Breathtaking landscapes at Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm, near Woodburn, Oregon by Jake Egbert, talented self-taught photographer, retoucher and traveler currently based in Happy Valley, Oregon. Jake focuses on landscaping and nature photography. He has over 21,900 followers on Instagram and counting.

Jake Egbert started shooting back in the film era as a skinny little kid with a Kodak Ektralite camera that shot cute rolls of 110 film. Over the years he advanced up through a series of better and better 35mm cameras but he couldn’t afford an SLR, lenses, or the film to really shoot seriously. That all changed in 2008 when Jake got his first big-boy camera, a Nikon D90 DSLR. It was love at first click! What had been a pleasant pastime quickly became an obsession. He met his DSLR in Michigan, permanently turned off “Auto Mode” in Connecticut in 2010 and has been relentlessly pursuing interesting light and composition in Oregon and the western US for the past six years. All these years later he still enjoys those long intimate sunset walks on the beach with only his DSLR… and tripod… and lenses… and filters… and remote triggers…

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