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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
golden Columbia river sunrise 2 by Dawna Morton ~see it framed

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
golden columbia river sunrise 3 by Dawna Morton ~see it framed<

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
golden Columbia river sunrise 4 by Dawna Morton ~see it framed

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
Golden Columbia River Sunrise 5 by Dawna Morton ~see it framed

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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
Sunrise Over the Columbia River #13 by Dawna Mortonsee it framed

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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
Sunrise Over the Columbia River #14 by Dawna Mortonsee it framed

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Sunrise Over the Columbia River #14  by dlmtleArt on zazzle.com
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Sunrise Over the Columbia River #15 by Dawna Morton
Sunrise Over the Columbia River #15 by Dawna Mortonsee it framed

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.

Archival inks and papers,  custom framing available on imagekind
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Sunrise Over the Columbia River #15  on RedBubble;
cards starting at US $1.92, matted prints US$28.50, prices subject to change.
Sunrise Over the Columbia River #15  by dlmtleArt on zazzle.com
Columbia river Posters starting at $9.95, prices subject to change

Sunrise Over the Columbia River #18 by Dawna Morton
Sunrise Over the Columbia River #18 by Dawna Mortonsee it framed

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
Sunrise Over the Columbia River #19 by Dawna Mortonsee it framed

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 #19  by dlmtleArt on zazzle.com
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Sunrise Over the Columbia River #20 by Dawna Morton
Sunrise Over the Columbia River #20 by Dawna Mortonsee it framed

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.

Archival inks and papers,  custom framing available on imagekind
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Sunrise Over the Columbia River #20  on RedBubble;
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Sunrise Over the Columbia River #20  by dlmtleArt on zazzle.com
Columbia river Posters starting at $9.95, prices subject to change

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.

Archival inks and papers,  custom framing available on imagekind
cards starting at US $4.43,  Fine Art Prints from $10.44 and up.  Prices subject to change.
Sunrise Over the Columbia River #20 v 2 on RedBubble;
cards starting at US $1.92, matted prints US$28.50, prices subject to change.
Sunrise Over the Columbia River #20 v 2 by dlmtleArt on zazzle.com
Columbia river Posters starting at $9.95, prices subject to change

Sunrise Over the Columbia River #21 by Dawna Morton
Sunrise Over the Columbia River #21 by Dawna Mortonsee it framed

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Sunrise Over the Columbia River #21 by dlmtleArt on zazzle.com
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One of the projects completed last week was a series of products on zazzle which feature my photgraph,  Sunrise Over the Columbia River #4. 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.

Sunrise Over the Columbia River #4 stamp
This makes a great custom stamp showing off the splendor and beauty of the pacific northwest.
Sunrise Over the Columbia River #4 photocard
Just add your own picture and some personal text for a beautiful card to send to family and friends…
Sunrise Over the Columbia River #4 rackcard
Add your photo and text about your business services, great for a Realtor, tour guide, or other tourist services…
These custom shirts are available in many other sizes, colors, and styles.
This is a great blank note card, or add your own personal greeting…
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A few days ago I used my photo, Misty Moon Over the Columbia River, to create some items on zazzle.

In this picture the moon lights up misty clouds with translucent white light in a stormy looking purplish sky above Longview, Washington. Surrounded by mountain ranges which disappearing into distant haze, the city lights blaze like dots of fire along the banks of the Columbia River. Seen through the forest on the hills of Rainier, Oregon the river flows thought the Columbia River Gorge towards the sea as the dusk begins to deepen into night…

Misty Moon Over the Columbia River tie
Misty Moon Over the Columbia River by dlmtleArt
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Misty Moon Over the Columbia River shirt
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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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Last month I was on my way to pick my son up from an after school activity, and the moon was so beautiful I stopped and took some pictures on the way. It seemed to loom larger than usual in the sky, full with visible craters.  The sky was just beginning to change colors for sunset, and the clouds were an array of soft lavender and pink. Unfortunately, even with my zoom lens it was not possible to catch the size and scale of the moon in the sky. In most of the shots The moon ended up appearing as a bright orb–rather than showing all the craters as it had when seen with a naked eye; however, I was able to go back in and edit the shadows in some of the photos to bring it them back out. Below is one of my favorites of the ones I took that evening:

The moon lights up misty clouds with translucent white light in a stormy looking purplish sky above Longview, Washington. Surrounded by mountain ranges which disappearing into distant haze, the city lights blaze like dots of fire along the banks of the Columbia River. Seen through the forest on the hills of Rainier, Oregon the river flows thought the Columbia River Gorge towards the sea as the dusk begins to deepen into night.

In this digitally altered photograph, a dryad appears like an apparition of peripheral vision raising twig-like hands towards the moon through the purple clouds in the pink twilight sky.

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