Hello, my name is Don Hall. Welcome to my website.
It seems like only yesterday that I picked up my father’s box Brownie camera and attempted to make my first photograph. But, then again, that was over 60 years ago. Since then, I’ve had my own darkrooms, owned a number of 35mm film cameras, watched, then participated in, the dawn of digital photography, and, most recently, I’ve taken up 8×10” large format film photography.
Landscape photography has always held my interest. Its solitude, need for patience, countless possible compositions, far-flung locations, and, did I say patience – my chicken soup for the soul.
In retrospect, growing up in the Pacific Northwest on the outskirts of Seattle was idyllic for someone interested in photography. Add to that my father’s penchant for car camping and I was hooked. Within 4 hours travel was Mt. Rainier NP, Olympic NP with its rain forests, mountains, and beaches, and the wheat region of the Palouse.
I’ve now expanded my interests to the Western United States, an area bounded by New Mexico, California, the Dakotas, and Washington. There is so much to see in this region that I have no real interest in travel elsewhere.