"Summer Wildflowers at Sparks Lake"
"Summer Wildflowers at Sparks Lake", near Mt Bachelor and Bend Oregon. I made 3 trips up to Sparks Lake to scout and check out the Ray Atkeson trail (famous Oregon Landscape Photographer.) The first time was totally socked in with fog and the second was mid-day with the family so you generally call these "scouting trips" Well, I saw this GREAT patch of wildflowers out on the island 100 feet across from the shore. I had talked with Marc Adamus who also mentioned that he had spied those as well. So, I headed up for a third trip and brought my waders. I thought it would only be a few feet deep since I could see the bottom - Nope... I had water up to my chest while carrying all my camera gear!! One little slip and my gear was soaked (don't tell my wife this!) I got to the island and found this great patch of flowers just off the very tip of the island. I balanced my tripod precariously on a few rocks and brought out my 10-20mm lens to capture this. The Columbine and Lupine were just radiating on the very edge of the island as I captured this image. It was well worth the effort to wade out to this island an get the shot! It was great to get a different shot from a famous place.
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