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One of the  things I really enjoy about going to Trojan pond are all the old-fashioned roses along the paths and under the edges of the forest. Here are some photos of them Io took during early July of last year.

Old fashioned pink rose, near Trojan pond, Oregon by Dawna Morton
Old fashioned pink rose, near Trojan pond, Oregon by Dawna Morton

old-fashioned roses by Fox Creek, Columbia River 13 by Dawna Morton ~see it framed
An old-fashioned pink rose at Trojan pond, near Goble, Oregon, basks in the summer sunlight in front of an elegant, dark, and soft background.

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Old fashioned pink rose, near Trojan pond, Oregon by Dawna Morton

Old fashioned pink rose, near Trojan pond, Oregon 2 by Dawna Morton ~see it framed

An old-fashioned pink rose at Trojan pond, near Goble, Oregon, reaches toward the summer sunlight in front of an elegant, dark, and soft background.

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glowing old fashioned rose elegance by Dawna Morton glowing old-fashioned rose elegance by Dawna Morton glowing old fashioned rose elegance by Dawna Morton ~see it framed

This old-fashioned pink rose, with it’s glowing, golden center, stands out from a dark and shadowy background. The texture overlayed throughout this photo creates a combined effect of sparkling sunlight and an aged elegant vintage feel.

The textures and editing really make this photo pop. I love the color and glow, and it was really fun to do.

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delicate pink old fashioned rose by Dawna Morton
delicate pink old-fashioned rose by Dawna Morton

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In this work of digital art, a delicate pink old-fashioned rose glows with in inner light surrounded by a textured night-blue background full of an air of magic and mystery.

Here is another case where texture and photo editing really make the difference, creating a lovely ambiance.

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Old fashioned pink rose, purple texture by Dawna Morton Old fashioned pink rose, purple texture by Dawna Morton Old fashioned pink rose, purple texture by Dawna Morton~see it framed

A purple tinted photo of an old-fashioned pink rose, textured and elegant, and glowing with sunlight.

I really love what texture can do to a photo, don’t you?

For those of you who are interested, my process in editing these often involves over 20 layers and blending modes to get the desired effect, but it is well worth the time and effort…

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Finally getting around to posting again after being in a bit of a blue funk for the past several months. I think I just got burnt out over the holidays trying to do too much and hyper focusing on posting holiday items on Zazzle. Blogging was just one more thing on my already too long to-do list, and it felt futile and pointless there for a while.

About a month ago I was feeling a little down and decided to do some photo manipulation for a bit of a pick-me-up. This one turned out so well I just had to share it:

These lovely red lilies were photographed back in July while out on a walk. I spotted them growing in front of a shed at the edge of somebody’s yard. I Love the interesting color and texture that created behind the lilies. The lady that lives there grows a plethora of gorgeous flowers. Some day when I am feeling brave I may ask for a tour and permission to photograph more extensively. (I NEVER set foot on someone’s property to get a picture without asking.)

For those of you who are interested in the nitty-gritty of how I attained the lovely effects in this photo:

In addition to playing with the lighting, contrast, and focus, there are several layers of texture photos such as: macro shots of the inside of my wok –where the Teflon has started flaking off– and some of a finger painting session my toddler did in sour cream on the sliding glass doors. The finishing touch –which occurred to me as I was laying in bed, falling asleep and mulling over what was missing to pull it all together–was to add a purplish-blue tint to each corner using semi-transparent gradients.

red lilies by Dawna Morton
red lilies by Dawna Morton
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In this elegant digital photo of some red lilies glowing in the summer sunlight, tinting and textures, combined with warm glints of golden color, create splashes of energy, ebb and flow, and an aura of magic shimmering with romance.

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On another walk during the beginning of July, I spotted these stunning little clover with their magnificent red leaves growing at the edge of a parking lot near the sidewalk. I’m pretty sure they are a hare’s foot trefoil, although they are really different from the fairly drab one’s I photographed later in the season a summer or two ago, because they still have the characteristic rabbit’s foot shaped blossoms.
hares foot trefoil, red leaves by Dawna Morton


hares foot trefoil, red leaves by Dawna Morton
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Photo of hare’s foot trefoil with red leaves in front of a dark background.

