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Lori Benton @lorilbenton

📷 adventures in the PNW 📚 adventures in 18C frontier America (Burning Sky; Many Sparrows; The King's Mercy) • Tyndale • PRH • Waterbrook

http://www.loribenton.com/

Looking toward Japan at sunrise with a bank of sea fog reflecting color and an early bird out getting the worm... fish? 🐟💦 #thepeoplescoast #coastexplorer #liveyouradventure #stayandwander #roamtheplanet #optoutside #neverstopexploring #earth_shots #cascadiaexplored #jj_oregon #oregonexplored #folkscenery #folkgreen #westbysouthwest #pnwonderland #pnwcrew #upperleftusa #pnwdiscovered #sonyvisuals
@lorilbenton

Looking toward Japan at sunrise with a bank of sea fog reflecting color and an early bird out getting the worm... fish? 🐟💦 #thepeoplescoast #coastexplorer #liveyouradventure #stayandwander #roamtheplanet #optoutside #neverstopexploring #earth shots #cascadiaexplored #jj oregon #oregonexplored #folkscenery #folkgreen #westbysouthwest #pnwonderland #pnwcrew #upperleftusa #pnwdiscovered #sonyvisuals

This dog. He had a ball he threw for himself along the tide line. When he saw me coming he asked me to throw it. It was icky so I kicked it for him. Then he followed these surfers out to sea and romped in the waves. Utterly engaged with his best beach life now.

#dogsofinstagram #pnwdogslife #oregonexplored #cascadiaexplored #upperleftusa #theoutbound #the_folknature #folkgreen #westbysouthwest #pnwonderland #pnwcrew #jj_oregon #pnwdiscovered #sunrise_sunset_photogroup #stayandwander #thenwadventure #roamtheplanet #thepeoplescoast #coastexplorer #liveyouradventure #folkscenery #nwc
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This dog. He had a ball he threw for himself along the tide line. When he saw me coming he asked me to throw it. It was icky so I kicked it for him. Then he followed these surfers out to sea and romped in the waves. Utterly engaged with his best beach life now. #dogsofinstagram #pnwdogslife #oregonexplored #cascadiaexplored #upperleftusa #theoutbound #the folknature #folkgreen #westbysouthwest #pnwonderland #pnwcrew #jj oregon #pnwdiscovered #sunrise sunset photogroup #stayandwander #thenwadventure #roamtheplanet #thepeoplescoast #coastexplorer #liveyouradventure #folkscenery #nwc

Fog reduced my composition to minimalism. Then a seagull photo bombed it rather gracefully. I could not have planned this one.

#stayandwander #thenwadventure #oregonexplored  #cascadiaexplored #upperleftusa #theoutbound #the_folknature #folkgreen #westbysouthwest #pnwonderland #pnwcrew #jj_oregon #pnwdiscovered #thepeoplescoast #coastexplorer #liveyouradventure #folkscenery #nwc #pnwmoods #folkgood #thatoregonlife #outdoortones #wonderfulnature #earthoutdoors #roamtheplanet #ourplanetdaily #oregoncoast
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Fog reduced my composition to minimalism. Then a seagull photo bombed it rather gracefully. I could not have planned this one. #stayandwander #thenwadventure #oregonexplored #cascadiaexplored #upperleftusa #theoutbound #the folknature #folkgreen #westbysouthwest #pnwonderland #pnwcrew #jj oregon #pnwdiscovered #thepeoplescoast #coastexplorer #liveyouradventure #folkscenery #nwc #pnwmoods #folkgood #thatoregonlife #outdoortones #wonderfulnature #earthoutdoors #roamtheplanet #ourplanetdaily #oregoncoast

Sometimes I debate about taking a shot, never thinking it'll turn out (because the lighting is wrong or something else isn't perfect) and this was one of those. What I feared would be blown out highlights and murky darks came out as lovely backlit glow and nice warm evening shadow with very little editing needed. Lesson learned: just take it.

