Hidden Mirage

Limited Edition


Click here for sizing chart

Limited Edition artworks ship within 6-8 weeks. Interested in a size or framing option not available online? We are here to help! To speak to an Art Specialist, please click link below.


Spread the word about Hidden Mirage

Columbia River Gorge, Oregon

The Columbia River Gorge is truly a hidden sanctuary. A fragile gem at the end of a treacherous, moss-covered slot canyon. Torrential storms, record rainfalls and flooding of the gorge from two weeks of nonstop rain — what a perfect time to shoot!

This amazing scene was loaded with obstacles and was pretty full-on to get to. Timing, persistence, and a little madness were all compulsory. Traversing upstream from the river’s outlet was unpredictable but had to be done. Massive logjams and pools required chest-high wading. Protecting the gear from saturation was the biggest priority. No use getting to the location with dud gear. The only way in was through the narrow cliff walls — handling the gear overhead.

After such a deluge there was only one possible vantage point to shoot from — directly in the center of the stream. As water roared through the gorge, mist and rain covered the camera. A few exposures driven by pure adrenaline and instinct made the magic.

The sun broke through, lighting the canyon walls for a singular moment — adding a surreal, mystical feeling. Awe is the only word that describes the scene. What a location, what a challenge, what a shot!

45 Artist Proof / 950 Limited Edition

Hidden Mirage - LIK Fine Art