Interstitial 127: Dud

Mt. Hood looked fabulous on the drive home, but had begun to darken by the time I reached this viewpoint. What a great excuse to play in Photoshop! This photo was leveled, grayscaled, and filtered. For some reason, I’m drawn to this grainy look.

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Interstitial 95: I Love My Oregon

If I lived anywhere else in the world, it would have to be in a lush valley where the forest is every which way, mountains are plentiful, and farmland extends for miles; where the ocean, desert, canyons, and lava fields are a short drive away; where every season can be experienced.

 

Interstitial 43: Pink Hood

I have visited this spot several times since starting this project on December 1 and today was the first time Mount Hood was fully visible. This view is a few minutes’ drive and about a 30-minute walk (uphill, and longer if you stop to take pictures of all the glorious nature) from my home. The mountain isn’t in view until you are practically facing it, so it can be fun to take people up here and surprise them.

 

Interstitial 39: Pink Hour

Today was one of those days. I took about 200 photos, mainly trying to get a shot of something pictured in my mind. It did not work out. That’s how I learn – try to figure out why it didn’t work and how to make it work next time – so while it’s frustrating, it’s merely a growing pain.

I’m surprised by the pink hue. This image is direct from the camera, shot in sRGB, and no editing. It was raining and about 4:30 pm. For locals, you can see this shed on the right side of the road up to Scouters Mountain Nature Park.

 

Interstitial 31: Fog of Time

Like fog, time can obscure what’s behind us and ahead of us. We can clearly see where we are now, where we just came from, and enough ahead of us to choose our path.

Some periods of time are foggier and more difficult for us to navigate. I wish you clarity as you navigate your path with a grateful heart and discover the good that awaits in the coming year.