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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Sunday, February 3, 2013

Belknap Springs in the Winter.

The kids and I got cabin fever this week end, we decied to pack a lunch and go for a drive. This is what we saw, on the way there, (Belknap Springs), and on the way home.




Lodge at Belknap, the steam is from a hot springs pool, the water piped in from the natural hot spring.
 http://www.belknaphotsprings.com/   http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Belknap_Springs,_Oregon





















































Leaburg Lake



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2 blocks from home.
 I was having a terrible time getting shots, the sun was so beautifully bright and the snow mesmerizing  white, I had white flash all over the place. The place is beautifully serene in winter, the gardens in the summer are gorgeous. A place you should put on your must see list. It is just a few miles from Sahalie Falls another spot of beauty on the McKenzie river.

 http://www.waterfallsnorthwest.com/nws/falls.php?num=4269

15 comments:

  1. Dear Jan,

    I'm so glad I stopped by! Your photos are truly lovely. I felt like I was walking in the woods along with you. Delightful!

    Your composition, use of light & shadow, and reflections stood out as major contributors to the visual impact in many of these images.

    I'm amazed, Jan, by your growth as an artist in the short time I've been following your work!

    Well done! Thank you!

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    1. Thank you Linda, I truly don't see the difference, but I respect that you have noticed and enjoy my photos. I came at this post from a very insecure frame of mind, I posted anyway, thinking, this is where I was at the time, go with it. Thank you so much for your encouragement.

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  2. Beautiful pictures...loved the sunset.

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  3. Fantastic photos, Jan! I especially loved the ones with the trees reflected in the water. Blessings!

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    1. Thank you Martha, it is a beautiful place to photograph.

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  4. Serene and superb! Dear Jan, you are a magician! luv 'n hugs!
    -POrtia

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  5. Jan, there is nothing more relaxing to me than to be in the wilderness in the middle of winter. Thank you for sharing such beautiful photos :)

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  6. Thank you Mary, I find my peace of mind and serenity here, it is my most spiritual spot. the mountains I mean, the ocean too, the peace is all consuming, the ocean is my connection, the wildlife my guides. Love to you.

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  7. Wow..I just loved these photos! I love taking hikes in the woods at winter. I'd love to go hiking with you in those woods! Beautiful images. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thank you Jessica, I would love to walk with you too. There are so many places to walk around here.

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  8. Snow, trees, bark, water, and the occasional human structure... I see you still weave magic with your camera Jan!

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    1. Thank you Jim, I appreciate your visit and thoughts. I was beginning to think I'd never take another picture.

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