Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Big Announcement! (And a pretty picture!)

There's been an absence of new adventures on this site for a while now and that's been because I have been working with a friend to create a new website for my professional photography and it has been eating up a lot of my free time.

I'm finally proud to announce the launch of the new LaDukePhoto.com so if you are looking for an fun and adventurous wedding photographer, or someone to get out and take some pictures of you getting out and enjoying the great outdoors go have a look around and send me a message or give me a ring to set things up!

Now that my sales pitch is done here's a preview of my weekend adventure. I went down to Eugene to meet with my awesome web designer Nate (who also runs Eugene Outdoors) so we could get in some outdoor time in some decent weather and he and Laura decided to give us a grand tour of the Eugene area which included a great breakfast, a trip to Sahalie Falls where I took the photo below, a visit to Clear Lake and a soak in Cougar (Terwilliger) Hot Springs.

The lake and waterfall were a bit cold, seeing as it was snowing and all, and the hot water of Cougar Hot Spring was eagerly awaited but apparently we weren't the only people with that idea. The 5 tiered pools were insanely over crowded with people of all shapes and sizes and tons of smoking teenagers. I'd love to go back sometime when the spring isn't attracting the masses. Maybe a weekday morning if I'm ever down that way mid-week.

After our inland adventure we stuffed ourselves at Sushi Domo (which was fantastic) and then headed toward the coast. I'll have pictures from Florence north to Lincoln City coming up next!

If you'd like to purchase a print of this photo or to see the rest of my waterfall gallery click here.