Description Along the Columbia River in Washington State there are dams every 25-40 miles producing hydroelectric power which services most of Washington & Oregon with enough left over to service portions of California. These dams also have created lakes, providing visitors with recreational boating and fishing. Lake Entiat is one of those lakes.
In this particular region of north central Washington prehistoric volcanoes in Montana erupted with such force that lava boulders were spewn hundreds of miles in all directions, and carried even further by massive rivers flowing westward to the Pacific Ocean at speeds of over 100 miles per hour. Those lava boulders are often found along the Columbia River basin, including on this island in Lake Entiat.
Bud Obermeyer, Cle Elum, Washington Member Since August 2007 Artist Statement I am a retired corporate manager in the property-casualty insurance industry with personal interests in photography, sports memorabilia, and poker. My wife of 48 years, Carole, and I were both born and raised in New York - her in Manhattan/Bronx and I in Brooklyn. We spent many years on the "corporate transfer trail" and have lived in the general locales of Philadelphia PA (where our son Jeff was born), Seattle WA, Anchorage AK, Columbia SC, and back to Seattle WA.
We now live in Cle Elum, Washington which is 85 miles east of Seattle, just on the eastern side of the Cascade Mountains. Cle Elum is located at 1,800' elevation and has a population of 1,300 people. We are surrounded by natural beauty which changes dramatically with each of the four seasons. Summers are hot and dry and winters are cold and white :) We are surrounded by national forests and mountains but within a 15 minute drive we can be in near desert.
All of this natural beauty inspires me to get out in the field and try to capture the wonder of this incredible land in photographs. I hope you enjoy seeing them as much as I enjoy taking them.