Greener Pastures May 25, 2009
“…He makes me down to lie In pastures green: he leadeth me the quiet waters by. My soul he doth restore again: and me to walk doth make Within the paths of righteousness, ev’n for his own name’s sake….” -Scottish Metrical Psalms
This was taken on the roadside in Pollocksville, NC, close to where my father lived. I was driving home one night and pulled over on the side of the road to capture it. I left the telephone wires in intentionally, which may not be to everyone’s taste, but I really wanted to keep them in. I can’t explain why exactly…but maybe it’s because I wanted to remember it how it really was: Quiet Rural life with luxuries that we all seem to need in the times that we live in?
*Please click to view larger or you won’t see all of the wonderful little details*
Blue Skies at the Kitty Hawk Dunes February 8, 2009
The dunes are famous for hang gliding:
Honestly, I could have stayed there for hours but I dragged my poor mom around enough so I took the photos I wanted and we headed to our next destination that day.
Wonderland February 3, 2009
I purposely brought my camera with me to work today when I saw the snow that was falling this morning when I left for work.
It was majestic…beautiful…simply breathtaking!
I adore the tree highlighted below. I’m not sure I can explain my fascination with trees but I saw this one last year and I knew I had to find a way to capture it how I imagined. When I photographed it last winter it was a rainy winter day rather than snowy. Today I got exactly what I wanted!
I was probably quite the sight for any passers by that may have seen me. I was in my nice work clothes, long coat with a furry hood and my big snow boots. I had to pull into a sharp turn around a corner in an area that says no trespassing, stop at the chained off road, and walk all the way down the hill to get to the tree. Click HERE for a photo taken 3/4 of the way back to my car. Too bad I couldn’t get one of me trudging through the snow! LOL
Click HERE to see the tree captured last winter and the story if how I found it.
I’d like to capture it in all seasons if I can.
This is a favorite of mine from the day. I just thought it was a very different perspective.
This is from another stop on the same road. I love this roadway and tree as well. Too bad this is another area that says no trespassing. I’d love to see more of it.
Santa Rosa Plateau – Panoramic December 26, 2008
On the day that Heather & I did our Strobist shoot (mentioned in the previous post) in the Santa Rose Plateau, I had a minute in between so I shot a few photos (with the intention of doing a panoramic) before the sun set completely.
39400 CLINTON KEITH RD. MURRIETA CA.
The Santa Rosa Plateau Ecological Reserve is located at the southern end of the Santa Ana Mountains in southwest Riverside County, near the city of Murrieta.
The Reserve consists of 8,300 acres and protects unique ecosystems like Engelmann oak woodlands, riparian wetlands, coastal sage scrub, chaparral, bunchgrass prairie and vernal pools.
Visitors to the Reserve can enjoy the oldest standing structures in Riverside County that once served as bunkhouses for cowboys dating back to 1846. These two adobe structures remain shaded by a 400 year old tree and separated by a relaxing, one-of-a-kind, picnic area.
The Night Sky November 9, 2007
Haven’t been taking the Nikon to work because it’s been too dark when I leave but today when I left about 5:15 I looked up at the sky and noticed how beautiful it was!
Pulled over on the side of the road at my favorite place on the way home for skyscapes and took this with the Canon Powershot I carry with me for EMERGENCY PHOTO OPS!
More of my skyscapes can be found here: http://jenweaverphotography.smugmug.com/photos/219158339-L.jpg