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Here is another photo I took of another sprig of clover in the same location that day. Notice the lovely color variation in the flowers, which is quite stunningly different from the uniform pale lavender blossoms in the 1st photo. The burgundy spikes mixed with the whitish fluff is quite dramatic. I am assuming they are still just another variety of Hare’s foot trefoil, although I’m certainly no expert on the subject. Since St.Patrick’s day is coming up next month, I’m wondering which is considered more lucky though, a four-leaf clover or one with blossoms shaped like rabbit’s feet? 😉 Lol.
hares foot trefoil, red leaves 2 by Dawna Morton
hares foot trefoil, red leaves 2 by Dawna Morton
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Photo of hare’s foot trefoil with red leaves in front of a golden, softly focused background. This little clover wildflower has a distinctive rich color and elegant form.

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In may I went out in our back yard and got these lovely shots of these apple blossoms on our apple trees.
apple blossoms 7 by Dawna Morton
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An arc of apple blossoms glows in the warm spring sunlight in this elegant focal black and white photo.
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apple blossoms 8 by Dawna Morton
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A sprig of apple blossoms, growing on moss and lichen covered branches, glows in the warm spring sunlight in this elegant focal black and white photo.

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apple blossoms 9 by Dawna Morton
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A sprig of apple blossoms, growing on moss and lichen covered branches bask cheerily in the sun in front of a somber, dark background.

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apple blossoms 10 by Dawna Morton
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A sprig of delicate pink apple blossoms bloom in the spring sunlight in this focal black and white photograph.

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apple blossoms 11 by Dawna Morton
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A sprig of apple blossoms bloom in the spring sunlight on moss and lichen covered branches in this focal mint green and lavender tinted photograph.

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apple blossoms 12 by Dawna Morton
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A sprig of apple blossoms bloom in the spring sunlight on moss and lichen covered branches in this focal mint green and lavender tinted photograph.

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Last month I was out hiking in the back yard and was lucky enough to catch the salmon berries in bloom. When I was out there looking at them last year I had thought they were some sort of wild old-fashioned rose, since they are so pretty; however, this time around I was looking at their foliage closer and realized it looked more raspberry-like. that’s when it dawned on me that these were probably salmon berries which we have growing in and around the yard. after sleuthing around a bit on the internet, I was able to confirm I was right about their identification. Now if I can just manage to get back there to beat the birds and the squirrels to their delicate delectable juicy goodness…

Salmon berry flowers by Dawna Morton
Salmon berry flowers by Dawna Morton ~see it framed

Magenta colored flower of a salmon berry plant from the beautiful Pacific Northwest. A soft muted forest background sets the an elegant tone in the background of this Oregon native. In this photo only 3 of the typical 5 petals are apparent.

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Salmon berry flowers 2 by Dawna Morton
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An elegant five petaled magenta colored flower of a Pacific Northwest salmon berry plant with a soft glowing forest background that sets an enchanting mystical tone for this Oregon native wild edible.

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Salmon berry flowers 3 by Dawna Morton
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Magenta colored flower of a salmon berry plant from the beautiful Pacific Northwest. A soft muted forest background sets the an elegant tone in the background of this Oregon native. In this photo only 4 of the typical 5 petals are apparent.

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Salmon berry flowers 4 by Dawna Morton
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Close up photo of a magenta colored Pacific Northwest salmon berry flower with a soft muted green forest background. In this photo only 4 of the typical 5 petals are visible.

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Recently, when it was my turn to drive my son to early morning seminary, I looked out the  window and saw this brilliant sunrise. Since he wasn’t quite ready yet I nabbed my camera and dashed to the window and the back porch to snap a few pictures before it was time to head out the door.
golden columbia river sunrise by Dawna Morton
golden columbia river sunrise 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 Pacific Northwest clouds are dark and brooding in the glowing orange sky while the river is still unseen and shrouded in darkness.

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golden columbia river sunrise 2 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 Pacific Northwest clouds are dark and brooding in the glowing orange sky while the river flows peacefully between the Washington and Oregon shores.

