Saturday, September 19, 2015

Mt Tabor Reflections

Mt. Tabor Reservoir in SE Portland, Oregon.  This reservoir, due to the fact that it is not covered and therefore represents a national security compromise, will most likely be decommissioned and emptied.  Shots like this will no longer be possible.  I am grateful to be one of the many people almost silently gathered last night to witness this beautiful show.

Friday, September 18, 2015

Mt. Hood Sunrise

 Good morning Mt. Hood!  She bursts forth into the day in fine fashion!  Of late the Sunrises and Sunsets have been totally ludicrous.  I love the annual return of clouds and the dance of light that accompanies them.  I am grateful to have caught this from Mt. Tabor Park in Portland, Oregon.  I tried to get to Rocky Butte immediately afterward but got distracted in a conversation...more on that later.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Columbia Sunset

The sun casts its final rays on the waters of the Columbia River.  This Gorge is so beautiful!  There are no two days or evenings the same.  I have found that on days when the weather is enough to keep most folks home that it is then that the gorge shines...can you imagine what it was like for early photographers like Carleton Watkins?

Saturday, September 05, 2015

Mt. Rainier Paradise

Love this place...Paradise on Mt. Rainier.  The home of the old Paradise Campground and current home of a Government Weather Station, giving us data that helps provide water supply forecasts and real-time data for weather forecasts.  Distracting this peak!

Wednesday, September 02, 2015

Dee Wright Sunset

Dee Wright observatory on McKenzie Pass in Central Oregon.  As the fall approaches, kids are back in school, and places like this become blessedly quiet.  An awesome time for visiting and hanging out for awhile.


Cross Season is upon us!  Get out there and make some fun happen.  Dress up, get muddy, smile, and drink beer.  I can't wait.

Blitzen Gorge

 Gotta get back to this place, 'tis the season.  Aspens are going to be turning soon, crisp air, maybe a dusting of early snow like we got on Mt. Hood in the last few days...yes, it sounds good.  This is Blitzen Gorge on Steens Mountain, if you have not been, go there!

Tuesday, September 01, 2015

North Cascades

Sure do miss the North Cascades this Summer!  Even though they have been burning and filled with smoke, that's part of the greater process, and I bet it made for some incredible #sunrises and #sunsets.