Located in Oregon in the USA, I feel very fortunate to live in such a photogenic area. With Mt. Hood, the Columbia River Gorge, and the many other areas of natural beauty close by I could spend all day every day hiking and enjoying this wonderful scenic country. My photography, (which I publish under the name Hans Franchesco), while very enjoyable to me, is just a hobby, although a very expensive one. My goal with these images is to attempt to cover some of the cost related to my hobby, thus easing the burden on the family budget. I plan on spending many, many, years photographing this area in all seasons and weather conditions, as each time I go out something is different, making each visit unique. Thank you for looking at my images. I hope they inspire you to go and enjoy the nature in your own geographical area.