The lakes of the Pacific Northwest are so different from those of the Sierra, but they have their own charm. I’m definitely not the first person to photograph this lake, but I enjoyed my time there and want to share it 🙂

We forecasted this sunrise the night before and drove 3 hours and got almost no sleep… totally worth it though.

By landESCAPEphotography
Uploaded on: December 4, 2014
Location: Sparks Lake, Oregon.

Purple Mountain Majesty

Purple Mountain Majesty

Walk away quietly in any direction and taste the freedom of the mountaineer. Camp out among the grasses and gentians of glacial meadows, in craggy garden nooks full of nature’s darlings. Climb the mountains and get their good tidings, Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you and the storms their energy, while cares will drop off like autumn leaves. As age comes on, one source of enjoyment after another is closed, but nature’s sources never fail.

By Zack Schnepf

Taken: January 11, 2013
Location: Mt Bachelor Sunrise, Oregon, USA
Quote by: John Muir
(1838 – 1914)
Quote provided by: CZ

Sun Rising Next To Mt. Hood

Sun Rising Next To Mt. Hood

The moon went slowly down in loveliness; she departed into the depth of the horizon, and long veil-like shadows crept up the sky through which the stars appeared. Soon, however, they too began to pale before a splendour in the east, and the advent of the dawn declared itself in the newborn blue of heaven. Quieter and yet more quiet grew the sea, quiet as the soft mist that brooded on her bosom, and covered up her troubling, as in our tempestuous life the transitory wreaths of sleep brook upon a pain-racked soul, causing it to forget its sorrow. From the east to the west sped those angels of the Dawn, from sea to sea, from mountain-top to mountain-top, scattering light from breast and wing. On they sped out of the darkness, perfect, glorious; on, over the quiet sea, over the low coast-line, and the swamps beyond, and the mountains above them; over those who slept in peace and those who woke in sorrow; over the evil and the good; over the living and the dead; over the wide world and all that breathes or as breathed thereon.

Photo by Ali Tucker
Photographed September 2012
Location: Oregon City, OR, USA
Quote by H. Rider Haggard, She
Quote provided by CZ