Glenwood Aurora

This gallery contains 15 photos.

While the majority of my aurora shots have been from Trout Lake side of Mount Adams, I found this series of shots in my archives that had been forgotten, from Glenwood, WA.  June 1, 2013  Mount Adams still features strongly.  The first two shots were of something I have not experienced any other time; and […]

Memories….. tangled in Clover Bokeh

That is all I have to say about that! 🙂

Rosy Pussytoes,  Antennaria microphylla Eastern Washington wildflower

Rosy Pussytoes,
Antennaria microphylla
Eastern Washington wildflower

Wild Horse herd in Eastern Washington

Wild Horse herd in Eastern Washington

Wild Bear in Eastern Washington

Wild Bear in Eastern Washington

Wild Horse in Eastern Washington

Wild Horse in Eastern Washington

Wild Bear in Eastern Washington

Wild Bear in Eastern Washington

 

Wild Colt in Eastern Washington

Wild Colt in Eastern Washington

 

Big Head Clover Trifolium macrocephalum

Big Head Clover Trifolium macrocephalum

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

 

From Fire to Ice, Returning to the Klickitat River

I recently posted about my Fire calendar, and now I finally processed more of last weeks Ice extravaganza.  There are previous ice posts as well/

These images are from December 10 when the area was hovering above and below 0 deg F for awhile.  Highly unusual and amazing… even the birds were confused.

Click on an Image and then use the arrows to scroll through larger images. 

Thank you for looking, and consider taking a look at my books and calendars here:

a page out of the new 4th edition of the Trout Lake and Beyond coffee table book.  Click on the image to learn more about all my photo products.

a page out of the new 4th edition of the Trout Lake and Beyond coffee table book. Click on the image to learn more about all my photo products.

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

From Calm Serenity to Wild Weather, that is the Gorge!

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 starlisa.black@gmail.com

Wild and Wooly Grand Lennies over Dickey Farms in Bingen November 15, 2013

Wild and Wooly Grand Lennies over Dickey Farms in Bingen November 15, 2013

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!

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Barn at the edge of Bingen, and orchards on Dickey Farm

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Looking at Bingen across the Farm

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Windy Farm Roads on Dickey Farms

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Dike Road

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Roads along a dike that protects Dickey Farm from the Columbia River

Road into Mystery

Road into Mystery

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Rare Moment in the Columbia Gorge

Summer Joys on the Mountain

Yellow Water Lily and Damsel fly at Mirror Lake near Mount Adams, July 2013

Yellow Water Lily and Damsel fly at Mirror Lake near Mount Adams, July 2013

Yes I am going back to summer now, since it is brighter and warmer than what is outside!   These are all from my July 2013 folder from camping and hiking up in Bird Creek Meadows on the SE slopes of Mount Adams in southern Washington State.

Please share my work with your friends using the buttons at the bottom!  and check out the links in the sidebar and my calendars and books.  I am still working on my calendar for 2014.

Trail to Hellroaring Viewpoint from Bird creek Meadows.  This image can be seen in my galleries by clicking on the image.

Trail to Hellroaring Viewpoint from Bird creek Meadows. This image can be seen in my galleries by clicking on the image.

Valerian and Buttercup along the shores of Bird Lake

Valerian and Buttercup along the shores of Bird Lake

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sunset at Mirror Lake

sunset at Mirror Lake

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underwater stump relic looks like a creature in Bird Lake

 

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Heart Lake and Little Mount Adams in Tract D

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Bear Grass along the Bird Creek Road, Tract D

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Mount Adams is now visable from above the bridge and falls on the Bird Creek Road, thanks to the burned scar left by the Cold Springs Fire of 2008.. WIldflowers such at this Penstemon and the Bear Grass are becoming prolific in the previously desolate burn

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Dancing Cirrus uncinus clouds over Mount Adams brighten up a photo nicely!

Bear Grass was thick this year around Bird Lake and along the road in, as well as up in the meadows.

Bear Grass was thick this year around Bird Lake and along the road in, as well as up in the meadows.

 

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Native Columbine around Mirror Lake and Mount Adams

Yellow Avalanch Lily along the Bluff Lake Trail, blooming as the snow melts off the trail in late June to Mid July.  This trail is part of a wonderful loop starting and ending at Bird Lake that wanders up through Bird Creek Meadows, past Bluff Lake and Crooked Creek Falls.

