On the weekend of May 10, Emma and I decided to visit our good friends, the Reitz’s in Hood River,Oregon. Unfortunately, Momma Reitz and Joe and Jill were out of town, leaving my good friend Max as the only one left in the household. The weekend was wonderful. Emma and I got up early and shot at Tom McCall Nature Preserve in the Gorge, near Rowena. The light was good for Macros, but not great for more expansive landscape shots. Several other photographers were at the preserve that morning, shooting and enjoying the scenery. One of the several other photographers I met there, Kim, was nice enough to take some shots of Emma and I and forward them. He has an attractive website, http://www.kimbrunstudio.com which you should visit if you like landscapes and flower photography. Emma, through her mother’s genetics prefers to sleep in and on this morning we had to wake at about 4:30 to arrive before sunrise. I knew she would be cold, so I brought my orange down jacket, which she fondly refers to as “The Great Pumpkin”. She predictably got cold so I zipped her up in the great pumpkin and she was instantly comfortable. Comfortable enough to fall asleep in the middle of the meadow. Several fellow photographers visited to chat and see my large format camera, and they never even knew she was there beside me because her head was tucked inside the pumpkin, making for a very cute photo.
The next day, Max, Emma, and I visited Fairy Falls , also in the Gorge area and took the following Photo. We had a great trip and as always, It was great to see our friend Max and to enjoy the Columbia River Gorge in the spring. the Columbia River Gorge is filled with beautiful waterfalls. To view some beautiful images of them, Oregon Waterfall photos.