesday!! - - - I shot this photo with my iPhoneX in a @hitcase Pro with the Super wide lens. - - - - - - - - - - #cascadiaexplored #365explore #special_shots #zakstonephotography #earth_shotz #jj_oregon #pnwonderland #westbysouthwest #waterfalls #ourdailyplanet #travelsalem #temperyourthirst #adventuretime #otvadventures #luxnaturetravel #hitcase #savethemoss #hitcasepro #waterfallwednesday #iphonexphotography #pnwphotographer #oregonian #oregonexplored

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The earths shadow slow disappearing as the light of the sun rising behind me makes is fade. Definitely super excited to get back to this spot this winter and camp. Laying low in bed the last 3 days sure has let my camping imagination run wild with ideas. Have a great Sunday! - - - - - 📸 used @my_sonya7ii - Single exposure - 1/250 sec - f/5 - ISO 100 - focal length 100mm - @hoyafilterusa UV filter - Tripod @benrousa - edited in @lightroom - - - #zakstonephotography #cascadiaexplored #oregonlandscape #thepnw #365explore #special_shots #pnwwilderness #conqueroregon #thenwadventure #briskoutdoors #onlyinoregon #sierradesigns #jj_oregon #sonyimages #camptrend #campingoregon #coalatree #oregon #pnwonderland #oregonnw #thetentcommandments #tentview #sierradesigns #tentlife #campvibes

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Just chillin with ice on my knee daydreaming of where I want to go once I can hike and camp. Trying to do no computer work today, just rest. Tomorrow though I know I’ll be wanting to start going through all my unedited photos that just have been sitting around getting cyber dust on them. 📷 used @my_sonya7ii - - - - While shooting this spot I swapped out the @hoyafilterusa 10stop ND filter and put the UV filter back on. This allowed me to capture a split second of the waters movement. I use chest waders to move myself around creeks and rivers. This helps keep stuff like moss from being damaged. It’s sad how bad @sahaliefalls has become with everyone wanting to stand on the rock (once mossy rock) down near the falls. For a photo. Im guilty of doing the same a few years ago when I first visited. There was no trail. Back then you didn’t think we would have such a problem like we do now and the past few years. Social media trails seem to be popping up everywhere. Those are when new trails get made from people trying to copy a photo they saw somewhere. Examples Panther Creek Falls, this place, and a few more I won’t name to protect them. I hope in the future people will start to care more about where they put there feet. It takes a long time for this places to look this way. The forest service doesn’t have the funds to protect these places. It’s up to us to lead by good examples. And when we see someone share a photo that is damaging to an area, talk to them nicely. No need to send hate and anger right away. Wait for their stupid reply. Haha. Sorry for the book. But this issue has been bothering me for a long time and I finally had the time to get my thoughts out. Have a fantastic Friday. - - single exposure - 1/640 sec - f/5 - ISO 100 - focal length 35mm. - @hoyafilterusa UV filter - Tripod @benrousa - Edited in @lightroom - - - - - - - #cascadiaexplored #focalpointphotography #365explore #special_shots #zakstonephotography #earth_shotz #jj_oregon #sonyimages #pnwonderland #westbysouthwest #waterfalls #ourdailyplanet #hoyafilter #travelsalem #temperyourthirst #adventuretime #otvadventures #luxnaturetravel #fastshutter #savethemoss

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Well. Today is the day. And what a great way to go into surgery than with a photo of sunrise with my favorite mountain from one of my favorite views with my grandma ashes buried near by. I really appreciate everyone’s positive vibes and comments leading into surgery. You guys are so awesome. It’s very touching to see so many people care. I can’t wait to start recovery. I’ll keep you posted about my recovery time when I wake up and the drugs ware off. Haha. Happy #TBT - - - 📸 used @my_sonya7ii - Single exposure - 1/60sec - f/14 - ISO 100 - 93mm Focal length - Tripod @benrousa - @hoyafilterusa UV filter - edited in @lightroom - - - - - - - - #oregonnw #oregonian #cascadiaexplored #focalpointphotography #pnwonderland #thegreatpnw #thepnw #thatOregonLife #365explore #conqueroregon #pnwwilderness #thenwadventure #pnwexplored #jj_oregon #oregon #westbysouthwest #earth_shotz #wonderful_places #special_shots #ourdailyplanet #traveloregon #sunrise #sonyimages #travelsalem #maryspeak #zakstonephotography #outinoregon

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Wow, I can’t believe it’s already November 1st. 2018. Happy 18th birthday if you were born today in 2000. And happy birthday if today is your birthday. #tbt to the week I spent waiting for the eclipse watching 3 wild fires burn. Day and night. Glad it’s been raining and we don’t have to worry about these views. But it does somewhat look cool with the smoke laying in the canyons. - - - 📸 used @my_sonya7ii - 1/1600 - f/9 - ISO 100 - 28mm Focal length - Tripod: no - @hoyafilterusa UV filter - edited in @lightroom - - - - - - - - - #zakstonephotography #detroitlake #sunrise #oregon #sonyalpha #cascadiaexplored #exploregon #liveoutdoors #Letsgosomewhere #optOutside #mtJefferson #milesfromordinary #clymblife #jj_oregon #thatOregonLife #lakelife #artofvisuals #pnwonderland #pnw #trashfreetrailsproject #wildernessculture #TravelSalem #travelOregon #travel #getoutstayout #smoke #forestfires

