Raining

Deschutes River Recreation Area Campground

Hey guys, last weekend we had a blast spending the night at Leslie Gulch. I plan on revisiting the area once more, but this past weekend we spent the night at Deschutes River Recreation Area. This is the first time I took my Sony A7iii for a test, I'm still an amature and a long way to being a pro. What you're seeing now is the beginning of becoming a better photographer. I'm quite pleased with the photos I took during this trip, when we woke up the following morning we all decided to visit Mary Hill Stonehenge then Cottonwood Canyon State Park. It was such an eventful day and a rainy one. We had an amazing time and hope you enjoy the photos below and continue to follow this crazy adventure, at the moment I'm keeping an eye out for the weather, moonrise, and moonset so I can go take photos of the night sky before the full moon occurs later this month. Hope I'll see ya on the next blog post :)

I had a hard time seeing the focusing through the viewfinder and little did I realize I failed to set the viewfinders focus dial, silly me these photos are slightly off focus because I use manual focus for landscape. Used Sony A7iii with Sony FE 16-35mm F2.8 GM

I had a hard time seeing the focusing through the viewfinder and little did I realize I failed to set the viewfinders focus dial, silly me these photos are slightly off focus because I use manual focus for landscape. Used Sony A7iii with Sony FE 16-35mm F2.8 GM

In this photo I was trying to smooth out the water by doing a slight long exposure of 4 sec, came out alright I was testing out the new lens with the Sony A7iii. As mentioned I didn't set the viewfinder focus even though I have the LCD screen to go off of I use it from time to time, Used Sony A7iii with Sony FE 16-35mm F2.8 GM.

In this photo I was trying to smooth out the water by doing a slight long exposure of 4 sec, came out alright I was testing out the new lens with the Sony A7iii. As mentioned I didn't set the viewfinder focus even though I have the LCD screen to go off of I use it from time to time, Used Sony A7iii with Sony FE 16-35mm F2.8 GM.

This photo has been taken by hundreds of people but the weather and timing is always different, viewing Maryhill State park and Hwy 97 Bridge from Maryhill Stonehenge is a spectacular view. If it was a clear day you can see Mt. Hood from here. Used Sony A7iii with Sony FE 16-35mm F2.8 GM.

This photo has been taken by hundreds of people but the weather and timing is always different, viewing Maryhill State park and Hwy 97 Bridge from Maryhill Stonehenge is a spectacular view. If it was a clear day you can see Mt. Hood from here. Used Sony A7iii with Sony FE 16-35mm F2.8 GM.

Just a random photo I decided to take, it was raining pretty hard here at Cottonwood Canyon State Park. It was a little challenging but I was in a hurry since I was getting soaked by the rain and at least my camera was safe with small umbrella. Used Sony A7iii with Sony FE 16-35mm F2.8 GM.

Just a random photo I decided to take, it was raining pretty hard here at Cottonwood Canyon State Park. It was a little challenging but I was in a hurry since I was getting soaked by the rain and at least my camera was safe with small umbrella. Used Sony A7iii with Sony FE 16-35mm F2.8 GM.

As we were driving out, my cousins husband he wanted to get to see this view so we parked off the side of the road and walked over the side to see this full view. John Day river is to left and runs through Cottonwood Canyon State Park. You can see the dark clouds above the hill, it was still raining pretty hard, my Sony A7iii was fine no harm done. Used Sony A7iii with Sony FE 16-35mm F2.8 GM.

As we were driving out, my cousins husband he wanted to get to see this view so we parked off the side of the road and walked over the side to see this full view. John Day river is to left and runs through Cottonwood Canyon State Park. You can see the dark clouds above the hill, it was still raining pretty hard, my Sony A7iii was fine no harm done. Used Sony A7iii with Sony FE 16-35mm F2.8 GM.

We decided to make a stop at Rowena Crest Viewpoint, I've seen this photo many times online, its hard not to take this photo haha, it was an overcast day, no rain when we got there unlike Cottonwood Canyon State Park. We stayed here for a while enjoying the view of the Columbia River Gorge. Used Sony A7iii with Sony FE 16-35mm F2.8 GM.

We decided to make a stop at Rowena Crest Viewpoint, I've seen this photo many times online, its hard not to take this photo haha, it was an overcast day, no rain when we got there unlike Cottonwood Canyon State Park. We stayed here for a while enjoying the view of the Columbia River Gorge. Used Sony A7iii with Sony FE 16-35mm F2.8 GM.

For our last stop, we decided to stop at Mayer State Park, I came quite a few times last year taking photos of the night sky. They had to wait a little as I was doing a long exposure with ND Grad filters, pretty happy with what I got, Decided to do B&W for this photo cause of high contrast that I added in lightroom, which seemed more appealing to my eyes. Used Sony A7iii with Sony FE 16-35mm F2.8 GM.

For our last stop, we decided to stop at Mayer State Park, I came quite a few times last year taking photos of the night sky. They had to wait a little as I was doing a long exposure with ND Grad filters, pretty happy with what I got, Decided to do B&W for this photo cause of high contrast that I added in lightroom, which seemed more appealing to my eyes. Used Sony A7iii with Sony FE 16-35mm F2.8 GM.