These past eleven years I've been very lucky to meet and shoot with a number of local photographers who enjoy finding beauty and humor in any location urban or landscape, day or night.
Although I've been taking pictures for most of my life and have worked with Photoshop since version 2.5, improving never stops... and I continue to learn from and be inspired by many of the photos I see here on flickr and elsewhere online.
Looking forward to reading your comments (please no flickr "bling" or Explore kudos) and seeing your photos here on flickr.
Special Thanks to Ted Ducker /outabounds for the icon photo.
Fine Print / Copyright Please do not use any of my images without my written permission. All work is Copyright ©1995-2019 Victor von Salza, all rights reserved.
If you make money from your website, brochures, or writing please do not ask for "free" use of images. Between release/license forms, email, resizing and uploading files, even "free" images can easily take several hours. And once an image is given for free, it only leads to more requests for "free" images, almost never to an offer to pay for use of some future photo.
If your time and effort are worth money, so too are the photos that you would like to use to help make your endeavors a success, as is the time photographers professional or amateur put into creating and delivering them.
The least expensive way to see my photos large on a wall is by using a flickr app on your HDTV via a digital media player such as an Apple TV.
- Live Composite 615 photos, 156 members
- OMD EM1 mk II 10,376 photos, 312 members
- The Fog and The Rain 54,492 photos, 4,981 members
- Zone Plate 855 photos, 364 members
- Leica DG 8-18mm F2.8-4 Vario-Elmarit Panasonic 超廣角鏡頭 1,794 photos, 173 members
- Olympus M.ZUIKO Digital ED 8mm f/1.8 Fisheye PRO Lens 1,661 photos, 236 members
- Olympus M.zuiko Digital ED 12-100 F4 PRO 5,630 photos, 279 members
- Blue Moon Camera 39,009 photos, 811 members
- Worldwide Pinhole Day 3,318 photos, 634 members
- L’écriture urbaine No 30/60 limit - The urban writing 7,124 photos, 466 members
- The Blue Hour Gallery 18,668 photos, 1,527 members
- Total Solar Eclipse 2017 - NASA 3,618 photos, 2,246 members
- Corrected Fisheye 184 photos, 7 members
- Urban Minimalism - 3 Images per day 114,429 photos, 7,948 members
- Sign of the Times (All Types of Signs) 208,460 photos, 5,259 members
- Solar Eclipse 2017 USA 1,552 photos, 549 members
- March for Science 3,414 photos, 152 members
- Panolapse 13 photos, 2 members
- We love π !!! 243 photos, 61 members
- PI DAY! 199 photos, 103 members
- Photoshopped Transit 802 photos, 13 members
- Express Art - NEW RULES 2018 (opted out) 14,276 photos, 307 members
- APOD Submissions 21,262 photos, 1,371 members
- Fence Photography 28,775 photos, 1,994 members
- Bridge Architecture 13,691 photos, 1,413 members
- Christmas Trains 1,975 photos, 159 members
- Portland Holiday Express Train 122 photos, 9 members
- Light and Colour in the Open Air 4,636 photos, 104 members
- fogography™ 9,139 photos, 1,063 members
- northwest fog 659 photos, 87 members
- Fog and Rain (curated) 259,651 photos, 57,492 members
- POLAR COORDINATES 319 photos, 28 members
- The Fake Files 1,476 photos, 96 members
- The Oregon Photographer's Group 36,408 photos, 453 members
- Sellwood Bridge • Portland Oregon 455 photos, 46 members
- The Ethereal Long Exposure Group. 1,806 photos, 106 members
- Peeps-tastic! 2,387 photos, 684 members
- Portland Winter Light Festival 255 photos, 16 members
- Moment Lens 1,175 photos, 359 members
- Museum of Glass Tacoma, WA 587 photos, 107 members
- Tacoma 21,588 photos, 852 members
- NASA Lunar Eclipse Group 1,189 photos, 670 members
- Total Lunar Eclipse September 27-28 2015 437 photos, 199 members
- Sundogs / 22° halo-Atmospheric Phenomenon 249 photos, 52 members
- Jackson Pollock 1,073 photos, 245 members
- TriMet 2,571 photos, 126 members
