Wednesday, June 8, 2011

A Storm Broods on Mount Hood

Mount Hood in Summer, Oregon  © Doug Hickok


Mount Hood is a remarkable landmark. It is Oregon's tallest mountain (11,239 ft), visible up to one hundred miles away. It is covered by 12 glaciers or permanent snow fields and is the only mountain in North America with year round snow. The ancient cone-shaped volcano is estimated to be the one most likely to erupt in Oregon.


When we visited Mount Hood a few years ago, I made this image using a 300 mm lens mounted on a Nikon F3HP camera, with Velvia RVP 100 slide film, pushed one stop.



We also searched high and low for a view of Bigfoot (aka Sasquatch), but found only foot prints. We weren't 100% sure of who or what left them. For all we knew, they could have been my foot prints, since I normally wear big, ape-sized hiking boots with hairy toes. I know it sounds far fetched, but it's true.

20 comments:

  1. bello scatto, sembra un disegno. ottima gestione

    ReplyDelete
  2. Huge mount, it is very interesting for me who live on a plain region. Nice shot, I almost see Bigfoot :)

    ReplyDelete
  3. This looks like a watercolor painting, Doug...one of my favorite art forms!

    ReplyDelete
  4. A photo which almost reminds me in a painting watercolor or gouache.

    ReplyDelete
  5. j'aime beaucoup ces coulées à l'encre de chine !

    ReplyDelete
  6. Bonjour Doug,
    It's a brilliant capture, looks like a painting.The mountain is magnificent!
    Léia

    ReplyDelete
  7. if you've got harry's toes, what's poor harry doing? Or perhaps it's your boots that have harry's toes...either way, harry's in a pickle.

    ReplyDelete
  8. Awesome, I sort of miss those days of film. A simpler time.

    ReplyDelete
  9. Stunning majestic landscape! I think this is film camera?

    ReplyDelete
  10. A great portrait of an impressive mountain!
    I am not an expert, anything a couple of hundred meters above sea level is a mountain to me, but this one looks really huge!

    ReplyDelete
  11. It is hard to get a shot like this that translates well through the camera. Nice job.

    ReplyDelete
  12. marvelous shot of my mountain

    ReplyDelete
  13. HUGES, that's a mountain, I'm impressed but it is normal for their height that looks from afar
    MOUNTAIN, AND SEA.
    Thank you for your nice photos.

    ReplyDelete
  14. beautiful! nice composition.

    ReplyDelete
  15. It really looks like a water colour painting!
    Especially the middle ground bits.

    ReplyDelete
  16. I love the gorgeous undulating lines of the glacier fields--beautiful and dramatic shot Doug.

    ReplyDelete
  17. you touch the summit..and great shot.

    ReplyDelete
  18. I like your composition and treatment of this mountain scene.

    ReplyDelete
  19. mt. hood in summer looks like some of our skiing mountains did in recent winters! when there was not enough snow, they blew artificial snow on the slopes, and this looked exactly like in your image - bands of white coming down brown slopes!

    ReplyDelete

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...