Mom’s Tree

They say you can’t see the forest for the trees, but what if you can’t see the trees for the forest? In my search for fall color, I found this graceful sapling standing in the afternoon spotlight between two giants. This is the picture my mom loves. She does tend to root for the underdog.Continue reading “Mom’s Tree”

Following the Fall Colors

It’s been sunny in Oregon, which is weird, because by now we would ordinarily have had many inches of rain. It’s been nice for photography, though. I was able to get out the other morning and shoot at McDowell Creek Park. It’s in a small valley, so even at 9:00 a.m. I beat the sunContinue reading “Following the Fall Colors”

Serene

Now she walks in quiet solitude the forest and the streams Seeking grace in every step she takes Her sight has turned inside herself to try and understand The serenity of a clear blue mountain lake. (Technically, a beaver pond, but you get the picture. Lyrics from my soul song, Colorado Rocky Mountain High, byContinue reading “Serene”

CB&W Nature: GTNP & YNP

What great timing for this theme! My husband and I just got back from a road trip to Grand Teton National Park and Yellowstone NP. In the U.S. we are celebrating the 100 year anniversary of a forward thinking decision to conserve these natural spaces for all to respect and enjoy. Every time I visitContinue reading “CB&W Nature: GTNP & YNP”

Slow Water – Photography 101

I’ve always wanted to take the slow photos of running water. I bought a tripod. I slowed the shot down. I also got a darkening filter, which made all the difference. (I never knew they existed.) Here are 3 photos taken at the same time with different settings. Although the assignment was about motion, IContinue reading “Slow Water – Photography 101”