Articles by Connor O'Brien

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An Adventurer’s Guide to Oregon: Bouldering

September 4th, 2012

If you are familiar with rock climbing – one of the fastest growing sports in America – then you are most…

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An Adventurer’s Guide to Oregon: Mountain Biking Along the McKenzie

August 15th, 2012

Twenty-six miles along one of Oregon’s most pristine rivers in one of Oregon’s most pristine forests, the McKenzie…

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An Adventurer’s Guide to Oregon: Summer Surfing

August 1st, 2012

If you are a surfer, you may not think of the Pacific Northwest as a destination that should be on your list of places…

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The Waterfall That Was Almost Forgotten, Abiqua Falls

May 20th, 2009

A bit of exploration one late afternoon online lead me to a photo of an inspiring waterfall just outside of Mt. Angel,…

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Whale Watching in Depoe Bay

January 18th, 2009

Growing up most boys become fascinated with dinosaurs or race cars but for some reason I became fascinated with whales.…

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About Author Connor O'Brien

Connor O’Brien is a Portland- based, second-generation photographer specializing in Adventure Sports, Outdoor Lifestyle and Assignment & Editorial Photography. Having lived in places as far reaching as Australia and as close to home as Massachusetts, Texas, Wisconsin and Minnesota, he has used the varying landscape and the people as inspiration in his photographs. Moving to Oregon many moons ago, Connor has been fortunate enough to experience some of the unspoiled beauties of the west with his camera in hand. Beginning his career as a freelance writer and photographer in Oregon, he continues to visually describe the landscape he visits throughout his work. Whether it be capturing new ascents on remote crags or following trails down lost canyons, his love and passion for the outdoors has led his photographic development to where it is today.

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