Deschutes River Fine Art Photos!

For those of you who are first time visitors to my website, I am a resident of the beautiful city of Bend, Oregon.  In my mind(only one man’s opinion), There are three things about the city of Bend which set it apart from other attractive cities.  First, Bend has a really wonderful downtown.  It is approachable,, has lots to offer, and is very pretty.  Second, Bend has exceptional access to the Cascade Mountains.  Bend is only 22 miles from the Pacific Northwest’s largest ski resort, Mt. Bachelor and that is just the beginning.  Bend is also the gateway to the stunning Three Sisters’s Wilderness Area, which offers Oregon’s most extensive alpine area.  Thirdly, Bend is graced by the magical Deschutes River running through its urban growth boundary.  The Deschutes river is a big diverse western river, starting at Little Lava Lake and ending at the mighty Columbia River.  Autumn along the Deschutes River is a magical time, especially in the Bend area.  Below is my newest fine art Photograph of the Deschutes River as seen at Benham Falls, south of the city of Bend, along the Deschutes River Trail.

Deschutes River, Bend, Oregon

Deschutes River, Bend, Oregon

This photo of the Deschutes River was obviously captured in autumn at one of my favorite locations, Benham Falls.   I’ve visited the Benham Falls area of the Deschutes River countless times and many times in the fall and this was by far the best fall color I’ve ever seen in this area of the Deschutes River.  This is the kind of image that truly captures an elegant moment, an amazing Oregon river at its autumn best.  The above image has an aggressive flow pattern and water tends to dominate the image.  The following image from the same day along the Deschutes River is a horizontal format and has an entirely different feel.

Deschutes River near Bend, Oregon

Deschutes River near Bend, Oregon

The above photo of the Deschutes River is more of a terrestrial photo.  The intensity of detail along the shores of the Deschutes River are what set this image apart.  Wonderful fall color( once again, the best I’ve witnessed in this location), stimulating textures and the flow patterns of the Deschutes River as a bonus.  I’m thrilled with both of these fine art prints, so I will include both in my portfolio of  Oregon River Prints, available for purchase.

Generally, I don’t like to offer more than one print format from a given location as it tends to make the photographer look a bit amateurish.  This print is an exception to my personal rule.  Because the two versions of this Deschutes River print convey such different impressions of my favorite river, I felt it acceptable to offer both.  I hope to premier this image at the upcoming first Friday Art Walk in downtown Bend, Friday, April 5th at Patagonia of Bend, located at 100 NW Wall St.  I also plan to debut a new print of Mt. Bachelor on the same night, so it will be an exciting art evening.  Please come join me if you are in the Bend, Oregon area.  Thanks for Visiting.

Mike Putnam

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