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By Dena Martin
The Times 

Capturing the 'Wallouse': A Photographer's Paradise

Retired geologist Bill Rodgers uses photography to 'paint' local landscapes


February 1, 2018

Bill Rodgers

Photographer Bill Rodgers appreciates the ample scenic photo opportunities just minutes from his home in Waitsburg. "A Fantasy in Frost, 2017" This favorite grove of black locusts are less than five minutes from Waitsburg.

WAITSBURG – Semi-retired geologist Bill Rodgers moved to Waitsburg almost exactly two years ago and says he absolutely loves living in "a photographer's paradise." His landscapes have been featured in a collection of books by the Blue Mountain Land Trust and Rodgers hopes to offer landscape photography workshops in the not-too-distant future.

Rodgers says his love of the land developed at an early age.

"When I grew up in Spokane, there was a little undeveloped hill behind our house; a big pile of basalt known as The Mountain. I knew every inch of that – the rocks, the caves, and all th...

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