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Autumn, Sparks Lake and South Sister, Cascade Lakes near Bend, Oregon

Autumn Color and South Sister at Sparks Lake photo, Cascade Lakes near Bend Oregon
   


Early snow at Trillium Lake, Mt. Hood, Oregon

Frost on Leaves.
   




Photographer at the lake.
   


Frost Leaves

Frost on Leaves.
   


Osprey, Crane Prairie Lake, Cascade Lakes, Oregon.

Osprey, Crane Prairie Lake, Oregon, Cascade Lakes.
   


Mt. Shuksan, North Cascades National Park, Washington.

Mt. Shuksan, North Cascades National Park, Washington.
   


Osprey, Crane Prairie Lake, Cascade Lakes, Oregon.

Osprey, Crane Prairie Lake, Cascade Lakes, Oregon.
   


Eagle and Osprey, Sparks Lake and South Sister, Cascade Lakes, Oregon.

Eagle and Osprey, Sparks Lake and South Sister, Cascade Lakes, Oregon.
   


Eagle and Osprey, Sparks Lake and South Sister, Cascade Lakes, Oregon.

Eagle and Osprey, Sparks Lake and South Sister, Cascade Lakes, Oregon.
   


Sunrise, Crane Prairie Lake, Cascade Lakes, Oregon.

Sunset, Crane Prairie Lake, Cascade Mountains, Oregon.
   


Heron, Morning fog, Crane Prairie Lake, Cascade Lakes, Oregon.

Sunrise, Crane Prairie Lake, Heron, Cascade Mountains, Oregon.
   


Sunrise, Crane Prairie Lake, Cascade Lakes, Oregon.

Sunrise Fog over Crane Prairie Lake, Cascade Mountains, Oregon.
   


Osprey, Crane Prairie Lake.

Osprey, Crane Prairie Lake, Cascade Mountains, Oregon.
   


This is a photograph from several years ago, done at Mt. Bachelor. Just dug it out of the archives now (august 2014) The foggy quality of this shot made me unsure if it would work. Revisiting it now, I'd love to print this about 6 feet long and put it in a nice frame. It's a keeper in my book. Snow Covered Douglas Fir Forest, Cascade Mountains, Oregon.

Snow Covered Douglas Fir Forest, Cascade Mountains, Oregon.
   


Heron, Crane Prairie Lake.

Heron, Crane Prairie Lake, Cascade Mountains, Oregon.
   


Heron, Crane Prairie Lake.

Heron, Crane Prairie Lake, Cascade Mountains, Oregon.
   


Osprey with fish, Crane Prairie Lake.

Osprey with fish, Crane Prairie Lake.
   


The Pacific Crest Trail passes through the pumice plains of Tipsoo Meadow and along Sawtooth Ridge in the Mt. Thielsen Wilderness, Mt. Thielsen in the background. View is from the summit of Tipsoo Peak, Cascade Mountains, Oregon

Mt. Thielsen, Tipsoo Meadow, Pacific Crest Trail, Cascade Mountains Oregon.
   


Washington Lily is a large and exceptionally fragrant lily that grows on the crest of the Cascade Mountains of Oregon and also in Northern California. This specimen was on a ridge top at approximately 6,000 ft. near Diamond Peak, Oregon. Lilium washingtonianum is also known as the Washington lily, Shasta lily, or Mt. Hood lily. It is named after Martha Washington and not the state of Washington; in fact, as the northern range of the plant is near Mount Hood in Oregon, it does not naturally occur in the state of Washington.

Washington lily near Diamond Peak, Cascade Mountains, Oregon.
   


Waldo Lake, Diamond Peak, Cascade Mountains, Oregon
Waldo Lake is one of the largest natural lakes in Oregon (9.8 square miles with a maximum depth of 427 feet). Waldo is one of the purest lakes in the world. It has no permanent inlet to bring nutrients into the lake for plant growth. Like Crater Lake, Waldo Lake is ultraoligotrophic (having extremely clear water with very little organic material).The lack of plant life contributes to its purity. You can see to depths of 120 feet on a calm day.

David Whitten Photo - Waldo Lake, Diamond Peak, Sunset, Cascade Mountains Oregon.
   


Old growth Western Red Cedar and Douglas Fir in Oregon. These big trees are around 500-700 years old.

