I am someone who enjoys taking photos, my subjects are random, from bugs to babies. Photography is a kind of therapy for me, I have no real knowledge of the art, I am learning a bit here and there. I use an inexpensive camera almost always on auto focus. I have been using some software lately to enhance, usually this is only when I shoot people. Please enjoy these photos and share them with your friends. For me the ultimate success is knowing someone may be amazed or made to smile.

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Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Remedy for Cabin Fever

After a week in the house with a bunch of yukky sick people, I begged my husband to take me out. thankfully he obliged. We headed out to Culp Creek,Oregon and continued on to Brice Creek and then even further out into the mountains where there are Forest Service numbers rather than names. We had Lewis along, he took a much needed nap, the weather was horrible, raining and hailing in the valley, quickly turning to straight hail, then snow the further up we went. I have as I have stated an inexpensive bridge camera. I does not have one of those shield thingy's for the lens, so I used my hand to protect it from getting wet. We discovered a lot of different stuff, like it was a 3 mile walk to Trestle Falls, which is where I was going to photograph. Randy wouldn't humor me that much, always says he is a trucker he doesn't walk. I am glad it turned out the way it did, I walked part way down the trail, got some wonderful shots, then we traveled on up the road where I saw so much more than I would have. I think this is the best photography I have ever done. I hope you enjoy as well.

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53 comments:

  1. Jan,

    Beautiful country side. I love the waterfalls, river and snow images just breath taking.

    Jessica

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    1. Thank you Jessica, I am excited about these photos.

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  2. No doubt some of your best work honey!!! Fantastic!!!! Thank you for sharing them! <3 <3 <3

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    1. Thank you so much, see why I had the worries???<3<3<3

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    2. Well I think there will always be worries when you take photos over whether they turned out 1/2 as good as you "think" they did, but it's time like these that show you how far you've come and how far your eye has developed. You should definitely be less worried and over the moon proud!! (((( Jan ))))

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    3. Thank you so much, I am proud in a weird kind of way, why would I feel guilty for being proud??? Number 72 completely stunned me. I sat looking at it for a very long time. it is my favorite. these are all exactly what I saw through the lens too. I am still overwhelmed I think.

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    4. Because your journey through this life hasn't always been something to be proud of, but you have come so far and continue to go so far every single day despite the bumps along the road. This most recent journey with your camera though should ABSOLUTELY be something you are proud of. In fact, you should be so proud that you should print and frame #72 and keep it where you can see it all the time as a reminder of the greatness you lock down deep and to remind you that you should be proud of yourself all day, every day.

      My favorites are....5, 23, 34, 50, 53, 63, 69, 71, 72, 74, 75, 97, 108, 110, and 115 all for different reasons! =)

      <3 <3 <3

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    5. Thank you Jewell, you made me cry. It has been a long journey, getting longer it seems, but that is much better than not having a journey. I appreciate your support so much.

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    6. What? Wait! No! *passes you a box of tissues* No! I didn't mean to make you cry!!! (((( Jan ))))

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  4. Love the little red church in the wildwood.
    Brice Creek has an enchanted feel.
    And the rain and the snow!
    You didn’t miss a beat girl!

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    1. Thank you Debra, and besides all that we had so much fun.

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  5. Lovely, lovely. Like Debra, I loved the Church too. :)

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    1. Thank you Corinne, I debated about putting that on up, now I am glad I did. :) <3

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  6. Such a wonderful photo journey. I felt as if I was walking alongside of you through this discovery. Beautiful, each and every moment.

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    1. Thank you Brenda, I am pleased as punch that you enjoyed the journey. That is what I love to do, share the experience...<3<3<3

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  7. My dear Jan,
    WoW! It's like you stepped into two different climates! One's all green & lush & then bam...all white!
    Magnificent shots! You should be really proud of your work.
    Thanks for the mini journey. I can just visualize how frigid that water must be...brrrr. Listening to the sleep sounds is making me sleepy, so I'll say goodnight.
    See you again soon dear. Thanks for always stopping by.

