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 123: Trumpet Lichen

I think these are trumpet lichen (Cladonia Fimbriata). I’ve been trying to get a clear shot of them since I discovered them in early March. Today, I tried out a mini tripod with flexible legs and it certainly helps get a clear shot from an otherwise awkward/impossible position.

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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.