Chuck Martin caught this lovely sunrise over the pond area behind the park and ride at the north end of Stayton, along Cascade Highway. I’ve been down to this area several times, but I’ve never made it at sunrise. If only sunrise happened later in the day. Thanks, Chuck!
Guest photographer Chuck Martin took this beautiful sunset image from Berry St. in nearby Sublimity. I recognize those irrigation pipe wheels from a photo I posted not long ago.
Guest photographer Jim Mullholand captured this beautiful sunset last night. We’ve had a lot of smoke in the air from area wildfires for the last few days, and yesterday was especially bad. But I’m glad we can still find the beauty in such a situation. Jim’s description:
Smoke from the Estacada fire creates a colorful sunset over the smokey valley.
Thank you, Jim! It’s gorgeous. Be sure to click on the thumbnail at right to see another view of the sunset.
This photo as a story. Well, not the photo itself, but how it came to be. My telephoto lens died recently when I was shooting a sunset image. I couldn’t afford to replace it, so I figured I’d do without for a while until I could. But last night, some very special people surprised me by having a package delivered to me. That package contained a new telephoto lens, one much nicer than the one I had before. I had no idea they were doing it, and I am still floored they would be so generous and kind.
I think they prefer to remain nameless, but they are amazing people, from The United States and Canada. And I am proud to call them my friends.
So, today’s photo is one of the first shot with my new lens.
Turbo is guest photographer Terri Jo Adams’ dog, who was outstanding in his field (insert rimshot here) in the photo. Terri Jo’s description:
I like to call this “Turbo with Angry Sun watching” ….. on top of that, the sky sorta looks a little tee’d off also. . . dog didn’t notice all that, they’re great at living in the moment … Anyway, I took this Aug 5th – I believe all of the angry-ness stems from the wildfires burning all around the state. I’d be angry too.
Yup, so I would I. Thanks, Terri Jo!
We have a new guest photographer today! Chuck Martin submitted this beautiful photo via the site’s Facebook page. His description:
The last July sunset. Overlooking the beautiful Willamette Valley. Taken at the South entrance to Silver Creek Falls.
Simply beautiful. Thanks, Chuck!