- Blue Hour Party - Only the best at twilight 6,148 photos, 942 members
- Capture the Moon 439 photos, 110 members
- Naval ships, navy ships and warships 37,798 photos, 2,525 members
- Ships and Vessels 243,280 photos, 12,425 members
- Panther Creek Falls 16 photos
- Total Solar Eclipse 2017 25 photos, 2 videos
- pi 31 photos
- NightScapes 13 photos
- Portland Holiday Express 21 photos
- Road Views 4 24 photos
- Portland Adult Soapbox Derby 12 photos
- Trail Shots 3 16 photos
- St Johns Bridge • Weather 18 photos
- Fleet Week Portland Oregon 14 photos
- Tulips 2 12 photos
- Vista House from the Women's Forum 15 photos
- Road Views 3 17 photos
- Fireworks Portland Oregon 15 photos
- Millau Viaduct 15 photos
- Tulips 1 17 photos
- Road Views 2 18 photos
- Peter Iredale 2 20 photos
- Trail Shots 2 13 photos
- Peter Iredale 18 photos
- Beacon Rock 2 15 photos
- Vista House 13 photos
- Cliffs of Cape Horn 9 photos
- Weather 16 photos
- As Time Goes By 11 photos
- Catch a falling star 8 photos
- Atmospheric perspective - Blåner 12 photos
- Moonlight Waterfalls 5 photos
- Star Trails 12 photos
- St Johns Bridge • details 11 photos
- Milky Way 14 photos
- Rainbows 2 11 photos
- Cloudscapes 9 photos
- Road Views 17 photos
- Fairy Falls 10 photos
- Natural Diptychs 10 photos
- Ape Cave 15 photos
- Rainbows 17 photos, 1 video
- Sunlight & Waterfalls 25 photos
- Dalles Mountain Ranch 14 photos
- Beacon Rock 15 photos
- Trail Shots 18 photos
- St Johns Bridge • reflections & shadows 14 photos
- St Johns Bridge • arches 27 photos
- St Johns Bridge • spans 17 photos
- Broughton Log Flume 19 photos
bob eddings says:
"portland is a raw, beautiful, vibrant place in which to live or visit and no one captures that beauty and spirit any better than victor. he should be on everyone's short list of those whose images are truly representative of this special place.
his photo sets include a lot of helpful how-to's and, even on a humorous note, his ongoing "bridlemile dude" set has become somewhat of a local tradition guaranteed to make you smile.
hardly a day goes by when an image victor posts doesn't stop me dead in my tracks. there's good and, then, there's victor-good. if you're a local image maker from portland, you probably already know that. if not, do yourself a big favor and let his images grace and elevate your daily contact pool."
February 27th, 2012
"I first met Victor when he came with a friend of mine on a bushwhack out in the Gorge. It was a pretty epic bushwhack, and I really appreciated his outlook and humor. Later, it was simply marvelous to see his super-unique take on the places we visited. He's always up for a trip, an experiment, a new way to look at things. He's also one of the most disarmingly genuine people I've ever met--truly a joy to be around.
Thanks for sharing, Victor! Keep up the good work!"
March 23rd, 2009
"Victor is such a great guy, it's hard to know what to point out about him and his photography he shares here on flickr. I can start by saying that he's great to go shooting with, the man is ALWAYS prepared! When it comes to what he posts, rather than just share a photo, he frequently dissects how he arrived at the final image, giving newbies or Photoshop enthusiasts a new technique to try. His comparison shots are a valuable tool alone, seeing the different end-results of various shutter and aperture combinations - you could learn a lot from frequenting his photostream. I highly recommend it!"
January 23rd, 2009
"Victor is a truly kind and generous individual as well as a knowledgable and highly skilled photographer. Not only is he constantly pushing the envelope and finding new ways to both shoot and process images, but he is then more than willing to show you how to do it yourself. Thanks for all of your work and inspiration Victor."
October 1st, 2008
- Victor von Salza
- March 2007
- Portland, Oregon, United States