REDISCOVERING MYSELF THROUGH PHOTOGRAPHY

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

The Columbia Gorge

Traveling from east to west and vice versa in Oregon is most often done on I-84 which runs along the Columbia River separating Washington and Oregon.  The highway goes through the Columbia River Gorge, which is an amazing natural wonder.  It can also be a frightening place in the winter or when it's raining hard.   Our Thanksgiving trip to the Oregon Coast was uneventful, but there was rain for about 85 miles in the Gorge.  However, at the west end, right at the edge of Portland, the rain stopped and the noon sun appeared.   We stopped at one of the very few viewpoints so I could take some photos.  This was the view looking "back," or east.   The freeway runs along the base of the mountains.   At the top of the mountain to the right is Crown Point's Vista House, more than 730 feet above the river. At the base of that promontory is one of the 77 waterfalls on the Oregon side of the river.


10 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

beautiful color against those blues.

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

Evelyn, this is breathtaking. The gradation of color from pale blue, deeper blue, then orange is really something!

Rosie Grey said...

What a view, Evelyn - these colours are amazing!!

Renae said...

Evelyn! hi! i have been there in person and i do love that area. thank you for bringing it back out of my memory. awwwwh....

Bridget Larsen said...

Looks very beautiful, I love the colours of the trees, we dont get such rich colours in autumn here

Candy C. said...

What a beautiful shot with the sun on the trees! :)
Many years ago, I drove the Columbia Gorge east to west trying to beat a snowstorm, what a ride!

jyothisethu said...

as if this came out of a beautiful picture post card...!

so nice...!

Daryl said...

lovely ...

bailey-road.com said...

Gorgeous view!

Laura~Pretty Pix said...

This is breathtaking, Evelyn. The colors and textures are just gorgeous. I love the gorge!