On a Roll with the January Sunsets!

Tonight January 4th we had another lovely sunset in the PNW, and again I caught just the tail end going into twilight from White Salmon, Washington.  Here are tonight’s images!  Click on the image to see it bigger on my photo sharing site.  The previous post was another sunset in the Gorge on January 2, 2014.  It is already a good year!

 

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also regarding my calendars this year… I am out of both Mount Adams and The Gorge, but I still have desk Calendar and Fire Calendars.  You can see more about those and my coffee table books here, just click on the photo below:

Fire Calendar January

Fire Calendar January

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!

Current Events in February

Oh how I love Lenticulars! Yes, if you look over in the sidebar there is a menu link to Lenticular Clouds, a whole gallery of them spanning 6 years.    ALSO please look at the bottom of  this post for current information about my Gallery Shows!

February 11, 2013 Lenticular over Mount Hood

February 11, 2013
Lenticular over Mount Hood

at the same time this morning this is the view down the Gorge from White Salmon

View over Hood River Bridge and down the Columbia River Gorge Feb 11, 2013

View over Hood River Bridge and down the Columbia River Gorge Feb 11, 2013

a couple early February mornings (like Sunday the 10th for instance) there was morning hard frost in White Salmon, WA, and last week i took this frost shot in Odell

Frost on a sunny morning in Odell, Oregon early February

Frost on a sunny morning in Odell, Oregon early February

GALLERY SHOWS CURRENT AND UPCOMING

Stop on by Skyline Hospital in White Salmon,  Washington and enjoy my Gallery Show hanging on their wall until the end of February, just around the corner from the Front Desk.

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MARCH GALLERY SHOW

White Salmon Library will be hosting my show for the month of March, in the Sprint Baker Block Building.  I will be there to talk about my images, and answer any questions.  Come tell me about your favorite places you think should be photographed!

March 9, 2013 will be the Artist Opening, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm, complete with snacks and live music by my daughter, the singer/songwriter  Leannan Sidhe.

You can also take a look at my books and calendars while you are there… I will have a display of items for sale, as well as CD’s of my original music by Leannan Sidhe.

You can also take a look at the products in these photo albums of books and calendars

2013 Calendars    There are only a handful of the calendar left, marked down from $25 to $20.00

Photo Books…

Moods of Mount Adams

2012 Photojourney

Trout Lake and Beyond

 Pacific Northwest

Also you can contact me at   starlisa.black@gmail.com    or on facebook at Starlisa Black Photography for special orders.  I work with prints of many sizes, framed or unframed, and especially the new Metal Prints, Thin Wraps, Canvas Wraps, and Standouts.  PRICE LIST AVAILABLE HERE

Also, click here  for my other blog  “In Search of Lifes Beauty” where I post more frequently right now.  You can also find it in the Photo Links tab of the menu and click on blogspot

Current Events

January and early February have been months of amazing sunsets and sunrises and remarkable clouds.

February 2, 2013 from White Salmon, WA

February 2, 2013 from White Salmon, WA

Winter has at least for the moment released its hold in the Columbia River Gorge, and over at Catherine Creek near Lyle the Grass Widows were already starting to bloom before the end of January.

Mighty Oak Trees and Seasonal Ponds

Mighty Oak Trees and Seasonal Ponds

Grass Widows in January!

Grass Widows in January!

GALLERY SHOWS CURRENT AND UPCOMING

Stop on by Skyline Hospital in White Salmon,  Washington and enjoy my Gallery Show hanging on their wall until the end of February, just around the corner from the Front Desk.

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MARCH GALLERY SHOW

White Salmon Library will be hosting my show for the month of March, in the Sprint Baker Block Building.  I will be there to talk about my images, and answer any questions.  Come tell me about your favorite places you think should be photographed!

March 9, 2013 will be the Artist Opening, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm, complete with snacks and live music by my daughter, the singer/songwriter  Leannan Sidhe.

You can also take a look at my books and calendars while you are there… I will have a display of items for sale, as well as CD’s of my original music by Leannan Sidhe.

You can also take a look at the products in these photo albums of books and calendars

2013 Calendars    There are only a handful of the calendar left, marked down from $25 to $20.00

Photo Books…

Moods of Mount Adams

2012 Photojourney

Trout Lake and Beyond

 Pacific Northwest

Also you can contact me at   starlisa.black@gmail.com    or on facebook at Starlisa Black Photography for special orders.  I work with prints of many sizes, framed or unframed, and especially the new Metal Prints, Thin Wraps, Canvas Wraps, and Standouts.  PRICE LIST AVAILABLE HERE

Sales on Photo Books starting 12/21/12

To THANK all my followers who have helped me create a small photo business to help support myself in life…

SALES ON THESE BOOKS< CLICK ON THE PHOTOS TO VIEW MORE INFORMATION ON EACH BOOK

I am running a sale on this book starting 12/21/12, taking $19.00 off the price! It is my biggest best book of the area around Mount Adams and Gifford Pinchot National Forest

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Photo Book, Trout Lake and Beyond.

