Photo by Jacob Denbrook
This photo was taken along the Copper Creek trail in the Eagle Cap Wilderness in northeastern Oregon. The photo was tough compositionally, because trees were blocking the mountains at a lot of spots. I wanted the classic foreground creek blur, and the light was perfect that evening. Therefore, I placed my tripod in the creek, while standing on one leg on a mossy boulder. I had a shoddy tripod and absolutely no insurance on my brand new camera. That can be translated to, “Jake isn’t the most rational guy when he wants to get a shot.”
The Eagle Cap Wilderness is well known around Oregon as having scenery equivalent to the Alps in Europe or the Sierra Nevada range in California and Nevada. However, in the Sierra Nevadas, hikers won’t often encounter humming-bird mosquitoes with a vampire’s thirst for blood. Still, the solitude is considerable compared to those other heavily visited areas. – Jacob Denbrook
see part two of this photo series here.
Jacob Denbrook has been shooting film and digital photography for over ten years. He has traveled to New Zealand, Japan, and the Canadian Rockies, taking pictures on backpacking trips, first with an Olympus point-and-shoot and then a Nikon DSLR. Somewhat narcissistically, he tried to take the best photos possible in these locations so he could say to friends and acquaintances, “Look where I was.” Eventually, he freelanced for Columbia Gorge Magazine as a writer and photographer. He also dragged his wife into cold alpine areas on trips, when she reportedly only, “wanted a towel, a warm beach, and trashy novel to read.”
Jacob now shoots weddings, portraits, landscapes, and whatever will stay in front of his camera. He lives in Eugene, Oregon, and you can contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org. His website of images is at accendoimages.com.