Apr 072017
Wildflowers at Mount Pisgah Arboretum

Spring has definitely (and finally!) arrived in western Oregon, with wildflowers and gardens bursting into bloom. Mount Pisgah Arboretum and surrounding Howard Buford Recreation Area is an excellent place to see and photograph a good variety of native plants. As usual, Osoberry and Spring Beauty were among the very first to bloom, soon to be followed by the Trilliums, always a northwest favorite. Two species of Trillium are found at Mt. Pisgah: Western Trillium (Trillium ovatum) is common throughout the [read more …]

Jul 262012
3 Great Photography Shows in Eugene, Oregon

The University of Oregon is currently hosting three excellent exhibits of photography, each of which is well worth the time for Eugene residents and visitors to take in. Lone Eagle, Garibaldi, Oregon. © Rich Bergeman. Two of the shows are at the Museum of Natural and Cultural History, a small museum on the edge of campus that always has some great exhibits. What brought me to the museum most recently is the “Tidewaters” show of platinum/palladium prints by Corvallis photographer [read more …]

Oct 072011
"Nature of the Northwest" photo show

A selection of thirty of my scenic landscape and nature photos is currently on display in the upstairs gallery at the University of Oregon School of Law. The photographs were taken over a period of years during my many wanderings and journeys in the Pacific Northwest, and highlight some of the best locations for nature photography in Oregon and Washington. Each of the 18×24″ prints in the show were custom printed using archival inks, paper and framing materials (for the [read more …]