Moonset over Trout Creek

Early Dawn on March 3, 2018, I was up early (for a change! ) and got to see the full moon setting right in the V of Trout Lake Creek at one of my favorite photo taking spots.  Fingers ached with deep nearly frostbite pain, but my heart was a singing strong!

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Twilight and Lennies

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Many times in life I have stood and watched as the sunset faded and twilight blue hour came on. And several of those times I have watched as cloud spun like whirling dervishes in the fading blue light as the stars began to peek out one by one.

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Lunar Rainbow, 12:30 AM

I got to see and photograph my first large Lunar Rainbow, or Moonbow and it was exciting!  I am adding all the shots I took so you can see the progression.  at the end I am adding a website that is superb for looking up information on all sorts of Atmospheric Optics.

 

Here is the link for the Atmospheric Optics website “Atoptics”

 

I am rather fascinated with all such optics, and my collection is growing!  My Flickr Set for Atmospheric Optics

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and I have a few calendars left at this point, mostly the new Desk calendars

but a few of the others as well  Click on this image to see all the choices

Desk Calendar September

Desk Calendar September

 

2014 Calendars

Fire calendar Cover

Fire calendar Cover

Desk Calendar

Desk Calendar

2014 Calendars.

I updated my 2014 calendar page to include the Fire Calendar, the Desk Calendar, and more information about what I have left.  Email me with questions or orders!  Thanks so very much for your visit, it means a lot to me.

Aurora Glow on Mount Adams

Hint of Aurora Glow over Mount Adams and the half frozen lake

Hint of Aurora Glow over Mount Adams and the half frozen lake

This is from December 7, 2013, on a bitterly cold night in Trout Lake, Washington.  It was -3 deg F and about 10 pm.  The colors did not flare up as large as some I have seen, and no pillars and such, but I was delighted with the image because of the crystal clear night stars and the light glow of setting moon and the ice near shore.    I would love to hear what you think!

Settings for this image were

camera:  Canon 5D Mark ll

lens:  Canon 28-135 IS

shutter speed: 30 seconds

f-stop:  3.5

ISO:  2500

I do still have calendars left for 2014, with a new shipment coming in soon, and you can see more information on those here by clicking on this calendar image below.

Cover of the Columbia Gorge Area calendar.  Click on the image to see more information

Cover of the Columbia Gorge Area calendar. Click on the image to see more information

Three Calendar Designs!!

Cover for Old Barns and Buildings.  Click to learn more!

Cover for Old Barns and Buildings. Click to learn more!

There are now three calendars available, and you can see photos of the calendar pages by clicking on the calendars. Take note: you can choose with or without the little photos added to the dates on all except the barns calendar.

email me at starlisa.black(at)gmail.com

Cover Mount Adams Calendar.  Click on image for more information on calendars!

Cover Mount Adams Calendar. Click on image for more information on calendars!

Cover of the Columbia Gorge Area calendar.  Click on the image to see more information

Cover of the Columbia Gorge Area calendar. Click on the image to see more information

2014 Calendar

At Long Last, I have finished making my calendar for 2014, and you can see photos of the pages on this link!  Come check them out… and contact me via comment or email if you would like to order.

2014 Calendar.

 

Cover for my 2014 Calendar

 

Flashbacks to Spring at Arches National Park

I finally processed some more images from my april journey to Utah for my Auntie’s funeral and the side trip to Arches National Park for 3 days, and sharing a few here with you!  some warm colors that blend nicely with our fall colors and help counteract the gray days.  Many of these images have now been uploaded to my galleries on SmugMug and are available for purchase now.  Just click on the SmugMug link above!

I finally processed some more images from my april journey to Utah for my Auntie’s funeral and the side trip to Arches National Park for 3 days, and sharing a few here with you!  some warm colors that blend nicely with our fall colors and help counteract the gray days.

A Night at the Lake

Last night I headed out from home about 11:30 pm on what has become a more rare adventure. There were rumors of Aurora activity, so I headed to a favorite location. I did get a few shots of the Aurora and am including one picture taken by the phone of the camera LCD screen. Then I crawled into my bed in the truck in spite of the very cold temperatures, and had a good sleep for a few hours. Waking up at sunrise I crawled back out and captured a few shots of a lovely morning. The golden light on fall leaves was delightful. It was a beautiful clear day and I fixed myself a small breakfast beside the lake. Such precious moments alone in nature, full of peace.

Except the Aurora shot These are all iPhone shots processed in phone while I am sitting in the parking lot of Heavenly Grounds and The Station Cafe in Trout Lake. I just restocked my photo cards here so if you are local and looking for cards there is a new selection of 20 cards available. If you are in White Salmon or Bingen area you can find my cards at Artisan’s and Dickies. Some of my large images are on the wall at North Shore Cafe in White Salmon, Washington

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Happy Fourth of July here in the United States!

Here you can see some of last years Fireworks  images from the Columbia River Gorge.  These are taken from White Salmon, WA of fireworks over Hood River, Oregon.  You can also see the smallest of Paul Allen’s three superyachts “The Meduse”.  It has its very own little helicopter for ship to shore!

MY INFORMATION:

Below is information on gallery shows and websites

2012 Fireworks over Hood River, Oregon

2012 Fireworks over Hood River, Oregon

2012 Fireworks over Hood River, Oregon

2012 Fireworks over Hood River, Oregon

Also my show at Skyline Hospital in White Salmon is now on display in the main corridor,

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as well as more images down the hall into the old part of the hospital in the Visiting Doctors waiting room. Still more of my photographs hang in the North Shore Clinic  across the parking lot from the hospital.
Saturday Markets have started in Trout Lake, and I will be selling books, cards and some prints there. Please see my CONTACT and ABOUT page in the links to the right for more information.  To purchase prints and view more galleries click on that sunset rays image that says PURCHASE PRINTS 😉

You can also contact me directly for orders at starlisa.black@gmail.com

thank you for the visit!