As I was driving towards Portland from the Gorge, I saw the light change as the sun dropped below the thunderstorm clouds. The lighting and the dark clouds in the background made for an unusually beautiful scene. You can see that at this point in Spring that only the Cherry Blossom trees had any growth on them. I was glad I had my camera with me! This was taken in Troutdale, Oregon, USA, at the west end of the Columbia RIver Gorge with a Canon XT and a 28-135

I have had a camera in my hand since the late sixties! Recently someone looked at a photo display I had in a coffee shop and got goose bumps. All I try to do is to capture various aspects of God’s amazing creation and let you also enjoy what I am seeing! If you get goose bumps, that’s great. But remember I only capture what he created. He creates, I capture, we enjoy.

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  • Beth A
    Beth Aover 5 years ago

    This was well worth stopping, wonderful image!

  • Thanks, Beth. I thought so, my boys who had to wait on my photography were not so sure. :<)

    – Randy Richards

  • Marie Sharp
    Marie Sharpalmost 2 years ago

  • Thanks Marie, t his is the same spot where I too the shot “I A, the Gate.”

    – Randy Richards

  • ctheworld
    ctheworldalmost 2 years ago

    Beautful work! Thank you for sharing it with our group!

  • Thanks C!!! I miss the NW! I also miss having a camera in my hand. One of these days I will get a new one!

    – Randy Richards

  • cclaude
    cclaudealmost 2 years ago

    Lovely light, nice pastoral scene…Congrats on your feature.

  • Thanks C, after the rain and clouds this nice light was a great way to end this afternoon of shooting.

    – Randy Richards

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