The Ochoco Mountains contain the remains of a once vibrant mining industry. Several of the mines are easily accessible and make great subjects for photography. I plan to spend a day photographing the Independent, the Mother Lode and the Blue Ridge mines. They are all about 40 minutes East of Prineville. The photograph shows part of the Blue Ridge complex. I have to point out that the mine buildings are all in disrepair. Some of them are located on steep ground and there is a certain degree of risk involved. Photographing the interiors can be very rewarding - but it is also challenging due to difficult lighting and the decrepit and dangerous nature of the buildings. To take advantage of the evening light we will leave Bend at 4pm and arrive around 5:30. I plan to stay until dusk so we'll be home late. Meet at Starbucks at the Cascade Village Mall (by World Market) at 4pm.