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Battery Mishler Gun Emplacement exit, ladders by Dawna Morton

Last spring I got to go on one of the coolest field trips ever with my son. He was enrolled in an online school, Oregon Connections Academy, at the time. We went on an underground tour of battery Mishler at old Fort Stevens. It was like taking a step backward in time right into history. Even though Battery Mishler was burned in a fire started by some vagrants several decades ago, there were still lots of cool things to see. My son had a blast shining his flashlight in every nook and cranny, and I had fun trying out the low light setting on my camera while we listened to our guide explain all the Civil War, World War I, and World War II history involved in what we were seeing. It was really neat, and I would highly advise going if you ever get the chance. Although it is not generally open to the public (for safety reasons they don’t leave it unlocked), You can call in advance and set up a special appointment with a tour guide if you are interested. I would recommend wearing a hat since it is drippy in there. It is also probably good to know that there are stairs, so it isn’t exactly stroller friendly. (There was a student in a wheelchair, and they were able to carry him up and then carry up the chair, so it isn’t impossible–just not easy. There were two sets of stairs if I recall correctly.)

The photographs really turned out cool and unique looking. The light was really tricky with everyone waving flashlights around, and I didn’t have much time to stop for photos at any one location –since I didn’t want to get lost alone in the dark. A tripod would have been nice to have since the slower shutter speed accentuated any movement at all, but I would not have had time to set it up and use it each time we stopped –our guide kept a pretty good pace. A lot of time  even though the camera was still, people and their flashlights and glow sticks were moving, causing a kind of time-lapse photography effect with the longer exposure time on the low light/night photography setting. It also caused the light to have a kind of golden glow to it which I like. In a lot of the pictures my son was shining the light at things so we could actually see what I was photographing. It was really dark in there. Even though there are some overhead lights, they are few and far between, and not very bright. Using the flashlight In conjunction with the low light setting really caused some dramatic lighting effects (which I enhanced later with some editing of course).

Because of time constraints I’m not going to be able post all of the photos here, but you can peruse them in my galleries at Redbubble and Imagekind (and coming soon on Zazzle and Fineartamerica). There were also some photos I took of the other batteries and scenery around Fort Stevens before it started pouring down rain.

view from the Astoria Column Astoria–Megler Bridge by Dawna and J.  Morton

view from the Astoria Column: Astoria–Megler Bridge by Dawna and J. Morton

Next we made a stop at the Astoria column after a break for lunch. I actually let my son borrow my camera for once (with strict instructions not to break it, drop it, etc etc) and let him do the climb by himself with the other students and teachers since I had a wee one asleep in the car by then. He took some great photos–and I’m not saying that just cause I’m his mom. I had some fun editing them, with his permission. He was pretty proud that I liked them enough to post them for sale. They can also be viewed at Redbubble and Imagekind, and will be on Zazzle and Fineartamerica sometime soon.

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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
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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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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.

wildflowers & Columbia River sunset by Dawna Morton
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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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wildflowers & Columbia River sunset 2 by Dawna Morton
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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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Lewis & Clark bridge at sunset by Dawna Morton
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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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columbia river, lewis and clark bridge, sunset by Dawna Morton
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crane by Dawna Morton
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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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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
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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
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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
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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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I’ll be posting more photos soon…in the meantime be sure to check out my albums on facebook

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One October morning there was a lovely sunrise as fog blanketed the Columbia River…

misty october sunrise over the Columbia River by Dawna Morton
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Layers of mist and fog obscure the trees on the Washington bank of the Columbia river near Longview and Kelso as the golden-tinged dawn creates a lovely ambiance over the tiny town of Rainier nestled in the Oregon forest.

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foggy sunrise over the Columbia River 2 by Dawna Morton

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foggy sunrise over the Columbia River 3 by Dawna Morton

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This shot includes Mount Saint Helens in the distance …

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foggy sunrise over the Columbia River 4 by Dawna Morton
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Layers of mist and fog obscure the trees on the Washington bank of the Columbia river near Longview and Kelso as the dawn creates a lovely ambiance over the tiny town of Rainier nestled in the Oregon forest. Mount St Helens glows pale in the light in the distance, while a masonic lodge and a cross-topped church steeple are visible between layers of trees in the foreground.
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foggy sunrise over the Columbia River 5 by Dawna Morton

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I got this photo by standing on a chair on my back porch. I love the way the tree and autumn foliage frame the factory across the river in Longview.

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foggy sunrise over the Columbia River 2 with haiku by Dawna Morton

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My friend, and poet, Glennis Roper and I have been discussing combining some of her haiku poems with some of my pictures. Here is the first we have combined together:
Fog hugs the river,
Fluffy blanket of pale mist
The sun dissipates.

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Here is the third and last installment of pictures I took on the way home from the park on Memorial Day.  I’m so glad I saw these little hidden treasures peeking out from amidst the grasses along the banks of Fox Creek. Having the lighting be so wonderful that day was an added bonus. Hopefully you will enjoy them too.

old fashioned roses by Fox Creek, Columbia River 13 by Dawna Morton
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Growing wild in the grass on the banks of Fox Creek near the banks of the Columbia River, an old fashioned peach-colored rose with scalloped petals glows in the spring sunlight.

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old fashioned roses, Fox Creek, Columbia River 14 by Dawna Morton
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Black and white photo of an old fashioned rose, with scalloped petals, growing wild in the grass on the banks of Fox Creek near the banks of the Columbia River and glowing in the spring sunlight.

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A pink old-fashioned rose with scalloped petals, growing wild in the grass on the banks of Fox Creek near the banks of the Columbia River with a soft dreamy focus.

