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A Day Trip to Whitman Mission

 

 

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Evening at Whitman Mission - Copyright Gary Hamburgh 2009 - All Rights Reserved

When visiting the Palouse region of eastern Washington, a day trip to Whitman Mission National Park near Walla Walla is a great way to experience some of the important history and beauty in this area. It is about a 2 hour drive from Colfax and provides you with great views of the Palouse all the way to Walla Walla.

Interest and beauty abound at Whitman Mission as well. The picture at the top of this post was taken on an actual part of the Oregon Trail. Many species of birds and mammals can be found  at Whitman Mission. Go to the website and see exactly what can be found on a visit to this national park.

I enjoy going to Whitman Mission in the early morning or late evening. There is such a solitude  and beauty in this place. Below are a couple of images that were taken in the early morning at the Mill Pond in the park.

 

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Daybreak at the Mill Pond - Copyright Gary Hamburgh 2009 - All Rights Reserved

 

 

 

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Reflection at Dawn - Copyright Gary Hamburgh 2009 - All Rights Reserved

Take the time to visit the beautiful area and you will be rewarded with a look at the history and beauty in eastern Washington.

 

 

 

 

 

Edge Sharpening in Aperture

California Quail on Post by Gary Hamburgh - All Rights Reserved

California Quail on Post by Gary Hamburgh - All Rights Reserved

The above photo of a California Quail was taken at Whitman Mission near Walla Walla, Washington which is located just south of the Palouse region. I find many species of birds at the Mission especially in the early morning hours.

I came across this excellent article “A Basic Primer On Aperture Edge Sharpening” by Scott Bourne which I thought you might enjoy as well as answer some questions.

It is always best to get your image as sharp as you can in camera, but at times an additional tweak can be helpful.