Wenatchee River, Washington – Excerpts from a Photo Shoot

For the weekend of March 10th, as a Christmas gift to the family, one of our daughters put together a family getaway weekend. The location she chose was up in the Cascade Mountains northeast of Seattle (two of our three daughters and their husbands live in the Seattle area – the other daughter who put this together, her husband and our granddaughter live in the Los Angles area and my wife and I live in the Phoenix area). She chose a location near Stevens Pass (spring skiing) and just outside of Leavenworth, Washington (Leavenworth is a Bavarian village featuring great German food, beer gardens and wine tasting from nearby wineries). The location of the house we stayed in is the subject of this weeks post.  The house was located along the Wenatchee River which flows down from the pass area into the eastern side of the Cascades. Most of the river is white water rapids, but the portion of the river where the house was located is just upstream from a small dam. The dam backed up this portion of the river into what looks like a still water pond. The house was perfect with floor to ceiling glass windows allowing the views I posted to be seen throughout most of the house.

Wenatchee River One

This first capture is straight across the river looking at a cabin in the woods on the other side (all it missed was smoke curling up from the chimney). The water appears very calm, but  is actually flowing at a fairly rapid pace. Loved the reflection on the water.

Wenatchee River Two

This is just a close up of the cabin across the river…..

Wenatchee River Three

Standing in the same location as the first two shots, this is looking to my right up-stream along the river. If you could zoom in on the river where the green reflection ends, you would see white water rapids as the water flows into this calmer portion. We could hear the sound of the rapids from our location.

Wenatchee River Four

This is a cabin located downstream from the house….thought it had that great cabin in the woods look…from this perspective the river is reflecting the white snow of the hillside across from us.  Thoughts?

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35 thoughts on “Wenatchee River, Washington – Excerpts from a Photo Shoot

  1. Teagan R. Geneviene

    Wow… the hand of Mother Nature. Beautiful compositions, Kirt. What breathtaking scenery. I love “the cabin in the woods” shot. It makes stories begin to spin in he wheels of my mind. Huge hugs.

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    1. Kirt D Tisdale Post author

      Thank you very much Teagan…such beautiful country up in the Pacific Northwest!! I couldn’t resist the cabin in the woods…it just spoke to me…thanks for stopping by!!

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  2. Darlene

    These are awesome photos. What a great location for a family get-away. I imagine you will paint smoke coming out of the chimney when you eventually paint the cabin. (and I know you will)

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  4. Sue Slaght

    Kirt what a fabulous gift to have that time together as a family. The photos are gorgeous with the snow like an exclamation mark on the beauty and peacefulness. These times create magical memories and magical images in your case.

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    1. Kirt D Tisdale Post author

      Thanks for the feedback….as for the clouds….the reflection in the water doesn’t reflect the sky….you might be seeing the snow on the ground on my side of the river with sun and shadows creating that illusion???

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