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  • Abandoned Car Repair Shop Sign

    While driving back from a shoot out of town, I decided to drive down old highway 99 which parallels Interstate 5. Passing through the small farm town of Halsey, Oregon, I stopped and walked around a little to capture what I saw with my camera I came across an abandoned auto repair shop and from…

  • A Colorful Start

    Recently I made a drastic shift in the camera gear I shoot with and after running an errand, I went about 5th Street Public Market area in Eugene, Oregon to test out a couple of my newly acquired lenses. There was a display of a bright yellow pickup truck and a sculpture and thought this…

  • When being patient pays off

    I’ve driven by this spot so many times without giving it a second thought. Recently I drove by and saw the potential for an image and knew I needed to come back and wait for that decisive moment. In a spur of the moment decision, I went back on a day when it had stopped…

  • Reaching to the sky

    When you see what appears to be a perfect image and being ready to capture it. There is an explosion of construction occurring in my home town of Eugene Oregon. The amount of multilevel buildings being built is pretty astonishing considering Eugene has stayed relatively quiet on that front but it seems there are those…

  • Metro Movie Theater

    As a small town street photographer, downtown Eugene, Oregon is slowly becoming more visually interesting. I’ve lived here since the age of 7 and the challenge I’ve come to realize is it’s somewhat limited visual opportunities as a result of being a smallish college town, even though it has a population of over 171,000 (as…

  • Liberty & Lunch

    Made a road trip with a friend and professional colleague to Portland Oregon. On our way back home, we stopped for lunch in Salem, Oregon at McMenamins BrewPub and the ambiance was lovely. All the warm tones and the decor were begging for a color image to be shot. This quiet moment between 2 people…

  • Street Photography by Cliff Etzel

    Always Be Ready

    I tend to see moments in everyday life, especially in my home town of Eugene, Oregon. Small town street photography is more challenging in my opinion due to a lesser degree of shooting opportunities that many can find more easily in larger urban places like New York City and other major metropolitan areas. But that…

  • Through The Eyes of a Child

    I captured this precious moment while sitting outside having coffee with a sales & marketing consultant I was working with for growing my photography business. She had the cutest British accent as she and her family were visiting her grandparents here in Eugene, Oregon. She was very energetic most of the time but I able…

  • Serendipity In Color

    I’ve made it a habit for years to have my camera sitting out just in case an image presents itself. And that experience bore this out for this image while I was enjoying an Americano at Vero Espresso House in my home town of Eugene, Oregon. The similarities in color of the paint on the…

  • Alley Way Signage

    Street photography moment while walking around downtown Salem Oregon. The color of the ad on the wall first caught my eye and knew I needed to be patient for a decisive moment of someone walking by. The pigeons added just that little extra to this captured moment.