About an hour drive from Bend town center, drive towards Sparks lake campground and find the paved hiking trail around the lake, At the south-west side of the lake, you will find some fantastically rugged rocky cliffs which are the best location to photograph the mountains nearby.
A polarizer is a must here, weather can be spectacular after storms. Early morning is preferred for perfect still water which helps a lot in providing depth to the images.
Sparks Lake is a prominent destination for photographers visiting Bend, OR which is the gateway to many of the geographical wonders of Eastern Oregon. It was a bit tricky to find the hiking path but it was well worth the effort to photograph this beautiful view