Fine Art Nature and Landscape Images of the Mountains and Lakes of the Northwest
As you travel along the numerous mountain roads of the Northwest, you’re bound to experience magnificent views, vistas and wildlife. While some mountains can only be found off the beaten path, others are very well known. Lakes dot the landscape. Many of which were created, thousands of years ago, by lava flows or volcanic craters. Enjoy exploring the rain forests of the Coast Range, the volcanic peaks of the Cascades, or the Blues, Wallowas, Steens, Siskiyou, and Klamath Mountains. The Northwest mountains have a lot to offer.
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Trillium Lake Sunrise
The sunrise lights up MT Hood at Trillium Lake
Clear Lake Reflection
Crisp calm autumn day at Clear Lake, along the McKenzie River Trail.
The McKenzie Highway lava fields have vine maple growing in many different spots. There was an early snow storm in the autumn as the leaves begin to change color.
Waldo Lake Sunset 2
This photograph was captured at Waldo Lake in August. Waldo Lake is in the Willamette National Forest, Oregon. I used a long exposure to flatten out the wind waves and ripples in the lake. A long exposure also allowed the colors of the sky to be vividly reflected in the water.
Scott Lake Reflection
I used a 10 stop ND filter to get a 30 second long exposure. The long exposure flattened out the ripples and makes a clearer reflection. It even made the two kayaks across the lake disappear, since they didn't stay in one place.
Waldo Lake Sunrise
Image of Waldo Lake in August. Forest fires created an orange glow to the sky during sunrise
Crater Lake Sunrise
The way the sky lite up for this photo, had me dreaming of orange sherbet and Creamsicles.
Clear Lake Colors
This image was captured in early October, after a light snowfall. The vine maple colors reflected very well in the clear water of Clear Lake.
Denali Pano 2
Happily the clouds unveiled both North and South Denali for this sunrise photo. The weather forecast was correct, which was a good thing, since we left from Fairbanks, Alaska at midnight to get here in time for sunrise.
Denali Pano 1
We were in Fairbanks, Alaska watching and shooting the northern lights. I kept watching the weather forecast for Denali, hoping to have a clear day. The forecast looked good, so we left Fairbanks at midnight and drove down the Parks Highway. Both North and South Denali are visible in this sunrise picture.
Crater Lake Pano
We used snowshoes to get from the parking lot, at the Crater Lake Lodge, to Discovery Point. It is over a mile, and we used headlamps to navigate our way in the dark. This panoramic photograph is 4 separate images stitched together to make one image. This image can be printed over 60 inches wide.
Crater Lake Sunburst
Sunburst image at Crater Lake, Oregon as the sun climbs over Garfield Peak. The large peak in the center on the east side of the lake is Mt Scott.
Alaska Range Sunrise 2
This picture was captured just before sunrise near Broad Pass on the Parks Highway, Alaska. The sun was lighting up Denali, but had not quite reached the foothills of the Alaska Range. The blue sky and pink clouds reflected a purple color on the snow covering the mountains.
Alaska Range Sunrise
Sunrise in Alaska (golden hour), near the equinox, is close to a two hour event. Here in Oregon Sunrise happens in about half of that amount of time. The windblown snow and fiery sunrise created wonderful lines throughout the image. I enjoyed capturing this image, even if it was only 4 degrees Fahrenheit.
Mt Pisgah Sunrise
Early one December morning I climbed to the top of Mt. Pisgah. It was foggy in the valley below, the eastern sky turning orange sherbet colors and the sky reflecting a blue-orange color off of the fog.
Mt Jefferson Sunset
We hiked into Jefferson Park in the Mt. Jefferson, Oregon wilderness for an overnight camping trip. I walked around Scout Lake to the north side to capture this image of Mt Jefferson as the sun was setting. A long exposure time smoothed out the ripples in the lake resulting in a wonderful reflection.
Vine Maple with Melting Snow
Image taken on a cool crisp October morning at Clear Lake, Oregon.
This photograph was taken at Sparks lake, Oregon. It was mid-afternoon and people were out in their kayaks enjoying the view of Broken Top Mountain.
Crater Lake 1
Crater Lake, Oregon in mid-afternoon. This image shows the intense blue color of Crater Lake that has to be seen to believe.
Traveling the Crater Lake Rim Road, we stopped at a viewpoint frame and capture this image of the Phantom Ship.