Readers’ wildlife photos

July 16, 2022 • 8:00 am

Today we have some lovely landscape photos from Gareth Price.  His captions are indented, and you should (i.e., must) enlarge the photos by clicking on them.

I sent you some landscapes a couple of years back, taken mainly in Oregon. Largely because of the current price of gas, I haven’t been out of town taking photos much recently but I have taken some landscapes in Portland itself. I am attaching a few.Two are views of the Willamette River, taken one January evening from Elk Rock Island and the waterfront at Milwaukie; one is of the Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge taken in the Fall; there is the Redwood Grove in the Hoyt Arboretum in Washington Park taken one summer evening: the path is the Wildwood Trail which runs for nearly 30 miles; the only photo not taken in Portland is the view of the Clackamas River which was taken in Estacada; finally, I include a cityscape (which you are welcome to discard), a view of the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall and the Heathman Hotel. I was walking past these buildings late one afternoon and I noticed that the sun, which is off to the left, was reflecting off the building across the road and illuminating the Heathman Hotel in an interesting checkered pattern. I didn’t have my camera with me but I went back the following day, at the same time, and the light was very similar.

He adds that these are “high dynamic range photos.”

Willamette River from Elk Rock Island:

Willamette River from Milwaukie waterfront:

Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge:

Redwood Grove, Hoyt Arboretum:

Fall colors, Clackemas River:

Arlene Schnitzer and Heathman Hotel:


11 thoughts on “Readers’ wildlife photos

  1. These are exceptional! They all have a lovely painterly ‘look’ that is a definite style, too. Are these HDR pictures?

    1. “Painterly look” – that is the term I was trying to think of. Marvellous, atmospheric photos.

  2. Wow, some wonderful examples of why photography is my favorite art form. And the fact that Oregon is where my mom’s side of the family is from (Willamette Valley) makes these just that much more special.

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