Oregon Landscape in Gray

Willamette River Walking

Moody skies over the Willamette

Sometimes when I go for a hike, I want exercise. Climbing Hunchback Mountain near Mount Hood is good for that. Other times, I want to have an epic adventure.  Making the traverse from Matterhorn to Sacagawea in the Wallowa Mountains fills that bill nicely. The other day, I simply needed some small scale beauty on a cloudy day.  I knew right where to find it on the banks of the Willamette River. Yet when I snapped this shot near River Villa Park, I was doubly pleased to get the sense of it as more than a pleasant scene.  Instantly it struck me as a vista a 19th century master might have portrayed with oils.  Moody, complex, and lovely.  It was just what I needed.

About Josh Baker

"The world is big and I want to have a good look at it before it gets dark.” ― John Muir

Posted on November 1, 2015, in Outdoors, Photography, Waterways and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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