Some of Our Award Winning  Fine Art  Images

Information About The Image & Award 

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Wind Power Reflections of the Rich Soul Boat 114 Steps Canyon Roots Abandon Wagon at Farwell Bend Abandon Villa Bent Oak Bend

Wind Power

This was captured by Michael R. Anderson on the Columbia River Gorge in Oregon. Mr. Anderson spent hours artistically transforming the afternoon into a sunset scene. In 2013, it was selected for the PPA Loan Collection by the Professional Photographers of America (PPA) and featured in Professional Photography Magazine. It also received an Award of Merit from the PSA Columbia Council of Camera Clubs (4Cs).

Hearst Castle Pool

This image was created from 5 shots at the Hearst Castle Roman Pool in 2012 by Michael R. Anderson. Multiple shots were needed to capture the detail in the light and dark areas. The color version was featured in The Photographic Society of America Journal and this version was selected for the PPA Loan Collection by the Professional Photographers of America (PPA) in 2016. It also received an Award of Merit from the PSA Columbia Council of Camera Clubs (4Cs).

Soul Boat

The beautiful wood sculpture is the work of world renowned sculptor Larry Kirkland who created this in the late 1980's and it toured as a Smithsonian Exhibit before finding its way to the attic of an old barn. This ehnahced image was capture by Michael R. Anderson and the image received the highest professional award by the Professional Photographers of America in 2012 when it was selected for the prestigious PPA Loan Collection.

114 Steps

This was crafted by Michael R. Anderson from 3 photographs taken in the Yaquina Head Lighthouse at Newport, Oregon in 2012. It received an Award of Merit from the Portland Metropolitan Photograhers Association (PMPA) and was selected by the Professional Photographers of America (PPA) for the prestigious PPA 2012 Loan Collection. It was also listed as one of the top 12 architectural photographs worldwide by Marathon Press.

Canyon Roots

This was created by Michael R. Anderson in 2011 and it involved the merger of 5 shots taken at Bryce Canyon National Park. The black and white tones were carefully balanced in the style of Ansel Adams. It has received Awards of Merit from the Portland Metropolitan Photographers Association (PMPA), and the Columbia Council of Camera Clubs (4Cs). In 2012 it was also selected for the PPA General Collection by the Professional Photographers of America (PPA).

Abandon

This photograph was taken and digitally enhanced by Michael R. Anderson. The image was captured in Italy from a boat while traveling from Venice to the Island of Burano in 2007. It was crafted as an artistic representation of an abandon glass factory. This image received an Award of Merit in 2012 from the Portland Metropolitan Photographers Association (PMPA) and another from the Columbia Council of Camera Clubs in 2013.

Wagon At The Bend

This infrared photograph was captured with 3 shots and digitally enhanced by Michael R. Anderson. It is a replica of a prairie schooner wagon on the Oregon Trail at Farewell Bend where the Oregon Trail crosses the Snake River. It has received Awards of Merit from the Portland Metropolitan Photograhpers Assn (PMPA), the Columbia Council of Camera Clubs (4Cs) and it was accepted for the German International Photocup in 2014.

Abandon Villa

This image was captured in 2007 by Mr. Anderson from a boat on Lake Como in the Italian Alps. The abandon villa immediately caught his attention and he thought it had good digital art potential. He did his best to craft it like a painting. Mr. Anderson was correct about its potential because it has proven to be popular in art shows and it also received an Award of Merit from the Columbia Council of Camera Clubs (4Cs).

Bent Oak Bend

Mr. Anderson spotted this scene on the side of the highway while driving through California Wine Country. He knew it had artistic potential when he stopped to shoot it. The original scene had a clear sky so Mr. Anderson replaced it with another of his images of a sky with beautiful clouds. He tried to make it look like an oil painting and it received an Award of Merit from the Columbia Council of Camera Clubs (4Cs).

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Our Mission

Tough economic times hurt everyone but they especially hurt charities and their ability to raise much needed funds. We created this site primarily to help charities through donations of our fine art photographs. It has been said that a picture is worth a thousand words. We like to think that the right picture, in the form of a donation to a charity, can be worth a thousand dollars.

All of our fine art images are available for donation to qualifying charities by Michael Anderson and Lori Anderson. Priority is given to charities operating in the Pacific Northwest for the benefit of children and historical preservation. We have a decade long record of helping many charities through donations of our fine art pieces for fund raising events, oral auctions and silent auctions. Our support of charities will continue in the future and we do our best to make a difference for our favorite charities.

Donation Requirements

  • Qualifying charities must provide proof of a 501(c)(3) determination by the Internal Revenue Service.

  • Donations of framed fine art are limited to Oregon and Southwest Washington.

  • Charity auction items are subject to a minimum reserve price to ensure that the donation provides value.

  • We reserve the right to withhold our support to a charity and to modify these terms at any time.

In addition to our donations to favorite causes, our fine art images are also available for purchase. They can be framed for display in galleries, printed as notecards and the framed images can be used to decorate homes or offices. We have plans to add a catalog for on-line purchases but for now purchases can be facilitated using the email address provided below in the Get In Touch section of this page. Charities can also contact us regarding our donation of fine art, however, donations of art are restricted to Oregon and Southwest Washington.

Michael Anderson also belongs to several photographic clubs and associations. As a result, he knows and is friends with many photographers around the world. He enjoys helping his fellow photographers by providing answers to their questions and leading workshops and photo trips. He also offers his services to help photographers edit their own photographs for competition or sale. Because post processing photographic images can be a time consuminig task, an hourly fee is charged to provide thoses services. However, Mr. Anderson offers his services to history-based organizations in the restoration of photographs that document historical events. In respect to historical projects, Mr. Anderson has taken and restored photographs for publications. More about these services are provided in the Services section of this site. Contact us via email with your questions.

 

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