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East of the Cascades

Posted by
john4jack (Corvallis, Oregon, United States) on 1 November 2009 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

On the road to Sumpter. This was taken on the eastern side of the Cascades heading toward Fossil. As you can see, the terrain is very different than what we have in Western Oregon. It is not always the most photogenic country, but I thought that you should see a little bit of this part of Oregon. I purposely did almost no post-processing on this shot. One of my goals, at least for the first few shots, is to give you a feel for the land.

NIKON D300 1/160 second F/6.3 ISO 200 105 mm (35mm equiv.)

Japanalia from Yokohama, Japan

The colours are impressive here! Texture is vying with the reflection.....and I think the texture wins!
(P.S. Thanks for your visits and comments. Japanalia is a page where both my photos and my husband's are posted; the difference can be easily noticed in the signature on the photos.)

1 Nov 2009 5:21am

@Japanalia: Thank you. And thanks for all of the information.

Rand from Laie, United States

Nice image. It gets across the stillness and barrenness of the eastern halves of Washington and Oregon. It reminds me of a trip I took to Smith Rock many years ago.

1 Nov 2009 6:46am

@Rand: Thanks. Like two different worlds.

StarCosmosBleu from Bedford.Qc, Canada

Lovely tones..tranquility here...beautiful

1 Nov 2009 6:56am

@StarCosmosBleu: Thank you, and thanks for all of your kind comments on recent photographs.

Yvon from Orleans, France

great capture

1 Nov 2009 8:15am

@Yvon: Merci.

Kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

The water is so still it is almost impossible to see where the real and reflection meet. Well captured.

1 Nov 2009 8:41am

@Kiwisa: Thank you.

Anina from Auckland, New Zealand

WOW!!! This is simply fantastic!!! Great reflections. The detail and tones are fantastic. Well done

1 Nov 2009 9:06am

@Anina: Thanks, Anina.

PATRICK from miramas, France

just excellent

1 Nov 2009 9:55am

@PATRICK: Merci.

Florence from Paris, France

Stunning colors and perfect reflections !

1 Nov 2009 10:08am

@Florence: Merci, Florence.

MrsAmber from West Wickham, United Kingdom

I just love the reflections in this...a lovely shot!

1 Nov 2009 11:58am

@MrsAmber: Thanks, Kate.

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

A delight to senses, how lovely this is ;)

1 Nov 2009 11:59am

@Lorraine: Thanks, Lorraine.

*MЯG* from Tehran, Iran

great nature
great shot

1 Nov 2009 12:00pm

@*MЯG*: Thank you.

Piia from Helsinki, Finland

Nice. Well done.

1 Nov 2009 12:37pm

@Piia: Thank you.

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Lovely reflection and textures.

1 Nov 2009 1:02pm

@B. Thomas: Thanks.

Barbara Kile from Ft. Worth, United States

Lovely reflections and colors! Great capture.

1 Nov 2009 1:06pm

@Barbara Kile: Thanks, Barbara.

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

Fantastic framing . Tones and reflection are fabulous 1

1 Nov 2009 1:27pm

@MARIANA: Merci, Mariana.

Betty from Phillipsburg, United States

Beautiful terrain. Really nice composition and reflection. Well done.

1 Nov 2009 1:43pm

@Betty: Thanks, Betty.

MJ from Delaware, United States

I am with Betty... beautiful terrain beautiful reflection.... great composition

1 Nov 2009 1:53pm

@MJ: Thanks.

Marie from France

wouaw, ces couleurs sont géniales !!!

1 Nov 2009 2:37pm

@Marie: Merci, Marie.

Don from spokane, United States

A good one to show how Eastern Oregon looks. I like the rocky wall and that marvelous reflection. The green band of growing things shows, I think, how nature survives regardless!

1 Nov 2009 2:48pm

@Don: Thanks, Don. Nature is tenacious.

marc battault from clermont ferrand, France

very ,very nice reflection ,jack !
friendships !

1 Nov 2009 3:59pm

@marc battault: Merci.

