Matt Purciel Photography
Hood River Wildflowers

Hood River Wildflowers

The Hood River wildflowers in the spring are stunning if you time it right. This photograph was from our last sunrise of the trip shooting the Columbia Gorge. We hiked in the pre-dawn light up a ridge to search for the elusive hood river wildflowers. To our surprise, the blooming Arrowleaf balsamroot were in prime condition showing off as we waited for the morning light. I was trying to compose my shot with the Arrowleaf as the foreground, Hood River in the mid ground with crowning Mount Hood in the background. Within minutes Mount Hood light up with a subtle alpenglow as I snapped away. What a beautiful morning!