Self portrait Douglas Fir Western Red Cedar, Oregon Old growth.
   


Marsh and Meadow at Hosmer Lake. South Sister in the background, Cascade Mountains, Oregon

Hosmer Lake, South Sister, Cascade Mountains Oregon.
   




Eagle, South Sister, Cascade Mountains, Oregon

Flying Eagle, South Sister, Cascade Mountains Oregon.
   


Sunset, Sparks Lake and Broken Top Mountain, Cascade Mountains near Bend, Oregon

David Whitten Photo - Sparks Lake, Cascade Lakes, Broken Top Mountain Photograph, Sunset, Cascade Mountains Oregon.
   


Beargrass, Diamond Peak, Cascade Mountains, Oregon. Early July the Beargrass blooms high in the Cascades. Xerophyllum tenax is known by a few common names, including bear grass, squaw grass, soap grass, quip-quip, and Indian basket grass.

Beargrass, Diamond Peak, Cascade Mountains, Oregon.
   


Waldo Lake and Diamond Peak, Cascade Mountains, Oregon - I photographed several evenings at Waldo Lake in early July, 2014. I was amazed by how few people were around. There are several campgrounds right on the lake but only a few people camping. Parking for hundreds of cars at the boat ramp and only five cars. Where's Waldo, indeed.

Waldo Lake, Diamond Peak, Sunset, Cascade Mountains Oregon.
   


Diamond Peak, Cascade Mountains, Oregon.

Beargrass, Diamond Peak, Cascade Mountains, Oregon.
   


Diamond Peak, Cascade Mountains, Oregon.

Beargrass, Diamond Peak, Cascade Mountains, Oregon.
   


Sunset, Mt. Bachelor, Cascade Mountains, Oregon.

Mt. Bachelor, Cascade Mountains, Oregon.
   


Geese, Mt. Bachelor, Cascade Mountains, Oregon.

 Geese, Mt. Bachelor, Cascade Mountains, Oregon.
   


Winter Elfinwood Forest, Cascade Mountains, Oregon.

Winter Forest Elfin-wood, Krummholz, Cascade Mountains, Oregon.
   


Between Christmas and New Years day, 2013, I spent a few evenings photographing at Davis Lake. It's fascinating to sit out there for a few hours and quietly watch as flocks of geese and ducks come and go. We had quite a cold snap and the lake froze almost completely over. I brought ice skates and it was fun skating along the lake for a while, the ice was fairly smooth and continued for miles. But I soon discovered it was better to just sit down and watch.

This is two separate photographs, a diptych, and I like to frame them together in one frame with two separate windows as this example implies. It can be a very dramatic frame and presentation.

David Whitten Photo - Ice on Davis Lake, South Sister, Broken Top and Mt. Bachelor, Cascade Mountains Oregon.
   


Crane, Sunrise in the Cascade Mountains.

Crane in Tree Cascade Mountains Oregon.
   


Crater Lake Sunset, Crater Lake National Park, Oregon.

Framed Photograph Crater Lake National Park Oregon Sunset.
   


Sunset at Oxbow Bend, Snake River and Mt. Moran, Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming.

Oxbow Bend Snake River framed photograph Grand Teton National Park
   


Teton Range, Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming.

Teton Range, Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming.
   


Waterfalls and trails in the Columbia Gorge, Oregon.

Trails and Waterfalls in the Columbia Gorge, Oregon
   


Waterfalls and trails in the Columbia Gorge, Oregon.

Trails and Waterfalls in the Columbia Gorge, Oregon
   


Waterfalls in the Columbia River Gorge, Oregon, McCord Creek Falls.

McCord Creek Falls, Waterfalls in the Columbia Gorge, Oregon
   


Oneonta Creek, Columbia River Gorge, Oregon.

Trails and Waterfalls in the Columbia Gorge, Oregon
   


Waterfalls and trails in the Columbia Gorge, Oregon.

Trails and Waterfalls in the Columbia Gorge, Oregon
   


Skinny Skis and three pins. Ski Camp, Maybird Gulch, Lone Peak Wilderness, Wasatch Mountains, Utah
This is an older photo, from the early 1990s in fact. Camped in this spot and climbed up higher on the ridge early in the morning for photographs of the Pfeifferhorn and the ridgeline.

