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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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When I went down to the park with my kids on memorial day, I noticed how beautiful the flag was with the light shining behind it making it translucent in the breeze. I must have taken almost 20 pictures trying to catch it just right. Here are two of the best:
American Flag Aglow by Dawna Morton
american flag aglow by Dawna Morton
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Aglow in a bright, heavenly light This american flag flutters in the breeze.

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.
American Flag Aglow Tshirts, hoodies, & stickers on RedBubble;
cards starting at US $1.92, matted prints US$28.50, prices subject to change.
American Flag Aglow on zazzle.com
 American flag Posters starting at $9.95, prices subject to change

american flag aglow #2 by Dawna Morton
american flag aglow #2 by Dawna Morton
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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.
American Flag Aglow 2 T-shirts, hoodies, & stickers on RedBubble;
cards starting at US $1.92, matted prints US$28.50, prices subject to change.
American Flag Aglow 2 on zazzle.com
 American flag Posters starting at $9.95, prices subject to change

I also created a series of other patriotic products on zazzle with these two photographs…

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It was on a morning back in may when I was up early that I took these beautiful pictures from my window. I love having a view of the Columbia River from my house. Hope you enjoy these as much as I enjoyed taking them.

Sunrise Over the Columbia River #11 by Dawna Morton

Sunrise Over the Columbia River #11 by Dawna Morton see it framed

As seen from Rainier, Oregon, the banks of the Columbia River near Longview and Kelso, Washington are obscured in fog. A soft glowing light filters down from the clouds on this tranquil Pacific Northwest morning and shimmers on the river as it flows between the evergreen forests, over a sandbar, and towards the Pacific Ocean.

Archival inks and papers,  custom framing available on imagekind
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Sunrise Over the Columbia River #11 on RedBubble;
cards starting at US $1.92, matted prints US$28.50, prices subject to change.
Sunrise Over the Columbia River #11on zazzle.com
Large format poster printing starting at $9.95, prices subject to change

And here is a portrait version:

Sunrise Over the Columbia River #12 by Dawna Morton

Sunrise Over the Columbia River #12 by Dawna Mortonsee it framed

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Sunrise Over the Columbia River #12 on RedBubble;
cards starting at US $1.92, matted prints US$28.50, prices subject to change.
Sunrise Over the Columbia River #12on zazzle.com
Large format poster printing starting at $9.95, prices subject to change
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Maple leave shine brilliantly golden in the autumn sun on a background of soft , shadowy, dark green forest beyond on these apparel items, mugs, and magnets.

Autumn Sun Rays #34 bag
Autumn Sun Rays #34 by dlmtleArt
Design a tote bag at Zazzle
Autumn Sun Rays #34 mug
Autumn Sun Rays #34 by dlmtleArt
Get your own mug on zazzle
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Maple leave shine brilliantly golden in the autumn sun on a background of soft , shadowy, dark green forest beyond in this series of matching stationery, stickers, postage, cards and postcards featuring my photo, Autumn Sun Rays #34.

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I think it was back in October or early November when I was in the middle of getting the kids ready for school I noticed how beautiful the sunrise was.  I managed to run for my camera and hop out to the back deck and get  some gorgeous photos during all the early morning rush.

Sunrise Over the Columbia River #9

Layers of lavender purple and pink clouds glow in the dawn light as the sun rises over the Columbia River in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. A white Masonic Lodge nestles next to a church among the shadowy trees of the Rainier, Oregon forest as the Columbia river flows past the city lights of Kelso and Longview, Washington twinkling against the dark backdrop of the mountains ranges beyond.

Sunrise Over the Columbia River #9 Poster Framed and Canvas Fine Art Prints from Imagekind.com by Sunrise Over the Columbia River #9 Poster Framed and Canvas Fine Art Prints from Imagekind.com

Sunrise Over the Columbia River #9View Larger on Imagekind
Also for sale as a poster on Zazzle, or as a matted print or greeting card on RedBubble

Sunrise Over the Columbia River #10 on Imagekind.com by

A Masonic lodge is nestled in the predawn twilight of the Rainier, Oregon forest as the clouds in the sky above change to hues or coral, pink, lavender, and purple in the light of the rising sun. Beyond the unseen Columbia River the somber pacific northwest mountain ranges surround Longview and Kelso, Washington.

Sunrise Over the Columbia River #10 poster on Zazzle
Sunrise Over the Columbia River #10 Matted Print on RedBubble

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One of several things I have been working on this week is making a series of  products with my photo, Forest Sun Rays in the Snow #53:
Looking up a steep snow covered hill in Rainier, Oregon the crystal clear early morning sky is seen through a break in the trees.

Forest Sun Rays in the Snow #53 photocard
Use this custom photo card as a Christmas or New Years card with your own photo and text.
Forest Sun Rays in the Snow #53 stationery
There are matching postage and stickers to go with this beautiful stationery. You could also create a custom gift set of stationery by ordering several different kinds of my forest stationery, with matching postage and stickers.
Forest Sun Rays in the Snow #53 keychain
Feel free to add your own favorite quote or poem to this key-chain.
Forest Sun Rays in the Snow #53 sticker
Forest Sun Rays in the Snow #53 by dlmtleArt
See all other stickers on zazzle.com
Below are several of many options for a great custom shirt.
Forest Sun Rays in the Snow #53 card
Leave this card blank for that special note, or add your own custom greeting for Christmas or New Years.
Forest Sun Rays in the Snow #53 mousepad
Forest Sun Rays in the Snow #53 by dlmtleArt
Browse more custom mousepads available from zazzle
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One of the things I have been doing this week creating a series of products on Zazzle.com using my photo Forest Sun Rays in the Snow #50:
The morning sun shining through the forest creates spectacular lighting effects. Lens flare and light orbs floating in the air with sun rays shining visibly through the trees produce an ethereal glow in the Rainier, Oregon woods.

Forest Sun Rays in the Snow #50 photocard
This photo creates a dramatic backdrop for your photo and custom text. Use as a personalized Christmas photo card, or for another occasion, such as new years by changing the background color and the text.
Here are several of a multitude of options for t-shirts and hoodies.
Forest Sun Rays in the Snow #50 shirt
Forest Sun Rays in the Snow #50 by dlmtleArt
Many tshirt designs available at zazzle
Forest Sun Rays in the Snow #50 card
great as a blank card, or add your own custom text for Christmas, New Year’s or another occasion.
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Last week I designed a series of items on zazzle using my photo, Forest Sun Rays in the Snow #54:

Forest Sun Rays in the Snow #54 photocard
Here it make an attractive Christmas photo card with the addition of your own photo and a customizable greeting–or leave the message as is “Merry Christmas!”.
Forest Sun Rays in the Snow #54 card
Forest Sun Rays in the Snow #54 by dlmtleArt
Shop for another card online at zazzle
Forest Sun Rays in the Snow #54 stamp
Forest Sun Rays in the Snow #54 by dlmtleArt
Design customized stamps on zazzle
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This week I used my painting Oakridge Reservoir #4 to create some items on zazzle. The original is watercolor on Fabriano Uno 300 lb Rough 100% cotton paper, 7 1/2″ x 11″, 2001.  A gnarly tree stump surrounded by weathered gray branches juxtaposed against a view of algae and rocks under the vibrant blue water of Oakridge Reservoir. Forested green Oregon mountains frame the hazy blue mountain ranges in the distance. These would be a great inexpensive way to get a souvenir of a great vacation or just enjoy some fine art.

Oakridge Reservoir #4 bag
Oakridge Reservoir #4 by dlmtleArt
See the other canvas bags made at zazzle.com
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