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golden columbia river sunrise 3 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 Pacific Northwest clouds are dark and brooding in the glowing orange sky while the river is still unseen and shrouded in darkness and the dark silhouette of a maple tree branch stretches across the sky.

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golden columbia river sunrise 4 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 Pacific Northwest clouds are dark and brooding in the amber sky while the river flows peacefully between the Washington and Oregon shores. Sunlight glows on a golden path across the river towards the steeple of the Methodist church in Rainier, Oregon.

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Golden Columbia River Sunrise 5 by Dawna Morton
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During January and February  there were these Styrofoam snowflakes hanging on a tree outside the old elementary school here in town. It was really cute. Every time I walked down that way or drove past I thought about getting some pictures when the light was better. One day before they took them down I finally lucked out– it was neither rainy, nor cloudy, nor grey, and the sunlight was hitting them just right.  I snapped these photos with the thought that it would make some nice greeting cards for new years or Christmas next year. The pictures turned out pretty good, and I was able to edit the background , color most of them blue with a lovely feature called tungsten, and then using a long drawn out many layered process in paint.net I was able to change the Styrofoam texture and consistency–making the snowflakes  icy , translucent, and glowing .
snowflakes by Dawna Morton
snowflakes by Dawna Morton ~see it framed

Large blue-tinted snowflakes hang suspended in the air in front of bare tree branches overhanging impressionistic fantasy-like mauve tinted snow flurries in the background.

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snowflake in blue by Dawna Morton
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A large snowflake hangs suspended in front of a blue background laced with bare tree branches.

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snowflake in blue 2 by Dawna Morton
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snowflakes in blue 3 by Dawna Morton
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Large snowflakes hang suspended in front of  a  blue background interlaced with bare tree branches.

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snowflake in blue 4 by Dawna Morton
snowflake in blue 4 by Dawna Morton

A large snowflake hangs suspended in front of a blue background interlaced with bare tree branches and back-lit with an ethereal blue light.

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Christmas snowflake in red and green by Dawna Morton

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A large snowflake hangs suspended in front of a green background interlaced with bare red tinted tree branches .

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snowflake in blue 6 by Dawna Morton
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A large snowflake hangs suspended in front of bare tree branches with a blue background.

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spring snowflake by Dawna Morton
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A large snowflake with transparent icy edges glows a translucent white in front of a tree with red tinged leaves, one shaped like a bird perched on a branch, and surreal teal and magenta colors in the background–creating a scene reminiscent of one last snowfall before the full onset of spring.

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snowflake in blue 8 by Dawna Morton
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A large semi-transparent icy snowflake hangs suspended in front of a blue forest background with an impressionistic texture resembling large flakes of snow drifting downward through a dark moonlight sky. Abstract semitransparent shapes create an apparition of wood nymphs and sprites in the lower left of this ethereal scene.

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Towards then end of this batch of photos  I came across a floral photo on Redbubble I thought was pretty phenomenal, and when I went to look at it closer the photographer in question listed “texture by skeletal mess” and her original photo shown along side it without the texture. The texture, applied in a semi transparent layer  made all the difference between an average good photo and something that really stood out as amazing.  I searched for and found Skeletal Mess on the internet, and while he offers a large number of  really good free textures and some tutorials on how to use them– I wanted  to create and use my own rather than borrowing the work of somebody else. I have had some fun finding things around the house with interesting abstract patterns and textures to get close up shots of.

I incorporated several of these textures into snowflake in blue #8, with some lovely results. Interestingly enough these particular textures are the result of my teenager’s interpretation of my instructions regarding how to clean the iron skillet. Apparently the part about putting a little water in the bottom and boiling it dry really meant to fill the pan up to the brim  and have fun standing there watching the steam clouds while allowing it to boil over and splash all over the stove too. lol. Anyway, either he did not scrub it good enough or there were some minerals in the water and it made this interesting white splotchy pattern along the sides in  addition to the patterns it left all over the stove by the time he was done. My kids were pretty incredulous when I started taking pictures of it. They kept saying, “Mom, why are you standing on top of the stove?!?” the answer of course is that when using my macro lens you have to be a little further away, and it was the only way to get the shots of the patterns on the stove top. I think they thought mom had finally gone loony.

