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

Friday, July 11, 2014

The Simplicity of a Daisy Bud

daisy bud macro ©www.hoodphotography.com

With the very warm weather we have had over the past week, a lot of the daisies have come into full bloom. This was one of the last unopened buds I spotted on a plant at my moms house this past weekend.

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Thursday, July 10, 2014

Barge on the Columbia River

barge on Columbia River at dusk ©www.hoodphotography.com

I went down to my favorite spot on the Columbia River in hopes of a spectacular sunset at dusk. While I was rather disappointed that the goal of my trip was not to come true because the low lying clouds were just a bit too think this night, I did get to be impressed by the sheer size and power of this huge barge heading east against the strong river current.

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Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Mt Hood from Sunrise Park

Mt Hood from Sunrise Park, Troutdale Oregon ©www.hoodphotography.com

I had never visited Sunrise Park in Troutdale, OR before, but heard about it's pretty view of Mt Hood online, so I decided to head out that way with my son for our nightly walk at dusk. The pink hues of the sun going down behind us reflecting off the snow on the mountain did not disappoint!

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Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Zig Zag Falls

Little Zig Zag Falls ©www.hoodphotography.com

Another shot I took from a recent walk to Zig Zag Falls in the Mt Hood National Forest. Despite the problem of midday sun, I still liked this photo I took from slightly down the Little Zig Zag River.

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Monday, July 7, 2014

Wild Lupine

Wild Lupine macro ©www.hoodphotography.com

Lupine is a very common wildflower in the Mt Hood area. It varies from large, 2 foot tall plants boasting huge columns of bright purple, bluish or white flowers, to shorter, more bushy plants that only have small clumps of blooms. This was one of the latter, and I concentrated my lens on the tip of the flower, where the buds had not quite opened yet.

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