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Mt Adams trip 10.17.12.

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by tdekany, Oct 19, 2012.

  1. tdekany

    tdekany Mu-43 All-Pro

    Dec 8, 2011
    The rainy season started last week here in Oregon, but the forecast was "sunny" for Wednesday. Took the day off to take advantage of a rare nice day and we decided to visit Mt St Helens. We haven't been there in a year, but every time we go, we always have a great time and the scenery is always beautiful. For us, the fastest way is straight up North on I5 and turn NE at some point. This time however I wanted to take a different route, so I looked on google the night before. Sure enough there is 1 more way to take. Go east on 14 and go up north. :smile:

    We use a Garmin GPS and we are very happy with the unit, but something interesting happened. When we were getting close to where we were supposed to turn North, I turned on the GPS (until that point it was an easy drive) and it wanted us to back track to I5. No way! So I tried WAZE on my Ipone - No go! Couldn't find "destination" - No problem! Lets just use "Mapquest" that will do it!? Well, it pulled up Mt. St. Helens and every time I pushed "Start" the App would turn itself off. At this point I realized that we were not meant to visit Mt St Helens. So we kept driving and a while later we saw the sign towards Mt Adams. So that became out new destination.

    I took 111 pictures, 2 were deleted later and the rest we kept like we always do - just for us to remember the trip by.:smile:

    This time I asked my wife to choose 10 or so pictures, that I should post from this trip. She picked 21 and told me to post them :biggrin:

    12-50 and 14-140 (mostly) were used on our OMD.

    Right before we turned off from Rt 14 on the Washington side - the Columbia River Gorge.

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    Zoomed out

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    The other side of the Rt 14

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    Hood River

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    The Gorge

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    On our way to Mt Adams I looked to the left and saw this - Mt Hood

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    Our first good view of Mt Adams

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    Fall is here

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    As you can see we didn't make it to Mt Adams - the road was closed down at some point due to fires - will open back up next year.
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  2. RevBob

    RevBob Super Moderator

    Jun 4, 2011
    NorthWestern PA
    I can see why she chose so many, absolutely beautiful shots. I don't know how you could pair the number down - love them all! :thumbup:
  3. zpuskas

    zpuskas Mu-43 Veteran

    Feb 25, 2011
    Santa Barbara, CA
    I really like the wisp of cloud over the mountain, thanks for the images.
  4. Chrisnmn

    Chrisnmn Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 26, 2012
    Auckland, New Zealand
    some amazing postcards here! specially the second one. love it! great shots man!
  5. MajorMagee

    MajorMagee Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 24, 2011
    Dayton, OH
    We really loved living out there (Ft. Lewis) back in the early 80s.
  6. littleMT

    littleMT Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 8, 2012
    Lucille Sanchez

    still lives in my house..
  7. mowog6000

    mowog6000 Mu-43 Regular

    Mar 2, 2012
    Oregon City Oregon
    Pat bailey
    great shots! I really like the ones with the lenticular cloud over the mountain. I still just use a map like I always have no steenkin' GPS!
  8. David

    David Mu-43 Veteran

    Jun 22, 2011
    beautiful shot. Remind me of New Zealand. Scenery like these make me want
    to retire and just travel and photograph.
  9. Superb scenery, wonderful collection of images.
  10. tdekany

    tdekany Mu-43 All-Pro

    Dec 8, 2011
    Thank you Bob very much!

    Evidently, I didn't flip the paper and the first 6 pictures were not posted :biggrin:

    Thread is updated - I was wondering why she didn't choose some of the earlier pictures.:confused:

    Thank you all very much for your kind replies.
  11. tdekany

    tdekany Mu-43 All-Pro

    Dec 8, 2011
    You and me both! And I am sure everyone else :biggrin:

    BTW, I lived in Sydney in the early 80s - Bondy beach.
  12. tdekany

    tdekany Mu-43 All-Pro

    Dec 8, 2011
    Thank you very much! We were very happy with this fresh, clear and crispy day.
  13. tdekany

    tdekany Mu-43 All-Pro

    Dec 8, 2011
    Very much appreciated Chris! Thank you.
  14. tdekany

    tdekany Mu-43 All-Pro

    Dec 8, 2011

    I agree, Washington is very beautiful.
  15. tdekany

    tdekany Mu-43 All-Pro

    Dec 8, 2011
    That is very funny. Thank you.
  16. tdekany

    tdekany Mu-43 All-Pro

    Dec 8, 2011
    Thank you mowog - Me, I have no idea how I survived in the past without a GPS. :biggrin:
  17. ssgreenley

    ssgreenley Mu-43 Top Veteran

    May 12, 2011
    Just out of curiosity, what's your color secret? Polarizer, increased in post, or just phenomenal light? Also I loved the lil' mountain cloud too!
  18. tdekany

    tdekany Mu-43 All-Pro

    Dec 8, 2011
    Thank you, but honestly, with the quality that you put out? Not sure how you can like these pictures. :biggrin: I really love your work.
  19. tdekany

    tdekany Mu-43 All-Pro

    Dec 8, 2011
    Hi! Thank you so much!

    I always shoot raw but haven't looked into polarizers or ND filters yet. Pretty new to photography. I am on a Dell laptop and I adjust the usual stuff in LR4 to my linking, which I am sure many think that they are overcooked based on how these same pictures look on my wife's new I mac. :eek:

    The lighting was very good on Wednesday though, (the air also seemed very clear, which is unusual around here) seemed to be mostly behind us.

    I can post a screen shot or what ever it is called of the settings in LR (I've seen someone posted it once) if you tell me how to do it. :smile:
  20. dhazeghi

    dhazeghi Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 6, 2010
    San Jose, CA
    Awesome scenery, expertly captured!