Kelley @kalophotography

Mostly landscape photographer Sometimes portraits tho Washington State 👻 kschalo

Kelley photos and videos

2 weeks ago

I just love these maple wood prints from @bayphotolab 😍 This, along with calendars, greeting cards, tote bags and puzzles will be available for purchase at the Index Arts Festival this weekend. I'll be there! (Honestly that should be enough to bring you to Index 😁 ) As a bonus, my buddy @carrellexcursions will be there and many more vendors with a lot of cool stuff that you can't get anywhere else!

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3 weeks ago

Hey! Hi! Hello! What are you doing this weekend? No plans yet? Great! Come up to Index (it's a beautiful place, I promise ) and check out the Index Arts Festival. There will be a plethora of unique vendors with one of a kind merchandise for sale, including myself and my buddy @carrellexcursions We'll have cards, prints, calendars and more! Stop by and say hi!

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last month

Most people barely know themselves. So what does it matter what they think of you?

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last month

One of my favorite falls along the Columbia River gorge 😍

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last month

The tallest lighthouse in Oregon sits atop a basalt peninsula just north of Newport. Originally named Cape Foulweather, the Yaquina Head lighthouse has been guiding seafaring voyagers since 1873. It's a good thing too, with a vein of magnetized iron running through the outcropping, compasses typically don't work in this area 😳 ------------------------------------------------------- While I was visiting with my family in the middle of the day with less than ideal lighting conditions, my original photo wasn't quite what I wanted so I decided to practice some Photoshop skills. Sky swaps are not something I'm proficient in but I think I'm getting better. What do you think? Thank you to @piximperfect for the easy to follow tutorial!

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June 2019

Normally, when I see a spider in my house, I put a container over it and then secure it down with something heavy or painter's tape if it's on the wall and then leave it for someone else that's less of a baby to deal with. But outside, imma get 6 inches from it and see if I can irritate it enough to leap onto me, eventually leading to my death. This is a female Goldenrod Crab spider (not venomous ). They're ambush hunters so if you see them with a web, it means there's babies in it and the mama will be close by protecting them. Which likely explains why she's got her front legs up, saying 'Come at me, bro'

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June 2019

Want to know what the most annoying sound in the world is? A reenactment of a 4th grade Lewis & Clark musical when I'm out tryna be nature-y and shit. Where's Thanos and that sparkly glove when I need him?

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June 2019

I can almost hear Jeff Goldblum saying 'I hate being right all the time'

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May 2019

I'm late to #waterfallwednesday but maybe it works for #throwbackthursday since it's from a day of exploring...yesterday 😄 It's a stretch, I know. Anyway, who can name these falls?? I'll give you a hint, the lower part of the falls is a pretty popular destination

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May 2019

Just a bee, doing what bees do

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May 2019

*Accurate representation of me* I feel like this basically all the time. I'm precariously balancing on the edge...of exhaustion...of my sanity...of selfishness and selflessness. Am I making the right choices? Are those choices made for the right reasons? I never really get a chance to answer those questions because, eventually, the wind carries me to exactly where I'm supposed to be... which is probably balancing on the next ledge.

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May 2019

I hear it's going to be a bit warm today? Get out and enjoy this weather before the rain comes back! I'll be sitting next to the river, photographing those that might be a teensy bit insane while they navigate some class 4/5 rapids 🌊🛶🌊

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May 2019

Because #waterfallwednesday One of the many unnamed falls that eventually flow into Spada Lake

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May 2019

The universe is always speaking to us...sending us little messages, causing coincidences and serendipities, reminding us to stop, to look around, to believe in something else, something more.

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May 2019

Sometimes the thing you're most afraid of doing is the very thing that will set you free

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May 2019

It's still early but I think this looks like a perfect place for a swim. I mean, I wouldn't get in that cold water but I'm sure someone will enjoy it

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April 2019

Just gonna send it

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April 2019

🐝🐝

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April 2019

I'm loving all this sunshine we're getting here in Western Washington! I hope you've all been able to get out and enjoy it as well!

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March 2019

Mt Index and Mt Persis, named by Persis Gunn when her and her husband, Amos settled the town of Index in 1889.

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March 2019

The morning is cold and quiet. The sounds of wooden planks creaking with each step is slowly being replaced by a thunderous roar of water cascading over a 268 foot drop. Delicate tendrils of mist are a stark contrast to the chaos of free falling water that conceals a different type of powerhouse. In 1899, the first completely underground hydroelectric power plant ever built in the world was switched on, spawning a new generation of innovation and providing a foundation for the community built there today

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February 2019

In the remote Foss River valley off the Skykomish River, the railroad winds its way uphill, trading one hillside for another on its crawl to the tunnel under Stevens Pass. The structure supporting the railroad has just celebrated its 110th year of service. Its frame, deck and latticework were the products of the great Carnegie Steel Co of Pittsburgh, PA. Steel rolled and pinned were based on exact drawings, measurements and specifications. They were then shipped in pieces cross country to be erected on a lonely mountainside in the Cascades. I wonder if those bridge engineers ever envisioned their structure would be standing strong over a century later. - @robertwscottphotography

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February 2019

🎵 I can see clearly now, the snow is gone 🎵 I hear there's more on its way though...anywhere from 1"-14", I'll be looking up airline tickets to some tropical local if anyone needs me

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February 2019

The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science. -Albert Einstein ************************************** Something a little different than what I typically share. This is a composite of two different photos that I blended together. I've always admired the work by @danielgreenwoodphotography and this is inspired by his art. Definitely check him out if you aren't already following him!

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February 2019

The morning sun illuminates the blanket of fog that tucks in the Skykomish Valley. High above, the Cascade peaks of Gunn and Merchant keep company with Mt Baring. The icy chill in the air brings the promise of blue skies and a beautiful PNW winter day

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February 2019

Stretching more than a thousand feet above the Cascade town of Index, the aptly named Index Town Wall is slumbering in as winter has a tight grasp on it's rugged sheer face. The foreboding cliffs will soon relent with the coming spring when climbers will replace the ice and snow as mountaineering season begins

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February 2019

In case you don't have any windows, it snowed! What I'm actually doing though is trying to figure out why my camera isn't focusing properly. So I hung out of my window to practice on these little guys and I think my focus points are off. I guess I know what I'll be doing today. Enjoy your snow day Western Washington!

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January 2019

Perfect morning for a waterfall hike 🌲

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January 2019

Oh look! Another cliche PNW moody photo! This time of year is tough. It's cold and rainy and just kinda blah...I am not a cold weather kinda gal, I'm all about that sunshine (I know, I know, I'm in the wrong state ). BUT...I am a sucker for low clouds filtering through the trees, I could watch that dance for hours. And that's not something you get when sunny and hot. So I'll try to keep that in mind while I patiently wait for summer to return

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January 2019

#waterfallwednesday 🤷‍♀️ From a recent adventure with @russellgriffinphotography

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