LIfe is an everchanging Process

No matter what life throws our way

we can overcome

endure

and even move forward.  

At times the moments can be full of shadows

and hurt, 

but go around that next corner

and the LIght returns

to brighten your 

Day. 

What we do with that light

is up to each of us.

We can hide it in our proverbial closets

and try to keep it all for ourselves…. 

but it slips away. 

We can shine the light out from 

our hearts

for others to find their way, 

and it returns 

brighter.

Our choice.  Move

Forward into that LIght!  Let it fill the hearts of others

so that they may shine for you 

in dark times.

Together, spirits shining, move 

Forward into that Light, 

Together.

Give Thanks.

     ~darlisa black August 16, 2014

Road to Mount Rainer

Road to Mount Rainer

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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.

Welcome to My World, where the air is fresh and the Clouds are Beautiful

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STARLISA BLACK PHOTOGRAPHY

Darlisa Black   PO Box 190, Husum, WA 98623 http://www.starlisablackphotography.com

EMAIL:  starlisa.black@gmail.com

My Mother and Father taught me to love the world around me… and if I can help others to see with new eyes and find joy by showing that beauty through photography. I have accomplished my hearts goal. Husum, WA is my childhood home and I consider home to be anywhere from Mount Adams to the Columbia River. I give thanks to my parents for their love for Nature and God, and for the years we spent immersed in nature as i grew up in this paradise.

I do NOT have a storefront, but you can contact me about special orders .  MORE INFORMATION in sidebar links under Calendars and Books 

CURRENT EVENTS:  

February 2013 is a showing at Skyline Hospital, and 

March 2013 will be a showing in the White Salmon Library with an Artist Reception March 9,  6-8 pm.

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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 The Hood River Hotel gift shop.  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.

LINKS for my Photos online:

IN THE SIDEBAR ON THIS PAGE  are  links to all my photo sharing sites such as  Facebook,      Flickr,    and Google+ as well as my other blog  “In Search of Life’s Beauty”. 

Keeping up with this modern age of social media and such has finally pushed me into the modern age and I can now take debit and credit cards with my iPhone, as well as Paypal, cash and checks… got it covered! I do not yet have an internet storefront however.

Most of my images are available as prints of many sizes, as well as Metal Prints, Thin Wraps, Canvas Gallery Wraps of most sizes. 

The Photographer, Darlisa Black

There have been several gallery showings of my photography in 2011-2013

PREVIOUSLY SHOWN

at Grounds Espresso and North Shore Cafe,  and The Inn of the White Salmon,  and North Shore Clinic  in White Salmon, Washington;    Three finalist images in the Chasing the Light Show in the Columbia Art Gallery in Hood River, Oregon in August 2012.

December 2012 and January  2013 was a photo exhibit at Solstice Wood Fired Cafe in Bingen, WA.  

Published Works:

Several of my images have now been published in books, magazines and calendars .  Here are a few examples

“Weather Guide Calendar” by Accord Publishing has featured some of my rainbows and lenticular Clouds for 4 years running (2011, 2012 both have full page month images and 2013 had a small Lenticular  image. 2014 will have a full size Lightning photo)

“Weather of the Pacific Northwest” by Cliff Mass, atmospheric scientist at University of Washington, is an excellent weather book for the Northwest, and includes a lenticular image over Mount Adams.  On his weather blog, Cliff posted about my work, calling me a “SKY POET”.  I liked that!  I am particularly fond of Lenticular clouds and have a large collection of images featuring these unusual formations, and am known on Flickr as the Queen of Lenticulars!  That bit makes me chuckle… as I know I am no queen!  But I thank my Flickr and Facebook friends for the encouragement.

Cross Country Magazine has printed two of my Lenticular images in an article on Mountain Wave Clouds

The Stranger Magazine, Seattle Magazine, and others have published images of mine, and many  have been shown on news stations such as KOIN 6 and KPTV 12 over the last three years.

“The Infinity Loop”, a travel guide published by Clackamus County had a Gorge and Mount Hood image on the cover in

2011

On another note… I have two website addresses, starlisa.net currently points to this blog as the website with that name was hacked and I have yet to fix things!

Thank you for coming to VISIT!!!

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My Five finalists in the Chasing the Light contest thru Pro Photo…

Lightning in the Columbia Gorge

Previously I posted the 12 or so images I had narrowed the decision down to, and here are the final 5 I actually entered into the contest. I know many amazing photos were submitted to this contest and i will be thrilled if I even make it as one of the 40 finalists whose work will be displayed at the Columbia Art Museum in Hood River, Oregon.

Giant Stack of Pancakes near Mount Adams

After Midnight Aurora March 9, 2012 over Mount Adams

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March 9, 2012 over Mount Adams

Dollar Lake Fire on Mount Hood, September 2011

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“Land of the Light” Mount Adams

Sunrise Thunderstorm

Sunrise Thunderstorm near Bingen, Washington on the Columbia River