Retreating into the Mountains








Last week I got back from a ten days trip exploring different mountain areas and the countryside in the north-western-most States of USA, that is Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Montana. This was not a photo trip as such but a holiday with my love one. However, being a passionate photographer I don’t stop photographing. Here are but a few photos from the trip. At the same time I want to thank you my blog reader for the patience over the last couple of weeks. I have simply been complete off any communication with the world. I appreciate all the comments you have posted while I have been away, and I will get back to you all. Furthermore I hope you have enjoyed the summer or the season wherever you may be.

86 thoughts on “Retreating into the Mountains

  1. A great series Otto! your love of the wilderness really comes out through with these images. I particularly like the high tech shiny almost science-fiction like tent against the rugged background.

  2. Every one needs a retreat now and then, including quality time offline. Glad you had a good time and obviously good weather as well. Very nice presentation of the images, the framing is 👍.
    Ha en fin ny uke, Otto!

  3. Great photos Otto.
    Looks like the very best sort of holiday – away from any sort of technology and enjoying Nature at her very best.
    (love the squirrel).

  4. Really fantastic photos and the first one almost looks like the clouds are moving. Yes, everyone deserves a break and if you can completely disconnect, all the more better!

  5. Wish I’d been there with you! Cute…umm…chipmunk, gopher ? Its spectacular scenery that truly feeds the soul. Thank you! 🙂

  6. That’s great you disconnected for a bit – I think we all need to do a bit more of that. And what breathtaking scenery!

  7. It’s been way too long since I took a trip into the mountains. Thanks for sharing yours through your photos! I’m glad you were able to take a break.

  8. Thank you for posting pictures of your vacation! It looks like you found some beautiful views! As a permanent resident of Washington State I really love these photos – they feel like home. I especially like the wildflowers. It reminds me so much of summer hiking with my family as a kid. Amazing!

  9. Welcome back, Otto. Clearly, you had a wonderful time away. It’s important for us all — not just the being away, but learning that we can go away, come back, and find we’re not forgotten!

    There’s something for everyone in your selection here, as the comments show. I’m especially fond of the alpine meadow, and the chipmunk, although I do think if I had to pick only one, it would be the third-from-last, with the leaning trees, the clouds, and the tiny purple asters. Looking at it, I can smell the mountain air.

  10. Bentornato Otto e grazie per queste bellissime foto che ci mostrano i luoghi che hai visitato, veramente splendidi. Dolcissima la foto dello scoiattolo 🙂
    Saluti, Patrizia

  11. Aw,Otto–you’re a sweetie. That’s good you cut off communication. We need to just stop and enjoy the quiet sometimes. We are a noisy bunch sometimes! 🙂

  12. so glad you took a break
    we have to breathe in to breathe out…

    wonderful mountains and air
    I can tell
    I am off to Africa
    for the rest of the summer
    send good wishes
    I enjoy your images and words

  13. Quite wonderful impressions from your trip. Even being on a vacation it’s almost impossible to stay away from the camera. My mind works constantly in images, so I understand what you are saying.

  14. Fantastic shots and a great look into what must have been a great retreat into the wild. Nice to kick back and enjoy the scenery and family, but always nice to draw out the camera now and then ~ and you’ve got some amazing captures Otto. Well done and hope you are still dreaming of the Pacific Northwest!

  15. Looks like a nice trip. I’ve been on a mountain trip to Dovre this summer and now I’m sea fishing near Bodø (both places are in Norway, for those blog readers who aren’t familiar with Norwegian geography).

  16. Välkommen åter Otto, superfin bildserie från din/er trip. Mycket njutbart att få ta del av. Tusen tack.
    Allt gott.

  17. soooooo many beautiful photos, but i love animals sooo much that i fell in love with the last one 🙂 little sweetie would probably bite me, but i get that too lolol

  18. Amazing nature! Yes, I can imagine that you will never stop taking pictures even on holiday – especially with this beautiful nature and landscape 🙂 Trust you had a wonderful holiday with your love one 🙂

  19. I am glad, that you also take time to retreat, wander in the wilderness, using energy on love – and switch off the network-connection.
    Looks like you had a great experience.

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