The creative act lasts but a brief moment, a lightning instant of give-and-take, just long enough for you to level the camera and to trap the fleeting prey in your little box.
Henri Cartier-Bresson

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Photo #16

Looking Down on Sucker Creek
In 1847, Albert Alonzo Durham built a sawmill on Sucker Creek,
Oswego Lake's outlet to the Willamette River.
In 1850, Albert made the first Donation Land Claim
in the area, which he named Oswego after Oswego, New York.
I am standing on the foot bridge that passes over the
creek . The foot bridge leads to trails that go up the creek
and also to the nearby city of West Linn.

4 comments:

madamebutterfly said...

Ahh that is a very special photograph I love the moss on the tree trunk!

Eric 'Bubba' Alder said...

I've been into photos taken through things lately.

We have both an Oswego city and county in Michigan.

Lydia said...

This is so cool. I can smell the scene, one of my favorite things about living in this part of Oregon.

EcoGrrl said...

thanks for visiting my blog via magpie :) love the photo-a-day project...i grew up in west linn and remember friends who lived on lake oswego, jumping off their deck and swimming in the lake, having sunday brunch at the odyssey when horst mager ran it, walks down old river road to george rogers park...so much has changed since i was little, it's lovely to see the reminders of where i grew up and yet totally weird to see the lake empty! thx :) ecogrrl