Saint Paul’s Mission

Blogging, as well as sewing, have been set aside while the work hours increased, and I needed some time out!  I also need some camera practice.  A good place for both is an area very close to where I live and I have been there many a time for a peaceful hike.

The setting is Saint Paul’s Mission.  It was built in 1847,  and was the center of Jesuit activity for the Indian tribes of the Upper Columbia. Near the mission were the Kettle Falls, one of the premiere salmon fisheries for area tribes. 

The falls were one of many areas claimed by the building of the Grand Coulee Dam, but you can sometimes see them when the Columbia River (Lake Roosevelt) is drawn down in the spring.

*Clicking on a photo will give you a closer look!

St. Paul's Mission

My plan was to practice composition, focus, and use of the Fstop in my camera (all of which I am not so great at, thus…practice, practice, and more practice).

St. Paul's Mission

It was mostly overcast, but still a beautiful day for a hike and camera practice.

St. Paul's Mission

I deliberately focused on the branch, rather than the building.  I like it, but I should have tried it both ways to see which I might like better.  No right or wrong…simply different perspectives of the same view.


St. Paul's Mission

St. Paul's Mission

St. Paul's Mission

St. Paul's Mission

The profitable Fort Colville (aka Fort Colvile), established by the British Hudson’s Bay Company,  was also located here.

St. Paul's Mission

St. Paul's Mission

Isn’t  the  texture  of  the  tree bark marvelous?  Do you think of puzzle pieces when you look at it?

St. Paul's Mission

St. Paul's Mission

St. Paul's Mission

I wish I had thought to take a photo of the boulder in its entirety.  A missed opportunity to show perspective.

St. Paul's Mission

St. Paul's Mission

The river was like a looking glass…so beautiful!

St. Paul's Mission

Canada in the distance.

St. Paul's Mission

Spring draw down.

St. Paul's Mission

While focusing on the river, I noticed the grass in the frame.

St. Paul's Mission

So I focused on the grass.  Again…a matter of perspective.

St. Paul's Mission

To be continued.

13 responses to “Saint Paul’s Mission

  1. Those are some nice shots Laura, I look forward to enjoying your photography again this spring and summer!

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    • Thank you, Kathy! I sometimes wonder if people get tired of looking at my flower photos, but then again…the blog is my journal…they don’t have to hang round. 🙂
      It is encouraging to know that the photos bless people!

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  2. Was a great walk with you babe!!! Totally enjoyed being with you and watching you discovering new things!!!

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  3. Hi Laura! Great job on the photography. As you mentioned, there’s no right or wrong but just a difference in perspective. Sounds like real life, no?! Thanks for taking us on your journey. I enjoyed it very much and can almost hear the quiet and feel the warmth of the sun. ~smile~ Roseanne

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    • As I was typing this post, Roseanne, I was thinking that very thing…real life is a matter of perspective. We are all unique, and we see things differently. I am a believer in giving every child a camera…every picture could be different even though all are looking at the same thing.

      I am glad that you enjoyed the journey. I have a few more photos to share. 🙂

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  4. Fun to see some fun! Thanks for the respite, Laura!

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  5. Love the photos, and I am intrigued by the bark … what species of tree is it on?

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