Jonsrud Viewpoint

Jonsrud Wildflower


As I've mentioned here before, Jonsrud point is one of my favorite places at sunrise. This particular morning the view out toward the mountain was a bust, but I hung around for a good hour afterward and as the sun broke over the top of the clouds, everything lit up in Oregon Summer Sunrise light. This iimage is from my latest couple rolls of film from my Hasselblad.

I'm not sure what species of flower this is, and not for a lack of Googling. If you know, enlighten us in the comments!

Mt Hood Jonsrud Sunrise


I took a quick drive with my two youngest kids this morning to catch the sunrise at Jonsrud point in Sandy. We got a few shots of the sun lighting up the side of the mountain as it was rising a little to the South.


Mt Hood Jonsrud Sunrise | 50mm, f/6.3, ISO 100, 1/320


We met another photographer who was just finishing up and had driven a lot further than we had to try to get some shots of Comet ISON. His name is Chip McAlpineand he has made some really fantastic astrophotography images.

Always fun to meet other folks who don't mind getting out in the cold and the wind for a good image!


Sandy River Foggy Sunrise Desktop

I wasn't planning on getting up early again this morning, but I woke up at 6 sharp and there was no fog when I pulled back the curtain to peek outside. No view of Mt Hood, which is usually front and center from this viewpoint, but the fog and the cloud layer lit up really nicely for a good 20 minutes.

Just click on one of the links below the image for a full-size desktop or iPad image.

Edit- I uploaded a new version of the large image this morning as the older one had a glitchy artifact on the right hand side.

Sandy River Foggy Sunrise | 365 Project | Feb 17th, 2013

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More Mt. Hood - WallpaperDownloads

Closer | 365 Project | Jan 13th, 2013

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So after yesterday, and a few cold, clear evenings this winter wishing I was in a better location for it, I decided to be intentional about getting a good clear image of Mt Hood right at twilight. I looked around online and discovered Jonsrud viewpoint in Sandy. There were 5 other photographers that had the same idea.

When I was processing these I just couldn't decide between color and B&W. I went with one of each. I think each is complimented well by the choice.

The first was made using my Soligor OM Mount 75-205mm at f/8. The second is with the Sony 18-55mm at f/8.

Breaking Through | 365 Project | Jan 13th, 2013

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