Ladies in the Looking Glass by Tula Top

Currently unavailable for purchase

Ladies in the Looking Glass by 

Mt. Hood from Mirror Lake · Mt. Hood National Forest · Government Camp · Oregon · USA

  • Canon 5DII · 16-35mm f/2.8L II · CPL
  • 16mm · f/8 · 30s · ISO 400
    (Better large)

I’m no fan of early starts and certainly none that allow me to put in a wakeup call to the rooster, but it was well worth it to see the goddesses Wy’East (Mt. Hood) and Venus hold court above Mirror Lake in some gorgeous pre-dawn twilight. Most shots I’ve seen of Mt. Hood from Mirror Lake cast her in setting light or alpenglow (guilty as charged…), but watching such resplendent morning light unfold and multiply upon itself is unmatched for dramatic beauty in my book.


landscape, lake, mirror, mountain, volcano, mt hood, venus, twilight, dawn, predawn, sky, light, blue, reflection, dark, darkness, oregon, tula

Physician and passionate nature photographer based out of Portland, Oregon, USA.

For unframed prints and other products, please visit my portfolio and store here.

View Full Profile


  • Tula Top
    Tula Topalmost 2 years ago

  • Sharon Kavanagh
    Sharon Kavanaghalmost 2 years ago

    Glad you got up for it mate!!! Beautiful image…

  • I’m paying for it today, though, lol…thanks, matey!

    – Tula Top

  • Mieke Boynton
    Mieke Boyntonalmost 2 years ago

    Gorgeous comp and colour… and I love your poetic description, Tula!

  • Thanks, Mieke…wasn’t shooting for poetic, but I’ll take it! ;)

    – Tula Top

  • bluetaipan
    bluetaipanalmost 2 years ago

    Take me there!

  • Anytime, man!

    – Tula Top

  • Josie Jackson
    Josie Jacksonalmost 2 years ago

    Beauty indeed Tula, thisis magic, love that star, the waft of clouds and that magic mirror, Excellent :o)x

  • Thank you so much, Josie! That star’s actually Venus…she was so bright on the drive up the Gorge that I originally thought it was an approaching airliner!

    – Tula Top

  • fazza
    fazzaalmost 2 years ago

    beauty at its best tula,cheers fazza

  • Thank you very much, my friend. :)

    – Tula Top

  • AnnDixon
    AnnDixonalmost 2 years ago

    Natures Paintbrush

    BEAUTIFUL work,

  • Thank you, Ann!

    – Tula Top

  • naturelover
    natureloveralmost 2 years ago

    Wonderful scene, colours and capture Tula x

  • Thanks so much, Pauline. :)

    – Tula Top

  • Michele Filoscia
    Michele Filosciaalmost 2 years ago

    Fantastic capture.

  • Thanks and cheers, Michele. :)

    – Tula Top

  • Iris Mackenzie
    Iris Mackenziealmost 2 years ago

    love the twilight blues!!!

  • Me too, Iris…love watching it go from midnight black to the full-blown blue of day in the span of a hour. Thanks for the visit and words!

    – Tula Top

desktop tablet-landscape content-width tablet-portrait workstream-4-across phone-landscape phone-portrait