Historic Hood River
Lost Lake in Late Fall
This fine Joe Kollas image is captioned “Lost Lake in Late Fall.” I wonder how many images have been taken of Mt. Hood reflected in the lake? It’s difficult for a photographer to resist, though it’s not easy to get an image this nice.
I really don't think this is late fall or early fall for that matter. There appears to be just too much snow for the fall time of the year. If it actually was late fall, would the snow not be down lower and early fall Cooper Spur would be bare. At least this photo someone did not stick the fall colored leaves in the foreground. But with that caption I would say that Kollas should know if he in fact wrote that on the photo.
Mount Hood had more snow on it years ago, year around.
Arlen L Sheldrake
no matter what season, this is an absolutely wonderful picture of two of the HR valleys greatest assets. thanks for the upper today Arthur.
What a beautiful picture!
Had to laugh at Glydys' comment. She must be familiar with the professional photographers who carry a can of red spray paint to spray a branch and place it in the front of the picture. Or if they have a grandchild, always a red plaid shirt.
I have a picture taken in late May 2017 from about the same vantage point except the water is not quite as glassy as this photo, so the reflection isn't as good.. The snow on Mt. Hood in late May 2017 looks about the same as this photo. I remember there were still patches of snow on the ground on the hike around the lake. My picture doesn't have the small hill on the left side which was confusing me, but I think it is because my picture was taken from a lower perspective down at water level and/or the trees have grown up and are now obscuring the hill in this photo.
I have a colored version of this photo by Joseph E Kollas. I bought it at an estate sale over 20 years ago.