Birthday wet pow for Jorma

Sometimes plans don’t always work out when you plan a trip to the backcountry. Dreams of pow turns can turn to just hoping it doesn’t rain. Well with plans to take Jorma out to one of my favorite zones to explore and play snowboards for his birthday  nothing is going to stop us. With a 80% chance of rain in the forecast most of your group decided to bag it but I still had hope we could still have some fun. Waking up to stormy sky’s with steady rain but cold temps luck is on our side and it’s snowing up in the mountains. We push forward, sleds in tow to hunt some zones that I hope are holding the goods we are looking for. We meet up with our buddy Kyle who was already skinning out to the zone and we meet at the boundary line and drop off the sleds in the trees. 

 The skin out was looking good with a few inches of new snow with some soft slush. As we made our way to the summit stopping to jib a few trees along the way the sky opened up. We grab some quick food, enjoyed the view and made our way down to make a few runs. As the day wore on and the snow changed to rain we made our way back to the sleds and the wet ride back to the truck.  

     
  
  

mt. bachelor from Todd lake oregon splitboarding

jorma enjoying the view

 

  
   

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Over edit Saturday 

Sometimes it’s just fun to crank the color and see what you get. I have to think every-one likes to add a little edit now and then. My example of taking it to far is a shot of Mt. Bachelor. -GoPro hero 4 photo edited with Snapseed app.

 

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Breakfast is important 

Everyone knows breakfast is important so why not step up the game and experience it on top of a mountain with an amazing view. Here is one of my favorite spots to enjoy a hot coffee, some good conversation and and little food.

 

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Lonely highway

Ever stop on the side of the road and just look at the emptiness and wonder. Anyways, I love the image of long lonely roads. Sometimes I stop, sometimes I just shoot from the car. Anyways they are such amazing places with beauty to be found every mile no matter where your are.

 

Vista butte cascade lakes highway Bend Oregon

Vista butte cascade lakes highway

 

cascade lakes highway , bend oregon

cascade lakes highway

 

Mt. Bachelor on the Cascade lakes highway.

Mt. Bachelor on the Cascade lakes highway.

 

santaim pass oregon highway 20

E. Santaim pass

 

Highway 20  Tumalo Oregon

Highway 20 Tumalo Oregon

 

Back bay highway Alsea bay Waldport Oregon

Back bay highway Alsea bay Waldport Oregon

 

mckenzie bridge Oregon

mckenzie bridge Oregon

 

Diamond lake highway

Diamond lake highway

 

prineville highway oregon

Prineville highway

 

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Pow slashing Thursday 

There’s nothing like that first powderday after a few weeks of warm weather. Today we were treated to an unexpected treat. Mt. Bachelor had reported 2 inches but there was an easy 6-10 inches of fluffy blower pow. Here’s my favorite shot from today. 

 

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Sunset from the road

Okay so I have this thing for shooting photos from the car. Yeah I know it’s not always safe and I’m not saying that I’m driving at the time but shit you know how it go’s. It’s just sometimes you see something that’s just amazing and I have this overwhelming urge to take a photo of it. I’ve been like this from the first time I saw a camera. Well anyways this was from last night driving home from work. It was such an amazing blue sky with pink tints. Yeah I know we have amazing sunsets almost every night here in Bend but some are just better then others.This one is out of a moving car on the Wilson st overpass and is in the raw unedited form from my iPhone 5c.

From the road sunset

From the road sunset

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Sunset in Waldport, Oregon 

After a long five and a half hour drive from Bend to Waldport with the family, the kids couldn’t wait to get their feet into the sand. As we made our way down the hill from our house we were treated to the setting sun. After shooting a few photo twitch my trusty iPhone 5c (kicking myself for not bringing my real camera) I looky over and saw this shot of the kids playing with our dog Lily. After a few shots and very little editing, this was the result. Sometimes the best photos and lasting memories are right next to you all along. Sunset on Instagram

Family sunset , waldport oregon

Sunset with the kids in Waldport.


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