Alarms rings!! its 4:45am on a Saturday morning. “What the hell am I doing up????” Oh yeah, I am Landscape Photographer. Thats what I do. I chase the chance of a sunrise catching fire over a picturesque scene Reflecting off water under a snow peaked mountain range. leading lines pulling me into the scene. A feeling like being in a trance when all of this takes place. The perfect image. An image one is excited to get back and edit to share with other fellow photographers and fans alike.
My buddy Andrew Sambuceto and myself peeled ourselves out of bed on this Saturday morning to head up to Dutchman Flatts by Mt. Bachelor. We snowshoed onto the Cascade Lakes Highway in hopes of another magical sunrise morning which we experienced two months prior at Sparks Lake. Its that very hope that carries us out of bed before first light. Hike into the wilderness, losing feeling in your face, to catch that scene surreal image of a lifetime.
This trip wasn’t one of those once in a lifetime photo trips, but a trip worth remembering. Morning color captivated us for that brief moment to gather the color over these snow capped peaks leaving us with a feeling of accomplishments for this trip. Something to converse on the drive back down the mountain, Which in turn lead to further conversation about the next big plans for another unforgettable trip to amazing PNW spots less traveled. Dejavu……. The same conversation we have after every photo trip. The same experiences that keep us returning everytime.