The Golden Hour (and a zebra) in the Gorge

Golden Hour : in the Columbia River Gorge
Golden Hour
One of my basic qualifications for friendship is that you'll pull over when I want to take a picture. My sister says I should bring one of those stickers that they put on the mail-truck for whoever has the pleasure (burden?) of driving me : "caution, this vehicle makes frequent stops"

A few weekends ago, my friends and I took a day-cation along the Columbia River Gorge during the "golden hour" (the first and last hour of sun in the day) and the terraces were beyond beautiful.  I started squealing over the warm light from the backseat and Logan - being the good friend that he is - parked so I could take a few pictures.

We heard a rumor there was a zebra farm nearby. Yep ... zebras. In Oregon. I was as incredulous as you are. But wouldn't ya know, just down the winding road, we spotted them. Out in the pasture, enjoying the last rays of sun for the day - just like we were.


[(photos) on film with Minolta SRT-201]
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11 comments:

  1. oh god, that last photo!!!

    i love this quality, the need to pull over for a picture.

    ps: you should know i'm counting down the days until we meet in august.

    and also, any good reading suggestions? i'm fresh out and need a new book. xo.

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    1. I love bringing real friends and blog friends-turned-real friends together! :)

      P.S. You need to start selling photo prints!

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    2. Meg, The other day I said to Laura "I can't wait for your blogger meet up ... I mean, wedding".

      Laura, thanks for having such great taste in everything - including friends

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  2. Your photos always make me stop what I'm doing and take another look. So lovely.

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  3. What?! Zebras in Portland! That is rad! I need to go on search for them. Where exactly is this said farm?

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    1. Kate, the Zebras are actually in Hood River at a place called Schreiner Farms! It also has giraffes (but they were in their house for the night, so we didn't get to see them

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  4. This is amazing! And I totally know what you mean about stopping to take pictures... I do it all the time! Beautiful pictures, as always! :)

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  5. I am obviously talking about something very important. I was also not sure how the zebras would turn out... but like always you nailed it!

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    1. You know I struggle with photographing moving objects (actually, lets be real ... anything that's not a still life I set up on my kitchen table). Luckily I took 4 pictures of the zebras before the game-warden came (3 bad, 1 good)

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  6. wow, that's amazing! there's no chance of me bumping in a zebra where I live.

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    1. definitely not a native species by any means!

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