At the headwaters of the McKenzie River lies a mountain lake that’s known amongst Central Oregonians for its spectacular Fall colors. Vine maples seemingly grow straight out of the lava rock, and the clarity of the water makes it appear almost as though the lake is being lit from beneath. As a bonus, an easy 7-mile loop trail offers many vantage points for photographers. On this particular day, it was raining sideways; this deeply saturated the colors of the foliage, and the colors made for an interesting juxtaposition against the lake beneath. The reflected blue light from the lake made the trees appear almost ghostlike. Gore-Tex and a thermos of hot chocolate were integral to capturing this image!
Beautiful snow hike last night up at Mt Baker. The weather was perfect! I was amazed to see others enjoying the night air with us. On the way home we even saw car drifters on the highway. I thought this was only in the movies... 😉
Sur la route de la fameuse Highway 101, en entrant dans le Samuel H. Boardman State Scenic Corridor en Oregon 😍 La chair de poule, vraiment, de traverser ces paysages alors que le soleil disparaît derrière l'océan Pacifique 🌅 On a d'ailleurs fait demi-tour pour que je puisse immortaliser ce moment, avoir une photo qui nous rappelle l'émotion que l'on a ressentie lorsque nous y étions pour de vrai 📸 C'est ma participation au #GrandPrixPhotoVoyageurs de @voyageursdumonde sur le thème du cadre dans le cadre, une manière de photographier différemment ce que l'on a sous les yeux, de diriger le regard 👀 Vous pouvez participer jusqu'au 19 décembre et il y a de très beaux prix à la clé 🎁 C'est l'occasion de se lancer un petit challenge photo en plus 😉 #EMinPNW
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Apparently there are camp sites here only accessible by watercraft... going to have to give that a try next year!
At an altitude of 5,325 feet, the McKenzie Pass showcases the history of the Cascade Arc. Eruption over millennia have blanketed the landscape leaving islands of trees untouched throughout the fields. North Sister keeps watch, another sentinel of the Ring of Fire.
Among the giants - probably one of the most difficult shooting conditions I’ve shot in. Pouring rain made composing this shot difficult, but of course, it’s the pouring rain and a bit of mist wafting in and out of the scene that made this composition worth shooting. I just love that bit of mist that softens the background, as well as the wet tree trunks on either side giving a bit of contrast. I wasn’t sure if this image was going to work because everything was just getting drenched in the rain, but when I arrived back at my computer and popped my sd card in, this was one of a few exposures that didn’t suffer from water spots.
Snoqualmie Falls, Snoqualmie, WA
Stars when you shine, you know how I feel
Scent of the pine, you know how I feel
Oh freedom is mine
And I know how I feel
“Feeling Good” by Nina Simone #wanderwashington
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Took a trip out to one of my favorite falls and got a little snow surprise. ❄️ ~whitehorse falls~
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Super excited for some time in the forest tomorrow with my man! 🌲🌲🌲
Can you Imagine a place with 14 feet of rain every year? And, another 3 feet from fog and moisture? Sure, you have heard of the Amazon but meet Washington’s own Hoh Rain Forest. The “drip, drip, drip” of Pacific Northwest. Formed thousands of years ago by the passage of glaciers, this is one of the four rain forests in WA now declared World Heritage.
The rainforest is a four hours drive from Seattle but that whole area is so exotic and gorgeous that the drive is totally worth it. I saw the “drip, drip, drip” the last weekend. I don’t think I have ever seen such mesmerizing and equally hypnotic scapes. I know I will go there again a few times.