Picture StoryThis was captured on an early morning shoot before breakfast with photography guides Don Smith and Gary Hart in the Columbia River Gorge, April 20, 2021. My tripod was placed on an outcropping a short down climb from the Vista House overlook, a location requiring caution. The nearer right lower shadowed area needed much more exposure than the sky and sunstar, hence I elected to bracket for HDR. Care was needed not to disturb this in a manor which would make it look unnatural or become a distraction, yet contrast in the sun beams crossing the river needed emphasis. Create your personal portfolio page and let us share it monthly to over 400,000 members and followers.