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!
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).
It was mostly overcast, but still a beautiful day for a hike and camera practice.
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.
Isn’t the texture of the tree bark marvelous? Do you think of puzzle pieces when you look at it?
I wish I had thought to take a photo of the boulder in its entirety. A missed opportunity to show perspective.
The river was like a looking glass…so beautiful!
Canada in the distance.
Spring draw down.
While focusing on the river, I noticed the grass in the frame.
So I focused on the grass. Again…a matter of perspective.
To be continued.