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Happy Halloween 👻 I’m glad the rain is back and we got some snow in the mountains. I do hope it’s dry tonight for trick or treating, but it can pour down rain tomorrow. Then hold off a little Friday and Saturday. (Family photo shoots) then it can pour down rain. Surgery is 1 week away. 😳. Have a great and safe day 🙌🏻 - - - 📸 used @my_sonya7ii - Single exposure - 1/50 sec - f/8 - ISO 100 - 16mm Focal length - Tripod No - @hoyafilterusa UV filter - edited in @lightroom - - - - - - - - #oregonnw #oregonian #cascadiaexplored #focalpointphotography #oregonlandscape #pnwonderland #thegreatpnw #thepnw #thatOregonLife #365explore #conqueroregon #pnwwilderness #thenwadventure #pnwexplored #jj_oregon #oregon #westbysouthwest #earth_shotz #wonderful_places #special_shots #ourdailyplanet #traveloregon #sunrise #sonyimages #travelsalem #zakstonephotography

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When your the last one left. Happy Flying Friday! Have a great weekend. - - - - - - - - - - - #djimavicpro #birdseyeview#oregonian#exceptional_pictures #earth_shotz #roamtheplanet #coalatree #special_shots #luxnaturetravel #cascadiaexplored #roadtravelers #thatoregonlife #oregon #pnwonderland #zakstonephotography #365explore #jj_oregon #treeporn #alone #fallcolors

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#TBT to this past Spring. Got invited to fly down to Crater Lake and was told to bring my camera. There was already a wildfire burning close by and the smoke was making it difficult to see details the whole flight down. But once we reached the lake, the winds shifted and it cleared up just enough to fire off a bunch of photos as we circled the lake twice and flew back home. I’m excited to see this place covered in snow soon. Have a great Thursday, my “pre-surgery” sale on prints starts today too. - - - - 📸 used @my_sonya7ii - Single exposure - 1/4000 - f/5.6 - ISO 100 - focal length 35mm - Tripod: No - @hoyafilterusa UV filter - edited in @lightroom - - - - - - - #zakstonephotography #oregonnw #oregonian #cascadiaexplored #focalpointphotography #oregonlandscape #pnwonderland #thegreatpnw #thepnw #thatOregonLife #365explore #conqueroregon #pnwwilderness #thenwadventure #pnw_compass #pnwexplored #jj_oregon #oregon #westbysouthwest #earth_shotz #wonderful_places #motivation__earth #special_shots #ourdailyplanet #traveloregon #craterlake #notadrone

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Dark nights don’t exist when you use a @lumecube. In other news... looks like I get to have knee surgery this week or the first part of next week. I find out more info Tuesday. Have a great Milky Way Monday!! - Thank you @roycebairphoto for the recent feature. - - - 📷 used @my_sonya7ii - Single exposure - 30sec - f/2.8 - ISO 3200 - Focal length 16mm - @hoyafilterusa UV filter - Tripod @benrousa - Light 💡@lumecube - edited in @lightroom - - - - - - - - - #zakstonephotography #cascadiaexplored #focalpointphotography #thegreatpnw #365explore #long_exposure #longexposure_shots #night_shooterz #nightscaper #special_shots #milkywaychasers #pnwwilderness #conqueroregon #thenwadventure #oregon #milkyway #milkywaygalaxy #sonyimages #pnwonderland #jj_oregon #theoregonian #westbysouthwest #night_excl #photopills #nightscaper #lumecube

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Throwback Thursday to earlier this month during the new moon and the crazy Astro glow I captured during a high KP level that Saturday night. I still can’t believe the colors I captured. I used one of the @hoyafilterusa night intensifier filters that helps block out light pollution. You can see the white light across the lake from a kids camp area. The filter really cut down the glow of that light. Fog is starting to move in on the lake, and that’s what is getting lit up but the light at the camp. Cool effect I think. Quick knee update: it’s feeling better. Still sore and not flexible much. Hopefully I hear from the doctor today and he tells me about the MRI and I can start figuring out how to fix it. Thanks again for all your kind messages and best wishes. Have a great day today!! - - - - 📷 used @my_sonya7ii - Single exposure - 25 sec - f/2 - ISO 3200 - focal length 28mm - Tripod: @benrousa - Edited in @lightroom - @hoyafilterusa intensifier filter - - - - - - - - - - - - - #zakstonephotography #focalpointphotography #exploremoreoutdoors #thatOregonLife #goingonanadventure #365explore #longexposure_shots #night_shooterz #nightscaper #special_shots #oregonexplored #sonyalpha #conqueroregon #thenwadventure #pnwcompass #coalatree #pnwonderland #northernlights #nightphotography #oregon #jj_oregon #oregonnw #pnwphotographer #earth_shotz #cascadiaexplored #westbysouthwest #night_excl #hoyafilter #astrophotography

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