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Sandy Oregon Sunrise

My good friend Joe took this stunning shot of the Sandy River (Oregon) looking into the sunrise. Beautiful! Please go to Joe’s site and show your appreciation. He is a hard working man that does not get out as much as he’d like, but he does take very beautiful shots.


Sad to say……….

this is as close as I have been to wading and fly fishing of late. Went in for a few beverages with my friend Joe Berentsen and missed the downpour. Definitely time to wet a line.

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Shepperd’s Dell Falls (Oregon): By George, thank you……………

My good friend, Joe Berentsen, wrote me to say “I think buying the camera was one of the best investments I’ve ever made. It’s relaxing, peaceful, and fun. There is also a certain excitement going out and exploring. Opening your eyes and really looking at what’s around you. It reminds me of being a kid when everything was new and wonderous.”

Doesn’t that perfectly capture how many of us feel? I think so.

Below are photos Joe took on a recent hike into Shepperd’s Dell Falls near the Columbia River on the Oregon side. The old stone work of the Shepperd’s Dell Bridge, the inviting woods below and the nearby waterfall are typical of many hikes in the vicinity.

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“In 1915, a local dairy farmer named George Shepperd gave all that he had (this tract of land) to the City of Portland as a memorial to his wife. Today, thousands of visitors along the Historic Columbia River Highway visit this beautiful spot, with its roaring waterfall cascading down steep cliffs into Youngs Creek and out to the Columbia River far below. The upper fall is around 42′ tall. The lower tier is around 50′ tall.

One of the most beautiful and historic highway bridges crosses the canyon here, but you can’t see or appreciate it unless you leave your car and take the short trail to the falls.” Oregon State Parks


Photography by Joe Berentsen: Ruckel Creek

My good friend and photography colleague Joe Berentsen is enjoying exploring the Columbia River Gorge on the Oregon side (Ruckel Creek). Joe is particularly inspired, as many of us are, by those tumbling waters that create lovely waterfalls and lush vignettes. Here are a couple of examples of his work. I hope to be able to share more along the way as Joe explores the byways.

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