I am glad you came to visit... bring your heart to share and make a circle around the world! Photography is a way of reaching out our hands across the world, and helping one another... with a photo full of the beauty of nature, the glory of light you can lift one another out of dark times and travel toward the light together...
Like many other people in this sometimes challenging world, I have lost more than my share it seems of loved ones, including my husband, mother and father, and it has given me a strong sense of wanting to value that which I love, both people and Nature...
I have remembered to look for the beauty, to see the Light in the world around me, with the help of others worldwide, and then to SHARE that light and joy with others!.
ALONG THOSE LINES I HAVE BEEN STRUGGLING TO SURVIVE FINANCIALLY LIKE MANY PEOPLE THESE DAYS BUT I TRY TO KEEP SHARING MY PHOTOS. IF YOU ENJOY MY WORK AND IT BRINGS ANY LIGHT INTO YOUR LIFE PLEASE CONSIDER COMING TO MY WEBSITE AT starlisablackphotography.com/
AND MAKE A DONATION TO HELP ME REPLACE COMPUTER THAT DIED AND UPDATE MY PHOTO EQUIPMENT. THANK YOU!!!
My photos are all copyrighted, please contact me if you wish to use them for any purpose Do not use any without asking first...Thank you for your respect! IF YOU WISH TO ORDER PRINTS OF ANY OF MY WORK YOU CAN CONTACT ME AT firstname.lastname@example.org FOR MORE INFORMATION AND I NOW HAVE A WEBSITE THAT TIES MANY OF MY LINKS TOGETHER IN ONE PLACE AT
My Notecards are for sale locally at
Heavenly Grounds coffee shop in Trout Lake, WA;
Artisans in White Salmon, WA;
and at the Hood River Hotel gift shop in Hood River, OR.
During the summers I am often at the Trout Lake Saturday Market.
I now have a web page for ,my photography www.starlisablackphotography.com
and can arrange sales for notecards, prints, framed prints, canvas wraps and standouts of most any of my images. Contact me through here or on facebook or at email@example.com to make arrangements. I also license the use of images for web sites.
Like me on Facebook! Starlisa Black Photography www.facebook.com/pages/Starlisa-Black-Photography/1487026...
My Daughter has just recorded her first original music album, and you can find links for listening and ordering the CD or the mp3 album here music.leannansidhe.com/
below the first round of photos are lots of helpful hints for navigating Flickr, Firefox, Greasemonkey... that sort of thing that can save time if you do lots of group stuff on here.
I am also a Cloud Addict, and have a great affinity for Altocumulus lenticularis clouds, lenticular stacks. We are blessed with many of these here in the Cascade Mountain Range. I live between Mt. Adams and Mt. Hood and feel pretty blessed to live here! Two of my photos were chosen for the 2011 Weather Guide Calendar by Accord Publishing ; and a third image was in the 2012 Weather Guide Calendar. You can find it at Barnes and Noble and at Amazon.com here www.amazon.com/Weather-Guide-Calendar-Phenomenal-Events/d...
And here are the three calendar shots
this Mount Hood shot was also printed in January 2012 edition of CROSS COUNTRY MAGAZINE in an article on Mountain Wave Clouds, along with this next image
The next image of Altocumulus lenticularis stacks near Mount Adams was published in a book called "Weather of the Pacific Northwest" by Cliff Mass, an Atmospheric scientist at the University of Washington
Here is a link on cloud types en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cloud
Also, this next image was on the cover of the Infinity Loop travel guide in northern Oregon
so take my hand and come enjoy..
Many of my photos are centered around the Mt. Adams area of southern Washington, and many informational links regarding the area can be found on this photo
Dedicated to my Mother
And this dedication for my Dad...
Buffalo Breath, a dedication to my late husband David
For Mom and Dad, a dedication
HELPFUL NAVIGATIONAL TIPS, FIREFOX, GREASEMONKEY ETC.
Iam including some information and links I had accumulated over the last 2 years about navigating flickr and Explore... myself, I am not at all attached to being on Explore, although it is fun to look sometimes and see a page like this. I used to get into all the award groups big time... and did find some great friends that way... but now I prefer as I have said to share fun comments with other flickr friends.
However, I have had a couple questions from others who were curious, so here is some basic info and links to help navigate more quickly among the thousands of groups and posting awards and such.
1. GreaseMonkey... really makes life easier if you are on Flickr a lot, posting awards, sending flickrmail right from the users buddy icon... I use it a LOT. It works with Firefox as a browser. Firefox is a browser system I like much better than Internet Explorer. It is a tab system so I can open large numbers of flickr tabs easily and go back and forth between them easily. You can set FireFOx up to use easily, and it does not eliminate IE so if for any reason you still want to use that one you can.