Tracy from La Selva Beach, United States

This is Gorgeous! I love the composition- The reflection is crystal clear!

1 Nov 2009 4:18pm

@Tracy: Thanks, Tracy.

LauraS from Chico, United States

Spectacular shot, Jack.

1 Nov 2009 5:41pm

@LauraS: Thank you.

Theys from Charleroi, Belgium

Lovely reflection and textures

1 Nov 2009 5:44pm

@Theys: Merci.

Claudia from Illinois, United States

I found this stunning image by two paths: My own and by visiting Lorraine's site. This is utterly marvelous!

1 Nov 2009 5:46pm

@Claudia: Thanks, Claudia.

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

An absolutely fabulous exposure, Great tonal range across the whole frame and the colours are heavenly.

1 Nov 2009 6:25pm

@Curly: Thanks, Curly.

Susan from Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

Looks pretty photogenic to me!! Great catch....great textures....

1 Nov 2009 6:40pm

@Susan: Thanks, Susan.

Elena Kotrotsou from Drossia, Greece

wow! The reflections are divine!

1 Nov 2009 7:10pm

@Elena Kotrotsou: Thank you.

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Love those fine reflections.

1 Nov 2009 7:18pm

@Steve Rice: Thanks, Steve.

Michael from Shell village, United Kingdom

As smooth as a piece of glass, superb reflection

1 Nov 2009 7:24pm

@Michael: Thanks, Michael.

Isabelle from Liège, Belgium

Wonderful sharp shot, with great reflections !

1 Nov 2009 7:25pm

@Isabelle: Merci.

Dulcie from Danville, CA, United States

Good shot...all the better for the dry hard rocks is the surprise of yellow softly reflected in the water.

1 Nov 2009 8:01pm

@Dulcie: Thanks, Dulcie.

daniela scharnowski from Berlin, Germany

wow that colours are really bright! A breathtaking landscape, the most impressive thing is the ability of nature to join so different characters, the craggy and coarse ground with fluffy and gaudy plants, together mirrored in soft green. Incredible.

1 Nov 2009 8:45pm

@daniela scharnowski: Many thanks.

willow from Chelsea, United States

That is stunning! Perfect reflection and gorgeous colors!

1 Nov 2009 9:23pm

@willow: Thanks.

Scott F. Schilling from San Martin, United States

Great reflections and colors in this image! This definitely looks like the drive side of the Cascade range!

1 Nov 2009 11:30pm

@Scott F. Schilling: Thanks, Scott.

akarui from Kagoshima, Japan

Beautiful colors and reflections!

1 Nov 2009 11:59pm

@akarui: Thank you.

Denise from Duncannon, United States

Really neat reflections, I wonder if the water is as clear as it appears? Some day I will travel this area and see for myself, for now I will have to dream with your beautiful shots!

2 Nov 2009 1:38am

@Denise: In this isolated area, the water is pretty clear.

bekkah from Pennsylvania, United States

very beautiful shot with a wonderful reflection!

2 Nov 2009 1:58am

@bekkah: Thank you.

Viewfinder from Bradenton, FL, United States

How very glassy-smooth can water be. This is beautiful.

2 Nov 2009 2:00am

@Viewfinder: Thank you.

Didier DE ZAN from somewhere, France

Beautiful tones and reflections

2 Nov 2009 5:51am

@Didier DE ZAN: Merci.

dj.tigersprout from New York City, United States

supreme tranquility!! gorgeous!!!

2 Nov 2009 5:20pm

@dj.tigersprout: Thank you.

Cricket-TammyWarren from somewhere, United States

First thought...oooohhhh! This is a jaw-dropping image.

3 Nov 2009 5:00pm

@Cricket-TammyWarren: Many thanks.

Marie from France

un véritable tableau, c'est magnifique !

3 Nov 2009 10:07pm

@Marie: Merci.

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Beautiful colors on the water. I like it very much.

8 Nov 2009 10:59am

@Hiro: Thank you.

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

beautiful reflection ! great work on light and colors !

8 Nov 2009 9:34pm