I am someone who enjoys taking photos, my subjects are random, from bugs to babies. Photography is therapy for me, I have no real knowledge of the art, I am learning a bit here and there. I use an inexpensive camera.I simply love taking shots of interesting or beautiful things I see. I love the adventure of attempting to get the perfect shot. 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.

CLICKING ON EACH PICTURE WILL ENLARGE THEM.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

I Had a Chance to Hold my Camera, (and click a button or two)









 The ones above and the next one were taken in my daughter's yard and at the park across the street.



























These were taken near the University of Oregon at Mill Race Park.










These last few were taken in and near my own yard...the roses are mine, I can't believe how well they are doing seeing that I have given them no attention at all this year. I have been a bit busy :)

25 comments:

  1. Beautiful! I love them all! I love how there is such variety...close ups on flowers as well as more scenery as well. Great images!

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    1. Thank you Jessica, it has been a challenge to get out there and shoot, but I am glad I did and will get back to it soon.

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  2. Loved the photos, too! Thanks for sharing.

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  3. Jan I always enjoy your images but in my opinion some of these are your best work, at least that I have seen. I love the first image and the one with the little geese, I think geese lol.
    Great work Jan!!

    http://jpweddingphotograpy.blogspot.com/2012/05/lifes-messages-in-clouds-and-rip-robin.html

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    1. Thank you Jim, I love it when you visit, you are so encouraging of the ol granny that loves to take photographs.

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  4. I like taking these photo walks with you. So many pretty flowers! :-)

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    1. Thank you Rachel, I am blessed to be able to share.

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  5. I'm always partial to the little ones - the geese and the children! I agree with Jim.

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    1. Corinne I have at least 5000 shots of the little ones on my computer. some I want to post but fear making a family album of my blog...lol

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  6. I'm in love with the photos, Jan! So breathtakingly beautiful, calming, refreshing. I feel more relaxed now after looking at them <3 <3 <3

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    1. Thank you Irene, my mission is accomplished sweet girl.

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  7. Oh, Jan, I'm with Jim - these are your best yet! I especially loved your flower photos and those with the geese and their little ones. Oh, and your little ones are just too adorable!
    Blessings!

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    2. Thank you Martha, The geese and goslings are my favorites, they seemed to follow me. If you notice it is mom dad and 3 little ones, kinda like home, it was almost a spiritual moment for me...Thank you, I am glad you enjoyed.

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  8. My friend Jan,
    Amazing photos...amazing flowers. You display so much BEAUTY through this posting. Thank you so much my dear friend.

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    1. Thank you Andy, I am always looking for the beauty in life and I love to share, I am glad you enjoyed. I will be back to read your blog, I need to read sweet things sometimes to counter the sad...thank you for giving me that. <3<3<3

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    2. My dear Jan,
      I wish I could give you more, but all I have are my simple words. I am glad knowing I can bring you a measure of happiness in this crazy life. Your kind words keep me inspired to write more. Wishing you well, my sweet friend. <3<3<3

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  9. Wonderful photos Jan! You must be so happy to hold your camera again :)

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    1. Thank you Nelieta, I am happy to spend a few minutes with the camera, Hopefully I will have mine soon, any camera is great at this point in my life though.

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  10. Great photos! It almost feels like being in 'paradise'!
    -Portia

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  11. Jan, your photography leaves mesmerized. I would love Ron my son to take some tips from you.

    http://rimlybezbaruah.blogspot.in/2012/05/awaiting-salvation.html

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  12. Jan, your photography is brilliant! I feel as though I could reach out and touch the objects. Your photos are the type I dream of taking, but alas, my iphone can only do so much. Beautiful!

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  13. I love your photos Jan! They are so peaceful and relaxing ☺ Thank you for sharing!

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