Kirby chose these photos as the best from 2022 in several themes. All photos were taken between April and October 2022, some from hiking trips, some from walking around town. Each theme has its own page and is now linked from the main menu.

Who is Kirby? The bird behind the camera (named after a favorite American Kestrel @ Cascades Raptor Center)

Directions

Use the gallery controls to open larger photos. These photos deserve a better experience than your mobile phone; try a tablet, a computer, or cast your phone to TV (if you can).

The 2022 Themes

Mountain Skies

Clouds dancing above, around and on some mountain – mostly the Cascades and Mt Hood with some Olympic National Park Enchanted Valley. Mountain Skies 2022 gallery.

Sunrises and fire

Cedar Creek fire in 2022 impacted almost every photo from the central cascades and southern Willamette Valley – and is still burning in November’s first week! These photos show the impact and are sadly called in conversations, “Fire Sky Art”.

Glaciers

Snow pack in the cascades was late in 2022 and offered snow-filled hikes and photos into early August. Close up photos of Elliott Glacier on Mt Hood were spectacular. Glaciers 2022 gallery.

Lakes and ponds

Mountain lakes or ponds depending on your background make for both beautiful scenery as well as meeting places for people and animals. Some come and go with the seasons, but the more beautiful ones stick around as long as the glaciers do. Lakes and ponds 2022 gallery.

Animals, Trees and Flowers

Each is a separate theme, but smaller than the above, except for flowers. These photos are also more widely distributed between the mountains, the valley and in town. Some of the more unique photos (like the fox) did not meet the ‘quality’ standard but were so unique they were included.

Kirby chose these photos as the best from 2022 in several themes. So many photos fell to the edit room floor … All photos were taken between April and October 2022, and the next sequence for Kirby’s choices will be after the Spring Equinox.

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