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That Moment

North To Alaska

Heading back up tonight.  I’ve got high hopes for this weekend, and maybe even a bit during next week.  I also want to spend some time in my image library, doing some house cleaning.

*That Moment – Trillium Lake // Mt Hood National Forest, Oregon*

There’s a certain mystery to the pre-dawn hours, and I find myself more and more drawn to them. Before I begin to ramble, perhaps a quote would best fit my thoughts:

“Life is flowing and continuous, it’s full of crossroads, tributaries, and sudden bends. To live is to travel, and navigable space attracts us. We want to follow the road or the river to find out what lies around the next bend or over the next rise. The mere fact that they exist seems to tell us that we should follow them. No one has ever lived our lives before us. This moment we are in a space and time that have never been traveled. Many past events prepared us for this moment, and we may often feel as though we were following a track that has been laid out for us, but at other times we feel as though we were strapped to the nose of a rocket, plunging through space where no one has ever been. Then, at times, we become one with our path, immersed in our lives unquestioningly. This is the condition we prefer, when the river that leads us through life simply flows.”

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A Night at Trillium Lake


I think the hardest thing about living in Portland is trying to decide just where we’ll go any given weekend.  I mean don’t get me wrong, it’s not a bad problem to have, just an interesting thing to have happen…

*A Night at Trillium Lake // Mt. Hood National Forest, Oregon*

Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined. ~ Henry David Thoreau

What direction are your dreams headed?  What are you doing every day to ensure that they are realized?

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In Her True Colors

Thor’s Well

Just decided that Thor’s Well will be the destination of choice for this weekend!  See you all on Monday!

*In Her True Colors – Trillium Lake // Oregon*

We decided to take a quick drive out to Mt. Hood the other evening, hoping for a nice sunset. Well we were left without a cloud in the sky, but it was beyond peaceful with not a soul around, and barely a ripple on the mirror of Trillium Lake.  After some great light during sunset, we decided to grab a quick bite to eat back in town, then came back to this spot to shoot the stars.  It turned out GREAT!  I’ll share more of those images soon.  :)

  • Nikon D600
  • 44mm @ f8
  • ISO100
  • 4sec

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