Approaching Storm

Nearest Area
Columbia River Gorge
Mount Hood, Oregon
Brief Directions
From Interstate 80 in Oregon cross over the Columbia River on the Hood River Bridge. Take highway 141 until you see Mount Adams on your left.
Nikon D850 with a Nikkor 70-200mm lens at 125 mm, 1/40 second at f/11, ISO 64
In April of this year, I spent several days along the Columbia River Gorge in Oregon. This view of Mount Adams is a short drive across the Columbia River into Washington. Beautiful and massive Mount Adams has a way of speaking to photographers; almost begging to be photographed. I stood in awe as I pulled my camera out of my backpack and began to scout the area for an intriguing composition. The clouds were gathering and shortly I knew the peak of Mount Adams would disappear into the clouds. I captured several difference scenes with Mount Adams as the star of the show before it disappeared into the clouds, but this one spoke to me most. After returning to my hotel, I searched the web for more information. Mount Adams is a stratovolcano in the Cascade Range of the Pacific Northwest and at 5,798 feet tall is second only to Mount Rainier in state of Washington A stratovolcano is a volcano made up alternate layers of lava and ash. Mount Hood, located across the Columbia River in Oregon has twice the elevation as Mount Adams and is also a stratovolcano. Although Mount Adams has not erupted in more than 1,000 years, it is not considered extinct. Nature always amazes me and the more time I’m out in, the more I want to learn ….. and photograph.
Date Added
May 11, 2018

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