FireFox can be found here:
for Greasemonkey, go here to install:
Once you have Greasemonkey installed, you need to add scripts. There are many available... here is a link for a few basics:
I really like that buddy icon script that lets you use the icons or names in your comments...here is the link to the man who made the script, and his link for this greasemonkey script.
another fave is the easy photo post found here
Here is the Comenta page that gives you a little box above your comment box that allows you to easily post awards without typing:
Flickrfox is a handy little tool that puts your contacts (or just friends) newest photos up as they are posted in a strip down the left side of your browser page. This is the trick some of us use so we are able to post a comment on your photo before you are even done typing the title!
Oh there are lots more tips, as time goes on we can share!
a very handy little script that everyone should use leaves a little line on your comments letting the user know where you saw their photo
Drewmeyers has "Find Your Contact in Explore" here
Scout is here, shows you your own photos in Explore
some info from a discussion on Explore for novices
a great site for showing off your work or others on black pages
see my photos on darckr, the easy way to view them!
see my photos on darckr according to interestingness
I Love capturing the images I see all around me daily... little bits of life, reflections of the universe and creation, reflections of the Creator's love... gifts from the Mother, divine and earthly....
so Life goes on, and the learning continues, and Flickr has only broadened my understanding that we are all human here on this earth, across all borders we love, we hurt... we share and get angry... children are born and grow up, and we see beauty with the same eyes.
Thanks to all of you!
Enjoy my humble photos of life and the land as I see it, and please understand if I do not always contact you back, I seem to have more contacts now than I would ever have time for in a year, and so I have to cut back in order to live life also!
My photos are all copyrighted, I am willing to share in many cases if I am asked... and I am also willing to sell the use of my photos, just contact me. Do not use any without asking first... it also gives me the satisfaction and delight knowing they are being used.
Free Website Counters
- Severe Thunderstorms 1,499 photos, 236 members
- Yahoo! Studios: The Weekly Flickr Photos 9,080 photos, 2,545 members
- (Clouds) Lenticular 203 photos, 20 members
- Fire & Police Helicopters 688 photos, 14 members
- Helicopter Photos (Civilian and/or Military) 7,543 photos, 202 members
- Helicopters All over the World 5,294 photos, 376 members
- The Art of Helicopters - (civilian) 14,109 photos, 1,985 members
- Fire, Flame, Smoke, Fighters, Anything about Fire! 35,945 photos, 3,823 members
- Fire Bombers 2,912 photos, 298 members
- Skycrane 243 photos, 41 members
- Mountains and Wildflowers 243 photos, 34 members
- Astronomy Photographer of the Year 11,789 photos, 3,406 members
- Atmospheric Optics, and Rare Clouds 2,297 photos, 412 members
- dreams I'll dream.. Admin invite only ~ P1/C3 86,082 photos, 5,065 members
- Croporamas 706 photos, 274 members
- STORMSCAPES 6,919 photos, 767 members
- Waterfall Wednesday 2,034 photos, 199 members
- ALL UTAH PHOTOGRAPHS 3,939 photos, 78 members
- Clouds and Sky 5,040 photos, 215 members
- Noctilucent clouds 703 photos, 152 members
- extreme fall 4,179 photos, 165 members
- Mt. St. Helens National Volcanic Monument 727 photos, 118 members
- Mount St. Helens 2,388 photos, 424 members
- The Milky Way 3,721 photos, 1,137 members
- Night Sky, The 21,679 photos, 3,406 members
- Nightscapes - Natural Landscapes at Night 19,499 photos, 3,786 members
- Rural Decay 160,412 photos, 27,159 members
- For Garnite! 527 photos, 139 members
- Pacific Northwest Waterfalls 2,609 photos, 374 members
- Genie's Light ~ by Admin Invitation Only ~ Post 1 - Comment 2 6,600 photos, 759 members
- NATURE & PEOPLE IN THE NATURE[ 1 post; 5 award] 34,754 photos, 3,608 members
- PEOPLE ENJOYING NATURE (Post 1 Comment 3) 8,403 photos, 2,074 members
- Getty Images Call for Artists 442,181 photos, 94,312 members
- Pacific NorthWest Sunsets & Sunrises 354 photos, 13 members
- Sundogs, halos,sun pillars,atmospheric optics........PLEASE READ 6,312 photos, 1,226 members
- (Clouds) Mammatus 1,379 photos, 123 members
- Photographers and Their Subjects 2,624 photos, 316 members
- Holiday Print Exchange 2010 23 photos, 28 members
- Clouds, Storms, Sunsets & Sunrises 118,916 photos, 8,610 members
- Rainbow Warriors 9,258 photos, 4,813 members
- ¸,.·´°`·.,¸West Coast Wildfires¸,.·´°`·.,¸ 32 photos, 5 members
- U.S. Federal Fire Services 3,143 photos, 287 members
