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.

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Thursday, October 18, 2012

Rain

There is nothing quite like an Oregon rain in the early fall. It is refreshing and cleansing, for some reason, more effective if it is in the night hours. We had our first good rain in several weeks last week end. I was full of angst, moving toward another depression. I was not able at the time to do any traveling, suffering from cabin fever already. I decided to change that about myself,I grabbed my camera and went out into the night. I could find no umbrella, (not unusual for an Oregonian), I have boots but wore what I had on, which was my husbands none waterproof slippers. I spent about an hour in the pouring rain snapping shots, it was relatively warm out, with little or no wind. It felt absolutely wonderful to be out there in the rain, although the camera was not happy with me. I got several shots that would have been great but for the water on the lens. Oh well, I got in some good practice and learned that the camera I have been using for months has settings I never knew about. I was absolutely soaked when I came in, the kids were laughing at my dripping self...Until they saw a couple of the photos. I hope you enjoy them too! 


















At the end of the journey, I was saturated and happy! I soon changed to dry clothes, I was then able to clear up a few household details, go to bed then to a deeper sleep than I have experienced in quite some time. We have a skylight in the master bath off of our bedroom, the rain pouring down on it was the most comforting sound.  

10 comments:

  1. And just now we are having sprinkles! English wather, you know!
    The word' Rain' instantly brings to my mind Madonna's song-Rain!!
    Your photos are as lyrical and 'musical ' as that song!
    -Portia

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    1. Thank you Portia, I have to look that song up, I am not familiar...<3

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  2. These photos are breathtakingly beautiful, Jan! I think they are worth every second you were getting soaked in the rain. :) Thank you for sharing and brightening my day, my friend!
    Blessings!

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    1. Oh Martha, thank you so much. I so enjoyed myself.

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  3. Everything you touch, Jan, becomes magic. How blessed you are.

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    1. Thank you Debra, I certainly feel blessed and it is weird, because when I come back to my photos, I am always amazed that "I" did that.

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  4. After your first paragraph, the third photo from the top...it's breathtaking. It's the one of the fall leaves in the water w/ that splash of raindrop just to left of camera range. It gave me chills in the best way possible. Now I'm craving picking my camera back up and losing myself in the woods; I used to do that often when I still lived at home, and I loved doing it most when we had a heavy snow.

    Thank you for sharing your heart with us...drenched in rain, yes, but oh-so-beautiful.

    - Dawn

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  5. Thank you Dawn, You should pick up that camera again, it is so wonderfully healing for me. I love the rain, it is pouring right now I'm trying to decide where to go. That photo was my favorite as well, I am glad you enjoyed our time in the rain. xoxo

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  6. LOVE these shots Jan! The street shots and the first one ("rain") are my favorites. I love how you heal yourself through the camera. xo

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    1. Thank you Rachel, I had fun on that night.

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