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One night when I was busy making dinner, my kids insisted I come take pictures of this beautiful sunset. After they had raved awhile and tugged me over to the window I snapped this without removing the window screen, then realizing it really was quite a pretty sunset I took several others from the front porch and an upstairs window. This is the only one that turned out well, so I am glad the kids got my attention when they did.

It was not until I was editing this later that I realized I had actually captured a picture of the earth’s shadow. There is a pretty cool group on Redbubble.com all about atmospheric optics If you are interested in learning more about it as well as seeing some pretty awesome photographs.

Columbia River sunset by Dawna Morton
Columbia River sunset by Dawna Mortonsee it framed

The earth’s shadow is cast across a beautiful blue and pink sunset above Rainier, Longview, and Kelso. Almost unseen in the purple twilight the Colombia River flows past the lights along the waterfront of Longview, Washington. A barge full of cargo travels silently towards the Pacific Ocean as the cross hatch pattern of a window screen creates the effect like a scene reflected on the windows of a sky scraper.

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I am still catching up posting all the pictures I took back in May. These were from a morning when I was up making bread before school. The Sunrise sure was pretty that morning. Hope you enjoy them 🙂

Sunrise Over the Columbia River #13 by Dawna Morton
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The sun shines radiantly golden as it begins to rise over the crest of the mountains beyond the banks of the Columbia River near Kelso and Longview Washington. The clouds sweep across the like impressionistic brush strokes as the river flows quietly subdues between the dark silhouettes of the Oregon and Washington shores.


Sunrise Over the Columbia River #14 by Dawna Morton
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Sunrise Over the Columbia River #15 by Dawna Morton
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The sun shines radiantly golden as it begins to rise over the crest of the mountains beyond the banks of the Columbia River near Kelso and Longview Washington. A ray of light streams through clouds, sweeping across the sky like impressionistic brush strokes, as the river flows quietly subdues between the dark silhouettes of the Oregon and Washington shores.

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Sunrise Over the Columbia River #18 by Dawna Morton
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The sun shines radiantly in the cloud-streaked pale blue morning sky above mountains beyond the banks of the Columbia River near Kelso and Longview, Washington. Lens flare and sun rays streaming through the Oregon forest creates heavenly beauty in this picturesque scene of the Columbia River flowing peacefully between the Oregon and Washington shores near Kelso and Rainier.

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Sunrise Over the Columbia River #19 by Dawna Morton
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The sun shines radiantly in the cloud-streaked pale blue morning sky above mountains, including Mt St Helens, beyond the banks of the Columbia River near Kelso and Longview, Washington. Lens flare and sun rays streaming through the Oregon forest creates heavenly beauty in this picturesque scene of the Columbia River flowing peacefully between the Oregon and Washington shores near Kelso and Rainier.

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Sunrise Over the Columbia River #20 by Dawna Morton
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A church, a masonic lodge, a farmhouse, and a barn nestle almost hidden amongst the trees while the sun shines radiantly in the cloud-streaked pale blue morning sky above Mt St Helens and other mountains beyond the banks of the Columbia River near Kelso and Longview, Washington. Lens flare and sun rays streaming through the Oregon forest creates heavenly beauty in this picturesque scene of the Columbia River flowing peacefully between the Oregon and Washington shores near Kelso and Rainier.

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Sunrise Over the Columbia River #20, v 2 by Dawna Morton
Sunrise Over the Columbia River #20, v 2 by Dawna Mortonsee it framed

The sun shines radiantly in the cloud-streaked pale blue morning sky above Mt St Helens and other mountains beyond the banks of the Columbia River near Kelso and Longview, Washington. Lens flare and sun rays streaming through the Oregon forest creates heavenly beauty in this picturesque scene of the Columbia River flowing peacefully between the Oregon and Washington shores near Kelso and Rainier.

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Sunrise Over the Columbia River #21 by Dawna Morton
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Back in may when I was editing my tulip photos I decided to do experimenting with one of them in paint.net just to see what some of the different photo editing tools did and to learn to do some new things. It’s been long enough ago now that I don’t remember all the different steps I used to create these one of the tools I used on this first one was layer properties. Opening multiple copies of the same photo and then choosing different levels of transparency and blending modes. I think I even used a polar inversion, which did some interesting things to the background on one layer.

tulip nebula by Dawna Morton
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Superimposed with many semi transparent layers of abstract shapes, this red tulip seems to be floating in a nebula.

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Then when I started getting this ready to post here I decided that the tulip needed to be moved higher in the picture to create a better composition. this was done by flipping another copy of the picture upside down , and then blending the edges together, as well as making a few other changes, and then cropping it. It looks even more beautiful now.

tulip nebula 3 by Dawna Morton
tulip nebula 3 by Dawna Morton
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Superimposed with many semi transparent layers of abstract shapes, this red tulip seems to be floating in a nebula of red, aquamarine and green gasses.