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I have this poor rhododendron bush at the end of my driveway. It’s a good thing it’s hardy, since I have run over it a few times.  (The driveway is curved slightly, on a hill, and the short bush is in a bit of a blind spot when backing out.–Luckily I was able to solve that problem by planting a much more visible, taller rose bush a littler higher up the hill that I can see in the mirrors).

Last spring the sun came out after a good spring rain, and I was able to get these lovely photographs. I love how the raindrops make these flowers sparkle in the sunlight.

rhododendron by Dawna Morton
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Beautiful, glowing photo of pink rhododendron flowers covered in spring raindrops and glittering  in the sun.

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On the last evening before the beginning of the school year I took the kids to the local park down by the Columbia River for one last evening of carefree fun and frolicking. We stayed so late we were there to enjoy the sunset, and the sky was lit up a pretty shade of pink behind the Lewis and Clark Bridge. As I walked closer to the river to get some good pictures of the sunset, I noticed these little clumps of either light pink or white wildflowers growing in the sand near the banks. It was difficult to get a good  picture of them in the twilight, but these two turned out pretty well.

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Pink wildflowers grow in the sand along the banks of the Columbia River while a pretty pink sunset lights up the sky above the Lewis and Clark bridge in Rainier, Oregon.

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Pink wildflowers grow in the sand along the banks of the Columbia River while a pretty pink sunset lights up the sky near the Lewis and Clark bridge in Rainier, Oregon.

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A cloudy Pacific Northwest sky glows pink and blue above the Lewis and Clark bridge and the industrial area of Longview, Washington as the Columbia River, flowing between Washington and Oregon, reflects the city lights.

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A large crane used fr loading and unloading cargo from large ships in the industrial area of Longview, Washington along the banks of the Columbia River sits silent and still in the twilight, as the city lights reflect beautifully in the water.

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I don’t usually like morning glories. They send runners under the ground, as well as climbing on and choking out everything around them. I have often marveled that they sell seed packets for them in the stores, wondering who in their right mind would plant them on purpose–since in my yard they are second only to the english ivy in menaces that need to be removed (and only slightly behind dandelions and buttercups in weed warfare).  However, I was out walking last summer and spotted these particular morning glories back-lit with sunlight, making their centers glow in such a way that it was really quite lovely. So for those who really like them, but don’t necessarily want the heartache that goes with having them run wild in your yard…here are some pretty pictures to enjoy.

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An elegant  focal black and white macro photo of a white morning glory. Dramatic sunlight shines translucently through this blossom’s petals making the center of it glow with light as well as throwing the rest of the flower in light and shadow.

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An elegant  focal black and white macro photo of two white morning glories. Dramatic sunlight shines translucently through these blossoms’ petals making the centers glow with light as well as throwing the rest of the flowers in light and shadow. One flower is enveloped in warm happy sunlight tones, while the other is black and white, causing it to appear cooler, sad, and lonely.

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morning glory 3 by Dawna Morton
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An elegant   macro photo of a white morning glory. Dramatic sunlight shines translucently through the blossom’s petals making its center glow with light while the remainder stays in a moody shadow.

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Back in July while out on a walk I spotted these lovely lilies with red petals and yellow centers. These  Hemerocallis fulva longituba are  a hybrid daylily called  “Red Magic” because of its dramatic color combination.  I just recently got to editing out the background,  replacing it with a smooth chocolaty background. The results are striking and elegant.

red magic day lily by Dawna Morton
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Elegant photo of a red and yellow Hemerocallis fulva longituba, red magic day lily imbued with burgundy tones in front of a smooth chocolaty background.

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red magic day lily 3 by Dawna Morton
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Elegant photo of a red and yellow Hemerocallis fulva longituba, red magic day lily imbued with burgundy tones in front of a ethereal chocolaty background with subtle pink texture.

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red magic day lilies 4 by Dawna Morton
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Elegant photo of red and yellow Hemerocallis fulva longituba, red magic day lilies in front of an impressionistic background of burgundy, lilac, and pink tones.

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