Thursday, November 05, 2009

Sparks Lake: Ray Atkeson's Muse

Ray Atkeson was an amazing primarily black and white photographer that was Oregon's first and only Photographer Laureate (he was also brilliant in color). He said his favorite photography location in the state was here at Sparks Lake. He passed on in 1990, but you can still view his work here. We all owe a debt of gratitude to Ray not just for his beautiful images, but also for the conservation they helped to inspire.