Wednesday, October 19, 2011

The edge of the earth...


It's been a long, long time since we've posted anything here at Out There Photography, but you'll be happy to know that we haven't fallen off the edge of the earth...or not quite, anyway!

While our amount of available free time has decreased significantly due to various factors, we're still making time to get out there, enjoy autumn in the mountains, and take photos.

This past weekend, we decided to take a little drive over into Montana. From home, we headed up to Sandpoint, then took Hwy 200 over the Montana border to the Bull Lake Road (also known as Hwy 56). Took the Bull Lake Road north to Hwy 2, then after a brief detour, took the rest of the loop...Hwy 2 over to Hwy 95 @ Bonners Ferry, then down to Sandpoint and home. This is a beautiful drive that can be done in an afternoon (or a little longer, depending on how many times you stop to enjoy the scenery, take a walk, etc.). We took about 6 or 7 hours to make the loop, but things seem to take longer with camera in hand.

The photos from this will be in a three part series...and we might even get all three posts done tonight!

So, without further ado, let's get to the first set of photos!

Following Hwy 200 east from Sandpoint, one comes to the little town of Hope, ID, which sits on the hillside overlooking Lake Pend Oreille. Just east of Hope lies the Hope Peninsula. There are a couple of small resorts out there, as well as a park/campground. The entire Hope Peninsula is a game preserve, so the deer out there are plentiful and very comfortable around humans. It used to be that they would sometimes walk right up to your car, but that was back in the days when people used to feed them from their cars...pieces of bread, leftover french fries, etc. Feeding the deer is no longer allowed, so the deer aren't quite as friendly as they once were, but they love to pose for the camera!

Thanks for stopping by, and enjoy!


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