There was finally a major storm in our area Thursday night – thunder and lightening and intense rain showers. Showers yesterday but there was still rain this morning – what a treat. With the color season beginning in a few days I thought that maybe the rain would brighten up the colors in the fallen leaves and help to usher in the season. Spent some time at a local park just wandering among the fallen leaves looking for a composition that said autumn color. Hopefully many more images to come when I focus my camera on Steens Mountain in a week or so although those may be more of the grand landscape than the intimate version below.
My thought this morning was to travel over to Sparks Lake to see if I could get an image of the South Sister and Broken Top peaking thru the smoke. The forecast was for clearing but alas it did not come round when I was there. A descriptive term: Thick as a Brick sums up the conditions. There was a bit of brightening on the way back but still nothing that would indicate the mountains were going to make an appearance.
On the way over I kept getting glimpses of a red sun in the clouds and by the time I got to Crescent it had brightened a bit. Found an area in the midst of an old burn that allowed the sun to be placed against the smoke and darkness.
These images are better viewed larger so please just click on them and I welcome your comments.
“If all you see is what there is to be seen,
then you are not seeing all there is to see”
Sometimes just moving the camera a bit while the shutter is open can produce interesting images seen in different ways. This one was taken during a friends gathering in Astoria last September and I had not worked it up until I was browsing images by Michael Kenna (http://www.michaelkenna.net/index2.php) the other night. While I am not saying this one comes anywhere near the quality of his work it did get me thinking about these images still residing on my hard drive and was a nudge to go over and see if any worked. I think this one does. Comments always welcome. Click for a larger view.