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Mike Putnam Landscape Photography

http://www.mikeputnamphoto.com/

Located in Bend

Last update: August 7th, 2014 at 10:34 am

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Oregon Landscape Photographer Capturing the Natural Beauty of Bend, Oregon

Oregon’s Lower Deschutes River has long been considered one of the best Steelhead and trout fisheries in the US and I’ve been working on this beautiful new print of the Lower Deschutes River for two years before I got the result I was after which you see below. This beautiful fine art print of the [...]

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Oregon is blessed with countless amazing waterfalls.  Proxy Falls, Elowah Falls, Silver Falls, Salt Creek Falls, Tumalo Falls and Multnomah Falls are stunning by any standards.  It is rare that I find a waterfall that is equally as impressive as those beauties but recently I did find a waterfall that is new to me and [...

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Oregon’s amazing Deschutes River is the lifeline of Central Oregon.  Waters from the Deschutes irrigate crops, hydrate cites such as Bend and Redmond and serve as a recreational wonderland for residents and visitors alike.  The headwaters of the Deschutes arise at Little Lava Lake, which is located along the Cascade

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Let me start this seasonal update by noting that I Love wildflowers.  I mean I really love them.  I seek them out every year and I do extensive planning around the timing of the peak blooms of different wildflower locations in the Bend, Oregon area.  Yesterday, I drove to Central Oregon’s beautiful Smith Rock State

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I’m excited to announce that I currently have a big exhibit on display at Eastlake Framing, located at 1335 NW Galveston Avenue, in beautiful Bend, Oregon.  Eastlake does some absolutely stunning custom framing and I have been absolutely thrilled with the framing work they have done for  me. I have a large collectio

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I am really excited to announce that I have just released a new poster of Central Oregon’s Mt. Bachelor.  This Mt. Bachelor Poster turned out beautifully.  The colors are accurate and the poster elegantly captures he most beautiful sunrise that I have ever witnessed on Mt. Bachelor.  Heavy snowfall from the previou

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I am happy to say  that I recently had some new brochures printed for my Fine Art Landscape photography business and they look great fantastic!  Most of the landscape photos were updated and all of the images in my brochure are from the Bend Oregon area.  Bend is home to me, it is where I [...]

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I’ve been to Oregon’s Beautiful Scott Lake countless times in the past and I’ve managed to capture a few nice images but I’ve never truly captured the essence of this beautiful mountain lake.  Scott Lake offers one of the best views of Oregon’s beautiful Three Sisters Mountains. All Of the Thr

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This video includes an interview with the crew of Bend, Oregon’s KBNZ-CBS program, “My Window”.  It was filmed last summer at Central Oregon’s beautiful Elk Lake.  I was interviewed by McKenzie Wilson and Kerri Stewart, who were both kind and professional.  I was a nervous wreck!  I should also a

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I am about to release a couple of new prints which have me very excited.  Below is the final version of one of my newest print of the Deschutes River near Bend, Oregon.  Have hiked and run past this location countless times in the past and it is always beautiful.  Two years ago, I visited [...]

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The 2014 winter has been sporadic and mild in the Outdoor haven of Central Oregon.  It has been great for trail running and disappointing for downhill skiing.  I talked with an older, more experienced, talented and very kind photographer today and, indirectly, he inspired me to share some winter images of Bend and the Cen

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The Deschutes River near my hometown of Bend, Oregon is a recreational treasure. I’ve explored the banks of the Deschutes hundreds of times over the last 15 years and I always manage to find a new perspectives of the Deschutes River that inspire me. I will soon release the following print of the Deschutes River [...]

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I have always been a person who possess a strong sense of place.  Where I live has always been a great source of happiness for me.   My wife, Debbie  and I selected to live in Central Oregon nearly 15 years ago because it has an amazing geographic diversity and all the amenities we could [...]

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I’m excited to announce that I’ll be showing my work tonight 12/6/2013 at OutsideIn, located 845 NW Wall Street next to the Tower Theater in downtown Bend.  I’ll be there from 5-9 PM, with some of my favorite landscape photography and one print I’ve donated to the Bend Science Station, which they wi

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I am excited to announce that my fine art landscape photos are currently on display at the beautiful FivePine Lodge in Sisters Oregon.  FivePine is one of my favorite vacation spots.  It’s amazing lodge is reminiscent of the grand national Park Lodges of the American West but it has all of the amenities that any [..

