“Neither Miró nor Picasso. Signed by nature.” Sergio da Silva
After several fun days exploring and eating our way through downtown Portland we hit the road and traveled through the mountains to Bend, Oregon. Our friends Ken and Marilyn graciously agreed to be our guides, helping us to get oriented and explore some of their favorite hikes and haunts. We all began pre-dawn on Sunday to see/shoot “Balloons Over Bend”.
After the balloons we traveled out into the mountains and hit several of their favorite hikes. On day two we explored some of the beautiful farmland surrounding the city on our way to a delightful day of golf. Now that we’ve become familiar with the area we are even more psyched to dig into the many things it has to offer. In the meanwhile, here are a few of the sights we’ve seen these past two days. Thanks Ken and Marilyn – you guys ROCK!
There were SO many photo opportunities and shots I loved that I struggled to keep this one from running on too long. Hopefully I didn’t get too carried away!
Thanks for staying with me to the end 🙂
Stunning pics Tina. It’s really beautiful there. Thanks for sharing. 🙂 *hugs*
Thanks Sonel.mwe really loved it there and will probably return for a longer stay next time.
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Hi Sarah – it would be my pleasure. Please copy me on your re-post, thanks!
You’re right Linda. It makes me sad that so many of the visitors we see are not speaking English:-(. It’s just fantastic out here. I’m so glad we did this–having a ball and simply amazed at the beauty. C U soon, t
Your photos make me realize how much we need to see right here in this country, and to do it right, it so requires making the trek by car. We have to bite the bullet next year and go.
Your pictures are so amazing and wonderful! How do you decide which lens to use or are you carrying all of those lenses around with you ? Mary Lynn
Hi ML! That’s always a challenge. If I know I want mostly landscapes I bring the 10-24. If close ups or tight zoom needed I bring the 70-200. On this trip I usually brought both because bothe were needed (that’s what husbands are for, portage!). But of I want to travel light and sacrifice a small amount of quality and coverage, I use the 18-200 which covers most all needs pretty well. Thanks for your lovely compliments! T
Your pictures make me realize I made a mistake not driving to Bend when I had the chance 😦 great shots T. K
Thanks Kath! There’s still time :-). How was the birthday???
The photos are glorious and inspiring. what an awesome country we live in!!! Great job Tina. Thanks for sharing these beautiful places with us.
Thanks Carole! Miss u….play a hand for me 🙂
so idyllic….peaceful….thanks for sharing!!
Next VT trip, camera for sure!!
Your photos could entice everyone to journey to all of destinations. Loved Bend too! Joan
Hope so, it’s so nice out here! Where are you guys off to? T
Ok Tina, now you have really done it. You made me jealous enough with your fab photos of Bryce and Zion but now I see you are in my other favorite part of the country! Even though I am green with envy of all your travels PLEASE keep sending me more photos – a girl can dream!
You may be sorry you asked! I have WAY more than you could tolerate! Thanks for following :-). Miss u. T
Looks beautiful. Looking forward to shooting with you this week!
Me too! Hurry up 🙂