Eric Schaer Photography: Blog en-us (C) ERIC L. SCHAER [email protected] (Eric Schaer Photography) Mon, 21 Aug 2023 20:50:00 GMT Mon, 21 Aug 2023 20:50:00 GMT Eric Schaer Photography: Blog 90 120 Summer Road Trip In the middle of July this year (2023) we took a 2+ week road trip from Washington down the coast of Oregon, California and returning up through Nevada, California, Oregon and back into Washington. A total of 2,405 miles. It was a fun trip staying in some fun places, exploring wineries, old historic towns, beach towns and even a few Native American casinos. See the opening page of my web site and go to the travel folder. 

Below is a map showing the general path and places we stayed. I have a folder containing selected images from the road trip: This is a link if you need that.

Map of Places we stayed overnightMap of Places we stayed overnight



[email protected] (Eric Schaer Photography) Mon, 21 Aug 2023 20:24:12 GMT
Images to remember our time with the Big Island Our last day is today. We head back to Seattle and have an amazing stay to remember.

The camera can only capture a moment in time, but the connections to these images carries with it a story in our minds. Come visit this Island if you have not already. Its a perfect way to disconnect and re-connect at the same time. 

[email protected] (Eric Schaer Photography) Wed, 05 Jul 2023 21:42:40 GMT
Fun few days on the Big Island of Hawaii Its been a few days of driving downpours, humid and sunny afternoons, diverse landscapes and lots of fun with family. A few sample images below. More to come.

[email protected] (Eric Schaer Photography) Sun, 02 Jul 2023 18:05:53 GMT
Big Island Pool Day Yesterday, Wednesday June 28, was mostly about relaxing and hanging out at the Royal Kona Resort pool with our Ohana (Family). We picked this resort as we have stayed here a couple times (including just last August of 2022) and loved it. Each family has their own room on the same floor so it allows us all to have our own space but also gather together a lot. Our room is on a southwest corner facing the ocean. Its beautiful and has a huge outdoor lanai (patio). We can even see and watch the resorts Luau from our Lanai. 

Everyone had a great time yesterday. We also did a few walks out into the Town of Kailua Kona. Yes a bit of a touristy place but lots to see and its right on the ocean. More on the town later.

[email protected] (Eric Schaer Photography) big island coast hawaii photography pool resort royal kona resort Thu, 29 Jun 2023 17:50:26 GMT
First Day in Hawaii- First morning looking out over our Lanai.

Looking forward to our fun day. Brought the Lego's of each of our Ohana

[email protected] (Eric Schaer Photography) Tue, 27 Jun 2023 18:42:41 GMT
2023 Big Island Hawaii Trip June 25, 2023,

Starting up my photo blog again with a trip planned to the Big Island of Hawaii.

We have been to Hawaii many times (see this link to the folders with images from past trips: )

This is a big trip as we are taking our extended family for the first time. There will be 10 of us.

I can’t tell you how many times I find I forgot something once I am on location. Not this time. I have it all organized and documented in a spread sheet. Also, Below is an image of the equipment that I will be taking on our trip.

I have learned the hard way… its best to be organized.

I plan to blog and post images of this trip as it develops. Three of us, including me, will also have drones. We are very aware of the rules to remain safe and are looking forward to some great photography and video opportunities.

If we are successful, we plan to put a video to music of our adventure and images. Stay tuned.


[email protected] (Eric Schaer Photography) Big Island Equipment Hawaii Island photo organization Photography Sun, 25 Jun 2023 22:35:54 GMT
Maui Photo Trip For some time we have planned a trip to Maui to see the Humpback whales.

Our trip this last January did not disappoint. I have photographed on most of the islands but this is our first trip to see the whales.

They were magnificent. I also got up to the top of Halaeakala Volcano for the sunset. For more images go to my "Place" tab:

[email protected] (Eric Schaer Photography) Tue, 19 Feb 2019 05:40:53 GMT
Oahu Made a quick trip to Oahu (October 2018) for long weekend.

Stayed in The Turtle Bay Resort. My wife Shelley and I normally don’t stay in Resorts but decided to try this one out.

Was very nice and lots of hiking and photo opportunities.

Hoped to catch some of the big surf the area is known for but as I was aware- wrong time of year.

[email protected] (Eric Schaer Photography) Hawaii Oahu Sun, 10 Feb 2019 23:35:59 GMT
Kauai Images Hawaii is one of my favorite places to visit and photograph. I have been to Kauai and the North Shore of Oahu this year. Heading to Maui in January 2019. These images are from Kauai Summer 2018 DCIM\100MEDIA\DJI_0029.JPG DCIM\100MEDIA\DJI_0043.JPG

[email protected] (Eric Schaer Photography) Kauai Ocean Sunset Surf Waterfall Mon, 10 Dec 2018 05:51:42 GMT
Snoqualmie Pass Snow In my travels for my job as an Architect, I get to visit some amazing places. Sometimes it just happens that me and my trusty Jeep are in the right place when the light is right and time allows me to stop and take in some Photography. 

[email protected] (Eric Schaer Photography) Thu, 02 Mar 2017 04:50:10 GMT
2017 Is a Green Year Color arbiter Pantone posted that green is the theme for 2017. The Pantone Institute of Color holds a very exclusive secret meeting twice a year to determine a hue to represent the year, and to drive design.

Had some fun at home putting together some green images.


[email protected] (Eric Schaer Photography) Fri, 20 Jan 2017 20:44:44 GMT
Old Train Old TrainArt in the detail While visiting the northern Oregon Coast, I came upon this old train car. The color, texture and patterns of peeling paint were reminiscent of a painting. I also think this might be the same train car that Photographer Art Wolfe has published. I was feeling very lucky to have found it by accident. I had Nevada Art Printers make a 24 inch x 48 inch Lumachrome HD print of it. It came out amazing. I plan to include this print in one of my shows this year. Its for sale too if you like it.

[email protected] (Eric Schaer Photography) 2016 Abstract Art Astoria Coast Color Eric Old Oregon Photography Schaer Train Tue, 17 Jan 2017 22:48:42 GMT
Eric Schaer Photography Blog From time to time i will post to the blog. Check back later and see where I have been and what images I have posted


Alaska Pine

[email protected] (Eric Schaer Photography) Fri, 15 Aug 2014 15:00:00 GMT