About Me

Adele at Strike Valley Overlook above Waterpocket Fold, Capitol Reef National Park, Utah. © Adele M. Buttolph, © Adele Buttolph


Adele M. Buttolph

Photographers deal in things which are continually vanishing and when they have vanished there is no contrivance on earth which can make them come back again.

~Henri Cartier-Bresson

Photography is an unbounded pursuit in all of its aspects.  One can spend an entire lifetime engaged in photography and there will still remain room to explore, learn, and create.  For me, the creative and technical aspects of photography make it fascinating and enjoyable.  Landscape photography has developed my ability to see and to capture the essence of a scene.  I particularly enjoy creating panoramic images that portray the sense of surrounding the viewer.

I find Intentional Camera Movement (ICM) to be a fascinating technique.  It always holds an element of surprise as you never know exactly what you will get.  Various kinds of movement can be used together with shape, form, and light to accentuate a subject or scene.  Depending on subject and technique, results of ICM can range from the abstract to serene impressionism.

My interest in photography began in high school with the purchase of a Minolta XG7 SLR camera and a couple of lenses.  Back then, I photographed almost exclusively with black and white film.  Developing prints in the darkroom was a magical experience – watching the image come to life on paper for the first time is something that I will never forget.

Presently, I am based out of beautiful Wallowa County, Oregon, which provides ample opportunities for photography.  Viewing the Wallowa Mountains daily provides constant inspiration and motivation for my work.  I hope that you enjoy my images and return to my website often to see what is new.

All the best,