Wake-Up and smell the sunrise! At least enjoy it with this photo. I can’t get my wife out of bed for it either! The Mighty Columbia River with Mt Hood in the background just as the sun was casting it’s first light. Taken with a Canon 5D and a 75-300 from the banks of the Columbia River in Camas Washington, USA.

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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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  • Barbara  Brown
    Barbara Brownalmost 5 years ago

    This is beautiful Randy!! The tones and Mt Hood in the background!! Very nice

  • A few minutes before I got to this spot the morning colors were like glowing gold! Why was I so lazy in getting out of the house this morning?

    – Randy Richards

  • fall2earth
    fall2earthalmost 5 years ago

    Quite nice!

  • Thanks, Matt

    – Randy Richards

  • Derek Fogg
    Derek Foggalmost 5 years ago

    Nice composition – like the layers

  • Thaks, Derek, it was a real nice morning before all the clouds became rain.

    – Randy Richards

  • James Deypalan
    James Deypalanalmost 5 years ago

    I agree the composition is really nice. Nice work Randy

  • Thaks for your kind words, Jimbo

    – Randy Richards

  • John  Kowalski
    John Kowalskialmost 5 years ago

    Lovely pre dawn image Randy, very nicely captured!!!

  • Thaks John. I was glad to be able to be there instead of at my job, from which I just retired on Friday

    – Randy Richards

  • Barbara  Brown
    Barbara Brownalmost 5 years ago

    hah! i know what you mean Randy. I don’t get up easily but when I do manage to drag myself up, it is so worth it!!

  • ralph arce
    ralph arcealmost 5 years ago

    Beautiful colors and tones! :)

  • Raphael, I was the early bird, catching the worm, so to speak. Some days I drag myself out of bed (now that I just retired last week) and other days… Thanks for you many recent commnets on my work! THey are much appricated.

    – Randy Richards

  • Virginia N. Fred
    Virginia N. Fredalmost 5 years ago

    Wonderful work Randy

  • Thanks, Virgina, I was the early bird who got the shot. I’m not much for worms!

    – Randy Richards

  • Barbara Burkhardt
    Barbara Burkhardtalmost 5 years ago

    dreamy shot

  • Anil Nene
    Anil Nenealmost 5 years ago

    This is very much like an experience in itself..nice!

  • Hi Arnene, believe it or not, the two photos you commented on were both taken less that 100 yards apart, almost two years apart.

    – Randy Richards

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