Sunday, June 01, 2008

Valley view

This is probably my favorite picture from the bunch I took while in the Seattle area.

It's the view from a mountain ledge road looking back towards the small town of Mazama. (If you click on the link, it'll show a contour map of the area. Look for the road NF-5400000 in the center. I snapped this picture right before the first switchback - around 2800 ft.) I think technically this is a view of the Lost River Valley.

There's a bit more to say about this crazy mountain road, but I'll have to write about it when I have a bit more time.


Jen said...

Your photo made me homesick! :) I lived in Seattle for a few years and miss it terribly. The East Coast just can't compare. I really enjoyed reading through your blog. You have quite a photographic eye. Photography is my hobby, as well. It'll be your fault if I now empty my bank account and head off to Africa! :) Wonderful stuff.

Jen Candela

PS. Save the journal. I expect your next set of entries will balance it out. It is the way of things. :)

Mostly Torn said...

Hi Jen,

Thanks for the kind words. I definitely would recommend seeing Africa first hand if you ever get the chance. I've been a National Geographic reader since I was a kid, yet I was still unprepared for what Africa was really like.

Also thanks for the link on your blog. But please, you need to drop me to the bottom of the list. You shouldn't list my blog above Andrei Codrescu's. That guy is great! I always enjoy his commentary on NPR.