another visit to Eastern Oregon :)

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by Tilman Paulin, Oct 25, 2015.

  1. Tilman Paulin

    Tilman Paulin SC Top Veteran

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    Nov 15, 2011
    Dublin, Ireland
    Last weekend we went to Eastern Oregon again. Looks like we'll now have to call that one of our "bi-annual" visits :)

    Everytime it has been slightly different, yet always wonderful. This time the weather gods weren't quite on our side, so we saw the area in a different, yet still very atmospheric light.

    When I've been to a place a couple of times, I get a bit more relaxed and experimental when it comes to gear. This time I took the Olympus E-1 with the 12-60mm and the Ricoh GR, which I just received a couple of days before we left for the trip.


    Sunday was the nicer of the two days. We went for our favourite hike - with a small variation of the destination:

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    "Cow Corner" :)
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    22449935375_5fd670ba0c_b. wonderful minty smell from these flowers by tilman paulin, on Flickr


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    Sunday sunset
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  2. Tilman Paulin

    Tilman Paulin SC Top Veteran

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    Nov 15, 2011
    Dublin, Ireland
    The second day it rained. It was supposed to stop before noon, but it didn't.
    We headed out to another viewpoint - but lacking any view we turned back early and spent the afternoon hiking up a nearby creek :)

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    ridgetop driving
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    Hat Point viewpoint
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    5 mile viewpoint
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    the crazy 5 miles down
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    the smell of fire
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  3. bilzmale

    bilzmale Super Moderator Emeritus

    Jul 17, 2010
    Perth, Western Australia
    Bill Shinnick
    You did well with the bleak weather. Lots to like but my fav is 'the smell of fire'.
     
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  4. Tilman Paulin

    Tilman Paulin SC Top Veteran

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    Nov 15, 2011
    Dublin, Ireland
    Thanks Bill! It was the first time in a long while that I could really take advantage of the weathersealed Olympus gear :)
     
  5. bluzcity

    bluzcity SC Veteran

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    Jul 30, 2013
    Memphis, TN
    Brent
    I seem to have the same luck with weather and time off. Nice set. I love Sunday Sunset.
     
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  6. Tilman Paulin

    Tilman Paulin SC Top Veteran

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    Nov 15, 2011
    Dublin, Ireland
    yeah, the bad weather system was really spot on this time :)
    I regularly checked a local webcam the week before we went. Sunny with clear skies every day up to Saturday.
    When we went to the ranger station on rainy Monday morning the lady there tried to comfort us "It's going to be nice again tomorrow!" :) And it was - we had a nice day of driving back to Portland... :)
    Oh well, we still had a good time. We've already seen it in good weather, now we have the full experience. :)
     
  7. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    Too bad about the weather, but I like moody, rainy photos of trees. But when the Tamaracks are golden and the sun hits 'em....... there's not much that beats that. Maybe next time.
     
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  8. Petach

    Petach SC All-Pro

    Oct 22, 2011
    UK, Essex
    Peter Tachauer
    you have managed to convey the enormity of the area very nicely........as well as the beauty contained within.
     
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  9. christilou

    christilou SC Hall of Famer

    Jul 13, 2010
    Sunny Frimley
    Some fantastic scenery, lovely :)
     
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