#cascadiaexplored #jj_oregon #oregonexplored #thepeoplescoast #coastexplorer #liveyouradventure #stayandwander #roamtheplanet #optoutside #neverstopexploring #earth_shots #earthoutdoors #ourplanetdaily #sonyvisuals #folkgood #thenwadventure #oregonnw #nwc #nb_nature_brilliance #youroregon #westbysouthwest #pnwonderland #pnwcrew #upperleftusa #pnwdiscovered #folkgreen #the_folknature
@lorilbenton

Sometimes I debate about taking a shot, never thinking it'll turn out (because the lighting is wrong or something else isn't perfect) and this was one of those. What I feared would be blown out highlights and murky darks came out as lovely backlit glow and nice warm evening shadow with very little editing needed. Lesson learned: just take it. #cascadiaexplored #jj oregon #oregonexplored #thepeoplescoast #coastexplorer #liveyouradventure #stayandwander #roamtheplanet #optoutside #neverstopexploring #earth shots #earthoutdoors #ourplanetdaily #sonyvisuals #folkgood #thenwadventure #oregonnw #nwc #nb nature brilliance #youroregon #westbysouthwest #pnwonderland #pnwcrew #upperleftusa #pnwdiscovered #folkgreen #the folknature

This scene doesn't scream summer to me but it was taken in July. At a place we'd never visited before. Hoping to cover some new ground again next year in the PNW. And that sentence made me realize how close to the end of 2019 we are now.

#washingtonexplored #cascadiaexplored #theoutbound #mountainstories #mtnfolk #upperleftusa #sonyvisuals #folkgood #thenwadventure #liveyouradventure #pnwdiscovered #pnwonderland #pnwcrew #earth_shots #earthoutdoors #ourplanetdaily #nwc #westbysouthwest #northwestexplored #stayandwander #roamtheplanet #optoutside
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This scene doesn't scream summer to me but it was taken in July. At a place we'd never visited before. Hoping to cover some new ground again next year in the PNW. And that sentence made me realize how close to the end of 2019 we are now. #washingtonexplored #cascadiaexplored #theoutbound #mountainstories #mtnfolk #upperleftusa #sonyvisuals #folkgood #thenwadventure #liveyouradventure #pnwdiscovered #pnwonderland #pnwcrew #earth shots #earthoutdoors #ourplanetdaily #nwc #westbysouthwest #northwestexplored #stayandwander #roamtheplanet #optoutside

It's easier for me to find the courage to hike into a place like this in the wilderness before sunrise, with a flashlight, than it is to self-serve gas up my car out of state. #oregonians #thatoregonlife

#cascadiaexplored #divine_forest #bestforestmood #waterfallsfordays #oregonexplored #theoutbound #the_folknature #pnwonderland #pnwcrew #upperleftusa #optoutside #sonyimages #thenwadventure #liveyouradventure #pnwdiscovered #outdoortones #wonderfulnature #earthoutdoors #jj_oregon #mountainstories #mtnfolk #folkgreen #westbysouthwest
@lorilbenton

It's easier for me to find the courage to hike into a place like this in the wilderness before sunrise, with a flashlight, than it is to self-serve gas up my car out of state. #oregonians #thatoregonlife #cascadiaexplored #divine forest #bestforestmood #waterfallsfordays #oregonexplored #theoutbound #the folknature #pnwonderland #pnwcrew #upperleftusa #optoutside #sonyimages #thenwadventure #liveyouradventure #pnwdiscovered #outdoortones #wonderfulnature #earthoutdoors #jj oregon #mountainstories #mtnfolk #folkgreen #westbysouthwest

You've got to accentuate the positive, eliminate the negative, latch on to the affirmative, and don't mess with Mister In-Between

#cascadiaexplored #divine_forest #bestforestmood #enchantedforest #stayandwander #thenwadventure #splendid_woodlands #myforestmoment #folkgreen #the_folknature #theoutbound #thenwadventure #liveyouradventure #pnwdiscovered #pnwonderland #oregonexplored #mountainstories #mtnfolk #upperleftusa #optoutside #sonyimages #roamtheplanet #earth_shots #ourplanetdaily #outdoortones
@lorilbenton

You've got to accentuate the positive, eliminate the negative, latch on to the affirmative, and don't mess with Mister In-Between #cascadiaexplored #divine forest #bestforestmood #enchantedforest #stayandwander #thenwadventure #splendid woodlands #myforestmoment #folkgreen #the folknature #theoutbound #thenwadventure #liveyouradventure #pnwdiscovered #pnwonderland #oregonexplored #mountainstories #mtnfolk #upperleftusa #optoutside #sonyimages #roamtheplanet #earth shots #ourplanetdaily #outdoortones

