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Central Oregon (part 2)

the remainder of some travel images from my 2017 trip to the PNW

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While we were there, we managed to be in the path of a total solar eclipse, that raced across the US, directly through Oregon. People came in their thousands

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It was an incredibly beautiful moment. The darkness, the quiet, and suddenly the temperature drops 10 degrees in an instant.

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I can’t wait to go back.

Central Oregon (part 1)

Last year I had the opportunity to travel back to Oregon, and rack up some serious miles. 5500, in fact. I spent some time in one of the less commonly travelled areas of the Pacific Northwest, Central Oregon.

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It's landscape that reminds me at times of South Australia, long endless roads and wide open pastures, in amongst barren hills and sun bleached rock. I was there in the summer, during a particularly bad wildfire season, which frequently turned the sky shades of ochre and orange, and dulled the intensity of the light. 

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And with any trip to Oregon, the John Day Fossil beds (a suspiciously boring name) is a must-do. On this particular day the skies cleared and the sun would beating down. Traditionally you'd shoot the painted hills at dusk, to capture the warm orange light, but I think it went well anyway. 

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It's times when I go through these images that I think it's high time I start offering art prints. More on that next time.