Todd Lake, “Winter Refreshment”
Sunrise reflection of Mt Bachelor, Deschutes National Forest
Todd Lake, Located near Bend Oregon’s local ski mountain, Mt Bachelor is beautiful any time of year but because it is situated at 6,150 feet of elevation in the Oregon Cascades, it gets inundated with snow for half of the year. Don’t get me wrong, It is a worthy cross country ski or snowshoe destination in winter but you wont see much water for most of the winter season. On certain years, with a little luck, there is a brief window of time where fresh snow coats the trees on the shores of the Lake and Bachelor and the lake’s surface has not yet frozen for its long winter nap.
This morning I was very fortunate. I had been tracking weather patterns for days and with hopes of fresh sticky snowfall on the shore of the lake and the shoulders of Mt Bachelor. My excitement was palpable as roadside snow grew deeper while I drove up the Cascades Lakes Highway toward Mt Bachelor. When I arrived a the parking area for the Todd Lake, my optimism grew even further. Nervous about missing Morning’s first light on Mt Bachelor, I hustled through the ankle deep snow to the far end of the lake where I was enthralled to find a healthy, even coating of snow on the Pine trees which surrounded the lake. I shot a couple different compositions during sunrise. My only frustration was the occasional gust of wind which would periodically disrupt the Mt Bachelor Reflection. My patience was rewarded with moments of bliss like you see in this stunning new fine art print. I’ll soon release a panoramic image from this morning in my fine art panoramas gallery. To find out where you can view printed versions from this special morning, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
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