Welcome to Sarah Bettey Photography, featuring photos
from the Mt. Hood to Portland, Oregon areas and beyond

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Rainbow Cloud

Rainbow clouds are also called sun dogs, and are made of tiny ice crystals, and if the cloud is at the right angle to the sun, the crystals will refract the sunlight (much like a prism) into the colors of the rainbow. So it's very similar to a regular rainbow when it's raining, only a little more rare.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Horsetail Falls

This is the last waterfall I photographed during my day trip up the Old Columbia River Highway about a month ago. Horsetail Falls, at 192 ft., is one of the easiest to access waterfalls on the loop, as you can get to it right off the highway. There is a trail you can follow up to 2 other falls behind it. There is also the pool at the bottom which is good for wading, but it is cold!!!

I have posted a waterfall a week for the past few weeks, which can be seen here:

Latourell Falls

Wakeena Falls

Bridal Veil Falls

Thank you for following the tour! If you are in the Portland Metro Area, I highly suggest checking out these falls, as well as the other beautiful sights the Columbia River Gorge has to offer. Here is a map of the Old Columbia River Highway, which shows the route I took that day!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011


Along the north side of Trillium Lake there is a tangle of lilypads, and these yellow buds dot the top of the water.