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Vernonia Lake is full of light and beauty. An Oregon rain splashes down–dancing on lily pads, yellow lily flowers and blue lake water in a synergy of energy, tranquility, and reflection.
Lily Pads In The Rain At Vernonia Lake at Fineartamerica
Last spring my son and I made a short stop at Vernonia lake. I had just gotten a zoom lens extender from my father-in-law, so while my son fished I tried it out on a great blue heron that was way out in the middle of the lake. It was a little tricky though since the extender does not have an auto focus or stabilizer and I did not have a tripod at that point–so the majority of the photos did not turn out well. One of the photos from that day that did turn out is the photo, taken without the extender, that I used in “Lily Pads In The Rain At Vernonia Lake” which was taken after it started to rain just before we left. I made it into a digital work of art by making the colors more vibrant, adding blue to the water and a textured layer of larger than life water splashes in the background. n addition, there is another layer of texture to add the effect of more rain droplets on the water and a neon layer to heighten the effect of water on the edges of the lily pads and the flowers.
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since I got an email today from somebody on fineartamerica asking how I make my own textures, I thought maybe somebody else might be interested. Here is what I said back to them:

Thanks for you interest! I do not have a how to do textures tutorial, but I have several blog posts about images that have been made with my own textures. It is super easy and so fun. Anybody who has a macro lens and keeps their eyes open for interesting textures on things can do it. A tripod is helpful sometimes as well.

https://dlmtleart.wordpress.com/2011/05/23/snowflakes-and-a-bit-about-textures/


https://dlmtleart.wordpress.com/2012/10/30/garden-of-the-hesperides-digital-art/


https://dlmtleart.wordpress.com/2012/05/01/old-fashioned-roses-trojan-pond/


https://dlmtleart.wordpress.com/2012/02/27/red-lilies-hares-foot-trefoil-with-red-leaves/


https://dlmtleart.wordpress.com/2011/06/28/marriage-of-titania-salmon-berry-floral-duet/

There is also a tutorial on redbubble I found very helpful in getting started with doing your own textures:
http://blog.redbubble.com/2013/02/how-to-photograph-your-own-textures/

 –although unlike what they recommend I do NOT prefer things with an even or uniform texture. I like finding interesting abstract shapes that inspire my imagination much like Leonardo Davinci taught his students to do by looking for stains on the walls etc and then using those to spark creative and imaginative drawings.

Sometimes after I take the initial texture shots I meld several of them together using layers to get what I am after and edit the color and lighting. These make great backgrounds for stationery also.
This is one I did using the crackled and glittery surface of my bathroom sink after I accidentally spilled gentian violet ALL OVER THE PLACE and then tried to clean it up. This incorporates overlaying several layers of sink texture plus edits to the lighting http://www.redbubble.com/people/dlmtleart/works/11574196-crackle-and-sparkle


…and here it is in a photo manipulation http://fineartamerica.com/featured/dragonfly-leap-of-faith-dawna-morton.html

here is another one where I used a texture from the bottom of my flaking Teflon wok. I use that wok texture a lot because it adds a splash of energy and motion. http://www.redbubble.com/people/dlmtleart/works/10469714-homework-rebellion-girl-reading-horse

Here is one where I used a close up of a bread pan somebody left outside in the bbq all winter. It was gross, but cleaned up and tinted blue etc it is lovely http://www.zazzle.com/cloudy_blue_sky_star_haiku_oval_print-228789702444197489?rf=238567130389714466


This one has as one of many layers an edited version of the infamous gentian violet spill aftermath. When I rinsed out the rags and set them on the edge of the bathtub and squeezed them out we had purple drops, drips, and splashes all over the place. It did eventually come off after a month or so and after using bleach. lol 😉  http://fineartamerica.com/featured/lily-pads-in-the-rain-at-vernonia-lake-dawna-morton.html

This should give you some ideas of the types of things you can keep an eye out for at your home and around town.

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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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I have taken a bit of a hiatus from blogging. It was way to time consuming for not enough return for the effort. I still haven’t posted photos here that I took 2 summers ago, and let’s just say life with 6 kids and several in diapers and a huge garden is busy and hectic –and even that is probably the understatement of the year.

So I have spent some time rethinking my priorities and I think I am going to scale way back. I would like to still post some highlights, but no longer share each and every photo with all the links to go buy them all. It’s just time to simplify.

Hope you all understand.

And all of my art and photography can still be perused at the links below.

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Two Augusts ago I made my first ever trip up to Mount St. Helens with my family. Despite having lived in the region all my life, I had never been before. It was definitely worth the trip.
Mount St Helens lava dome closeup by Dawna Morton
Mount St Helens lava dome closeup by Dawna Morton
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Close up photo of the lava dome in the crater of Mount Saint Helens. steam appears to be venting up through the snow-covered dome towards the cloud covered sky.
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Once we reached Johnston’s Ridge, there were some breathtaking views of the mountain as well as a nice visitors center with a movie about the eruption and tons of activities for the kids. There is a day use fee for being there though, so If you go up be prepared to fork out some money.

Mount St Helens lava dome by Dawna Morton
Mount St Helens lava dome by Dawna Morton
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Swathed in billowing white clouds, the snow cover mount Saint Helens lava dome has an ominous kind of beauty.
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paintbrush wildflowers, Johnstons Ridge by Dawna Morton
paintbrush wildflowers, Johnston’s Ridge by Dawna Morton

This focal black and white photo, bright paintbrush wildflowers on Johnston’s Ridge bloom surrounded by death and destruction. A clear blue summer sky with one fluffy white cloud in the background seems to represent renewal and hope for the future despite the site’s sad history.
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We only hiked up to the top of the first little viewing area and back, but it looks like it would have been fun to make a day of it and hike the whole path if we’d had more time and more energy that day. The paths  were paved  and even stroller  friendly, albeit a bit steep. Hiking along the ridge top allowed for some stunning views of the local wildflowers against the blue sky.

