St.Helens and Silv.

Silver Star And Mt. St. Helens

Much has been said about the beautiful alpine flower meadows of the Pacific Northwest, especially in several of our National Parks. Southeast of Mount Saint Helens, and rising to just over 4,000 feet is seldom visited Silver Star Mountain. The flower displays here are as spectacular as I have photographed anywhere in the west; species include Paintbrush, Lupine, Bistort, Sunflower, Sitka Valeria, and Pedicularis. The meadows are accessed by a gently rising easy trail, that is not too long. Northward the young and active volcano of Mount Saint Helens provides dramatic scenery of a different nature; devastation from the 1980 eruption is clearly evident, as is the new plant life that has taken root since. On Saint Helen's southeast side is the delicate and beautiful waterfall at June Lake, reached in 1.4 miles on an easy path. The dates for this workshop will be either July 18 and 19. We want the best possible weather and potential flower displays for this one, so be flexible for a date change in case the flowers are early or late.

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July 21 & 22, 2016. Cost $350. Call 360.738.4966 Or email

About The Workshops

photographersunset_sAlan Kearney is a professional photographer who strives for hands-on experience with people on location. He knows the environment intimately having photographed the locations in every season and range of weather. The participants will learn how to utilize their cameras to obtain outstanding photographs from ideal vantage points, during the best time of year. And we will have fun. Workshop fees do not include lodging, meals, or travel. After we receive your registration and payment, we’ll send you an information packet about your workshop, what to bring, course itinerary, hotel, and rendezvous information. If you find it necessary to cancel 60 days or more prior to the workshop, we will issue a refund. Within 60 days, we cannot issue a refund, but will make every effort to find you space in a future workshop. We recommend you purchase travel insurance, in case you do need to cancel, and cannot find space in another workshop. We will carpool during the workshops, and a typical day has a morning and afternoon shooting session, with a mid-day break. We’ll do more photographing in the evening, and during times when the light is not the best, review and comment on your digital images. The workshop ends at 5 p.m. on the last day scheduled.

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