THIS old favorite  8 1/2 x 11 inch book featuring photos of Mount Adams is also on  SALE  for $10.00 off the original price of $60, until supplies are gone

Front and Back Cover of the new book

Front and Back Cover of the new book

There are also a few copies left of this  8 x 8 inch book, also on sale $10 off the hard back and $5.00 off the paper back copy.   This was my original first book, and includes The Gorge, Mount Hood, Mount Adams, even the west coast!

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Fall and Photo shows

Life is Good, Especially when you have moments like this one! I did not know what I was after or where I was going as I drove away from home… so I followed the light and it led me across the Hood River Bridge where I had a lovely afternoon among orchards and pastures.

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Please ask before using any of my photos, but you may certainly share by sending the link to my pages to your friends! I share them on here but I also partly make my living from this ability to do photography. Also I enjoy knowing where they get used, it makes me happy.

You can find out more about me and the products I have available on my profile on Flickr, and on this website in the various Page links in the side bar to the left.

and for a musical treat
My Daughter known as Leannan Sidhe who is a singer songwriter in the style somewhat of Enya.

Please keep my daughter’s music and my photography products in mind this year for Christmas Present ideas!
She has lovely albums, clever hats and clothing, and a short story in an anthology, and i have PHOTOGRAPHY! bet you did not guess! Almost done with my 2013 calendar, as the 2012 one was a big hit last year. I have several photo books now, you can see pages on my website showing photos from the books.

GALLERY SHOWS:

I currrently have a show up still at  The Inn of The White Salmon  which is a wonderful place to stay in White Salmon, Washington with easy access to both Mount Hood and Mount Adams as well as the Columbia River Gorge.  My show will be coming down soon and…on the  Last Friday gallery walk  in November I will be putting up a show at Solstice Wood Fired Cafe in Bingen, WA  and there WILL be a gallery opening event that evening, so come say hello!

CHRISTMAS SHOPPING OPPORTUNITIES:

I am getting signed up for 2 events at this time…

November 24, 2012 at            The Gorge Room at the Best Western Plus Hood River Inn , from 10am to 4pm

December 1, 2012                Trout Lake Christmas Baazar   (I think it opens at 9am)

ANYTIME:  contact me via email at starlisa.black@gmail.com  or phone or facebook message or talk to me if you see me around town… I have 3 different books currently on hand,   “Trout Lake and Beyond”  “Moods of Mount Adams” and “Pacific Northwest” all of which are shown in detail on pages listed in the sidebar to the left.  I will soon have a 2013 calendar also which sold out quickly last year and I have already presold at least 12 already!   The CALENDAR will be $20 this year, and I am taking pre orders now.

I can take Paypal, checks, debit or credit, and cash

I also have lots of photo cards of this area and of the Cascade Creek Fire, as well as 8 x 10 images and many larger prints of really popular images.

This year the Metal Prints have taken off in popularity.. they are amazing and will last forever.  I recently did a portrait 20 x 30 on metal and it was lovely!

Chasing the Light

I entered a photo contest today…. really the first one ever! For some reason that has been a step forward that has been hard for me, whether that is due to lack of confidence in my work or some personal mental issue with making changes. It took on an epic feeling, and I prepared for this for a month, contemplating and practicing. The process of choosing became an exercise in really looking at my work for this last year and finding my best images, gathering them together in one place, images of light, with unique qualities. Once I finally submitted my five images, I felt like a weight lifted off my shoulders, like I broke through a barrier holding me back!

Meanwhile, I am in the middle of a gallery show at Ten Speed North (our local coffee shop) in White Salmon, Washington; I have a SECOND gallery show lined up July 20 at the Inn of the White Salmon; AND a show in March at the local White Salmon Library!

Here for your viewing pleasure are 24 of the best images in a slideshow. Only 5 of these made the final cut for Chasing the Light photo contest.

Whether I actually win this contest or not, I have already won in my mind, by taking that step forward and entering. The rest is dessert…
I thank so many for helping me get to this point; my daughter for her help and encouragement and endless love; my adopted brother Larry and my friends Don Briggs and Jaap Cost Buddhe for their great encouragement and support; my friends and family and community for being amazed with me at the incredible moments of beauty all around us and actually believing in me enough to buy my books, calendars and cards and even large prints to make it all worth while