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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.

Archival inks and papers,  custom framing available on imagekind
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Sunrise Over the Columbia River #20 v 2 on RedBubble;
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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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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
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Sunrise Over the Columbia River #4 rackcard
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One of the projects I have been working on over the past week is to create a series of products on Zazzle using a picture I took a few months ago from one of our windows. 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…

Sunrise over the Columbia River #1 stamp
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Sunrise over the Columbia River #1 photocard
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Sunrise over the Columbia River #1 mug
There are many options for this mug, but I particularly like how this photo looks on this stainless steel travel mug.
Sunrise over the Columbia River #1 tie
Sunrise over the Columbia River #1 by dlmtleArt
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Sunrise over the Columbia River #1 card
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Using one of the photos I took last winter and digitally altered, this week I created a series of products on zazzle. This digitally altered photo of a snowy sunlit forest glade covered in brambles at the bottom of a steep hill in picturesque Rainier, Oregon shows the winter sky glowing through the forest canopy in a golden haze of sunlit mist, causing the trees to fade off into the distance. I like the colors in this version of the photo better than the original– it has more of an ethereal fairytale-like atmosphere to it.

Snowy Sunlit Forest Glade #2 sticker
Snowy Sunlit Forest Glade #2 by dlmtleArt
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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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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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Early Morning Sun Rays #14 print
The early morning sun illuminates the forest with it’s heavenly rays in this photograph. The delicate glow in the fog is interspersed with the shadows of the trees creating an ethereal effect..
Early Morning Sunrays # 7 print
Between a large cedar and n older ivy covered maple, a break in the trees showcases one tree with bare branches surrounded by fog illuminated by the early morning sun rays.
Early Morning Sunrays # 13 print

Between two trees overgrown with ivy, with one patch of  leaves translucent in the sun, the forest beckons in a foggy morning light.

Early Morning Sun Rays #8 print
A radiant display of early morning sunlight glows luminously withing the heart of the forest.

 

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Early Morning Sun Rays #15 print

Delicate rays of sunlight  and shadow steam through this moss and ivy covered forest.

Rays of sunlight  and shadow steam through this moss and ivy covered forest.

As I mentioned in part 1, once I was satisfied with the photos I had taken of the sunburst through the trees, I then moved on to capture some of the more subtle effects of the sun rays on the forest.

I love how the sunbeams create a heavenly light in these pictures. Lighting really does make all the difference in the mood and feeling of a photograph. It can make an ordinary scene into something truly spectacular.

Notice how the focal point is not the forest, but the light itself. It seems to radiate a peace and joy and warmth as its radiant glow illuminates the forest. Soft and ethereal, the sunlight turns an ordinary forest scene into something truly glorious.

These images seem to beckon, inviting a quiet morning walk of tranquil reflection and spiritual reawakening.  Moments like these stir a desire to find the divine within us and to strive to attain a higher level of excellence. feeling at peace and harmony, we can then be rejuvenated and re-energized in our efforts to become better than we are.

 


If you liked these photos you may also like to see more in part 3, part 4, and  sunlight in my forest.

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