Sunday, June 29, 2014

Columbia River Gorge

I love the Columbia River Gorge. It is so beautiful. The sweeping panoramic view of the Columbia River, the multiple waterfalls, the forest, the trees, the charming old bridges, all give me a sense of peace and adventure. Whenever life or school gets too be to much, I grab my camera and drive the old scenic highway that runs through the gorge. It's become my playground. While looking through the viewfinder of my camera at the stunning landscape, the world and my troubles melt away.

 I love capturing the smaller details found in nature. We are always so busy looking at the larger picture in front of us, we often don't stop to take in the little details.

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Depot Bay

After fishing on the river with Harvey (see previous posts here and here), we decided to head over to Depot Bay. We spent some time on the marina. And do you think I got any pictures of the boats? Nope, I was to busy getting rope detail photos. LOL!

           I also thought the rust on one of the pillars was interesting.
                              Dale thought about jumping in. :)
 After spending some time on the marina, we headed into town. We parked by this bookstore and I thought all the books in the window needed to have their photo taken.

 We spent a lot of time wandering around this bridge and taking pictures. It was a lot of fun, and sparked some interesting conversations with the other tourists in town.

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Siletz River

Last summer my friend Dale was in town and invited me to go fishing with him and his friend Harvey. I drove out to Lincoln City and met the guys at Harvey's river house. Dale and I spent the morning photographing the beautiful Siletz River. And Harvey and I spent the morning fishing. Yes I managed to fish and take pictures at the same time. You can see proof of my amazing multi-tasking skills on Dale's blog. I even caught a fish!! You can read about my catch here. 
 I love the peaceful feeling that comes over me as we drift down the river.
                           The bright color of this tree caught my eye.
 I enjoy watching the colors tumble and distort in the wake we leave in the water.
 Harvey could not understand why Dale and I were taking pictures of leaves floating in the water. But really . . . how could we not? :)
                                                            Meet Dale!
 I might be a little nuts . . . but I think this log looks like a high heel shoe. LOL!

                              Meet Harvey, our guide for the day.

Sunday, June 1, 2014

I Caught a Fish

Last summer my friend Dale came up from California for a visit. I met him and his friend Harvey in Lincoln City to go fishing and take pictures on the Siletz River. Harvey has a house on the river and goes out fishing quite often. I however have not been fishing in many many years . . . and I was never very good at it. This time however I caught a huge fish! Harvey was so jealous . . . well according to Dale anyway. (You can read his account Here, he got some fun photos of me too)

Dale was kind enough to take a photo of me and my prize fish.
 Harvey, the seasoned fisherman knows how to display a fish for a photo.
                          Harvey was kind enough to gut my fish for me.
 I will play in the dirt and mud. I will even get greasy under the hood of a car (not that I know what I'm doing) and I kill my own spiders. But I will not gut a fish!!

 My fish next to Harvey's fish. I think I won the fishing contest. LOL! And just so you know I'm not exaggerating we measured my fish . . . 14" long. I'm told that's good.