It’s that time again art fans, Fall Art Hop!  As is often the case, I’ll be sharing my fine art landscape photography at Patagonia of Bend, located at 920 NW Bond Street, in Downtown Bend.  The good folks at Patagonia will be sharing their now famous iced animal cookies.  It is a touch of class that you can’t just find anywhere, so come on in and enjoy the ambrosial flavors of tiny animals dipped in frosting.  Confectionary Greatness!  This greatness will be balanced by the astringent notes of Patagonia of Bend’s signature brand of slightly rancid wine, that I generously think of as good vinegar!  What more could you ask for?

Tumalo Falls, near Bend, Oregon

Tumalo Falls, near Bend, Oregon

The above picture of Bend’s own Tumalo Falls will be on display at this particular art hop.  It is a picture that has special meaning to me because I captured this images with my beautiful daughter, Emma.  While Emma may not be at the show, this Central Oregon Landscape picture will.

Dwarf Monkeyflowers blooming near Bend, Oregon

Dwarf Monkeyflowers blooming near Bend, Oregon

This vibrant macro picture of dwarf monkeyflowers blooming in the high desert outside of my hometown of Bend, will be displayed for the first time tomorrow night.  It captures one of the splashes of color that make high desert hikes so worth while.   Another new pictured that will be displayed for the first time at art hop will be the following picture of Broken Top Mountain.

Broken Top Mountain near Bend, Oregon

Broken Top Mountain near Bend, Oregon

I’ve enjoyed dozens of hikes along the Broken top Trail including several overnighters but I’ve never found a better wildflower foreground with “No Name Lake” and Broken Top in the background.  This was a morning picture and more importantly is was a low wind morning which allowed me to get good detail of the wildflowers in this beautiful scene.  The following landscape picture of Bend’s famed Sparks Lake was taken last year.  This picture will also be available at Patagonia of Bend for fall art hop.

Sparks Lake near Bend, Oregon

Sparks Lake near Bend, Oregon

Probably my favorite Sparks Lake Picture to date, this image captures a gorgeous sunrise with placid waters from one of Oregon’s most iconic locations.  Fresh snow on South Sister and Broken Top, certainly add to this serene Central Oregon Picture.

Oregon's Mount Jefferson

Oregon's Mount Jefferson

The above picture of Oregon’s beautiful Mt. Jefferson will also be on display at Art Hop on the night of October 1st.  If you are in the Bend area, please stop by , check out my work and say hello.

I hope to see you all at art Hop!

Thanks,

Mike Putnam