Thursday, January 31, 2013

Life above the fog

After living in the Portland area my entire life, I've gotten used to those long gray Oregon winters. Often times it's sunny a few thousand feet up, but in the Willamette Valley it remains socked in with fog that the soft winter sun is unable to burn off. After recently moving 2 hours south into the hills above Silverton, near Silver Falls State Park, I've been able to experience what an Oregon winter is like at 2000ft. Two weeks back the Willamette Valley was stuck in a particularly strong and persistent inversion. While daytime temps remained below freezing down in the valley, up high it was sunny and warm - the conditions were almost springlike. One evening some of the fog drifted into the higher hills at sunset. I noticed the convergence of golden light and mist and quickly ran up the hill behind our house and captured these images. Enjoy!

Olympus E-PM1, Olympus 14-42 lens
Olympus E-PM1, Olympus 14-42 lens
Olympus E-PM1, Olympus 14-42 lens

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

New Years on Three Fingered Jack

As you can see, it's been a while since I've posted anything. I do, however, have some new images to share; it's just a matter of getting caught up with prepping my modest backlog of images for print and the internet. I thought I'd start off with sharing 2 of my favorite shots from a trip I took up to Oregon's, Three Fingered Jack over New Years. It was a great way to bring in 2013! 

While hiking back down through an area of forest burned back in '03 I stopped to photograph the scorched tree shadows being projected across the rolling, sunlit snow. I thought the contrasting lines made for an intriguing abstract, Cascade Mountains, Oregon. Olympus E-PM1, Olympus 14-42 Lens
Morning alpenglow illuminates windblown snow and the eastern face of Three Fingered Jack, Cascade Mountains, Oregon. Olympus E-PM1, Olympus 14-42 lens