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Friday, July 6, 2012

Sunset over the Columbia River


The other night, my son was quite fussy right at bedtime. The surefire cure for this is a car ride. He usually falls asleep within a few blocks of our home. I realized that this was happening right before sunset, so I grabbed my camera as we headed out the door. I am glad that I did, because I was able to catch the sun right as it disappeared behind the trees on Government Island, which sits in the middle of the Columbia River between Oregon and Washington.

What a great week back. I am so glad I have started blogging again. Thank you to all my new followers here on Blogger and the new people who have "Liked" Hood Photography on Facebook!


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41 comments:

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Welcome back--and what a stunning photo!

Lin Floyd said...

congrats on your new son, I'm the mother of four sons and now 7 grand children. Thanks for visiting my blog-you live in a lovely area-and what a great sunset you captured...

Seraphina´s Phantasie said...

A wonderful sunset. Stunning !
Thanks for your comment, but I have no Facebook Account.

JoJo said...

Beautiful. I can't help but wonder if poor Kyron Horman is on that island, or one of the others, in the Columbia or Multnomah Rivers.

Jackie/Jake said...

Beautiful sunset!
Thanks for dropping by and commenting.
I also "liked" you on FB.

magiceye said...

That is a gorgeous composition and capture!!

Shail Mohan said...

That is such a lovely sunset!

Rajesh said...

Stunning sunset.

Craver Vii said...

I like this deep amber hue. It's amazing how dramatically the colors change--and in such a short amount of time. Your son fell asleep, I assume. What a gorgeous backdrop to catch a few winks... it's so serene.

ladyfi said...

Gorgeous amber colour. And congrats on the birth of your son!

Rambling Round said...

What a gorgeous, golden sky! Congratulations on the birth of your son and so nice to have you blogging fulltime!

Maurizio Riccio said...

Happy Skywatch Friday! Lot's of very nice nature photographs on your blog...

The Write Girl said...

What a beautiful sunset. So warm and full of light.

Small City Scenes said...

Beautiful shot. Now, not that I wish you a fussy newborn....but if a car ride puts him to sleep and you get gorgeous images, well........LOL

I have a sweet pit bull mix too. His picture is occasionally found on my dog and cat blog. His name is Bingo. MB

LadyD said...

Great composition! New follower. Nice to meet you!

Steve Borichevsky said...

Ha! My parents told me that my older brother was the same way. He wouldn't go to sleep unless they took him out around the block in the car. That's back when gas was $0.35!

Linda said...

That is a beautiful sunset! My oldest son was one who "needed" a car ride before he would fall asleep. I have taken many an evening drive...but never had a camera in those days!

Diane AZ said...

A beautiful sunset over the river! Congrats on the birth of your new baby boy. :)

Danielle said...

Oh I remember those days of putting a fussy toddler in the car so she would sleep!!! A beautiful photo!!!

Gina @ Gigi Marie Photography said...

Gorgeous sunset- I love that particular location. Fond memories.

Louis la Vache said...

A fine shot of the sunset over the Colombia!


«Louis» thanks you for your visit to San Francisco Bay Daily Photo.

Rita said...

Love the copper color in the sky. I do not see that color very often.

Welcome back and congrats on the new little one. Enjoy him while you can they grow up and are gone before you have time to blink it seems.

Gary said...

Nice shot!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

AkasaWolfSong said...

There's just something about the hum of a car motor that lulls our wee ones off to sleep, eh?
I remember those days, lol.

Your sunset over the Columia is perfection!
It radiates warmth and serenity.

Nice to have you back and posting your beautiful photos! :)

slim said...

Your nature photos are a pleasure to view. Thank you for your visit and comment to QDP on the East Coast. Enjoy!

Alexa said...

I'll bet this sunset is ALMOST as beautiful as your new baby! Glad mine never fussed much—we live in NYC and didn't have a car. :~}

Lois said...

Very pretty! I just started back blogging this week too! It's the first week of my retirement.

Pat said...

This is a gorgeous shot of the sun setting! I'm glad you stopped to snap it. Have a wonderful weekend!

prideinphotos.com said...

Wow...here is an area I have not traveled to. You have done a gorgeous job with this sunset.Thank you for capturing it and visiting my blog.
Laurie @ Pride in Photos

Ellie said...

Oh I well remember taking my girls out for a run in the car to get them to sleep. I didn't take pictures then - I wish I did!!!
This is a lovely sunset shot - well worth the drive I would say :))

Ellie said...

PS I've just become your latest follower :))

lorik said...

A beautiful sunset and a beautiful little sleeping baby...
Thanks for visiting :)

Meoww said...

Congratulations on your baby boy :) Must be busy with the baby in the house! Anyway, this is an amazing sunset!

SandyCarlson said...

An incredible photo! Thank you.

Spare Parts and Pics said...

A beautiful sky! Glad you took your camera.

Alice said...

Beautiful sunset photo. Have a beautiful weekend.

thomas said...

Beautifully composed sunset shot.

claude said...

Wonderful sunset !
Thanks for your visit and comment on my blog.
Sorry but I do not participate on Facebook.
Have a great day !

Nancy Claeys said...

Thank you for sharing at Rural Thursdays this week. xo

Halcyon said...

Absolutely gorgeous!! Love that orange sky. :)
Welcome back to blogging.

Cathy (aka CrafteeCC) said...

lovely photo - love the richness of the colours ;-)