I am not sure what happened to August, but it is coming to a crashing end and kids head back to school next week. It’s been hot here in Portland for the past 2 1/2 months with many days over 90. I can’t remember such a hot summer and I have lived here for decades. Eight years ago I moved from a house with a pool and so now I find relief at the lake, Trillium Lake this time. I visited the lake with two pinhole photographer friends and they were good sports playing with my animal masks and posing for a long exposure even though it was sweltering under all that rubber.
Trillium Lake is at the base of Mt Hood and you can’t ask for a prettier landscape. There is a trail around the lake and it is an easy walk. We managed to get there early enough to see beautiful reflections on the lake. Later in the day, the swimmers and boaters showed up causing ripples across the water’s surface, but with a long exposure on the pinhole camera, even these smoothed out.
I think I have become a true Oregonian and am looking forward to the temperatures dipping a bit over the Labor Day weekend, but I am not ready for rain….not just yet.
(all photos taken with my Zero Image pinhole camera, Kodak Ektar 100 film and with about a 10 second exposure time)