June Sunset in the Gorge

Recently I was treated to an amazing sunset over the Columbia River Gorge in White Salmon, Washington.  I drove to the top of a hill, met some new friends, and fell in love all over again with clouds and wind in my hair on a hill top as day deepened into twilight.  Do you know that feeling?  If not, find yourself out there somewhere, by a river, on a hilltop, in a desert.  Watch past the sunset, watch for the fading light, the appearance of first planets and stars… and just breathe it all in with Gratitude.

For anyone who misses my more regular posts, I have no internet at home and it has been challenging to get somewhere with everything to post, when I do pop on internet, I have so many things to catch up on I get very little done!

Anyone want to help with that? I have a Tip Jar, a donate button on my wordpress website here, on the right sidebar down aways. Working my way back into the world again slowly, it has been a slow process this year, and have not been able to really work much lately. Things are looking up however! I will be an intern this summer at the museum in Bingen on weekends… you should pop in there and check out the displays, make a small donation to the museum, or even become a member for $20 a year for individuals!

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High Prairie Sunset

My friend invited me up to her birthday barbeque on High Prairie today, and I took a photo of her goose while I was there.  Then, on the way back down the hill home, I caught these sunset images from Sunday night, last day of May 2015.  These are processed minimally, I wanted to just share as soon as possible.

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February 16 sunset

Well the sky was wild tonight!  In between the call that let me know my sis was going to the ER again this week after Dialysis with super low blood pressure, and the trip to Hood River to pick her up after she stabilized again, the sky exploded.  I took a few minutes to run to the nearby bluff and catch a few shots, and then headed to the hospital to pick her up.  They just had to give her a bit of time for her heart rate to pick back up again, she is back on track once more.

These are straight out of the camera… no processing…  and I had the camera set on standard settings, no extra color boost or contrast.

Click on the first photo, and use the right and left arrows to see them all large size.

While I do not yet have any of tonights sunset ready to print, I do have some other amazing sunsets and other images in my galleries, which you can reach from the menu at the top of the sidebar, or by clicking on this last image which is part of a display on the wall at Solstice Wood FIred Cafe in Hood River, Oregon .

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Mackerel Sky Sunset over the Columbia River Gorge and the Hood River Bridge

Sunset Delight in the Gorge

Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area sunset taken December 12 near White Salmon, WA

May your hearts be filled with love and peace!

Columbia River Gorge National Scenic area sunset.

Alpenglow on the clouds after the actual sunset is often the prettiest color, and this evening was no exception!

Rainbow City

Saturday I saw a bit of a rainbow as I drove through Hood River.  Driving down to the waterfront I got there just as it blew up into a full rainbow, with a double for awhile as well!  These are taken from the waterfront in Hood River, Oregon, looking north into and over White Salmon, Washington.

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Mount Adams Near and Far

These images are taken about 30-35 miles apart, first one from a few miles away in Trout Lake, Washington, and the other from Hood River, Oregon. Perspective…. it appears more pointy from a greater distance!

Mount Adams on a frozen night from Trout Lake, Washington.

Mount Adams on a frozen night from Trout Lake, Washington.

Mount Adams at twilight from blueberry fields in Hood River Valley, Oregon

Mount Adams at twilight from blueberry fields in Hood River Valley, Oregon

Bald Eagles in the Columbia River Gorge

Bald Eagles in a strong wind, in a snag along the Columbia River near Lyle, Washington.  Photo by Darlisa Black, of Starlisa Black Photography.  February, 2014

Bald Eagles in a strong wind, in a snag along the Columbia River near Lyle, Washington. Photo by Darlisa Black, of Starlisa Black Photography. February, 2014.  Click on this image to see in my fine art galleries or to Order Prints.  

 

Some information from Wikipedia

“The Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalushali = sea, aeetus = eagleleuco= white, cephalis = head) is a bird of prey found in North America. A sea eagle, it has two known sub-species and forms a species pair with the White-tailed Eagle (Haliaeetus albicilla). Its range includes most of Canada and Alaska, all of the contiguous United States, and northern Mexico. It is found near large bodies of open water with an abundant food supply and old-growth trees for nesting.

The Bald Eagle is an opportunistic feeder which subsists mainly on fish, which it swoops down and snatches from the water with its talons. It builds the largestnest of any North American bird and the largest tree nests ever recorded for any animal species, up to 4 m (13 ft) deep, 2.5 m (8.2 ft) wide, and 1 metric ton (1.1short tons) in weight.[2] Sexual maturity is attained at the age of four to five years.

