Eastern Columbia River Gorge   4 comments

I recently spent a beautiful spring day n the eastern Columbia River Gorge in the Pacific Northwest.  Hood River, Oregon is known for being a magnet for wind and kite surfers.  After an afternoon with my local photography friends touring the Hood River Valley during the apple (and pear) blossom festival, I spent the hour before sunset walking along the Columbia shooting in some dramatic light.  I was actually in Washington, across from the town of Hood River, Ore.  This is my favorite picture from that shoot:

A lone sail boat takes advantage of a windy late-afternoon on the Columbia River in Oregon.

A lone sail boat takes advantage of a windy late-afternoon on the Columbia River in Oregon.

I also caught some nice light just after sunset on the rocks along the river.  The yellow flower is not very spectacular but was an important food source for American indians in this part of the country.  The roots can be dried and ground into flour, and used throughout the long winters in this part of the world.  The leaves and flowers make a nice tea, and there are also medicinal uses.  The plant is called Lomatium, or biscuit root.

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The Columbia River in the  Pacific Northwest offered not only fish to the American Indians of the region, but biscuit root (Lomatium).

The Columbia River in the Pacific Northwest offered not only fish to the American Indians of the region, but biscuit root (Lomatium) as well.

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  3. Those are great looking clouds – add so much to the photo.

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