One of the things I love about Oregon is even when stuck in traffic photo opportunities present themselves

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with Respect Realty LLC 200311024


While sitting on Interstate 205 North bound on the way to my parents house just outside West Linn there is a this amazing viewpoint. This viewpoint can get you some amazing pictures and a break from the traffic that comes to a stop there because of some fools thinking that putting a metered onramp on a hill was a good idea making sure traffic that is going 55 can slow to 25 to let people in because they had to stop for a light at the top of a hill and had to try to get going again.

View of Mt Hood at Sunset

But, still at sunset, sometimes you forget all about the traffic, get out of the car and get a gorgeous shot like this before getting back in and yelling at the idiots at the Oregon Department of Transportation again.


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Gabe Sanders
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Great shot Todd.  Never get that kind of scenery here in my little corner of Florida.  Then again, we never have traffic jams either.

Nov 04, 2010 12:23 AM #10
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Like Mt. Rainier in Washington, Mt. Hood can dominate the skyline when the clouds don't obscure it.  Part of why I love living in Oregon.  My wife is driving to Portland today to fly to Reno.  Maybe she'll see the mountain too before the rains return.  Nice picture.

Nov 04, 2010 02:28 AM #11
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Cal Yoder
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It is a great reminder to give thanks in all circumstances. An adage I have adopted is, "What you choose to focus upon expands." This picture and circumstances around it are a case in point.

Cal

Nov 04, 2010 04:56 AM #12
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What a great view, Todd!  It certainly beats the commute through commercial corridors that most people have!

Nov 04, 2010 05:12 AM #13
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Sandra Pearce
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Beautiful pictue!  I'm actually on my way out now to take some pictures on such a beautiful day like today.  Hopefully I'm as lucky as you

Nov 04, 2010 09:36 AM #14
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Fall is very pretty in Oregon. Nice shot of Mt. Hood. What a great week for photos.

Nov 04, 2010 11:20 AM #15
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John Novak
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It's becuse of that traffic planning that you were able to get this great shot. You should send them a copy with a nice thank-you note. :)

Nov 04, 2010 12:41 PM #16
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Todd,

I'll bet your stress melted like snow when you stood there admiring the scenary! Lucky you! You were able to take that photo and we are all lucky enough because you shared your view.

Sometimes it pays to vent and walk away, doesn't it!

Nov 04, 2010 12:42 PM #17
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Todd

How true, I could kick myself when I forget my camera and see a good shot.

Nov 04, 2010 02:14 PM #18
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Todd, That is just another reson to continue taking your camera with you...gorgeous! Just a word of advice, make sure the bettery is well-charged...I was taking pictures of honey-bees on some flowers todayt and my camera died...

Nov 04, 2010 02:27 PM #19
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Todd,

Excellent. The mountains here in Maryland are worn down to nubs.

Rich

Nov 04, 2010 03:13 PM #20
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Todd,

Now that is muti-tasking for sure....and you are right...it is a great picture!

Nov 04, 2010 07:35 PM #21
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So very cool - we are in the land of "flat" here, so we have no scenary quite like that - thanks!

Nov 04, 2010 11:45 PM #22
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Carol Ryniewicz
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Wow that is beautiful! Worth the traffic I bet?

Nov 04, 2010 11:55 PM #23
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I would not have a problem sitting in traffic with a view like that!

Nov 06, 2010 12:01 AM #24
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I think ODOT planned this one knowing that their traffic plan sucked and so they put a view point right at the point traffic starts to become a standstill for 3 miles.

Nov 06, 2010 11:32 AM #25
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Todd,

You captured this shot beautifully. Mt. Hood seems almost a vision in your shot. :)

Steve

Nov 07, 2010 02:24 AM #26
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Todd,

Congratulations. This photo post is now featured on "Silent Saturday." :)

Steve

Nov 07, 2010 11:25 PM #27
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We're so blessed to live in a beautiful place.  I love that my Subaru windshield and sunroof are my office view.  I am still in awe of how gorgeous the Willamette Valley is even after living here my whole life. 

Nov 10, 2010 11:16 AM #28
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We're so blessed to live in a beautiful place.  I love that my Subaru windshield and sunroof are my office view.  I am still in awe of how gorgeous the Willamette Valley is even after living here my whole life. 

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