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

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Sundown Silhouette

As the sun went down over Timothy Lake, the land was silhouetted against the blue skies behind it.

On another note...

I was recently contacted by a online travel site rep that wanted to use some of my wedding photography for a new Mt Hood area based website. I gave her a few photos I have done in the past (since I am not doing a lot of wedding stuff anymore these days). I also asked if she needed any landscape type photos for her site and she was excited at my offer. So after many emails and exchanges, the site is live and some of my photos have been used!! Yay for me! Guess this blogging habit is paying off a bit. I am glad because it is more focused on the type of photography I enjoy doing the most and the new techinques I have been trying to teach myself lately.

If you want to check out the new site and the photos they used, here are the links to the specific pages I am featured on:


Bridal veil Creek, Bridal veil Falls

Clear lake

Bonneville Dam

creek near Lolo Pass

3 photos of the national forest

Mount Hood with snow

Portland vista

Timothy Lake

Salmon River

Mt. Saint Helens

Trillium lake

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Veda Lake

I have yet to have found a view that takes my breath away like this one. Photos cannot do it justice. Looking up through the Still Creek valley towards Multipor Mountain (the "small" hill in the center of the valley) is an amazing view of Mt Hood, with Veda Lake resting in the forest below.

To access this view, you drive up notoriously rough Sherar Burn Road 3.5 miles to abandoned Fir Tree Campground. From there you hike up the backside of Veda Butte about a mile (the first half being fairly steep) until you come to this ridge viewpoint. You can continue down the trail another mile or so to reach the lake and all its seclusion.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011


Spotted this guy resting in the warm sun on Saturday at Trillium Lake. It looks like its had some hard times. I can spot two tears in his delicate wings.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Field of Bees

On a drive out in the middle of the Mt Hood National Forest this past Saturday, we came across a huge field of wildflowers. Standing in it you were overwhelmed by the constant buzzing of bees around you.