All the idyllic views of Koberg Beach seem to be missing one Hood River condition: wind. This is the first image I've seen which shows the sheltered cove at Koberg in high wind conditions. The sun is getting low in the sky, so this is probably a typical late afternoon westerly whipping up the waters of the Columbia. It's capping pretty nicely between Koberg and the bridge. It's even kicking up a little smoke.
The rosiness in the sky is actually an artifact of scanning the monochrome image in color. I'd usually desaturate (remove color tones) to correct, but in this case it highlights the setting sun very nicely. If you're wondering why we scan in color in the first place, it's because color information can help you interpret the image. For example, dirt and scuffs are frequently a different color than the underlying image, so a color scan can let you understand which blemishes are dirt and which are part of the image detail. I sometimes use the color cues to "pretty up" an image for printing or for this photoblog.
I hope this week at Koberg helped you think about the summer to come as well as summers past.
Category: [Downtown Hood River]
Must have been a fantastic place for the whole family to go, as seems there was something for everyone.
Would it not be fun to be able to go back, even for an afternoon on a hot day.
Bet they had a lot going on down there on Memorial Week end.
All enjoy and keep safe and sane.
charlott on 23rd May 2014 @ 7:03am
Arthur... can you tell from the color scan that is smoke rather than just blowing sand?
I know for many of you earlier HR residents, this visit to Koberg Beach has been a fun visit to the past. I keep wondering how busy the outhouses must have been and how often a new hole had to be dug and the outhouse moved.
Thanks to the Koberg family for sharing their bit of paradise with everyone and for providing the important swim lessons.
l.e. on 23rd May 2014 @ 7:18am
l.e., by "kicking up smoke" I mean blowing sand and spray.
Arthur on 23rd May 2014 @ 7:27am
Great views of White Salmon Town across the Columbia River - Pre Bluff Home Building for sure !!
I spy a what appears to be an early day " personal floation device " ....
Steve r on 23rd May 2014 @ 7:39am
Nice. I stayed busy in my high school years in Hood River-never bored-and Kobergs was one of the top memories of summertime. Thanks.
Buzz on 23rd May 2014 @ 8:21am
Enjoyed the week at Koberg! Thanks for sharing these with us, Arthur, as wells as all the other interesting views into our captivating past!
tom on 23rd May 2014 @ 9:57am
Curious, was there a charge? Showed pictures to a 94 year old and she mentioned the fun days there, and that one had to drive through the dump to get to the beach. Brought back many memories for her.
nels on 23rd May 2014 @ 11:17am
Does anyone remember Leslie Ford? He told me some terrific stores about Kobergs. This is a great picture - you can almost hear the shouts and laughter, and i hope somebody was roasting a weeny! Happy Memorial Day - I am not able to come up to Idlewilde this year. Doesn't seem right.
Jill on 23rd May 2014 @ 6:11pm
Do any of you boys remember how to play "piss-ball-areno" in the sand at Koberg Beach? A good subject when we get together this summer.
Bill Pattison on 24th May 2014 @ 9:46pm
Never played that one Bill, but sounds like fun.
Buzz on 25th May 2014 @ 6:22am
there is a lot of people at koberg
clevlend on 14th October 2014 @ 3:36pm