Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Desert Photos - June 1979

A two hour ride on the back of my cousin Craig's motorcycle will get you from the swamps of Seahurst park over the Cascade Crest and out to a landscape that looks somewhat like Mars down along the Columbia River. This Photo was take from somewhere near between Vantage and George Washington two towns on the rim of the gorge west and east of the river. I remember the wind was blowing (always is) and that I had my 20lb harmonically dampened pan head tripod with a lead counter balance mounted to the bottom of the post so I could shoot with my 500mm Nikkor mirror lens under adverse conditions. I also had my 300mm Nikkor along with me and I am not sure which was used for this photo. Probably the long lens, in '78 & '79 I was partial to the 500mm but always carried the 300mm and 200mm along.

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