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My kids however, thought it looked “weird” to have the tulip under the semi transparent layers, so I made this one, just for them, by adding multiple gradient layers of the tulip on top as well as adding a swirl beneath–and then doing the usual final retouches.

tulip nebula 4 by Dawna Morton
tulip nebula 4 by Dawna Morton
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Surrounded by many semi transparent layers of abstract shapes, this red tulip seems to be floating in a swirling nebula of pink, aquamarine and green gasses.

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part 2 of 2

Back in mid May I got these beautiful pictures after dropping the kids off at school in the morning. It had just finished raining and the sun came out, shining beautifully on the irises that bloom beside my driveway. Then I had some fun playing around with graduated tints and such to make these photos even more dramatic.

Here is one with a sepia tint that has been warmed, had the saturation boosted a bit, as well as having had a few other changes made to it. I love the copper tones in it as well as the old fashioned feel that is enhanced by the white picket fence in the back ground.

Raindrops on Purple Irises #6 by Dawna Morton
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In this copper tinted photo a purple iris covered in raindrops stands near a telephone pole in front of a gravel road framed by a white picket fence.

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Raindrops on Purple Irises #7, darker by Dawna Morton
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This soft and dreamy photo of a purple iris in the green grass in front of a white house has been given an abstracted impressionistic style. Covered in raindrops this beautiful flower stands out from the muted greens, pink and lavender gray background.

This picture started out with a house and several cars in the background. After removing the cars and making several other changes, I decided I liked the house but wanted it softer.  So then I opened it up with paint.net and multiple layers with a variety of layer properties to  make the background more soft and abstract as well as using picassa to make some other changes. This turned out beautifully with this picture; however, as I was writing this blog post it became apparent to me that the house in the background was drawing too much attention away from the flower which was supposed to be the main focal point.

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The next picture darkens the house with some blue and purple tones as well as simplifying and darkening the foreground surrounding the flower. The results are truly lovely.

Raindrops on Purple Irises #7, nightshade by Dawna Morton
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This soft and dreamy photo of a purple iris in the green grass in front of a house has been given an abstracted impressionistic style. Covered in raindrops this beautiful flower stands out from the dark background of blues, purples and greens.

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Raindrops on Purple Irises #8 by Dawna Morton
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A purple iris stands in front of a gravel driveway leading to a patch of glowing blue sky between a row of trees. Covered in raindrops, this beautiful flower sparkles in the sun.

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Raindrops on Purple Irises #9 by Dawna Morton
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A soft and dreamy photo of a purple iris bud beginning to blossom surrounded by an abstracted impressionistic background of greens and earthy reds. Covered in raindrops this beautiful flower sparkles in the spring sunlight.

This photo uses the same photo editing process I described above. I love almost metallic glittery sheen on the flower  in combination with the abstract almost flame-like patterns of brownish-red and green in the background.

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Raindrops on Purple Irises #10 by Dawna Morton
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A purple iris bud covered in raindrops, surrounded by green grasses, and sparkling in the spring sunlight appears like a Christmas light amid the branches of a Christmas tree.

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Back in mid May I got these beautiful pictures after dropping the kids off at school in the morning. It had just finished raining and the sun came out, shining beautifully on the irises that bloom beside my driveway. Then I had some fun playing around with graduated tints and such to make these photos even more dramatic.

Raindrops on Purple Irises #1 by Dawna Morton

Raindrops on Purple Irises #1 by Dawna Mortonsee it framed

A group of purple irises stands in the green grass in front of a darkened forest background. Covered in raindrops these beautiful flowers sparkle in the sun.

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Raindrops on Purple Irises #2 by Dawna Morton
Raindrops on Purple Irises #2 by Dawna Mortonsee it framed

A purple iris stands in the green grass in front of a darkened background. Covered in raindrops this beautiful flower sparkles dreamily in the sun. This one seems a little more sultry to me than the first one.

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Raindrops on Purple Irises #3 by Dawna Morton
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In this Aquamarine-tinted photo a purple iris stands in the green grass in front of a darkened background. Covered in raindrops this beautiful flower sparkles dreamily as if it were glowing in the moonlight. I love the color and mood of this.

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Raindrops on Purple Irises #4 by Dawna Morton
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A purple iris and several buds stand in the green grass in front of a gravel road and a radiantly glowing white picket fence. Covered in raindrops these beautiful flowers sparkles dreamily in the sun. A lone ball of dandelion fluff evokes a wistful feeling of wishing for a return of happy days long gone by.

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Raindrops on Purple Irises #5 by Dawna Morton
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A purple iris with buds stands near a telephone pole in the green grass in front of a gravel road. Covered in raindrops this beautiful flower sparkles dreamily in the yellow tinted sunlight, as a ghostly white ball off dandelion fluff stands off to the side like a reminder of past dreams.

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