- Étude ~ by Admin invitation ~ P1/A 2 8,990 photos, 404 members
- Phoenix Immortal (Admin Invite) 100+F 788 photos, 365 members
- Barbican: 101 Things to do this Summer 332 photos, 64 members
- Historic Oregon 2,798 photos, 188 members
- oregon weather pics 115 photos, 13 members
- Abandoned Oregon 5,586 photos, 637 members
- Oregon Adventurist 3,450 photos, 312 members
- Dragon Dagger Awards **Admin Invite Only** Voting Gallery 168 60,970 photos, 8,033 members
Naza Vargas says:
"Darlisa not only is a great photographer, she can make you feel very emotional when she writes too. She's great, the strong she has to keep being in this life, really love that, and her memories, how you describe that. Really love how you detail it, I met you here, in Flickr a weeks ago, commenting shots, and I thought I was here only for comments and comments and faves, but I see I can find beautiful people here, not speaking about fisical beautiful only, too soul beautiful people, like she :). Love to have a friend like her here in flickr! Hope she continue here, I think she will. Just a great person she is, and a great photographer too!"
2nd March, 2010
"Starisa/Darisa sees and creates. She sees with special eyes and creates with a glowing enthusiasm for whatever she happens to be doing and for whomever she happens to be with. Now that I know her in person, it's not surprising that she receives so many positive comments on her work. She exudes a positive attitude that comes back to her in many ways.
It was a bold stroke to plan a campout with her Flickr friends only a few days before she plans to move halfway across the state. She will have some challenges in her new location in or near Port Townsend, but no doubt she'll rise to meet them all with grace.
O yes - her photos; immerse yourself in them. They will captivate you and take you to many places that you never imagined existed."
23rd August, 2009
Mono Andes says:
"Me encanta esta galería, toda la magnitud de los bosques, cielos y montañas del oeste de Norteamérica.
Realmente un agrado pasar por estas fotos, altamente recomendable.
Puro talento, para disfrutar de todos y cada uno de sus sets de fotos.
23rd December, 2008
"You know what they say, "a picture is worth a thousand words"; unfortunately there's no single picture in the world that I've seen that can do Darlisa justice, which I guess is going to make keeping this short a touch tricky ;)
If there were a picture to describe her there would have to be stars and galaxies involved, to give us the wide view and show the scale of her vision, but that would only a small fragment of it. Clouds are what first drew me into her photostream, so obviously there must be clouds too.
We need smaller things too, like flowers, for in addition to seeing the beauty of the wider picture she's capable of seeing and sharing the beauty in the intricate details of the world too.
Fire, for sure, her wildfire coverage is amazing. We need some Earth in there too. I guess in some ways Darlisa is all around us. Ooops, it looks like I've made her out to be a god; I can't guarantee that (nor can I deny it), all I know for certain is that she's a great photographer and a wonderful friend!"
12th August, 2008
"Darlisa is an energetic and dedicated witness to the beauty of our planet. She captures beauty, magesty and wonder of our world in many ways with a very sensitive eye, and always manages to evoke a "wow" from me. Spend some time exploring her stream, and Darlisa will wow you as well.
Thanks for being a great flickr friend!"
21st July, 2008
M-J Turner says:
"Well, if I started to describe Darlisa's talent, I probably wouldn't be able to stop. Anyway, none of my words would be sufficient enough to say how gifted she is.....just take a look at her photostream for yourself to see what I mean.
All I will say is that behind the talent lies a wonderfully caring and emotive person who always finds time to compliment others. She encourages and inspires me with every single word.....and can guarantee she will do the same for you.
Flickr wouldn't be the same without you Darlisa......keep it up girl!!!!!!!"
22nd June, 2008
"Ridiculously talented...generous in nature...she can make art using a Kodak Instamatic....inspiring, soulful and a talented writer as well. But most of all I appreciate her honesty....it shines through her words and images and there is grit to be admired. Life can be challenging but she captures the simple joys that make it worth living. I love to see what she's up to and I silently cheer her on because this gal has great chi - karma, you name it. And she's proof that its not the gear you have but the eye and heart that makes good photography. she's all soul and old soul all wrapped up together."
