Looking for the perfect March image for my calendar led me to this image. I am amazed I never processed this! Actually there are several, but only this one processed for now so I could get it in the calendar. This is a very rare moment in the Columbia River Gorge, with this big old river so calm and reflective. Peaceful easy feeling.
Usually the weather in the Gorge is more boisterous. These Lenticular clouds on November 15 led me down to the river where the light was coming and going. Lenticulars, or wave clouds, are often an indicator of a change in the weather, and we see them fairly often in the Cascade Mountain Range.
Most of these images link to their printable versions on Smugmug now, just click on the images. They can be purchased any size. If you are interested in in metal prints, canvas, or thinwrap styles, talk to me directly via email at email@example.com
These are more photos taken the same day down at Dickey Farms in Bingen, Washington. Dickey’s is a family farm spanning generations, and their hard work created rich bottomland gardens and green space that help keep the area beautiful and provides healthy local produce for so many. They have a lovely storefront along highway 14, with many wonderful gift items and unusual foods as well as their own fresh produce. A bakery in the store puts out pastries both sweet and savory daily. They also carry my photo cards!
My mother taught me to love the world around me… and if I can help others to see with new eyes by showing that beauty through photography. I have accomplished my hearts goal . Husum, WA is my childhood home and I consider home to be anywhere from Mount Adams to the Columbia River. I give thanks to my parents for their love for Nature and God.
My work can be found online in full on Flickr, and while I am not set up to sell on that site, if you find a print of any size or style you wish to inquire about simply email me and I can send you a price list of prints by themselves or framed or mounted on foam core, gallery wraps, and standouts. I also license my photos for use in magazines, travel brochures and for web site use, and have been published several times. During the summer I am often at Saturday Market in Trout Lake or Hood River with my Note Cards and Prints
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6 thoughts on “From Calm Serenity to Wild Weather, that is the Gorge!”
You know what, Darlisa? I bet the last photo, “Rare Moment in the Columbia Gorge” would look gorgeous as a metal print!
Peggy, I think so too! it should shine, right? I am adding it to my 8 x 12 order today 🙂 for an art fair coming up
It should be really shiny on metal. If you don’t want to spend that much money on a metal print, at least get one printed on that metallic based photo paper. It will look very pretty!
you can get an 8×12 pretty cheaply considering it does not have to be framed and is ready to hang, and I have sold several that size now!
These are beautiful! You have a great eye for composition.
I’m going to have to agree that the still-as-a-mirror image of the bridge reflecting in the water is the best in the set, but there are several other wonderful shots, too. The unworldly clouds, the bends in the road to mystery, and all the intense colors of autumn are spectacular.
I need to go visit the Gorge, it’s been too long.
Thank you Forrest for your kind comments! Yes, this place gets in the heart and won’t let go I think.
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