Mt. Hood from Hwy. 26

Selected for Google Maps and Google Earth

Comments (7)

Roger Sandvik on October 19, 2007

Great picture! A tarmac road is a obviously a great object to include. Not many people see that, nor me, .....until now! What work so great for me I think is the yellow line leading towards what seems to be a yellow roadsign, and the white lines leads to the snow covered mountain. There's also a wonderful feeling of balance in it. Great work!

DeEtte Fisher on October 19, 2007

Thank you so much for your great critique, Roger! I don't usually include roads in my pictures, but I liked the curve and since there wasn't very much traffic, I just waited for a break between cars and snapped it quickly! I really didn't think about the yellow and white lines at all when I took it, but I really like your analogy! I'll always think of that from now on every time I look at this picture! Thanks for your insight and wonderful comments!

Greegings from Oregon! DeEtte

Roger Sandvik on October 19, 2007

You earned every word. And for not thinking of the lines in the road, .... well, I wondered about that myself many times over about my own pictures. I've come to the conclusion that the the brain perhaps pick up something that one might not realize at the time, but creates great color combinations, patterns, scales, lead-in-lines, and so on and so forth. So, you might have seen this but not been aware of it :)? Isn't that a sign of artistic abilities? Like really enjoying a great painting, not sure why it is so compelling? I don't know, but your picture is great :)

DeEtte Fisher on October 20, 2007

I'm positive you are correct! I'm sure that an artistic brain picks up things that the eye might not see at the time. I know that sometimes when I TRY to compose a picture...take my time, make sure the balance and perspective are perfect, etc...those pictures don't always turn out very didn't look like I thought it would or something like that. On the other hand, some of my best pictures are ones that I snap quickly and don't really think about much!

I think you're on to something with the sub-concious brain thing....thanks for your insight! :-)


Roger Sandvik on October 28, 2007
DeEtte Fisher on October 29, 2007

Thank you again Roger for another nomination! I think you are the only person who likes this photo, however! ;-)

Regards from Oregon, DeEtte

Roger Sandvik on October 30, 2007

I have some pictures my self that doesn't record much visits. I think one of the reasons might be that some of them are easy to see what they are, only by looking at the thumbnails. Other pictures with more details in them might be opened more frequently. Then again .... ? Who knows :)

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Photo taken in Mt. Hood National Forest, 16400 Champion Way, Sandy, OR 97055, USA

Photo details

  • Uploaded on October 14, 2007
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by DeEtte Fisher
    • Camera: SONY DSC-T100
    • Taken on 2007/10/13 16:55:16
    • Exposure: 0.002s (1/640)
    • Focal Length: 5.80mm
    • F/Stop: f/4.500
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash