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halos by NWunseen
Not a light display i was anticipating my first evening in Death Valley, but very grateful for the show.  

Mesquite Dunes, Death Valley, California

Better viewing on a dark background can be found here: halos

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columbia gold by NWunseen
columbia gold
A spectacular evening of light hitting the Balsamroot and Lupine blooms with Mt Hood looming in the distance at Columbia Hills State Park, Washington. 

Dealing with a loss of a relative or friend has never been easy for me, not that it is easy for anyone, but there are definitely some out there that are better at restraining their sadness than I.  Being the introvert that I am, when they do happen, I clam up and look to nature to heal. Two weeks ago, my mom gave me the news that my stepdad, Doug, was in the hospital with kidney failure.. two days later, April 16, he took his last breath on this planet of ours. After a couple hours of disbelief and tears, I grabbed my gear and took the 4 hour drive down to the Columbia Gorge and up to the Columbia Hills State Park. I wandered the trails for hours exploring for comps that i had seen before. When I found a spot that was on my list of shooting spots, I found out that someone had already set up there. Being in the state I was, company was not wanted so I wandered on, finally coming across this scene. Skies were clear when I was scouting for some ideal flowers, but the sights in front of me were so beautiful it didn't matter..I could have just stood there with my wildflower friends without taking a picture and soaked it all in. I won't go too much into thoughts on the afterlife, but do say that there is a great energy that is released into the atmosphere when someone passes. As the sun neared the ridgeline, the clouds started to make their presence in the skies. I believe that Doug helped with the magnificent display that I witnessed by the energy he gave back to Mother Earth. With that in mind, I thanked him and shot away until the light was gone. 

So I dedicate this image to Doug, who left this world the way he lived on it, with kindness and care, joy and golden light. And this is also dedicated to my mom, with the hope that it can help heal her heart and fill it with warmth and love. 

I appreciate any condolences you may have, but please just enjoy the beautiful scene that he left us with..would be what he wanted. 

RIP Doug

better viewing on black background here as well as print info: columbia gold

© please dont use my images in any way without my permission..thank you 500px  
mesquite flame by NWunseen
mesquite flame
Mid February I met up with photopal :iconchadrouthier: for a week of shooting in Death Valley. We toured all over the valley, but the stunning sandscape called the Mesquite Dunes kept luring us in. Sunrises, sunsets..midday..East, West..North, South..the possibilities were endless.  Though the possibilities were endless and this was our 5th time wandering these particular dunes, I still struggled finding something as the sunset was lighting up the sky. An ideal comp pointing towards where the sun was setting was destroyed by footprints but when I looked to the North I saw the sky in a fury of magenta and purple with the sand reflecting the wonderful colors..but the best part..footprint free! Though not the comp I was after,  I felt it showcases many aspects that the dunes holds, from its wavy lines and smooth curves, to its patches of black sand, small foliage bunches and the mountains that almost otherwordly place. 

Mesquite Dunes, Death Valley, California

As always, please view on dark background which can be found here: mesquite flame

© addam soule Image not to be used or reproduced in any way without artist's consent. 
banded by NWunseen
The last night of a 5 day excursion to some spots in Oregon landed me at Bandon Beach. Sitting in the motel during a cloudless sky, we headed down to the beach as the sun started getting close to the horizon and the clouds started appearing out of nowhere. Sunset was pretty fantastic and though there may have been better color looking more to the north, i got lucky with the way the clouds made a hole for the haystack to place itself, that and looking to the north meant bumping shoulders with the several photo groups that were there. from here i felt like i was out there with the ocean all on my own. 

better viewing on black background here as well as print info: banded

© please dont use my images in any way without my permission..thank you 500px  
Wahfalla by NWunseen
As usual, fall time in the Northwest called for a trip to the Columbia Gorge. We were a bit early this year but was better than being late last year! A wonderful rainy morning lead us to this scene at Wahclella Falls.

better viewing on dark background found here: Wahfalla

©addam soule. images are not stock and may not be used in any way without permission.

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foureyes Featured By Owner May 7, 2016
Have a great B'day addam Hug 
danUK86 Featured By Owner May 6, 2016   General Artist
Happy Birthday dude!
Destiny3000 Featured By Owner May 6, 2016  Hobbyist Writer

Hope you have a great day!
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Happy Birthday!
Pistolpete2007 Featured By Owner May 6, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
All the best for your birthday Addam.Hope you have a good one.Cheers 
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