I will be unveiling a new fine art photograph at tomorrow(11/7/14) nights First Friday Art Walk and I couldn’t be more excited.  I have loved the Metolius River since the first time I explored its shores but frankly, it is a river whose exceptional beauty is photographically elusive.

Metolius River Photo

“Metolius River Outreach”

Old growth conifers, brilliantly colored water, verdant riparian areas and glorious autumn colors can be very difficult to capture all in the same image.  Hikers will agree that the Metolius can be magical in the fall season and frankly, I haven’t seen an image that appropriately honors the Metolius’ autumnal beauty, until now.  Poised precariously above the Metolius River, near Bridge 99, I knew I had found an elegant composition.  Vibrant colored flora, frigid flowing water and stately evergreens combined with the magnificent branches of a vine maple elegantly extending over the cold waters of the Metolius make for the image I believe appropriately honors this magical river.  Please come visit me tomorrow night between 5-9 at Patagonia of Bend, located at 100 NW Wall Street in downtown Bend.  In addition of this stunning print of the Metolius, I will be sharing several other beautiful new Photographs that honor the beauty of Central Oregon.

Purchase this photo of the Metolius River

I hope to see you tomorrow night!

Mike Putnam