About Me

I have a hard time writing about myself and listing out accomplishments and accolades in a third party manner like so many others who have photography sites do.  So I won't.

I can comfortably say that I have received inquiries from thousands of miles away to compliment my work, query for purchases and to offer me commercial work by people who discovered me via the internet.  This both flatters me and humbles me at the same time. 

I do not pick up my camera to earn praise and trophies.  I take photographs for the pure joy of doing so.  To me the real value in my photos are the memories that they hold for me.  What other excuse does a grown man have to be out of bed at 4 AM just to watch the sun crest above a barn roof with only the morning dew as a companion.  It is that solitude and the majesty of the moment that are of real value.  Sometimes I am lucky enough to preserve these moments in a memorable way.  Often times I fail.  Such is the challenge of photography.

My Photography

I am blessed to live in one of the most gorgeous regions on earth - the North Idaho Panhandle.  Most of my photographs are taken here in the Northwest.  I live outside of Coeur d'Alene, Idaho which is about 35 miles east of Spokane, WA.  The region is covered with a rich variety of terrain ranging from pine covered mountains, ancient cedar groves, pristine mountain lakes, streams and rivers.  And then there is my sanctuary - the Palouse Country.

Photographers pay large sums of money and travel from around the globe to visit the Palouse, and here I live right on the edge of it.  It is a diverse land of soft vistas, rolling wheat fields, craggy ravines, and high plateaus.  It is beautiful whether lush with greenness or cloaked in muted browns.  The one consistency you will find on the Palouse is farming and with that the endless selection of barns, sheds, windmills, antique farm implements and just plain rural life itself.  It is a place I never tire of and I believe that after you view some of my palouse photography you will know why.

As much as I love rural and landscape photography, I find that trying to capture the beat of urban life just as rewarding and you will find these kinds of photos on my site as well.   A trip to Seattle never fails to provide me with a selection of interesting characters and street scenes to capture.

I shoot exclusively digital, with a Nikon D70 as my primary camera.  I post process my photos in PhotoShop when I need to and find the endless combination of filters and tweaks that can be made via the computer both challenging and fascinating.

GALLERIES

rural

people

urban

misc

patriots

animals

b & w

tweaked

 

 

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"the bingo gang" - by doug fredericksg
 

My galleries consists of photographs of people, horses (equine), rural, urban, landscapes, black & white and a very special category to me - patriots.

I hope you enjoy my  photos as much as I enjoy sharing them with you.  Feel free
to contact me with any comments or questions, including the purchase of prints or any possible projects you might have in mind.

Doug