Central Oregon’s Mt. Bachelor is a fixture in the skyline of my hometown of Bend, Oregon. Photos of Mt. Bachelor are easy to come by but good photos of Mt Bachelor are not. Especially difficult are good winter photographs of Mt. Bachelor. Below is my latest and best effort at capturing a sense of what it is truly like to view Mt. Bachelor in all of its winter glory. This fine art photo of Bachelor will soon be released and I am very excited about it!
This print of Mt. Bachelor has a captivating sense of depth. The snow covered evergreens in this photo frame Mt. Bachelor elegantly and draw the viewer into the image. This sense of depth helps to tell a visual story and offers a sense of place that I try to capture in all of my Oregon landscape photographs. I’ve climbed to the top of Tumalo Mountain, Mt. Bachelor’s nearest neighbor, countless times for winter sunrise photography sessions but the morning that I captured this beautiful of photo of Mt. Bachelor offered the best sunrise I’ve ever seen from Tumalo Mountain. The dramatic clouds looming over Mt. Bachelor to the south, the soft pink glow of morning’s first light and a beautiful blanket of freshly fallen winter snow all symbiotically intertwine to form an elegant, striking photograph of Mt. Bachelor. Open, inviting spaces of delicate snow interact magnificently to generate a magical sense of place. I truly think my collectors will love this Fine art photograph of Mt. Bachelor.
Mt bachelor is more than Oregon’s largest ski resort. It is a four season playground which offers Bend visitors and locals endless opportunities for recreation, fitness and adventure. At 9,068 ft of elevation, Mt. Bachelor is visible from much of Central Oregon, including the Three Sisters Wilderness area, which is seen in the summer photograph of Mt. Bachelor titled Mt Bachelor Bouquet, is seen below.
In addition to the Three Sisters Wilderness Area, Mt. Bachelor is prominently visible from the many lakes along the Cascade Lakes Lakes Highway, including one of my favorite lakes, Hosmer Lake, which can be seen in the fine art photograph seen below. Hosmer Lake is a difficult lake to capture the essence of but I am very proud of this print. A beautiful 50 inch print of this Hosmer Lake image now resides in the “Hosmer Room” of the Sunriver Homeowners Aquatic and Recreation Center, commonly know as SHARC. It look beautiful there!
Hosmer Lake is stunning location, packed with trout and salmon, yet it is truly difficult to photograph well. For more information about the Fine art print seen above and to read the story behind the photo, please visit this previous entry about Hosmer Lake. If you would like more information about where these beautiful prints of Mt. Bachelor are being displayed in the Central Oregon area or to order a print of one of these Mt. Bachelor images, please call me at (541) 610-4815. Thanks for reading about Bend Oregon’s favorite outdoor playground, Mt. Bachelor!