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Monday, October 20, 2014

Sand Lake


This is the Sand Lake estuary, located on the Oregon Coast. Just north of the lake is a very popular OHV playground in the sand dunes along the beach. You would never know by the serene, calm look of the lake on this grey, foggy Oregon day. Through the thick clouds you can make out a sand bar in the water, and beyond that barely spot the edges of Whalen Island in the distance.

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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Cape Kiwanda



I just returned from a sweet vacation with my family to Cape Kiwanda in the town of Pacific City. The weather was classically Oregon, as it was cloudy and rainy most of the trip. However, we did not let that stop us Oregonians from having a good time. While braving the outdoors, I took this photo of Haystack Rock, which stands 327 feet above the ocean and is the fourth tallest sea stack in the world. It is also apparently one of three stacks in Oregon named Haystack Rock.

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Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Blood Moon Lunar Eclipse



Last night we had the second lunar eclipse of the year. There was also one in April, but the springtime clouds were just too dense to get a really good capture from where I was. This time was different, however, the full eclipse happened at 3:25 AM. I had my night owl husband wake me at 3am, and stayed up about 40 minutes to take this photo. It was worth it. This full moon is also called the Hunters Moon, which is the full moon that happens after the Harvest Moon. Whatever it is technically called, I call it gorgeous!


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Wednesday, October 1, 2014

The Face in Moulton Falls


I was looking to leave the Mt Hood area for a day trip and found Moulton Falls online. When I decided to travel about 20 minutes west of Battle Ground, Washington, I was not sure what to expect from the waterfall I had read about. Upon my arrival at the park, I had a bit of an adventure navigating the volcanic rock formations along the Lewis River to find a decent vantage point in which to take a photo of the falls. I finally settled on a perch on a rock that poked out somewhat above the crazy canyon that the water violently flows through and snapped away. Let me tell you, it is an experience and a sight to be had.

Upon getting home and uploading the photo, I noticed that the rock in the center of the turbulent water resembles a lions face. Do you see it?

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Monday, September 29, 2014

Lewis River Reflections



I love venturing outside of my regular Mt Hood area and finding unique, beautiful locations. This place definitely did not disappoint. Wow. It is SO pretty at Moulton Falls Park. Located about 15 miles outside of Battle Ground, Washington, the 387 acre park is amazing! The lush wilderness runs along the Lewis River, and the leaves are just starting to change. Once you reach the river, you come to this gorgeous footbridge crossing. I took the approximately 10 second long exposure to show how slow the water travels along this stretch of river. However, about 1/4 mile downstream is the very violent Moulton Falls, which I will post later this week. Visit if you can, because it is so worth it.

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