Stormy morning, shortly after sunrise. Rowena Crest, Columbia River Gorge, Oregon, United States.

Nikon D800, ISO 200, 1/125 seconds, f/7.1 @ 16mm.


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I am a passionate photographer, based in the Seattle area. The beautiful Pacific Northwest landscape is my main source of inspiration.

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  • shutterbug2010
    shutterbug2010about 1 year ago

    Beautiful capture Dan!!

  • Glad you liked it Steve, thanks!

    – Dan Mihai

  • gaziola
    gaziolaabout 1 year ago

    Brilliant composition

  • You are very kind Gary – thank you!

    – Dan Mihai

  • AngieDavies
    AngieDaviesabout 1 year ago

    What an amazing view and beautifully composed shot! Wow!

  • Thanks for your kind comment Angie!

    – Dan Mihai

  • Bette Devine
    Bette Devineabout 1 year ago

    What an amazing world is shown here! The flowers actually bloom there like that??? Wonderful foreground exposure in obviously tricky light, and a beautiful scene.

  • Thanks Bette! Flowers really bloom this way. Rowena Crest is famous for the yellow balsamroot flowers, but I was lucky to find the Indian Paintbrush too, for more variety of colors.

    – Dan Mihai

  • Marie Moriscot
    Marie Moriscotabout 1 year ago

    wow, gorgeous composition and colors!

  • Thank you very much Marie!

    – Dan Mihai

  • Themis
    Themisabout 1 year ago
    Congratulations, your work has been featured in Your Country’s Best on Tuesday the 30th of April 2013
  • Thank you very much for featuring my work!

    – Dan Mihai

  • Evita
    Evitaabout 1 year ago

    Absolutely beautiful Dan !!!! ☺♥

  • Happy to hear that you enjoyed this image Evita, thanks!

    – Dan Mihai

  • Felix Haryanto
    Felix Haryantoabout 1 year ago

    What a beautiful scene! This is great man!

  • Thanks Felix! There is a big area covered by these yellow balsamroot every spring – a real feast for the eyes!

    – Dan Mihai

  • Gabrielle  Lees
    Gabrielle Leesabout 1 year ago

    Oh yes, this is pretty! Love how you’ve captured this!

    Gabe :)

  • I appreciate your kind thoughts Gabe – thank you!

    – Dan Mihai

  • Ralph Goldsmith
    Ralph Goldsmithabout 1 year ago

    Stunning capture, beautiful colours and great composition

  • Thanks a lot Ralph, you are very kind!

    – Dan Mihai

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