With a nice cool weather front moving in on Wednesday I rose early and headed for the mountains. Sometimes the weather can shut out photo opportunities – at least for the grand landscape type images – so I was not real sure much would come around but it is always nice to be in the mountains.
My first stop was at Big Lake near Hoodoo Ski area hoping to get a view of Mt. Washington over the lake. Nothing. However on the way in I noticed this marsh area filled with freshly budding willow. Went back there and got an image of the sun just lighting the tops of the brush. This type of shot is more of an intimate landscape as apposed to the Grand Landscape and I have become more and more drawn to them.
Following a stop at a local bakery for a blueberry scone – delicious – I went up on the hills south of Sisters and to my delight the South Sister, a bit of Broken Top and Tam MacArthur rim were peaking their heads out of the storm clouds. The sun was over my left shoulder and pushed some light onto the mountains – probably not for long. The Middle and North Sister never did make an appearance. This was shot in the area of a relatively recent fire.
As always comments are more than welcome.