There's so much amazing out there

 

Setting up a photograph from the West side of Grand Teton National Park on August 21, 2017. (c) Chris Fabregas

Expansive, colorful, detailed scenery is my obsession. I love the adventure of finding bold blue skies, watching dynamic clouds slowly build and release their form, hearing and feeling powerful water etch a path around unyielding towering rock that climbs above a forest of uncountable trees.  At night, I can spend hours peering out into our galaxy and universe. My absolute passion is finding and photographing these scenes.

I'm a PNW native and call Seattle my home, though I grew up in over a dozen cities up and down the West Coast. I hold a few engineering degrees but photography became my life shortly after graduation and I haven't look back.  But, I'll confess that my technical education has definitely influenced the way I approach my photography. 

 
 
 

The Panoramic Photograph

As an engineer, I am drawn to the technical aspects of photography and immediately embraced panoramic stitch photography where many images are combined into massive composite photograph. The scenes I’m able to capture with this technique are more expansive than normal and full of immense detail. If a photograph is worth one thousand words, a panoramic image is a novel.

 
 
An 8-photo sequence of the Olympic Mountain Range seen past Seattle to the West taken from Newcastle, WA

An 8-photo sequence of the Olympic Mountain Range seen past Seattle to the West taken from Newcastle, WA

 
 

The wall print

The panoramic stitch technique lets me print at very large scales so that you can view the image close to see scenes within the scene but also take several steps back to see the full picture. At this scale, the prints become windows into nature: I want you to feel like you are there and feeling what I experienced.

All of the photography in my gallery is available exclusively on metallic photo paper, protected by 1/8" glare-reduced premium acrylic glass on the front and two sheets of aluminum on the rear for structure. 

 
The final expansive panoramic acrylic print of my favorite city poised in front of the Olympic National Park

The final expansive panoramic acrylic print of my favorite city poised in front of the Olympic National Park