Ski Camp Tent, Maybird Gulch, Wasatch Mountains, Utah
   


Trapper Creek at Odell Lake, Willamette Pass, Oregon

Trapper Creek Odell Lake Willamette Pass Oregon
   


Skiing in and camping in the spring, Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado.

Ski Camping Rocky Mountain National Park
   


September 13, 2013 - On a crisp morning after the first snow storms of the year in early September. Sparkling reflection in Sparks Lake of South Sister and Broken Top Mountain. Sparks Lake is located about 25 miles west of Bend off the Cascade Lakes Highway.

South Sister and Broken Top Mountain Sparks Lake Cascade Lakes Highway Bend Oregon
   


The Three Sisters and Broken Top Mountain from Mt. Bachelor, Oregon

The Three Sisters and Broken Top Mountain from Mt. Bachelor, Oregon
   


Fall Colors among the Douglas Fir, Willamette Pass, Oregon

Fall Colors Foliage and Douglas Fir trees Willamette Pass, Oregon
   


Fall Colors among the Douglas Fir, Willamette Pass, Oregon

Fall Colors Foliage and Douglas Fir trees Willamette Pass, Oregon
   


October 13, 2013 - Mt. Bachelor from Sparks Lake and Satan Creek. Hell Creek flows into Devil's Lake nearby.

Photograph of Mt. Bachelor from Sparks Lake, Cascade Mountains, Oregon
   


Punch Bowl Falls, Eagle Creek, Columbia River Gorge, Oregon

Punch Bowl Falls Eagle Creek Columbia River Gorge, Oregon
   


Mt. Hood from the south side, Oregon
The ski runs of Mt. Hood Meadows are visible on the lower reaches of Mt. Hood.

Mt. Hood black and white photograph, Cascade Mountains, Oregon
   


Diamond Peak, from the Northwest side, Cascade Mountains, Oregon

Diamond Peak, Northwest Cirques, Oregon
   


Sparks Lake, South Sister, near Bend, Oregon

Sparks Lake, South Sister, Cascade Mountains, Oregon
   


Wildflowers and Crater Creek, Broken Top Mountain, Cascade Mountains, Bend, Oregon

Wildflowers and Crater Creek, Broken Top Mountain, Cascade Mountains, Bend, Oregon
   


Crater Lake Sunrise, Crater Lake National Park, Oregon

Crater Lake Sunrise and Wizard Island Crater Lake National Park Oregon
   


Looking into the crater on Broken Top Mountain, Cascade Mountains, Oregon

Broken Top Mountain Crater, near Bend, Cascade Mountains, Oregon
   


Crater Lake and Wizard Island, Crater Lake National Park, Oregon

Crater Lake and Wizard Island Crater Lake National Park Oregon
   


This is mid-August, view of Mt. Bachelor from Broken Top

Mt. Bachelor Summer August from Broken Top Mountain
   


Sunset, Crater Lake and Wizard Island, Crater Lake National Park, Oregon

Sunset Gold Crater Lake and Wizard Island, Crater Lake National Park Oregon
   


Sunset Gold over Crater Lake and Wizard Island, Crater Lake National Park, Oregon

Sunset Gold Crater Lake and Wizard Island, Crater Lake National Park Oregon
   


Twilight colors over Crater Lake and Wizard Island, Crater Lake National Park, Oregon

Crater Lake and Wizard Island, Crater Lake National Park Oregon
   


Crater Lake and Wizard Island, Crater Lake National Park, Oregon

Crater Lake and Wizard Island Crater Lake National Park Oregon
   


Crater Lake National Park, Oregon

Crater Lake National Park Oregon
   


Crater Lake National Park, Oregon

Crater Lake National Park Oregon
   


Sun Notch trail, Applegate Peak and Garfield Peak, Crater Lake National Park, Oregon

Sun Notch trail Applegate Peak and Garfield Peak Crater Lake National Park, Oregon
   


Crater Lake National Park, Oregon
At 1,943 feet deep, Crater Lake is the deepest lake in the United States. Crater Lake is a caldera and is the main feature of Crater Lake National Park and is famous for its deep blue color and water clarity. The lake partly fills a nearly 2,148-foot deep caldera that was formed around 7,700 years ago by the collapse of the volcano Mount Mazama.

Crater Lake National Park Oregon Mt. Mazama caldera Cascade Mountains
   


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