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The moon rises over metal transmission towers carrying electricity as the last rays of sunset light up Mount Hood. The huge metal towers carry power from Bonneville Dam on the Columbia River to Portland and other parts of Oregon. The combination of moon light and sunset makes this an interesting and challenging photograph.
Sunrise on rocky headland of the Pacific CoastRocky headlands and offshore rock formations are common all along the Oregon Coast. They provide nesting areas for seabirds. This sunrise shot picks up layers in the sky, purple on top, then an orange glow from the sunrise, then a layer of fog over the ocean and finally a white layer of surf.
A beautiful beginning to a wonderful day. January on the North Pacific Coast can be almost anything but I had a great day with good weather and started it off with this sunrise shot. I was reminded of colorful gelatin molds with the stack of different colors and textures. Dark purple on top, then an orange glow from the sun shining through a gap in the clouds, then a band of fog over the ocean and then a strip of white breakers with surf in the foreground. These views last only seconds and I was fortunate enough be there.
Ears of decorative corn hanging in a barn to dry. The late day light shining through the dusty window gives this a sad, vintage feel. I came across this scene on a farm in Hood River, Oregon and was immediately struck by the contrasting colors of the Indian corn and the light coming through the old dusty windows.
Mt Hood From Bald MountainMt. Hood viewed from the Pacific Crest Trail on Bald Mountain. Bald Mountain provides a fantastic view of Mount Hood and the Sandy Glacier. In early summer it is also a great wildflower viewing location.
Mt. Hood viewed from the Pacific Crest Trail on Bald Mountain. Bald Mountain provides a fantastic view of Mount Hood and the Sandy Glacier. In early summer it is also a great wildflower viewing location. The hike is not particularly long though parts can be very steep. The view is amazing but if you don't like heights it may not be for you. The trail is very narrow and in places you look down for a very long way with the edge only inches from the trail.
One of my favorite images of Mount Hood. The lake in the foreground is Lost Lake a recreational area in the Mount Hood National Forest. The young growth on the trees has a light green color and sets off the blue of the lake and sky. Mount Hood covered with snow in the background.
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