Flying aerial firewatch, navigating the sea, and hiking throughout Oregon have led me to myriad captivating views: some extraordinary and others alarming. Oregon became a state 162 years ago and has changed dramatically since its inception. A couple months after taking this image a wildfire broke out near this location. Later in the year a historic wind event brought fire through much of this already deforested landscape. From the airplane, I can see the enormous influence we have on the landscape; our story is being carved onto ancestral lands. My hope is that by sharing these images with you I can show you what lies beyond the tree line.
|Photo Location:||Sweet Home, Oregon, United States of America|
|Copyright:||© Blake Robertshaw|