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Columbia Gorge Sunrise by greglief Columbia Gorge Sunrise by greglief
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In terms of technical difficulty, this shot was much easier than my typical shot. The toughest thing was getting up well before sunrise in order to drive to this vantage point, but it was worth it. Plus, there's always caffeine. :)
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LASKANWLF Featured By Owner May 15, 2014  Professional Photographer
What a breathtaking shot this is!! :nod:  What a treat for getting up so early in the morning!  Love this Greg!  =)
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Xuruki Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012   Digital Artist
I bet this was another breathtaking moment for you !! Thanks for sharing a memory of yours ! :D
Its like the Clouds opened up a little to make the shoot easier for you, and to show their beautiful colors~
See, Nature knows of you ! :XD:
These many many colors... and with the flower silhouettes in front , bet they eagerly wait for this moment to come every single morning !
One after another :)

This makes me remember when i was younger, i have seen the ocean reflected in the sky, with waves, foam and.. so unbelievable~
Was a Breathtaking moment for me !
Was on a Island called "Norderney" :)
Love the picture you took ! :love:
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veinne Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Love the vibrancy in the sunrise and the contrast between the bright eye-catching colours and the silhouettes.
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greglief Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you for your thoughtful comment!
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KRHPhotography Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I absolutely love the color! Very well done!
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greglief Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you! I was very fortunate with the clouds and sun that morning.
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dragonsong17 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
ooh! i love the colors in this one!
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greglief Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I was very fortunate that morning!
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3Drake9 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What a beautful and serene place!!!
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greglief Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
It is indeed!
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tatitati Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
omg
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greglief Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:D
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arualcat Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012
Absolutely stunning!
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greglief Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you!
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CatGal15 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Lovely, very nice.
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greglief Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you!
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CatGal15 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome :)
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Jadaya Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012
What a breathtaking sight! :wow:
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greglief Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks!
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Jadaya Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012
You're welcome :)
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KarmaWhisper Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012  Hobbyist
the colours are stunning!!
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greglief Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you! I was very lucky that morning. :)
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DarkAssassin069 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012
Wow the view is out of this world.

Love the colours and the glare.
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greglief Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you!
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chris0123 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
That's heavenly.
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greglief Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you!
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braverave Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
lol wow i like it the light it is brilliant. :)
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greglief Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
The light was incredible!
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braverave Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
lol i know! it reminds me of the northern lights!
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Kessira26 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So beautiful!! I love the colors in the sky.
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greglief Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I was very, very fortunate that morning!
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Kessira26 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's such a gorgeous shot! Did it take many days to catch such a beautiful one, or did you catch it first try?
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greglief Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I have visited that location (Portland Womens Forum Viewpoint) many times, but that was the first time I had gotten there before sunrise. I was going out for a hike in the Gorge that day, and realized that I had a chance to catch the sunrise so I made a small detour. Sunrises are always a crap shoot, and I truly was fortunate that morning. Plus, it is an extremely easy location... no hiking involved!
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Kessira26 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ah, I don't think I've ever stopped there on one of my trips up the Gorge. I'll have to look for it now!
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greglief Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
It's always worth a visit, even on a cloudy day!
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Kessira26 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
There are a bunch of places in the Gorge I haven't stopped at yet. I have plans, hehe. I need a new hiking buddy, so I can get started exploring again. :D
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TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012  Professional General Artist
Wonderful scenery!
Great photo. :clap:
This is a gorgeous area, for certain.
:aww:
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greglief Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I agree... it is Gorge-ous. :)
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CharlieA-Photos Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012  Professional Photographer
Fantastic view! Gorgeous colors and overall composition. :)
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greglief Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you!
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sharonroberts Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Saw this and it took my breath away, thank you for this beautiful view!
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greglief Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you for your very kind words!
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puthanindya Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
oh my, love the colour so much
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greglief Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
That was a beautiful morning! :)
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puthanindya Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
yea, and mind if i download this photo and use it for my dekstop background? guess im falling in love with this one
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greglief Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Absolutely! I invite everyone to download my photos for personal use (e.g., desktop wallpaper). Look for the "download" link that I include in the first paragraph of my descriptions.
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puthanindya Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
haha yeah thanks! i just want ur permission for me :D
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hikester Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2011
I never tire of looking at this.
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greglief Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
That is the highest possible compliment! Technically this was one of my easiest photographs... the hard thing was getting up early enough to be at the Portland Women's Forum viewpoint at 5:00 am. :)
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NikonKenny Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
This nothing short of phenomenal. Definitely a fav!
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