29.10.12

We Have Adventures: Detroit Lake and Silver Falls

Detroit Lake is a reservoir just south of Salem and 100 miles from Portland.   I've been there in the summer when the lake is filled with boisterous campers and swimmers. Right now it is being drawn down so the water level is very low.  After Detroit Lake we headed towards Silver Falls State Park where you can hike a few miles around several waterfalls.  We only ran into one other person during the hike who tried to school us on cameras.  We remained calm.

Here are my shots:



Canon AE-1 // Kodak Ektar 100

& here are his shots:


Chrome backpack // Sorel Tivoli Winter Boots from REI // Burton pullover jacket // Nikon D3S

It's eerie, really.  Every where you turn is remnants of an old forest.  Acting like an invasive species, moss has covered hundreds of years of life and decades of death.  Fog sits idly along the shoreline and mountains.

Deforestation at its prettiest.


18 comments:

  1. Sounds a bit like real Detroit. I wonder if there is a Portland Lake somewhere around here. It'd be cool to make a mirror post, ha.

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  2. Wow! It's beautiful ( and eerie at the same time). Just found your blog and am your newest follower on GFC #74. Check out my blog if you'd like! Thanks:)!

    Rita @ www.CoastWithMe.com

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  3. it's beautiful. not that this place comes from such a devastating event. but the idea behind this;
    that hauntingly beautiful things can come from the worst of events.

    thanks for sharing these beautiful photos!
    xoxo,
    tiana of l'esthetique

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  4. the blues in these photos are so beautiful. stunning shots!
    thank you for sharing :)

    xo
    osmiuminlove.blogspot.com

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  5. these are super beautiful - but what a sad, creepy place. reminds me of the movie ferngully

    <3 katherine
    of corgis and cocktails

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  6. Your photos are always stunning! What kind of camera do you use?

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    1. Thank you! These were shot using our Nikon D3S. However, I primarily use my film cameras Canon AE-1 and the Hasselblad 501cm but also my Nikon D7k.

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  7. More stunning and surreal photos! I love these <3

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  8. WOW amazing photos and the place looks so magical!!

    wolffashion.blogspot.com

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  9. these photos are absolutely beautiful. poor trees :(
    xx mili

    callmemaeby.blogspot.com/

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  10. It's eerie, indeed!! But the photos are pretty nice. :)

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  11. gorgeous shots...my friends and I are trying to arrange a road trip to portland this december! I love how desolate this place is- quite magical:)

    http://canvasofculture.blogspot.com/

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  12. Gosh, these are stunning. You two are insanely good at your kraft. I must visit this magical, yet sad place.

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  13. Beautiful images. Well done!

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  14. Wow love love love these pictures, I want to go there too!

    x

    Marielle

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  15. I featured this post on my blogwatch post :) http://pony-chops.blogspot.co.uk/2012/12/blogwatch-2.html

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