Ryan Brennecke / The Bulletin Stars streak across the sky near Sparks Lake shortly after sunset during the summer. How it was done: A series of more than 130 individual 30-second exposures were combined in Photoshop to show the movement of the stars. The photographer took this picture with a tripod and a 17-35mm/2.8 lens set to 17mm on a Nikon D3s DSLR camera. The exposure was set manually on ISO 400 with a 30-second shutter speed at f/5.6.
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Future of conservation funds unsure
Barb Gonzalez / For The Bulletin The Painted Hills, one parcel of John Day Fossil Beds National Monument. ,
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A jolt-filled climb up ?Caffeine Free?
Andy Tullis / The Bulletin Kent Bogel, of Redmond, rappels down a route called ?Caffeine Free? during a successful climb at Smith Rock State Park on Monday afternoon. Afterwards, Bogel said, ?It?s an exquisite day, sunshine, friends and a great route.? The sunshine is expected to be around for a few more days. See the weather forecast on Page B6 for details.
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Entrance fees could double starting in 2015
Bulletin file photo Crater Lake National Park is considering an increase in entrance fess to the park for 2015.
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Fall colors surround Tamolitch Falls, also known as the Blue Pool, along the McKenzie River Trail in the Willamette National Forest.
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putting on their winter caps
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Rain, rain went away; sun is likely here to stay
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No more salmon for Hosmer Lake
Rob Kerr / The Bulletin ORIG Bend, Ore. Wed. Aug. 21, 2013 -- Fisherman Dan Quick of Corvallis, Ore. brings his float tube to shore at Hosmer Lake Wednesday night as the moon rises next to Mt. Bachelor. This week's full moon, known as the Blue Moon, is also called the Full Sturgeon Moon and the Full Red Moon -- this last one appropriate for the tone it held here in a smokey and overcast sky.
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Deschutes County money helped fund ?Seven Wonders? campaign
Barb Gonzalez / The Bulletin file photo The Crooked River winds beneath the towering basalt cliffs of Smith Rock State Park near Terrebonne, which landed a spot in the ?Seven Wonders of Oregon? tourism campaign. Deschutes County contributed funds to the marketing effort.