Spring blossoms in the Hood River Valley

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    A pink ornamental towers over the white flowers of the working fruit groves below. Located near Pine Grove in the Hood River Valley, Oregon.

    Searching for a sunset location about 6 PM, I drove by the cemetary near Pine Grove and noticed the pink blossoms from the road. I walked back and spent 45 minutes photographing the tree, fruit groves and Mt. Hood.

    Finished, I packed up a 7PM and drove out. When I saw the view from the road again and realized that it was better than the ones I'd been shooting.

    So I pulled over right there, set up the tripod and photographed another 15 minutes until the light was gone. This was one of the first shots of the second set.
    [Explore May 3, 2012 #368]


    Just-4-Kicks, Darren Frodsham, and 30 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. Hmm090 62 months ago | reply


    2. joybidge 62 months ago | reply

      This gorgeous example of pink in nature was found in Pink is Beautiful and Sensual.

    3. PeteHuu 62 months ago | reply

      splendid image, absolute fav

    4. Sprengben 62 months ago | reply

      So good to see this photo, it really deserves Explore!
      A good Friday I wish!

    5. GeorgeOfTheGorge 62 months ago | reply

      Spreng Ben Thank you! I didn't realize this image was on Explore! May 3, 2012 #368

    6. Scott DeSelle 62 months ago | reply

      Congratulations on your Explored image.
      Nice view of the Hood River Valley.

    7. Gary Randall 62 months ago | reply

      Nice work George. :)

    8. GeorgeOfTheGorge 61 months ago | reply

      Gary Randall Thanks, Gary. I shot this the same day you made that iconic image of the red barn in the grove just a bit north off Eastside. It was a beautiful day for shooting.

    9. Tatters ❀ 61 months ago | reply

      we need the close-up photo of flowers to be able to ID the tree
      Seen in a discussion of the group "FIELD GUIDE: FLOWERING TREES of the WORLD"

    10. ShutterChemist 56 months ago | reply

      The layering in this composition is lovely! I am amazed by all of the images I've gone through in your photostream.

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