Yellow Avalanch Lily along the Bluff Lake Trail, blooming as the snow melts off the trail in late June to Mid July. This trail is part of a wonderful loop starting and ending at Bird Lake that wanders up through Bird Creek Meadows, past Bluff Lake and Crooked Creek Falls.

 

Heather along the shores of Bird Lake in Tract D

Heather along the shores of Bird Lake in Tract D

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There are many deer that visit at Mirror Lake, I have watched their babies grow up

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Along the Heart Lake trail in Hellroaring Meadows, a view of Mount Adams

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This waterfall along Hellroaring Creek near Heart Lake is pretty low in this photo, but in the spring it roars.

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Spider on a Lupine around Bird Lake near Mount Adams

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Marsh Marigold in Bird Creek Meadows on Mount Adams

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Indian Paintbrush along the Bluff Lake Trail in Tract D on the East side of Mount Adams Wilderness. Tract D is on Yakama Indian Nation reservation and is managed by the Tribes, as a public access area for camping, fishing and hiking

Glorious sunset at Mirror Lake near Mount Adams in August 2013 This sunset image is available for purchase in my Smug Mug gallery which can be reached by clicking on the image.

Glorious sunset at Mirror Lake near Mount Adams in August 2013
This sunset image is available for purchase in my Smug Mug gallery which can be reached by clicking on the image.

 

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Part of my Tin Cup series, this is an old cup of my father’s. Dad, Claude Black, passed away in 1996 at age 88, and had carried this cup camping and fishing for many years. I carry it now and it brings me pleasure to drink mountain stream water from the cup and remember my Father.

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Another shot of a Yellow Violet with my Tin Cup… see previous shot for more information.

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Many of these little waterfall and wildflower shots are from along the Bluff Lake Trail not far from the campground at Bird Lake near Mount Adams. Again, part of the Tract D area

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I think this might be a Hoverfly but am not certain, but I know the flower is Arnica… seen on the Round the Mountain Trail, also known as Bird Creek Meadows trail

 

Hoverfly on a Mountain Bog Gentian along the Bird Creek Meadows Trail.

Hoverfly on a Mountain Bog Gentian along the Bird Creek Meadows Trail.

Hope you enjoy the sunshine on flowers, and have a happy feeling!

As I said above, check out the links in the sidebar.  Many of these images are going in the 4th edition version of the book “Trout Lake and Beyond” which is now up to 46 pages on this remodel! I will be displaying pages from there soon… as well as my 2014 calendar.

Thank you for your time

Darlisa Black

 

Joys of Autumn in Trout Lake

Mount Adams reflected in Trout Lake Creek, October 9, 2013

Mount Adams reflected in Trout Lake Creek, October 9, 2013

Mid October brought some marvelous color.  These are print quality images, and if you click on the individual photos it will take you to a print purchasing site.  I can also get metal prints, canvas or thinwrap images ready to hang on the wall, from 5 x 7″ up to 30 x 45″ sizes of most any image, and those can be ordered directly through myself via email at starlisa.black@gmail.com .   A price list for different mediums can be found here, and I do run specials often so keep your eyes open!  You can also think about possible Cluster images, and more info on that is in this link for Clusters, Splits and triptych

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Moonlight on Mount Adams and Takhlakh Lake

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Mount Adams in fall reflected in Trout Lake

These next 5 images are different versions of Sleeping Beauty on a lovely October 9 morning following the Aurora display during the night, seen from along Trout Lake Creek, Trout Lake, Washington.   Click on your fave to see it on my Print Purchasing site

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Farther downstream a lovely step by step falls cascades down in a lovely location above the bridge on the Mount Adams Highway.

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Trout Lake Creek in Fall 5741

Trout Lake Creek in early Fall dress

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I have prints hanging at North Shore Cafe in White Salmon through October, and North Shore Clinic and the Hospital as well

Support the Amazing Photographers who Bring you Joy!

It’s a beautiful world…

Sleeping Beauty with Cirrus uncinus clouds

Sleeping Beauty with Cirrus uncinus clouds

Thank you to all the amazing photographers out there on the internet these days who put themselves in challenging and awkward situations to bring you an amazing view of this beautiful world. It has been such a pleasure getting to know and often learn from so many incredible photographers here in the Pacific Northwest and around the world.  People like Rebecca Lynn Latson in Texas who writes articles for National Parks Magazine now, or Gary Randall near Mount Hood, Oregon,  Janice Lorentz  in Portland area,  Patricia Thomas of Clear Vision Photography,  Gregory Pepion in Portland , Don Briggs in Tacoma, Larry Andreasen in Tillamook, to name just a very few of the amazing photographers I know personally.  I would have to fill the whole page if I tried to list everyone!  Maybe someday I will try to make a post with all the photographers I love.

