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During the snow storm around here at the end of February I was able to get a few really good pictures from some of our upper story windows over looking the Columbia River, as well as getting out and about for a hike down into the forest for a photo shoot while the light was just right.
Masonic lodge, church steeple, snowy Oregon forest by Dawna Morton
Masonic lodge, church steeple, snowy Oregon forest by Dawna Morton ~see it framed

A Masonic lodge and a church steeple topped with a little white cross are seen nestled in the snow-covered forested hills of Rainier, Oregon as brilliant morning light begins to beam through clouds above the mountain ranges looking towards Mount St Helens (which is obscured by the cloud cover).

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Columbia river and snow by Dawna Morton
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A snowy pacific northwest morning looking across the Columbia River from Oregon towards Kelso, Washington. Beautiful snow drifts form between the evergreen trees covering the mountains beyond the bridge leading to I-5.

This photo is so exciting , because with my new canon EOS rebel T2i camera and an old Tamron af 70-300mm 1:4-5.6 tele-macro lens from my father-in-law, I was able to zoom in close enough to see this bridge clearly and use it for a foal point. I was not able to get pictures anywhere close to that far away with my old Olympus camera.

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snowy church steeple by Dawna Morton
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A snow-covered church steeple, topped with a little white cross, nestles in sunlit, forested hills of Rainier, Oregon as the mountain ranges beyond are still darkened with an early morning twilight.

I love the view of this church steeple from my upper story window. It creates a great focal point for my pictures. Despite this photo’s crisp clean look it took deceptively long to remove the power lines and do some other touch up. I tried out leaving in place the window screens because one of the booklets that came with the camera said when shooting up close they would not show up. Although this worked remarkably better than attempts to do the same with my old camera, it did cause an almost triple exposure look in some areas because of light refraction through the window screen. Luckily I was able to clean that up and edit it out.

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snowy Oregon forest by Dawna Morton
snowy Oregon forest by Dawna Morton ~see it framed

Black and white photo of a stand of evergreens covered with snow in an Oregon forest.

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snowman in a pink scarf by Dawna Morton
snowman in a pink scarf by Dawna Morton ~see it framed

A cute girlie snow person with a cutesy happy expression is wrapped up in a warm pink scarf.

Several of my kids make really expressive snowmen. I really liked this one.

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Last week I created a series of products using my photo,  Sunrise Over the Columbia River #5. As the sun rises over the Columbia river, a masonic lodge and church steeple rise above the forest of the surrounding hills in Rainier, Oregon. Silvery gray and luminescent white in the early morning light, the clouds blanket the pacific northwest sky.

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Sunrise over the Columbia River #1 by Dawna Morton

Sunrise over the Columbia River #1 by Dawna Morton

Looking from Rainier, Oregon across the Columbia river towards Washington is a spectacular view of bright sunlight shining on a layer of dark, moody clouds above a layer of golden morning sky. Beyond the silhouettes of evergreens and small town buildings, the Columbia river shimmers with an amber glow of reflected sunrise as the far bank is obscured in a dark morning mist.

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Sunrise over the Columbia River #2 by Dawna Morton

Nestled among the forest silhouettes, the masonic lodge and a church steeple stand in subdued silence as the golden sunrise lights up the cloudy Oregon sky above the Columbia river.

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Sunrise Over the Columbia River #3 by Dawna Morton

Brilliantly the sun shines from behind darkened clouds in an early morning sky as it rises over the Columbia River. The Masonic Lodge and a church steeple nestle sleepily among the Oregon forest in Rainier, as the river flows shining in the golden sunlight toward the pacific ocean, and the opposite shore of Kelso and Longview, Washington is obscured in a hazy mist.

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Sunrise Over the Columbia River #4 by Dawna Morton

The Columbia River shines radiantly in the sunrise as it flows tranquilly towards the pacific ocean bordered by dark silhouettes of evergreen trees standing like sentinels on the Oregon shore and mist shrouded mountains beyond in Washington.

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Sunrise Over the Columbia River #5 by Dawna Morton

As the sun rises over the Columbia river, a masonic lodge and church steeple rise above the forest of the surrounding hills in Rainier, Oregon. Silvery gray and luminescent white in the early morning light, the clouds blanket the pacific northwest sky.

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The other morning when the sun was shining blindingly through the shades as the sun rose, I peeked out the window at the sunrise and ran for my camera, taking these photos right through the window screen. This left a cross hatch pattern on the photos, and in retrospect I think it would have been better to remove the screen first because it was not possible to edit it out. In a few of them it gives the slight impression of rain though and I like that. I did have to edit out some large and rather unsightly power lines. when my pc crashed recently I was not able to reinstall one of the photo editing programs I used to use (photoimpression5) because the disk had warped. Although I use picassa  for such features at their retouch and some of the effects such as sharpen and soft focus, it does not have a “smudge” feature–which is one of the things I usually used photoimpression5 for. Luckily on Zazzle’s blog they had recently done an article on inexpensive, or free,  alternatives to Adobe’s Photoshop–which I don’t have because it is prohibitively expensive at the moment.  One of the program’s they recommended was Paint.net, so I decided to give it a try. At first I was disappointed because I did not see a smudge feature, but then noticed there are a variety of patches that can be added. One of them included a smudge feature and so far I am very happy with it. On areas like the clouds, the  retouch feature on picassa is pretty good at removing the power lines, but at the edges or near the trees and buildings smudge is essential to remove the dark color of the power lines before using  retouch to smooth things out and in some cases to replace the crosshatch pattern of the screen to make it match the rest of the photo. Then in some of them I liked the soft focus effect to soften out the screen pattern a bit. All in all they are lovely photos.

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I have often admired this steeple  as I am driving about Rainier, Oregon. It is truely beautiful as it is lit up glowing white in the sunlight. Around about december  I was on my way home and the sky was a hazy kind of blue, creating a lovely background  of muted colors in the forest and mountains.
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