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

Saturday, January 18, 2014

I Have to Stop at Crown Point!

Whenever I drive up the Historic Columbia River Highway on hikes on in search of photo opportunities, I always just have to stop at the Vista House at Crown Point. I have been there a ton of times, but for some reason, you just cannot resist the historic building and the beautiful views. It is especially irresistible when there is little to no visitors and the light is so perfect, as it was on this day.

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Thursday, January 16, 2014

McMenamins Edgefield Water Tower

I live a short 5 minute walk from McMenamins Edgefield, a 74 acre resort that includes extensive gardens, a hotel, golf course, many restaurants and pubs, a movie theater, spa and a lot more. It is a great place to hang out with friends or even just to walk through.

It has been especially foggy the past few days, and Wednesday night was no different. While I longed to go somewhere in the city and capture the lights, it was not in the cards this night, so I went next door to old Edgefield and focused my lens on the sights there. It was eerily still and I was pretty much alone as I wandered the grounds. This photo of the old water tower than stands in the middle of the property was my favorite capture of the night.

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Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Mini-Waterfall on McCord Creek

This is another photo I made when I took on a hike up McCord Creek this past weekend. The water was flowing heavily, and this mini-waterfall is evidence of that, as usually it is just a little trickle.

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Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Amongst the Abundance of Aqua

One thing we in Oregon are not lacking in right now is water. It has been raining - a lot! This is McCord Creek just below Elowah Falls. I was standing on a large rock in the middle of the creek and was dizzy with the whitewater surge all around me.

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Monday, January 13, 2014

Frosty Fern

I went for a winters walk through the Mt Hood National Forest, and things are pretty cold up there. The leaves and ferns have a crust of delicate frost covering them.

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