Dead tree devestation near Johnstons Ridge by Dawna Morton
Dead tree devastation near Johnston’s Ridge by Dawna Morton

looking away from Mount  Saint Helens from Johnston’s Ridge an entire forest of trees still lies dead on the ground of the surrounding mountains as a result of the 1980’s volcanic eruption.

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Shards of a tree, Johnstons Ridge by Dawna Morton
Shards of a tree, Johnston’s Ridge by Dawna Morton

Like a ghostly apparition, this shattered tree stump at Johnston’s Ridge stands as a reminder of the devastating volcanic eruption of Mount St Helens.The snow covered base of the volcano’s crater is seen in the sunlit background.

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These are just a small portion of my Mt Saint Helens photography. If you would like to see more you can check them out in my Mount Saint Helens galleries at Redbubble, Imagekind or Zazzle.

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Last August I made my first ever trip up to Mount St. Helens with my family. Despite having lived in the region all my life, I had never been before. Along the way, we stopped at Fire Mountain Grill at Hoffstadt Bluffs for lunch. There are some great views of the Toutle River Valley from the back deck, including the desolate areas of ash and destruction which still surround the river.
Toutle River Valley, Mount St Helens ash & debris by Dawna Morton
Toutle River Valley, Mount St Helens ash & debris by Dawna Morton
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The summer sun breaks through a cloudy pacific northwest sky, shining on the Toutle River as it meanders through the ash and debris left in Mt. St. Helens’ path of volcanic destruction through the Toutle river valley. Off in the distance the mountains are peaceful below the ominous clouds.
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Once we reached Johnston’s Ridge, there were some breathtaking views of the mountain as well as a nice visitors center with a movie about the eruption and tons of activities for the kids. There is a day use fee for being there though, so If you go up be prepared to fork out some money.

Mount St Helens lava dome by Dawna Morton
Mount St Helens lava dome by Dawna Morton
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Swathed in billowing white clouds, the snow cover mount Saint Helens lava dome has an ominous kind of beauty.
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Lake and mountain view near Johnstons Ridge by Dawna Morton
Lake and mountain view near Johnston’s Ridge by Dawna Morton
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I’m not 100% sure which lake this is, but I think based on looking at maps that it is either Coldwater Lake or Clearwater Lake.

As seen from Johnston’s Ridge, near Mount Saint Helens, a hiking path climbs towards either Coldwater Lake or Clearwater Lake through mountains still recovering from the volcano’s destruction.

We only hiked up to the top of the first little viewing area and back, but it looks like it would have been fun to make a day of it and hike the whole path if we’d had more time and more energy that day. The paths  were paved  and even stroller  friendly, albeit a bit steep.

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Lake and mountain view near Johnstons Ridge 2 by Dawna Morton
Lake and mountain view near Johnston’s Ridge 2 by Dawna Morton
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I think based on looking at maps this shows Coldwater Lake and Clearwater Lake. As seen from Johnston’s Ridge, near Mount Saint Helens, Coldwater Lake and Clearwater Lake are seen surrounded by mountains still recovering from the Mt St Helens’ volcanic destruction.
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Mount St Helens lava dome 2 by Dawna Morton
Mount St Helens lava dome 2 by Dawna Morton
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A break in the clouds over the snow-covered mount Saint Helens lava dome bathes the crater in summer sunlight..
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One of the places locally we like to go for family outings is during the summer is the pond at the now defunct Trojan Nuclear facility. There are lots of walking paths, wildlife, picnic tables, restrooms, fishing and a little picturesque bridge. One day last July We managed to get there pretty early in the day, and the light shining through the trees and on the water was just beautiful.

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view across Trojan pond, near Goble, Oregon with l by Dawna Morton
view across Trojan pond, near Goble, Oregon with lens flare by Dawna Morton
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Early Morning sun Shines through the forest canopy at Trojan pond, near Goble, Oregon—creating a lovely ray of lens flare orbs as it sparkles on the rippling pond water and making grasses and bugs alike glow tranquilly.

Love the colorful refraction in the lens flare in this photo.

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One of the places locally we like to go for family outings is during the summer is the pond at the now defunct Trojan Nuclear facility. There are lots of walking paths, wildlife, picnic tables, restrooms, fishing and a little picturesque bridge. One day last July We managed to get there pretty early in the day, and the light was just beautiful.

My kids love to go there to see the ducks and the frogs, and on this particular trip we got an extra special treat and spotted a turtle swimming near the shore..

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ducks feeding at Trojan pond, near Goble, Oregon by Dawna Morton
ducks feeding at Trojan pond, near Goble, Oregon by Dawna Morton
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Two duck at an algae covered section of the pond at Trojan skim the water with their bills for yummy things to eat in this vignette photograph.

 

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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

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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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Old fashioned pink rose, near Trojan pond, Oregon 2
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Old fashioned pink rose, near Trojan pond, Oregon
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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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One of the places locally we like to go for family outings is during the summer is the pond at the now defunct Trojan Nuclear facility. There are lots of walking paths, wildlife, picnic tables, restrooms, fishing and a little picturesque bridge. One day last July We managed to get there pretty early in the day, and the light was just beautiful.

One of the birds I like to keep an eye out for while I am there are Great Blue Herons. During our walk that morning I was able to successfully stalk and photograph one.
Great Blue Heron in the trees by Trojan pond by Dawna Morton
Great Blue Heron in the trees by Trojan pond by Dawna Morton
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A great blue heron sits perched high up in a tree overlooking the pond on a summer morning at the Trojan nuclear facility.

I had never seen one perched up in the trees before.

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