REDISCOVERING MYSELF THROUGH PHOTOGRAPHY

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

It seems like a month, at least!

This is my first post in about 10 days....we took a week-long trip (1350 miles)  to south-central Oregon and the absolutely fabulous Crater Lake. I just haven't been in the blogging mood since getting back home, and I've been wading through the 650 photos I took.    Tonight, I selected about 60 of them to put together two photobooks---one for me and one for the couple who served as our tour guides for two days.  (They also happen to be the parents of our son's fiancee!)  So, for Nancy's Rural Thursday, I've chosen images that aren't from Crater Lake.  I took them in the area where we spent our first night, in an old lodge in the Rogue-Siskiyou National Forest.  (Oregon is full of of national forests.)    This site is called the Rogue Gorge or Rogue Chasm, where the Rogue River rushes through a narrow gorge carved in basalt lava. The gorge begins with falls at the top.

41,000 gallons of water a minute pour through this gorge, 500 feet long and 25 feet at the narrowest point. It's 45 feet to the water.    A printed notice on two trees informed visitors of a 21-year-old who fell into the rushing water above the falls on May 3 when the water was much higher.  His body has not been found.




Rushing water levels out at the end of the chasm

19 comments:

Nancy Claeys said...

I can almost hear the rushing water. Gorgeous place, Evelyn. xo (Welcome back -- I missed you!)

Karen @ away for the weekend said...

Beautiful images! Your first one really captures the rushing water - I can just imagine how dangerous it might be.

Buttons said...

Oh these are absolutely beautiful I can only imagine the sound. Thank you for sharing. I would have loved to see and hear this. B

Daryl said...

oh Evelyn, these are wonderful, especially the first shot .. frameable all!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Evelyn, these are gorgeous photos! I look forward to hearing more about your trip!

bailey-road.com said...

Beautiful shots! Your photos show the awesome power and beauty of the water.

EG CameraGirl said...

Oregon sounds so beautiful with so many national forests. I hope it stays that way. Gorgeous photos!

TexWisGirl said...

beautiful.

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Powerful photos ~ Water is always amazingly beautiful yet need to respect its strength ~ Excellent photography ~ (A Creative Harbor)

Anne Payne said...

Oh how sad, Evelyn! The area is so lovely, though. I'm glad it was a great trip and congratulations on having a future DIL :)

Candy C. said...

Beautiful photos of a beautiful place! :)

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

Once you get out of blogging for a few days (or 10) it's hard to get back into the swing. Oregon definitely has some amazing waterfalls, captured so well by you. Glad y'all had a good time. I'm sure your tour guides will appreciate the book!

Barb said...

So beautiful! I love the slow motion look to the first one- very nicely captured! So sad about the young man . . .

Angie said...

Awwww... Poor kid. That's so sad. :(

And while beautiful, powerful is Nature, huh? Often times a force to be reckoned with, unfortunately.

Beautifully powerful images, Evelyn. xo

alissa apel said...

That sounds like a fun time. Sometimes I find it overwhelming to go through all the photos from a place I've traveled.

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pembrokeshire lass said...

I just love those water pictures...absolutely wonderful!!! Joan

Christian said...

Gorgeous! I just love Oregon! My mother-in-law lives in Grants Pass near the Rogue River. I just adore it!

Bridget Larsen said...

What a gorgeous place, has a week gone by that quick that I didnt notice you had gone?

Ida said...

Stunning scenery. I believe I've been here before and I try to avoid looking over to many areas with rushing water like that or atleast not getting to close to the edge.