Thank you to those who take time to look and share the beautiful photos so many photographers work very hard to capture. Many of us photographers do have websites and sell our work and the purchase of even a small print or card from these photographers can make the difference in having gas to go get more images, and food to eat on the journey, and money to pay the bills. Some of us find our peace in Nature, and work hard to bring that back to share with you. Some have other jobs, some rely on the income they can earn from this talent and skill that has been developed over time. YOU CAN MAKE A POSITIVE DIFFERENCE in the lives of those whose work you admire by remembering to always give them credit when sharing their work on social media sites, and  by purchasing examples of their work. Remember photographers when you are shopping for presents for your loved ones, share the beauty of nature!

here are a few of the products I have created to sell

CLICK ON THE PHOTO LINKS FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT EACH BOOK OR CALENDAR

Trout Lake and Beyond photo book

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2014 calendar

I am still working on the calendar for 2014 and watch here for a new link coming soon!  email me if you want on the list for the calendar, it will be similar to the 2013 but with photos from this year. I will also make some without the small images in the day squares.

2013 Calendar

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Pacific Northwest photo book #1

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Moods of Mount Adams photo book

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Recently I have been designing wall clusters of my best images, either in splits like this Maple leaf image, or in clusters of different images creating a theme.  They can be on Metal prints, Thinwrap or canvas, and can cover a large wall area for less money than a single print the same size.

Metal Prints have been the rage this last couple years, with more of my images being purchased on metal than any other medium.  They seem to glow with the light, are waterproof, scratch resistant, hold their color beautifully for years, and can last for generations.  I am hooked and so are many of my customers!

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CLICK ON THIS LEAF PHOTO FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THESE CLUSTERS

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For paper prints alone, you can order many different images in many sizes here by clicking on this image.

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Handmade 5″ x 7″ Photo notecards can be purchased locally at Artisan’s Jewelry and Gallery, in White Salmon; and in Heavenly Grounds in Trout Lake; as well as Dickey Farms in Bingen,Washington.  In the summer I can often be found at the Trout Lake Saturday market with my new photo books, calendars, cards and prints.  Here is another link for a PDF brochure about Trout Lake, in Klickitat County, WA.

You can also request an assortment of cards by requesting a theme set such as Columbia Gorge, Mount Adams, Trout Lake and Beyond, Mount Hood, Flowers, Animals and Birds, Lenticular Clouds, Atmospheric Optics, Rainbows,  contact me  via email at starlisa.black@gmail.com

Notecard packs are  6 cards with envelopes for $20  or   10 cards for $30

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Thank you!  be sure to go tell your favorite photographers thank you, there are so many of us!  We are all over Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, 500px, Smugmug, Pinterest and many more.  Remember to use share buttons that link back to the original photographer,  and encourage people to click on the photos and give credit to the photographers.  Holidays are coming, remember us for your shopping needs!

Views on the road to Arches National Park

Road to Arches National Park

I have been sifting through some of my older images and thought I would just share some from the journey I took in April when I went to my Aunt Leora’s funeral with a side trip to Arches for 3 days.  I spent an evening shooting around Temple Square in Salt Lake City.

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After that I borrowed my wonderful cousin’s car and drove south and east from Salt Lake across through some amazing country to Arches National Park.   Here are some scenes along the road

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I drove into Arches at sunset and the rocks were glowing brilliantly red

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And the rich dark night was full of stars as I gazed in joy from near Balanced Rock

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The next morning brought Mammatus Clouds around my little campsite on a backroad

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That morning I wandered on over to Balanced Rock again to catch some cool clouds there

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I had fun hiking one morning for sunrise up to the viewpoint overlooking Delicate Arch from farther away

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and along that trail were some lovely Indian Paintbrush

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Throughout the next few days I wandered somewhat aimlessly led by the light here and there around the park

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AND GUESS WHAT I EVEN FOUND LENTICULAR CLOUDS, MY LENNIES FOLLOWED ME!  *GRIN*

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Some of these are iPhone shots, some are from my DSLR.

ALL MY IMAGES ARE COPYRIGHT, TALK TO ME FIRST ABOUT ANY USE.

please check out the links in the sidebar for my photo books… also I am working on a 2014 calendar and will post more on that in October.  If you would be interested in getting an email when they are finished, please email me at starlisa.black@gmail.com