Posts Tagged ‘art walk’

First Light, Oregon’s Three Sisters Mountains!

 

I’m proud to announce the release of a beautiful new print, “First Light Three Sisters” that I will debut during First Friday Art Walk.  I will be sharing this image and, an elegant new Hosmer Lake print along with several  of my iconic classics.  This image was conceptualized years ago and finally the elements of planning, weather and access coalesced into the beautiful image of Central Oregon’s Three Sisters you see here.  My good friend, Troy McMullin joined me on this snowy backcountry expedition into the Three Sisters Wilderness.

First Light, Three Sisters.

First Light, Three Sisters.

We traveld almost entirely on snow, carrying heavy packs and then climbed several thousand feet above the Green Lakes Basin to capture this image.  The weather was cloudy when we set up camp and spirits were waning.  The weather forecast predicted clear skies in the morning.  We were fueled by faith in weather forecasting, a dubious distinction!  I awoke well before sunrise to find blissfully clear vistas of Central Oregon’s Three Sisters Mountain, arranged elegantly above the Green Lakes Basin.  I was and am thrilled to capture one of Oregon’s most iconic hiking destinations(the Green Lakes Basin)in the same print with South Sister( Charity, Middle Sister( Hope), and North Sister( Faith).  The delicate and warm alpenglow gracing the summits of the Three Sisters is a wonderful photographic bonus!  In addition to the beautiful alpenglow, the Three Sisters, and the Green Lakes Basin, I love the intricate spring snow pattern that adorns the flanks of the Sisters.  This pattern can only be captured with patience and lots of suffering!  Thanks to all of my readers and please join me this Friday from 5-9 PM at Deschutes Brewery, located at 1044 NW Bond Street in downtown Bend, Oregon!  I hope to see you there!


First Friday Art walk in Bend, Oregon, 7/6/2012

I’m excited to share several new images for the first time at tonight’s(7/6/2012) art walk in downtown Bend, Oregon.  I’ll be sharing my newest fine art prints at the Patagonia Store, located at 920 NW Bond Street, in downtown Bend, Oregon.  I’ll be there from about 5-9PM.  Below are some of the images I’ll be sharing tonight.  I hope to see some of you there!

Aspen Grove, Bend, Oregon

Aspen Grove, Bend, Oregon

Three Sisters Sunrise, near Sisters, Oregon

Three Sisters Sunrise, near Sisters, Oregon

Smith Rock sunrise, Terrebonne, Oregon

Smith Rock sunrise, Terrebonne, Oregon

Frosted Maple Leaves, Bend, Oregon

Frosted Maple Leaves, Bend, Oregon

Metolius River in Autumn, Camp Sherman, Oregon

Metolius River in Autumn, Camp Sherman, Oregon

I hope to see some of you tonight at Patagonia of Bend.

Regards,

Mike


The Art of Photography partners with the Art of Brewing! First Friday Art Walk at the Bend Brewing Company!

I’ve had lots of different Landscape photography exhibits at the Bend Brewing Company, but this one is a little different!  First of all, this will be part of downtown Bend’s First Friday Art Walk.  Art will will take place between 5-9PM Friady May 6th 2011.  For those poor hopless(sorry!) souls, that have never been to the Bend Brewing Company, it is located at 1019 Northwest Brooks Street in Downtown Bend.  Finally you can have some great beer with your art filled Friday night stroll.  I’ll unveil following four brand new prints at the Bend Brewing Company Friday night.

Columbia River Gorge

Columbia River Gorge

Patriarch Juniper Tree

Patriarch Juniper Tree

Deschutes River Trail

Deschutes River Trail

Mariposa Lilies

Mariposa Lilies

All these new fine art Landscape Photographs and that isn’t even the exciting part of the evening.  One of my images, will grace the label of a new Bottled beer, Outback X made by the BBC.  Pretty Awesome for a beer drinking photographer like myself!  Both Me and Superstar brewmaster, Tonya Cornet will be on hand to sign beer bottles, and perhaps drink beer!  Stop by and enjoy the fun!

Cheers,

Mike Putnam


Mariposa Lilies!

One of my favorite aspects of landscape photography is the ability to isolate pieces of the landscape.  Oregon’s high desert is largely dry and vegetation is relatively sparse during the summer months.  Periodically, spring rains and weather patterns combine to stimulate blooms on one of my favorite wildflowers, the Mariposa Lily.  Mariposa Lilies bloom for about 24 hours and they are usually found as isolated specimens.  This was a rare grouping of Mariposa Lilies, growing wild on a friends property in Central Oregon.

Mariposa Lilies near Bend, Oregon

Mariposa Lilies near Bend, Oregon

To capture two Mariposa Lilies in full bloom is exceedingly rare.  To capture three more blooms about to open is even more unique.  Finding this luminous grouping of Central Oregon wildflowers is lucky but being able to share them via my photography is a joy.  This Landscape photo and three other new images will be on display tomorrow, May 6th, 2011 at the Bend Brewing Company in downtown Bend, Oregon.  Please stop by during Bend’s First Friday Art walk celebration and let me know what you think about this Photograph.

Thanks,

Mike Putnam