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Weekly Photo Challenge: Perspective

13 Mar

For this weeks weekly photography challenge I chose to share photographs that I took in Camas, Washington during our snow and ice store this year. I took these photographs on the third day of our winter storm. The first two days of the storm were fun, it snowed enough that we were able to take our sleds to the top of the hill down the street and go sledding for a couple hours.

The third day of the storm just turned into an icy mess which meant we were trapped in the house. I took this opportunity to go wander in the ice crusted snow for all of about 20 minutes before my fingers started to turn into icicles, I did get some photographs of Camas encrusted in ice during that time.

These photographs really shows my perspective of the storm and how I frequently see the world through my lens because many of these photos really focus on the details. I hope you enjoy them and I have to say they are reminding me of how happy I am to be seeing sunshine this week. 🙂

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Icy Days: Multnomah Falls and Lacamas Lake

11 Feb

Back in the middle of November (very early for such cold weather here) it got down right freezing here. There was a stretch of many days in a row where it did not get above 20. That usually happens once a year or so around here, but usually in January or February. During that stretch I ventured out to look at Lacamas Lake, near my house, and could see that it was completely frozen.

waterandice1I have always wanted to head out to Multnomah Falls when it was frozen, so while my kids were in school I took a very short trip out there to see it. It was not fully frozen, but there was a lot of ice around it. It was beautiful. A few weeks later a huge rock fell and broke a large chunk of this beautiful historic bridge right off. 😦 I guess they think that the freezing conditions probably loosened the rock. It was lucky that it fell in the wee hours of the morning, so no one was hurt. This bridge is usually very busy as it is a view point for the falls as well as a part of the hike to get to the top of the falls. It is currently closed pending…well hopefully getting fixed.

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The entire Columbia Gorge scenic area is just gorgeous. If you ever come out to Oregon or South Washington it is a must see. There are so many waterfalls, with trails that fit any kind of hiking ability. My good friends got married at a place right next to Bridal Veil Falls and hike in their wedding attire to take pictures at the falls before the wedding. It was great.

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