A friendly little snake that I came across on the trail one day while hiking to McLoyd's Canyon and the Moon House Ruin... an awesome Anasazi "settlement.".
This guy wasn't too aggressive, but as you can see in the photo, he assumed a defensive pasture.
As the rain pours down here in Oregon, I dream of the desert and my trip to Canyonlands this coming May.
Simnasho Church at Warm Springs Reservation.
The Warm Springs American Indian tribe occupies the land to the East of Mount Hood, Oregon.
I posted a shot similar to this one about a year and a half ago, this might be familiar to some of my contacts. I have been re-processing some of my older shots as my processing techniques have changed in the last year or two.
Hey... Guess what? It's Finally Friday!
This seasonal flow feeds the Salmon River near Green Canyon and flows down from the side of Hunchback Mountain near Welches and Mount Hood, Oregon.
In the Summer this stream will be dry. Even on a dry Winter this stream may not become more than a trickle. The warmer weather in the last day or so is melting the snow and swelling the streams.
The Salmon River is rushing full tilt. I tried my best to get a few shots this afternoon but the incessant downpours made it difficult.
Tomorrow's Friday! We're almost there. : )
Taken at Dalles Mountain Ranch in Dallesport, Warshington.
In lieu of a Trillium Lake shot, I give you Portland reflecting in the Willamette River. I want you to know that I haven't posted a Trillium Lake shot in over a month. : )
This shot is a single exposure processed in Adobe Camera Raw and finished in CS4.
I adjusted the shadows and highlights, did some curve adjustment, a slight bump in saturation, a little dodging and burning, localized brightness and contrast on the pilings and a ever so slight vignette and then called it good.