Before Rebekah and I go on vacation, I spend hours and hours researching photo spots. Sometimes, though, we don't find the best spots until we get there. Last year we took a trip to Oregon and one evening on our way back to the bed & breakfast from Trillium Lake we drove past the White River. It looked interesting so we decided to stop and look around. The White River snakes through a wide riverbed of rocks and boulders. It looks to me that, at one time, the White River Glacier extended farther down the mountain causing a clearing in the trees which still remains. We walked down to the water and found a spot where the river created an S-curve which led to Mt. Hood in the background. It was a clear evening but it was still too early to see stars so, when we got back to the bed & breakfast, I took some shots of the stars so I could blend them in later.