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Musings on ecosystems and photography

Fine Art America Online Store!

As Benjamin Franklin said, “You may delay, but time will not.” Well, I have procrastinated for years making my photos available for sale. But, no longer!

The online store at Fine Art America:
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Rob’s New Logo and Hap-Hazard Creativity

A big thanks to Heather at Hap-Hazard Creativity for designing the new Rob Mutch Ecosystem Photography logo. She managed to put up with my grand ideas and come up with a beautifully realistic design. You can find Hap-Hazard Creativity on Facebook and Etsy.

The design is from a Oregon white oak (Quercus garryana) photo I took on the William L. Finley National Wildlife Refuge here in the Willamette Valley where the Oregon white oak or Garry oak is an iconic native savanna tree. Also included is a Western scrub-jay (Aphelocoma californica) and a Western gray squirrel (Sciurus griseus) two other iconic critters common to the Willamette Valley and Puget Lowlands.

It was important the roots be visible to show the true extent of the tree. Also, that squarish and rectangular versions of the logo be available for versatility with different types of content (web site, envelopes, letterhead, poster, etc.). And, the blue and gold-colored fonts adds a bit of variety depending on the situation. It’s also important to have the raw design available so that PNG (and, other) files can be created for transparent backgrounds.

“A lifetime can be spent in a Magellanic voyage around the trunk of a single tree.” ~ Edward O. Wilson

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logo design for Rob Mutch Ecosystem Photography











logo design for Rob Mutch Ecosystem Photography

Ecology Quote of the Week: Aldo Leopold and Willamette NF

I took this photo during a night in the canopy while on a tree climbing trip in some old-growth Douglas firs on the Willamette National Forest, Oregon, USA. Rob 🙂

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Fall Creek, Willamette NF, Oregon, and Aldo Leopold Quote

“That land is a community is the basic concept of ecology, but that land is to be loved and respected is an extension of ethics. That lands yields a cultural harvest is a fact long known, but latterly often forgotten.” ~ Aldo Leopold






I'm Rob Mutch an ecosystem photographer out of Eugene, Oregon, USA. Documenting the Pacific Northwest's ecoregions, ecosystems and ecology are my long-term goals.

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