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    1. Thank you Andy, it was bitter cold where it was lush and green, not so bad where it was snowing...it was cold but less wind. I am proud of these, the important part is getting to sare and you all seem to like them too! Thank you for the visit and comment. <3

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  8. Oh My look at the change from dry to wet to snow, this is fantabulous Jan - absolutely loved this journey with you x

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  9. Oh, FAB!! Sheer MB(Mindblowing)!! more han these photos I admire your grit to go ahead through all this and yet present us these jewels! My 'salute' to you!
    -Portia

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    1. Thank you Portia, I appreciate your words so much. My photography is a release for me and I am grateful to be able to share. <3

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  10. These were the perfect images to gaze at as I am waking up with my first cup of coffee. Loved the stream, the paths, the trees, and the snow! All so peaceful, inviting, and serene . . .
    Great photos, Jan!
    Blessings!

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    1. Thank you Martha, I am glad you enjoyed. <3

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  11. Wow, these are gorgeous, Jan! I feel like I'm there in each one.

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    1. Thank you Sweepy, I am glad you liked and enjoyed. <3

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    1. Thank you Janaki, The snow was so beautiful. <3

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  13. I'm so glad that you got cabin fever or we would have never gone on this nature walk. I turned on the video and headed out. I was a little cold but the view was so amazing I soon forgot about the weather. When it started to snow I tried catching flakes on my tongue. Everything looked enchanted!
    This was beautiful. You're an amazing photographer, and the fact that you braved the elements made the photos that much more impressive. Thank you for taking me with you <3

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    1. Leah, thank you so much, it was so quiet other than the river, I had such a wonderful time getting these. I am glad you enjoyed your walk. <3

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  14. I don't think there is anything that relaxes me more than to head out into nature with my camera. The snowy scenes are my favorite, but then again, I am partial to snow :) Wonderful display! It obviously was well worth you time and effort because you took great photos. Thanks for sharing :)

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    1. Thank you Mary, I am glad that you enjoyed, it was so worth the time, bonding with nature and the hubby at the same time was a wonderful experience. And I get to share. <3<3<3

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  15. nice..now I'm craving for trout fishing..used to love that..

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    1. There are plenty of fish in these creeks. I am glad you enjoyed Alfandi.

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  16. What a stunning location and photo after photo of sheer quality. You have an exceptional eye for beauty. I haven't seen the rest of your work but if this is your best then you should be very, very proud of it.

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    1. Thank you Glen, I am so glad you enjoyed, I love to share the journey of discovery with my followers. <3

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  17. I enjoyed looking at the photos, Jan! They're simply breathtaking! :-)

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    1. Thank you Irene, I appreciate the support, I am glad you enjoyed. <3<3<3

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  18. These shots are just awesome...even as it started to snow..Thank you for taking me along..I love you...As always...XOXOXOXOXOXO

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    1. Thank you Bonnie, I am glad you enjoyed the journey,it was a beautiful trip.I love you too! <3<3<3

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  19. The ones u captured with rain n ice r just awesome...I wished to bask in the rain..O! so close to nature..

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    Mani

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  20. Thank you Mani, I did get all wet, hahaha. It was very cold, but I loved every minute of it.

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  21. WOW... these are absolutely incredible!!! FABULOUS JOB... I loved. loved. loved going on the photo-journey ~thank you for sharing!

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    1. Thank you Amy, I am grateful you enjoyed this journey. <3

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  22. Absolutely Beautiful Photos Jan!!! So glad we are connected now! Big hugs, xo

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    1. Thank you Leah, I am too, I love to journey with my camera, I love to share and I love to see other peoples journeys as well...I am excited to have a new face to share with.<3

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  23. Beautiful set of work. I esp. like the church. Many of my FB follows are no longer showing up on my FB pages and I can't figure out why. Must be some change FB made, yet again! I've gotten bogged down learning new software so haven't been blogging Photography Tips. Keep on shooting - your work is excellent and inspiring.

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    1. Thank you Mari, I will try to pop in, I do see you sometimes on Google+ but I spend little time there. <3

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  24. Janie.... I love them!!!!!! I am empressed with your talent !!!! thanks so much for sharing

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  25. Thanks Eddie, this is the best thing that has ever happened to me besides Randy. My camera is not much but it sure is a lifeline for me. Thanks again. <3<3<3

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  26. OMG JAN!!! some beautiful work here <3 love love love it! Keep snapping pics sweetie, you are saving your life and making wonderful art <3

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    1. Thank you so much Lisa, I will continue to snap, but now I will be concerned with measuring up to this, lol. I appreciate you more than you know<3<3<3

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  27. Beautiful! A little walk through winter for me. :) Sunny here...

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