11th March, 2008
"I wish I had Darlisa's way with words - it would make describing her wonderful images so much easier!
We use very similar P&S cameras and I've been amazed at how creative Darlisa is with hers. Through her photography she's introduced me to her incredible local scenery, plants and wildlife and made me yearn to experience her part of the world for myself.
Her photostream is one I visit as often as I can because I know I'll always find an image to enjoy.
Thanks Darlisa :-)"
16th February, 2008
"Views - A Testimonial
Saw fishing in green, and your hundreds of other photographs on darckr and redbubble. I am struck speechless, by the perfection of almost each photograph! The dedication and meticulous technical precision, is beyond words. I don't think, that I have come across a photographer of your calibre, with such an "immensity of soulful dedication," any time, during my many journeys across the world! Peace and Light to you, and to your lovely and scintillating family always! I keep recalling the exemplary, "spiritual grooming," your sweet, sacred parents, have given you (and your family), with so much love and care (as recorded in the photograph, family love). I am confident, that you are carrying the brilliant torch of royal legacy forward, as effectively & meritoriously, in grooming the younger generation in your family, as your own parents would have liked you to...
5th February, 2008
"Sometimes you just find special people in the world, and this girl is one. Not only does she transcend the limitations of her camera and shoot what professional photographers might dream of, but she also takes the time to share her thoughts and comments with others. She's so genuinely sweet, and has such a terrific photographical eye. I always look forward to what she shares next!"
4th February, 2008
"God has blessed me in so many ways I can't explain in many areas of my life. I have met so many lovely people here that have touched me in my heart....Darlisa has done just that.
Oh how look forward to her comments. When I see her sweet icon I get so thrilled for I know she is going to leave me the most charming and uplifting words! Her quick wit, her gorgeous gorgeous shots of the Northwest, her love of nature has inspired me and influenced me like you wouldn't believe!
I've found myself weeping, overcome with joy, and totally in awe of her photographs. She just doesn't go out and start clicking hoping for something good. No. She makes the pictures with her heart. You will be overjoyed with the beauty that abounds in her area and the areas she travels. Looking, seeking and finding that perfect spot on earth to thrill us with...and oh my gosh her clouds. Those clouds are phenomenal...LOL...She is phenomenal in every sense. A woman with a heart as big as Washington and as pure as 24kt Gold! I love her and you will too once you get to know this lovely soul I call one of my best friends in this community of Flickr...visit her and you'll see everything I say is spot on...as we say here in Texas, she is praychous! (precious) I mean it Darlisa...you are!"
29th December, 2007
"Darlisa’s photostream is a wonderful collection of about 2,500 shots mostly of her world in Washington state. She is obviously a nature lover so you will find everything from macros of water drops, plants, and such to the gorgeous landscapes of mountains, lakes, vales, and farms in her part of the world. Her “Lenticular Slideshow” is a classic set of unusual cloud formations that was even featured in publication on the subject. She is so dedicated that she takes three hour walks around her town after work just looking for new and interesting things to shoot. She is a keen observer of local life as well as nature. She loves her kin too, as you will see here. Enjoy the “Star” photographer of Washington."
29th December, 2007
"Magnificent horse pictures first attracted me to look at Darlisa's photostream and then I discovered we both love hiking and photographing the mountains in our own back yards.
I always look forward to seeing her newest shots. I can expect to see anything from macros of flowers to moody skies over magnificent mountains. Darlisa is a star!"
2nd November, 2007
"You obviously love nature: the colors and lines of the world around us ... you do an incredible job of capturing what you see ... keep up the excellent work and I can't wait to see more.
Thanks for sharing."
2nd July, 2007
"Darlisa, one of my best friends here in Flickr. She shoots and shoots till there's no tomorrow! She loves to share with us her wonderful world until you'll get confuse where to comment first! Love this girl so much, she drives me crazy all the time though with laughter...I just love spoiling her with rewards! Keep shooting my friend! You are one awesome photographer Darlisa! So glad to be your crazy friend! :D"
13th June, 2007
"Lied and went to heaven
Darlisa star of the blue mountain top
nothing escapes her view (finder ;~) and justly so!
this contact ...is a keeper
day dreams await the shutter
her old white tub a bath in the past
hot springs flowers with rainbow bubbles
zoom snap the fish are jumping!
a poem for your testimony
at the beginning of your stream!"
17th March, 2007
- February 2007
- Husum, Washington
- I am:
- Caregiver, photographer
- Starlisa Black Photography