This image was taken from a spectacular viewpoint on the Columbia River gorge near Portland, Oregon and shows Vista House above the gorge.
The viewpoint, know as ”Women’s Forum” has an interesting history. The Portland Women’s Forum was a civic organisation set up in the mid 1940s with the aim of preserving the Columbia River gorge which, at that time, was being heavily logged. Their activities helped stop forestry in the gorge through deals which swapped land elsewhere for areas near the river. They also dedicated themselves to raising funds to purchase the land from which this picture was taken to donate to the Oregon Parks Service as a public viewpoint.
When we visited, it was the middle of the day, the light was pretty nasty and the atmosphere rather hazy. Thankfully, this wasn’t too much of a problem in infrared so I took most of my images with the IR camera instead of the ”normal” one.
Edit 9/6/12: You can find another IR shot from the same location but taken with a shorter lens here.
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