Mt. Hood Wildflowers

Lovely Lupines in the glow of sunset on Mt. Hood

These Mt. Hood wildflowers are just next to the spectacular Zig Zag canyon on the southwest side of the mountain.  My friend Ron and I had hiked about two miles west of Timberline Lodge on the Timberline Trail to find a good spot for some sunset images.  We were finally rewarded with the Mt. Hood […]

Alpine Glow

Alpine Glow On Mt. Hood Oregon

The lovely alpine glow of Mt. Hood presented itself on the last day of August 2012.  Later in the evening the alpine glow gave way to a new moon which, because it was the second moon of the month, became the ‘Blue Moon’ .  This image was made up along the Lolo Pass Road in […]

Mt. Hood Sunset

Mt. Hood is bathed in the warm rays of sunset while colorful lupines and asters glow in an alpine meadow along the Timberline Trail in the Mt. Hood Wilderness.  The gnarled and stunted trees attest to the ferocity of weather at timberline on the slopes of Mt. Hood.  This is the same location of my […]

Western Cascades Sunset

Sunset over the Western Cascades with new moon (Philip A. Knouf)

  This sunset was taken looking out over the Western Cascades along the Timberline Trail on Mt. Hood.  This location is approximately 2 miles from Timberline Lodge just before the trail goes down and across Zigzag canyon.  We were here for sunset pictures of Mt. Hood.  We were through with sunset on the mountain when […]

Sunset Tom McCall Preserve

Glorious sunset from Tom McCall Preserve near Rowena Oregon. The lupines and balsamroots were brilliantly lit by the setting sun.

This sunset at Tom McCall Preserve near Rowena, Oregon is probably one of my best, if I can say so!  Conditions were just what landscape photographers dream of for images of lots of colorful flowers backlit by the sun.  There was next to no wind and the Columbia Gorge Broad-leaf Lupine and the Northwestern Balsamroot […]

Sunset Hang Glider

A powered hang glider flies low over the rolling Columbia Hills at sunset.

This hang glider struck a perfect pose for me in this sunset image over the rolling hills of the Dalles Mountain State Park.  Part of  the Columbia Hills State Park, this time of the year the hillsides are covered with an broad array of wild flowers.  They are simply beautiful with every shade of the […]

New Moon – Cannon Beach

The new moon is high overhead of Cannon Beach Oregon shortly after sunset in the late fall of 2011.

I captured this image of the new moon over Cannon Beach on a trip my wife and I took Thanksgiving weekend of 2011 to Canon Beach on the Oregon Coast.  Ecola State Park is nearby and is a favorite of mine for dramatic seascapes.  I went there hoping for a nice colorful sunset but that […]