Spirit of the Lake 1013
Sparks Lake, Deschutes county, OR
The Puzzle  1055
Sparks Lake, Deschutes county, OR
One of the things I learned while taking photography workshops is composition. In this photo I have a puzzle comp. The rocks in the foreground follows the outline of the reflection of the mountains in the water.

A perfect 4th of July morning   1048
Mt. Hood Trillium Lake, OR
A perfect 4th of July morning. How fitting to have a red, white and blue sunrise at Trillium Lake with Mt. Hood in the background on the 4th of July.
7/4/2017
Jonsrud Viewpoint  1053
Mt. Hood from Jonsrud Viewpoint, Sandy, Oregon
2/12/20117
Orange Delight  1027
Mt. Hood from Jonsrud Viewpoint, Sandy, Oregon
Peak a boo (Broken Top)  1036
Broken Top Mountain, Deschutes County, OR

What could have been 1057
Jefferson Park, OR
Several months ago I decided I wanted to photograph the solar eclipse from Jefferson Park, Oregon. A month before the solar eclipse Andrew Morgan​ and I hiked up to Mount Jefferson Wilderness​ to figure out exactly where we needed to be. I have a couple apps on my phone that allow me to preplan where I want to photograph. They also have live virtual view. I can hold my phone up and I can see where the sun or stars are going to be on a spacific date in the future. I was going to photograph the solar eclipse from Bays Lake with Mt. Jefferson in the background with several stages of the eclipse over the top of Mt Jefferson. The next day I was at work and heard the bad news. Lightning had struck and started a fire near Jefferson Park. To my dismay the fire was heading towards the park. I was pretty disappointed when I heard the park was going to be closed for the solar eclipse. Now I'm not sure where I'm going to photograph the solar eclipse from. Oh well I guess I will have to just enjoy it, even if it is from my own yard. Yes I am one of the lucky ones who lives in the path of totality. 
7/22/2017
Flowers for the Bachelor  1056
Mt. Bachelor near Sparks Lake
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