LOWER MULTNOMAH FALLS

•August 20, 2014 • Leave a Comment

And the falls just keep coming.  This image is the lower section of the Multnomah Falls just outside of Portland, Oregon.  They’re beautiful, but it’s very difficult to shoot around all of the people who are visiting the falls.

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NORTH HEAD LIGHTHOUSE

•August 14, 2014 • 1 Comment

Construction of the North Head Lighthouse was completed on November 15, 1897, after nearly 3 years of construction.  Located in Washington state, the North Head Lighthouse is only 2 miles from the Cape Disappointment Lighthouse.  Why would two lighthouses be located so close together?  Simple, the Cape Disappointment Lighthouse marks the south entrance of the Columbia River, while the North Head Lighthouse marks the north entrance of the same river.

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North Head is one of the windiest places in the United States, with wind velocities in excess of 100 mph being frequently measured. On January 29, 1921, winds were clocked at 126 mph before the measuring instrument blew away.

ANOTHER FAMOUS LANDMARK

•August 11, 2014 • Leave a Comment

A waterfall as magnificent and memorable as any in the country is located just a 30- minute drive outside of Portland. Visiting Multnomah Falls, a 611-foot-tall roaring, awe-inspiring cascade of icy water, lets you experience the power and beauty of nature up close and with ease. From the parking area off of I-84, a 5-minute walk is all that separates you from the exhilarating spray at the base of the falls.

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According to Native American lore, Multnomah Falls was created to win the heart of a young princess who wanted a hidden place to bathe. Although you can see the top portion of the falls from the highway, to view both tiers you have to walk to the viewing area located in a carved-out opening in the rock face. Tilting your head up in the narrow rocky confines of the steep cliffs, you get a mind-boggling perspective on the sheer magnitude of the falls.

For an even closer view, walk another several hundred feet up the paved trail to reach Benson Bridge, which spans the falls at the first tier’s misty base. Standing on the bridge you have a perfect view of the top tier’s full 542-foot height and a knee-wobbling vantage point over the second tier’s 69-foot drop! The bridge is named for Simon Benson, a prominent Portland businessman who owned the falls in the early part of the 1900s. Before his death, Benson gave Multnomah Falls to the City of Portland, which later transferred ownership to the USDA Forest Service.

 

WHERE AM I?

•August 9, 2014 • Leave a Comment

I thought I would post some images from a place I think most everyone will know.  As you scroll down the page, which image was the most obvious?

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OK…I know, this could be anywhere.

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Well…at least you know it’s a place with fresh fruits and vegetables.  And if you know me, you have to be saying, “So, what in the world were YOU doing there?”  :)

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One of a number of very cool neon signs found here.  Some of you may have it by now, but let’s post a few more for those still wondering.

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There are huge crowds in every corner.  If look closely, you will see a neon sign for Lowell’s Restaurant – pretty amazing food and views!

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Not just Starbucks!  There’s something special about this location.  Still not sure?

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That’s it!  Surely you have guessed by now that all of these images were captured from the famous Pike Place Market in Seattle, Washington.  One of the oldest continuously operated farmer’s market, Pike Place Market opened to the public on August 17, 1907.

Thanks for stopping by today!

 

SNOQUALMIE FALLS

•August 5, 2014 • 2 Comments

Snoqualmie falls is a 268 foot waterfall located on the Snoqualmie river between Snoqualmie and Fall City, Washington.  It is one of Washington’s most popular scenic attractions, but is perhaps best known internationally for its appearance in the cult television series, Twin Peaks.  This image captures the falls through true nearby trees.  What can be said about a waterfall?  Beautiful just didn’t seem adequate.

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I AM BACK…

•August 3, 2014 • 1 Comment

I have returned from  an extensive photo shoot into the northwest United States.  Do you have any idea how long it takes to drive from Canada to Mexico?…Driving entirely down the coastal highways?  Quite a while!

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My first entry for your viewing pleasure and comment is the Yaquina Bay Lighthouse.  This was definitely one of the best restored lighthouse that I saw on the west coast.

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JOURNEY TO THE CENTER OF A SEED POD

•May 6, 2014 • 5 Comments

A close-up shot into the center of a dandelion seed pod.

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