Sunday, November 04, 2007

Semi-Serious Sunday

Ok, almost nobody played my selling out game. I posted the answers in the comments now if you want to take a peek.

This week we'll move back to stupid fantastical comedy again.

In the meantime, I'll leave you with some photos I took during a 3 hour hike on Saturday. Consider that I live in a city will well over a million people and that this location is an hour away and one of many, many destinations just as nice that I could escape to. Also consider that it was a beautiful blue sky fall day and there were only about 30 people in the whole place. Magnificent!

There is something magical about a waterfall. To slow down and think about how much water goes down it 24/7. Of course, you have to live in the Pacific NW to experience this kind of water runoff in the fall!
Hiking behind the veils of the waterfall is surreal. It also makes for great camera shots.
Simply invigorating...
There are a lot of waterfalls in this area. Not all of them are straight drops.
The colors and lighting among the river at the bottom of the canyon were very peaceful

This one was really flowing...
It's soothing to stand behind these wonders of nature.
This one really spread out and created a light curtain effect.
Looking back on the falls
Would have been a great day for a competent photographer but I enjoy the lighting on the tree with the waterfall in the background
This was a striking waterfall right on the river. Made me want to slide down it had it been really hot out.
This is what happens when it rains a lot!
There is so much water in this canyon that some of the trees have a fern farm grown on them
Yes, even the rocks are taken over by the vegetation
I like the lighting behind this moss coated tree
One of my favorites...
The undercut of this trail and waterfall was so impressive
Where else can you get a shot like this from behind a waterfall?
Another beautiful waterfall
Yes, though I travel throughout the world, I continually amaze myself with the beauty right here in my backyard. Sometimes the grass is green on both sides of the fence!

10 comments:

Hope said...

wow...that' all I can say...wow...I sit here green with envy.

oh and thnaks for visiting my blog today. How'd you find me?

Carla said...

Fabulous photos. What a great get away spot. Wow!

Serena Joy said...

What beautiful pictures! And how fortunate you are to have such wild and beautiful places practically in your own back yard.

Jeff said...

Bute-ee-full!

Somehow I don't think my Kodak Easyshare camera would produce such great pictures. I know, blame it on the camera Jeff.

VE said...

hope - Actually, you seemed to have found me first earlier.

carla - See, I can post something normal. It's painful, but I can do it...

sj - And if it weren't Oregon, it would be somebody's back yard and they'd have a damn fence around it and charge admission if they let you see it at all. I'm glad Oregon has good tough land use laws so I can enjoy such things.

jeff - It's ok. I blame all my life's problems on my poor choice of some gadget!

Anne said...

looks like a nice hike. the last one is my favorite. for what it's worth.

Uncivil said...

I like it when you do a serious post! Great photos! If you have any friends in Atlanta Georgia.....that would be a funny/cruel post to send them!!!!!LOL!!!

justacoolcat said...

Awesome. I love those tree shots.

the frogster said...

We spent some time in that neck of the woods, though I don't think we ever found this refuge. Great pics, great landscape. I do miss that about living in San Francisco- there were a thousand beautiful hidden spots only a few hours away. There's stuff here on the east coast too, but, well, not as remote and (sorry) not as breathtaking.

BrentD said...

Looks like Silver Falls. You are making me homesick, keep up the good work.