Bald Eagles are not actually bald; the name derives from an older meaning of “white headed”. The adult is mainly brown with a white head and tail. The sexes are identical in plumage, but females are about 25 percent larger than males. The beak is large and hooked. The plumage of the immature is brown.

The Bald Eagle is both the national bird and national animal of the United States of America. The Bald Eagle appears on its Seal. In the late 20th century it was on the brink of extirpation in the continental United States. Populations recovered and the species was removed from the U.S. federal government’s list of endangered species on July 12, 1995 and transferred to the list of threatened species. It was removed from the List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife in the Lower 48 States on June 28, 2007.”

There are now more overwintering Eagles in the Columbia River Gorge of Oregon and Washington and it is a delight to count as many as 40-50 Eagles in a day on occasion.

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The Sunset that blew away the Northwest

Series of images:  I only caught the tail end of this surprise that happened after the sunset itself seemed to be over on January 2, 2014.  These first two are my own, and they link to my photo site on SmugMug

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Both were taken from the edge of White Salmon, Washington looking West down the Columbia River Gorge

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this next one is from a Cape Kiwanda/Pacific City  Webcam at the Oregon Coast that night

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Click Here:::  THIS IMAGE IS MY FAVORITE!!!  ON FACEBOOK  by Sherylita Mason Cruise

 

YOu can also see this sunset in a video here on KGW  http://www.kgw.com/video?id=238535671&sec=547977&ref=articlevidmod

 

KOIN 6 News also posted a huge gallery collection of images from January 2, the first killer sunset this year! Just Click on this link to see the gallery on Koin 6

This is a slideshow on Fox 12 News that included a great shot by another photographer in my area, Linda Steider

This next image was taken by Gary Randall of Mount Hood, and clicking on the link takes you to see  Gary’s Flickr post of the most amazing sunset on nearby Mount Hood with Lenticular clouds 

Fox 12 has a lovely slideshow of images sent in to the news that night  You can see the slideshow on this link to Fox 12

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I just sold out of the Gorge area calendars, but I have one calendar each of Mount Adams, and Barns and Buildings, plus a handful of Desk calendars and Fire Calendars.

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Fire Calendar February page.  Click on the image to see details on all the calendars and books

Glory Above the Fog

Sunrise on Dec 22 was an amazing sight to behold, lifting the spirits to the heavens.  So far I have come up with this set of processed images for sale.  clicking on any of these will take you to the image in my SmugMug portfolio.   I can gaurantee there will be more from this day as time goes on!

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I just ordered this Triptych of one of these images to use in upcoming Gallery shows in the White Salmon and Hood River area of the Columbia River Gorge.

This Triptych is being printed on Metal, and each panel is 16x24" in size, giving a combined wall size of 50x24"  Cost to purchase such a display of this or another image would be $690.00.  The metal prints are Brilliant color that last for generations, ready to hang, scratch resistant and washable with window cleaners.

This Triptych is being printed on Metal, and each panel is 16×24″ in size, giving a combined wall size of 50×24″ Cost to purchase such a display of this or another image would be $690.00.  a smaller version with each panel measuring 12×18″ would cost $430.00.  The metal prints are Brilliant color that last for generations, ready to hang, scratch resistant and washable with window cleaners.

 

 

 

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Also, I still have a few calendars, particularly Desk and Fire Calendars available for purchase.  Information on the calendars and on my books can be seen by clicking on this calendar photo below

Desk Calendar September
Desk Calendar September

Klickitat River covered in Ice

 

Klickitat River on December 10 in the afternoon as things were warming up.

Klickitat River on December 10 in the afternoon as things were warming up.

 

Ducks or Geese out on the ice wondering where their swimming pool went!

Ducks or Geese out on the ice wondering where their swimming pool went!

 

 

Upriver from the double bridges in Lyle, Washington there is a park with paved walking trails down to this viewpoint.

Upriver from the double bridges in Lyle, Washington there is a park with paved walking trails down to this viewpoint.

 

 

Ice glowed eerily in the light of sunset.

Ice glowed eerily in the light of sunset as temps once more dropped to freezing after a warmer day than we had seen in a week of below freezing temps.  On December 7 it was -3 deg in some spots in the area! 

 

In the next few days my next shipment of calendars will be arriving, and the first run will get sent out to the folks who have prepaid and are waiting patiently.  I will let you know soon if more will be available!  Also, I did order 20 Desk calendars that have a full 12 months of photos as well, but are only $16.00 .  They are a mixture of the best shots from the other 2014 calendars which you can see by clicking on the calendar image below:

 

July page of the Mount Adams and Gorge 2014 calendar.

July page of the Mount Adams and Gorge 2014 calendar.