When all the little wave-tumbled rocks cluster around for story time and grandmother rock looks off into the distance with the memory of the ancients in her gaze

#caliexplored #thenwadventure #onlyincalifornia #cascadiaexplored #upperleftusa #theoutbound #the_folknature #folkgreen #westbysouthwest #pnwonderland #pnwcrew #pnwdiscovered #sonyvisuals #earth_shots #earthoutdoors #optoutside #liveyouradventure #nwc #nb_nature_brilliance #hellocalifornia #stayandwander #roamtheplanet #ourplanetdaily #pnwmoods #pnwisbeautiful
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When all the little wave-tumbled rocks cluster around for story time and grandmother rock looks off into the distance with the memory of the ancients in her gaze #caliexplored #thenwadventure #onlyincalifornia #cascadiaexplored #upperleftusa #theoutbound #the folknature #folkgreen #westbysouthwest #pnwonderland #pnwcrew #pnwdiscovered #sonyvisuals #earth shots #earthoutdoors #optoutside #liveyouradventure #nwc #nb nature brilliance #hellocalifornia #stayandwander #roamtheplanet #ourplanetdaily #pnwmoods #pnwisbeautiful

But if you will begin to choose the kingdom--
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But if you will begin to choose the kingdom--"seek ye first" (Matthew 6:33)--if you conciously and deliberately give your heart to the renewal of all things, you will notice the effects immediately. So much pressure will be lifted off your current hopes; when things don't go well, you'll find yourself less angry, less dejected. As your heart and soul become anchored in the Renewal, you'll find yourself freer to risk, especially to love... You can love beautiful places and cultures and things like wilderness because even though it looks like they may be vanishing, they will be restored. For nothing is lost. He renews all things. ~ All Things New by John Eldredge #oregonexplored #cascadiaexplored #upperleftusa #theoutbound #the folknature #divine forest #bestforestmood #enchantedforest #stayandwander #thenwadventure #splendid woodlands #myforestmoment #folkgreen #westbysouthwest #pnwonderland #pnwcrew #jj oregon #pnwdiscovered #sonyvisuals #earth shots #optoutside #liveyouradventure

This is one of the lightest edits I've done on a photo posted here. I pulled up the shadows and sharpened the raw file. I toned down the saturation and still that blue is insane. October, I adore you.

#cascadiaexplored #divine_forest #stayandwander #bestforestmood #pnwonderland #pnwcrew #jj_oregon #mountainstories #oregonexplored #folkscenery #thenwadventure #splendid_woodlands #myforestmoment #folkgreen #the_folknature #theoutbound #liveyouradventure #pnwdiscovered #sonyvisuals #earth_shots #earthoutdoors #ourplanetdaily #nwc #hikingadventures #hikevibes #enchantedforest
@lorilbenton

This is one of the lightest edits I've done on a photo posted here. I pulled up the shadows and sharpened the raw file. I toned down the saturation and still that blue is insane. October, I adore you. #cascadiaexplored #divine forest #stayandwander #bestforestmood #pnwonderland #pnwcrew #jj oregon #mountainstories #oregonexplored #folkscenery #thenwadventure #splendid woodlands #myforestmoment #folkgreen #the folknature #theoutbound #liveyouradventure #pnwdiscovered #sonyvisuals #earth shots #earthoutdoors #ourplanetdaily #nwc #hikingadventures #hikevibes #enchantedforest

Hug it out...
After four days on the McKenzie River, hiking and photographing waterfalls and rapids and lovely blue pools, I think this is my favorite shot. If I had to choose.

#divine_forest #bestforestmood #enchantedforest #stayandwander #thenwadventure #splendid_woodlands #myforestmoment #oregonexplored #folkscenery #cascadiaexplored #mtnfolk #theoutbound #the_folknature #pnwonderland #pnwcrew #jj_oregon #mountainstories #tree_captures #optoutside #earth_shots #nwc
@lorilbenton

Hug it out... After four days on the McKenzie River, hiking and photographing waterfalls and rapids and lovely blue pools, I think this is my favorite shot. If I had to choose. #divine forest #bestforestmood #enchantedforest #stayandwander #thenwadventure #splendid woodlands #myforestmoment #oregonexplored #folkscenery #cascadiaexplored #mtnfolk #theoutbound #the folknature #pnwonderland #pnwcrew #jj oregon #mountainstories #tree captures #optoutside #earth shots #nwc

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