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I recently released a beautiful new print of Central Oregon’s own Mt. Bachelor and I like it it so much that I decided to make it available as a greeting card.  My new Mt. Bachelor greeting cards, while no replacement for a a fine art print, came out beautifully.  My Mt. Bachelor greeting card is [...]

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Silver Falls State Park is an amazing gem  and at over 9,000 acres, it is Oregon’s largest State Park. Located near the town of Silverton, Silver Falls State Park is a rain forest wonderland boasting 10 different waterfalls along its “Trail of Ten Falls”, Which is an 8.7 mile trail along Silver Creek.  T

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I am excited to share my newest fine art photograph of Oregon’s stunning Scott Lake.  Scott Lake is located just west of Central Oregon’s McKenzie Pass, along Highway 242 at approximately 4,800 ft of elevation.  Scott Lake is very clear and shallow and is famed for its view of Oregon’s stunning Three Sis

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As Bend, Oregon’s Fall Art Hop is upon us I am excited to announce the release of a beautiful new fine art photograph.  Tumalo Falls is located approximately 10 miles from where my fall art Hop showing will be held will be held, at Patagonia of Bend, located at 1000 NW Wall Street, in Downtown [...]

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Central Oregon’s Mt. Bachelor is a fixture in the skyline of my hometown of Bend, Oregon.  Photos of Mt. Bachelor are easy to come by but good photos of Mt Bachelor are not.  Especially difficult are good winter photographs of Mt. Bachelor.  Below is my latest and best effort at capturing a sense of what [...]

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This small story will have to fall into the category of personal interest/artistic distractions.  First of all, for those of you who don’t know me, I’m an avid gardener.  I grow  perennial flowers annual flowers, and vegetables.  As a child growing up in the southeast United States, my family always had a to

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I’m excited to share this beautiful new print of Tam McArthur Rim reflected in the glassy waters of Three Creeks Lake, near the city of Sisters Oregon. When my wife and I first moved to Oregon, over 15 years ago, we rented a home in the city of Sisters, Oregon.  The city of Sisters, like [...]

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  I’m proud to announce the release of a beautiful new print, “First Light Three Sisters” that I will debut during First Friday Art Walk.  I will be sharing this image and, an elegant new Hosmer Lake print along with several  of my iconic classics.  This image was conceptualized years ago and final

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I am proud to announce that I will soon be releasing a new fine art photograph of beautiful “Hosmer Lake” near my hometown of Bend, Oregon. I’ve been to Hosmer Lake countless times in the past for photography and for recreational purposes.  Hosmer Lake is visually stunning but difficult to photograph. Hos

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I’m excited to announce a new program for business owners in Bend and the Central Oregon area.  I have just started an art leasing program.  The work will of course be my fine art prints. Below is an example of my work framed with my hand crafted Cheery wood frames.  All of my Oregon Fine [...]

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For those of you who are first time visitors to my website, I am a resident of the beautiful city of Bend, Oregon.  In my mind(only one man’s opinion), There are three things about the city of Bend which set it apart from other attractive cities.  First, Bend has a really wonderful downtown.  It is [...]

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Central Oregon’s Mt Bachelor has been an elusive photographic subject for me during my career as a landscape photographer.  Mt Bachelor is a mere 22 miles from my home in Bend, Oregon, it is the largest ski resort in the Pacific Northwest, I pass by it weekly on my way to photo shoots and yet [...]

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My job as a landscape photographer is a constant process of education and extrapolation.  Whenever a light bulb goes on and I learn something new about the natural world, I instantly try to apply my new knowledge to enhance my art of photography.  Through weather analysis, I’ve learned that it is typically about 5 d

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I am very excited to release this new fine art print of Central Oregon’s stunning Smith Rock State Park this Friday, 2/1/2013 , during Art Walk in Downtown Bend, Oregon.  Smith Rock is one of the places that make my hometown of Bend an amazing place to live and I’m thrilled with how this print [...]

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I’ve always been enchanted by aspen groves.  They are a sensory delight.  Their deep earthy aromas, the soothing flutter of their leaves in even the slightest breeze,  and their elegant, hopeful trunks all energize me.  My hometown of Bend, Oregon is blessed with many attractive Aspen groves in the nearby Deschute

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