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old fashioned roses, Fox Creek, Columbia River 16 by Dawna Morton
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Focal black and white if a pale pink old-fashioned rose with scalloped petals, growing wild in the grass on the banks of Fox Creek near the banks of the Columbia River with a soft dreamy focus.

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old fashioned rose by Fox Creek, Columbia River 17 by Dawna Morton
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Focal black and white if a pale pink old-fashioned rose with scalloped petals, growing wild in the grass on the banks of Fox Creek near the banks of the Columbia River with a soft dreamy focus.

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Here is another installment of pictures I took on the way home from a trip to the park with my kids on Memorial Day. These pretty old-fashioned Roses were hiding so well in the grass along Fox Creek where it joins the Columbia River that I almost missed seeing them. Several of these have a nice view of the sky and the Columbia River in the background, lending them an almost tropical or day-at-the-beach atmosphere.
old fashioned roses by Fox Creek & Columbia River by Dawna Morton
old fashioned roses by Fox Creek & Columbia River 7 by Dawna Mortonsee it framed

Old-fashioned pale pink roses grow wild in the grass on the banks of Fox Creek, near where it flows into the Columbia River in the background. A cloudy blue Oregon sky creates a beautiful backdrop to these sunlit blossoms fluttering gently in the spring breeze.

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This next one was so pretty with it’s dreamy atmosphere and background that I decided to make several different versions in a variety of colors.

old fashioned roses by Fox Creek, Columbia River 8 by Dawna Morton
old-fashioned roses by Fox Creek, Columbia River 8 by Dawna Mortonsee it framed

Growing wild in the grass on the banks of Fox Creek near the banks of the Columbia River, an old-fashioned pink rose with scalloped petals seems to almost float in a background reminiscent of golden green reflections dancing in a pool of water.

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old fashioned roses by Fox Creek, Columbia River 9 by Dawna Morton
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In this focal black and white photo, a pale pink old-fashioned rose with scalloped petals, growing wild in the grass on the banks of Fox Creek near the banks of the Columbia River, seems to almost float in a romantic background reminiscent of starry moonlit reflections in a pool of water.

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old fashioned roses by Fox Creek, Columbia River 10 by Dawna Morton
old-fashioned roses by Fox Creek, Columbia River 10 by Dawna Mortonsee it framed

In this tinted focal black and white photo, a pale amber-colored old-fashioned rose with scalloped petals, growing wild in the grass on the banks of Fox Creek near the banks of the Columbia River, seems to almost float in a romantic background reminiscent of starry moonlit reflections in a pool of water.

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old fashioned roses by Fox Creek & Columbia River by Dawna Morton
old-fashioned roses by Fox Creek & Columbia River 11 by Dawna Morton ~see it framed

Black and white photo of an old-fashioned white rose with scalloped petals, growing wild in the grass on the banks of Fox Creek near the banks of the Columbia River, seems to almost float in a romantic background reminiscent of starry moonlit reflections in a pool of water.

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old fashioned roses by Fox Creek & Columbia River by Dawna Morton
old-fashioned roses by Fox Creek & Columbia River 12by Dawna Morton ~see it framed
A pink old-fashioned rose with scalloped petals, growing wild in the grass on the banks of Fox Creek near the banks of the Columbia River with a soft dreamy focus.

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On the way home from a trip to the park with my kids on Memorial day I spied these pretty old-fashioned Roses. They were hiding so well in the grass along Fox Creek where it joins the Columbia River that I almost missed seeing them. Several of these have a nice view of the sky and the Columbia River in the background. I love how the sky lends an almost tropical or day-at-the-beach atmosphere to these photos.
old fashioned roses by Fox Creek & Columbia River by Dawna Morton
old fashioned roses by Fox Creek & Columbia River by Dawna Mortonsee it framed

Several pale pink old-fashioned roses bloom in the grass near the banks of Fox Creek where it flows into the Columbia River. The far banks of the Columbia River near Longview, Washington are seen between the blades of grass slanting like rain in the wind.

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old fashioned roses by Fox Creek & Columbia River by Dawna Morton
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A semi-circle of old-fashioned pale pink roses grows wild int the grass on the banks of fox creek, leading the eye towards the Columbia River in the background. Across the blue water, the industrial area of Longview, Washington sends pillars of steam towards the blue sky.

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old fashioned roses, Fox Creek & Columbia River 3 by Dawna Morton
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An old-fashioned pale pink rose grows wild in the grass on the banks of Fox Creek, where it meets the Columbia River in the background. Blue water, mountains, and a cloudy blue Oregon sky create a beautiful backdrop to this spring blossom.

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old fashioned roses by Fox Creek, Columbia River 4 by Dawna Morton
old-fashioned roses by Fox Creek, Columbia River 4 by Dawna Mortonsee it framed

Old fashioned pale pink roses grow wild in the grass on the banks of Fox Creek, where it meets the Columbia River in the background. A softly focused cloudy blue Oregon sky and a smidgen of blue river water create a beautiful backdrop to these sunlit blossoms fluttering gently in the spring breeze.

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old fashioned roses by Fox Creek & Columbia River by Dawna Morton
old fashioned roses by Fox Creek & Columbia River 5 by Dawna Mortonsee it framed

Growing wild in the grass on the banks of Fox Creek near the banks of the Columbia River, an old-fashioned pink rose with scalloped petals basks in the spring sunlight as it seems to almost float in a romantic background reminiscent of dappled sunlight and starry moonlit reflections in a pool of water.

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An old-fashioned pink rosebud Grows wild in the grass on the banks of Fox Creek near the banks of the Columbia River, with a view of the river, some mountains, and cloudy blue sky

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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
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.

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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 #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.

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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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