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


Friday, June 20, 2014

Bunchberry



I love bunchberry. It is very common in the woods of the Mt Hood National Forest. At some point I would like to plant some in my shade garden, as its short stature creates a beautiful ground cover, and the flower itself resembles that of a dogwood.
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Thursday, June 19, 2014

Milky Sunset Waters of the Columbia River



Tuesday night I was standing in my kitchen just after putting my son to bed and noticed out my window that there was this amazing sunset... and I was missing it. I made a promise to myself not to miss the sun going down the next night. And I wanted to make it different than the other sunset photos I have taken in the past.

So last night I headed out with my camera and a few neutral density filters, which until this point I have only used on fast moving water during daytime, never really at dusk. My destination was my favorite local spot for sundown - Chinook Landing. I arrived just in time for the sun to be hitting the horizon and after it sunk below, I captured this slow shutter shot, which makes the waters milky smooth. I love the results, and I hope you do too because I will be using this method again!


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Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Pine Needle Water Droplets


As I mentioned yesterday, we went on a camping trip up to Clear Lake on Mt Hood this past weekend. The weather was actually fairly cooperative, considering the forecast. While most of the Pacific Northwest had a lot of rain, we only had an occasional sprinkling for the most part. This photo was taken right after a short spurt of rain, which was then followed by a short spurt of sun!

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Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Waters of Clear Lake


I am back after a short hiatus. My husband and I enjoyed our 5th wedding anniversary this past week, and went camping up at Clear Lake to celebrate. The weather was typical for Oregon - sun one minute and sprinkling the next. But we do not let the threats of rain keeping us from getting out and enjoying camping, fishing, and family time.

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