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Subject: Cole Thompson Photography Newsletter No. 95


Cole Thompson Photography Newsletter

Issue 95   -   November 4, 2016



Separation No. 2




Dear Cole: 


This year I made my annual trek to Bandon a little late. I went in October rather than September and was met by a huge storm, it was so large and persistent that it caused me to leave Oregon and seek refuge on the California coast. That was a good thing because I had never seen the California coast above San Francisco before.


Before leaving, I did have a "meet-and-greet" on one of the stormiest days in Bandon. I am happy to report that 100% of the attendees were very, very nice. Here's a picture of me with all of them:



This is Jason Newton (left), he was 100% of the people who showed up! The weather was so bad that all we could do was get some breakfast and talk. I'm glad he ventured out that day, I learned a great deal from him.


On the way to Oregon I stopped at the recreational sand dunes at Sand Mountain in Nevada and on the way home I stopped by Goblin Valley near Moab. This newsletter contains the new images from each of these locations.




P.S. Here's a very nice art video entitled "Ashes and Snow."





Print Sale




Between now and Christmas 2016, I'm offering any of my prints (no matte) at the following prices:


8 X 12 images are $115

Square images are offered as an 8 X 8 for $75 or a 12 X 12 for $115

10 X 15 images are $125


This price includes shipping via USPS in a tube. Shipping internationally will be an additional $10 for postage.


To purchase an image, simply email me with the title you'd like, the size and your address. I'll get back to you with all the details. I do accept PayPal, Credit Card or Check.


I don't like to promote sales because that's not the reason I create. But sales do pay for my equipment and trips, so sorry for the advertisement!


New Images


Rocky Point



Monolith No. 102




Run Aground





Self Shadow, Oregon Sea Cave





Monolith No. 98




Basket of Driftwood




Lone Man No. 56







Dunes of Nude No. 175






Dunes of Nude No. 176




Ancient Stones No. 29





Monolith No. 100





Monolith No. 95




Five Sticks











Two Speaking Engagements




Kent, Ohio - November 8, 2016 at 6:30 pm


The NE Ohio Digital Photography Meetup (Ravenna) Group is hosting the event and I'll be giving my presentation "Why Black and White?"


The location is 112 East Main Street, Kent, Ohio 44240


There are only 50 seats available and so please RSVP to Jerry Jividen at



Denver, Colorado - December 15th at 5:00 pm


The Halcyon Hotel will be hosting a "Meet the Artist" night where my presentation will be geared towards the non-photographer as well as photographers. I'll be sharing images and stories from some of my favorite portfolios.


The location is 245 Columbine St, Denver, CO 80206


No RSVP is required, but space is limited.



Melting Giants Featured in LensWork




I'm excited to have my portfolio "Melting Giants" featured in the Nov/Dec issue of LensWork. 


LensWork is one of the few things that I aspire to photographically, and this time it's an extra special treat because it's the first time I've been featured on the cover.


You can purchase single issues of LensWork at your local Barnes & Noble. If you don't see it on the shelf, dig around behind the other photo magazines. It's a very short publication and it often gets hidden by the others.



Print Drawing




The winner of the last newsletter drawing is Elaine Schmidt! Elaine, please send me your mailing address so that I can send a print of "Separation" to you.


For this issue I'm giving away a print of "Three Pickets" above. To enter the drawing, simply send me an email with "Three Pickets" in the Subject line. 


My email address is:



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