Bend: To shape according to one’s own purpose. To apply oneself closely; concentrate. To relax or make an exception. To force a different direction of shape. To deviate from a straight line or position. To incline the body. To cause a curved or angular shape. To make a concession; yield. To misrepresent; distort. To bring (something) into a state of tension. The act or fact of bending. The state of being bent. Something bent. A town in Central Oregon.

1936 Mirror Pond

This lovely picture of Mirror Pond is from early 1936; it shows a heavily forested Awbrey Butte in the background and the pond so full of sediment that the "sandbar" is visible. Shortly after this photo was taken (May, 1936) the sandbar would be washed down the river when the sluice gates on the dam were opened to facilitate the building of the "new" Newport Avenue Bridge. ... See MoreSee Less

1936 Mirror Pond

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Jayson BowermanMan, the lessons of history! I wonder if these same principals could be applied to the current silt condition?20 hours ago   ·  1

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This is why I get up before dawn. Sunrise from Bend 11-18-14.  #inbend feel free to share.

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This is why I get up before dawn. Sunrise from Bend 11-18-14. #inbend feel free to share.

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Daniel G DuncanYes, I'm up before sunrise every morning, love this.2 days ago   ·  2
Burt RidgeYep, that's where I live21 hours ago
Vicki AllenGorgeous!2 days ago
Beth TandyLove it!!!2 days ago
Linda Misner WertzBeautiful sunrise.2 days ago

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Taken above Dillon Falls on the Deschutes last night #inbend. Feel free to share.

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Taken above Dillon Falls on the Deschutes last night #inbend. Feel free to share.

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Shelly LessardYour amazing! Thank you!1 day ago
Justin MorrisBreathtaking, who shot this?2 days ago
Linda TackettBeautiful!!!2 days ago

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It was -11 down here on the Metolius River this morning I'm not sure I had enough layers on it was cold !! #CentralOregon 11/16/14
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It was -11 down here on the Metolius River this morning I'm not sure I had enough layers on it was cold !! #CentralOregon 11/16/14 2015 Calendars available at www.lulu.com/shop/dave-white/dave-white-photography/calendar/product-21867767.html

Lovely image of historic downtown Redmond in the early morning's new snow. (photo by Richard Bozarth)

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Lovely image of historic downtown Redmond in the early morning's new snow. (photo by Richard Bozarth)

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Richard BozarthI'm glad I caught it before it became 20 inches deep.....more inviting that way.6 days ago   ·  1
Vicki DahlThis was taken at the beginning of my 76th birthday snow and ice storm!6 days ago

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"First Storm" I was challenged by Trevor O'Hare to this black and white challenge. I have to post a black and white image for 5 days, each day nominating someone else to do the same. I figured I would start off this challenge with an image I took while out shooting with him last night. The temps were in the teens and we braced freezing rain but we came home with some pretty cool shots of Bend, Oregon's first snow storm of the year. This was shot along the Deschutess river with the iconic Old Mill smoke stacks in the background. My first challenge goes to Jason Brownlee. I'm sure you have already been nominated, and I know you have some killer BW images! Lets seen them! Old Mill District Visit Bend Oregon The Bend Life Bend, Oregon — with Bend Oregon and 3 others.