Here are the rest of the photos from my hike up at the Salmon River with the Zero 45. I’m still super happy that my foray into C-41 turned out well! I’m going to develop my Pinholeday shots at home this weekend (all C-41) and I have to admit, I’m a bit nervous about it. Please send good film photo developing vibes my way! 🙂
Yesterday we went for a hike up at the Salmon River, one of my favorite places (if not my favorite). We hiked along the river to a campground that we like to rest at before turning around. We got to our spot and wandered down to the river. At this particular place there is a pool where the rapids seem to calm and the river stills itself. This is where Salmon come to spawn, and this is what they were doing yesterday. Watching the salmon spawn is a favorite activities and it always makes me bask in the wonder of nature.
Yesterday as I sat in this peaceful place I wondered about the salmon and spawning process. I knew a tiny bit about it: that they swim upriver from the sea. I also know that after the process of swimming upstream they die because I’ve seen a lot of dead salmon in the river during this season. But that is about the extent of my knowledge. So I did some reading about it and I am kind of moved by the lives these creatures live.
They are born in freshwater stream pools at higher altitudes, like the one I was staring at yesterday. Then swim downstream to the ocean where they live for about 4 years. When they are old enough to swim upstream to return to the place they were born so they can spawn their own baby fish (called fry). The process ends up killing them in the end. So they die in the place they were born.
Reading about this made my heart break a little bit. It’s so sad, but sad in a beautiful way.
Today’s image comes from the same fun day of shooting as the previous 2 photoblog posts. I really love the way this camera distorts perspective.
Let’s see what word.camera has to say about it:
In the meantime, a river, a plant, and a travel. Yet, the river is created by a moving fluides. The plant has alive and grow and some flower, and the travel climaxes in a remember. There, the river retains a flow water. Furthermore, it is a source of water. Until now, it pertains to a large natural stream of water. Of course, it relates to flow water.
Also, a stream and a woodland: the stream longs for being river, and the woodland retains a tree. In contrast, the woodland is also known as a forest. Sometimes, it recalls forest. And yet, it recalls vegetation. In fact, it encompasses an architectural structure. Immediately, the stream encompasses a flow freely and abundantly. Sometimes, it amounts to a narrow body of flow water. In other words, it amounts to a natural body of running water flowing on or under the earth. i.e., it constitutes a connected series of events or actions or developments.
In like manner, a wood, which results from the hard fibrous lignifying substance under the bark of trees. Finally, it amounts to the hard fibrous lignifying substance under the bark of trees. Accordingly, it is a golf club. Sometimes, it is the hard fibrous lignifying substance under the bark of trees. Always, it has pleasant. Besides, it is known to some as holz.
In summary, a summer, a park, and an environment. In similar fashion, the summer is made from the warmest season of the year. The park arises from a gear position that acts as a parking brake, and the environment comes from the area in which something existing or lives. Notwithstanding, the summer leads to person going on vacation. Earlier, it educes fun. Certainly, it relates to in august. For that reason, it relates to after winter.
Specifically, a stone and a water: the stone arises from a lack of feeling or expression or movement, and the water longs for going down hill. Further, the water exhibits transparent liquid. So far, it can thin gasoline. In conclusion, it might thin soup. Thus, it is beautiful and necessary for our survival. However, the stone is rough. As a result, it recalls acrolith. Always, it may smoke pot. Perhaps, it is a musical composition song.
To sum up, a landscape, which translates to благоустро́йство и озелене́ние. Therefore, it relates to decorating yard. But it is a class of art having a characteristic form or technique. Nevertheless, it evokes small hill. Doubtedly, it educes natural view. It is true, it echoes your.
As an illustration, a mountain, a rock, and a nobody. At length, the mountain evokes everest. The rock has a crystal, and the nobody might reason with someone like tomas. Until now, the mountain is an earthen plate push together. Thus, it includes a snow. Undoubtedly, it comprises a high peak of land. Furthermore, it echoes everest.
To explain, a tree and a nature: the tree translates to ajaa puuhun, and the nature amounts to an everywhere. By all means the nature is made from a -ure. Frequently, it recalls mother element. Subsequently, it constitutes a television show. To be sure, it associates with outdoor. In summary, the tree includes a sap. In fact, it might make house and can make firewood. However, it is required for build treehouse. Undoubtedly, it has sometimes yellow or red.
Similarly, an outdoors, which results in going for walk. Furthermore, it precipitates jogging. Moreover, it is known to some as dwór. Maybe it echoes environment. Consequently, it is known to some as aire libre. Therefore, it constitutes the region that being outside of something.
So far, a moss and a forest: the moss translates to sammalduma, and the forest is among the trees and other plants in a large densely wooded area. This time, the forest enjoys a million of tree. Doubtedly, it echoes animal. Immediately, it educes wooden area. And yet, it elicits bushy. Yes, the moss might grow on concrete under certain condition. Sometimes, it is a live thing. In contrast, it educes fuzzy. Although it relates to model name.
Camera: Terrapin Bijou
Film: Ektar 100
Exposure time: 12 seconds
This was a really fun outing with my pinhole camera. We visited a part of the Salmon River Trail we’d never seen before – which is pretty amazing considering I thought hiked every inch of that trail.
When I saw this image I immediately thought of a map. And now I have this song running through my head.
I keep meaning to run my photoblog photo through word.camera – I finally remembered to do that this time! You can read the odd translation at the end. Word.camera thought of a map as well!
Camera: Terrapin Bijou
Film: Ektar 100
Exposure: 12 seconds
Have you heard the expression “thin place?” I first heard of this 4 years ago when a Buddhist friend told me about them. Described as places where you can reach out and touch Heaven (whatever that is to you).
The Salmon River is my thin place. I first encountered this place a month after I moved to Oregon. As I hiked along the river I became mesmerized by the salmon spawning. Through the clearest of alpine waters I could see salmon laying on the bottom of the riverbed and I was touched when I thought about what it took for them to get all the way up here on the mountain so they could spawn. What a life they lived. There was something beautiful and also tragic about their story. I come back every year to this spot to watch them spawn and it never ceases to amaze me.
One day in the summer, A year after we’d been coming here regularly, we were hiking along the trail and a woman we ran into said, “Have you been to the secret island? You should go to the secret island! Turn right at the hollowed out tree.” So we went in search of a hollowed out tree and we found it! And we turned right. And there was, indeed, a secret island where, if you are lucky, you will have the best campground on Mt Hood with your own beach for fly fishing. It quickly became my my most favorite spot on the planet. Everytime we hike here I have to visit the Secret Island.
Here are some other photos from along the trail, taken with various cameras at various times of the year.
This is my favorite place in the whole wide world. It is where I go when the craziness of life gets to me. This beautiful place slows me down and makes me see what is most important. Sometimes the river will tell me its secrets, if my mind is quiet enough.