Horsethief Butte, Lake, and Lennies :-)

What a day for a daydream… la la la!   This afternoon I took off on a chase the light and Lenticular cloud mission, driving East from White Salmon along Highway 14.  Unsure of what I wanted to catch or which way to go, I kept my eye on the sky, with frequent stops to jump out and catch a photo or three.  Before I knew it I was past Dalles Mountain and ahead of me the Golden Hour light was shining on Horsethief Butte and some bare red bushes by the road, so I quickly pulled over at the Trail head and began to explore.

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A rich Red Osier Dogwood foreground with a Lenticular Cloud and Horsethief Butte on Highway 14 in Washington make a grand backdrop. Click on this image to learn more about prints of this and other fine art

A rich Red Osier Dogwood foreground with a Lenticular Cloud and Horsethief Butte on Highway 14 in Washington make a grand backdrop. Click on this image to learn more about prints of this and other fine art images

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I had thought to drive much further out or up towards Mount Adams east side, but found myself entranced by the many compositions all around me at the Butte.  Wandering down the trail, the light and clouds grew ever more fascinating

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Large stacks of Altocumulus lenticularis clouds to the south and east of The Dalles, Oregon began to glow with sunset colors

Horsethief-Butte_Lennies_4862-4  Double stack of Lenticular Clouds at sunset, seen from Horsethief Butte along Highway 14 East of Dallesport.  Click on image to see larger or to purchase prints

Double stack of Lenticular Clouds at sunset, seen from Horsethief Butte along Highway 14 East of Dallesport. Click on image to see larger or to purchase prints

Horsethief-Butte_Lennies_4877-6  Explosion of Color and Lenticulars over Oregon, seen from Horsethief Butte along Highway 14 in Washington, just East of Dallesport.

Explosion of Color and Lenticulars over Oregon, seen from Horsethief Butte along Highway 14 in Washington, just East of Dallesport. This image available for purchase as prints  in my photo galleries, just Click on the image to learn more.  Also, It would make a great Metal print, gallery quality. Contact me for options.

To the West, Mount Hood in the distance was wearing a lovely cap that turned orange briefly during sunset, and the sky took on the pink and orange in the area where the sun had just set over Horsethief Lake.

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This is just a sampling of this evenings photo shoot… I have not taken this many images at one time in many months.   Hope you enjoyed… for me it was a transcendent, spiritual evening standing out over the Columbia River with all this light and color and joy washing through the cells of my body!   Thanks for looking, and feel free to use the share buttons at the bottom..

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Please check out the links in the side bar to learn more about my photography.  I do have a large gallery show hanging once more at North Shore Cafe in White Salmon, Washington through March.  Come on by if you are in the area!  You can find my photo greeting cards for sale at Artisan’s in White Salmon, and at Dickey’s farm in Bingen.

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