On the 5th anniversary of Jane’s Lens, many thanks to my family, friends and blogging community for your continued support and encouragement of my work. I appreciate it every day. And, I’m especially thankful to my husband Bob, who is by my side happily lugging, scouting and cheerleading.
I hope you enjoy this collection of favorite moments. It’s great fun to go through a year in photos remembering the creative experiences that I deeply love.
I wish you all a fantastic 2017 and that it is met with resilience, hope and kindness.
Rainy days in San Francisco are infrequent and when it happens, I am hopeful to find umbrellas and puddles throughout the city. On this afternoon, when I crossed Grant Street filled with lanterns, the sky brightened and this elderly woman gave me a gift with her orange umbrella.
Nikon D800, 24-70mm f/2.8. 1/320 sec at f/6.3, ISO 640. Processed with Nik Viveza 2.
Our trip to Scandinavia this past year was enlightening. The natural beauty, the architecture and lifestyle are incredibly appealing. I saw this couple on their commute and captured it from our taxi, marveling at the ease with which they made their way through the city.
Panasonic Lumix LX-100 1/1250 sec at f/5.6, ISO 200. Processed in Nik Silver Efex Pro 2.
The Farmers’ Markets are a wonderful part of San Francisco life. When I found this basket of beauties one morning, they were just begging to be photographed.
iPhone 6S, 1/125 sec at f/2.2, ISO 25
Fort Point is the turn for my morning run and no matter the weather, it is one of the most exhilarating moments of my day. On this January morning, the mood was perfect.
iPhone 5s, 1/850 sec at f/2.2, ISO 32. Processed in Nik Silver Efex Pro 2.
This evening sunset at Lime Point State Park silhouetted the islands and trees and captured the quiet beauty of summer in the San Juans.
Nikon D800, 24-70mm f/2.8. 1/8 sec at f/16, ISO 200. Processed in Nik Viveza 2.
Helsinki, Finland is an architectural feast. The Helsinki Railway Station by Eliel Saarinen was a highlight. The afternoon sun washed through the station and I was taken by the lines and shadows in this beautiful landmark.
Nikon D800 with 24-70mm f/2.8. 1/8 sec at f/16, ISO 250. Processed with Nik Silver Efex Pro 2.
Photography classes at the San Francisco Art Institute have many advantages and in this case, it’s the view from the main floor of the school. I was happy I had my camera as I was waiting for class to begin.
Nikon D800, 24-70mm f/2.8. 1/125 sec at f/1o, ISO 200
Our first stroll around Helsinki was much needed after a long travel day. The late day light was perfect for this “industrial carnival”.
Panasonic Lumix LX-100, 1/400 sec at f /5.6, ISO 200. Processed in Nik Analog Efex Pro.
Sometimes procrastination pays off. I let a vase of flowers wilt to realize their amazing beauty. I spent a day photographing the details of withered Calendula blooms and entitled the series, “A Flower’s Final Bow”.
Nikon D800, 3.0s at f/16, 50mm Prime with Kenko Extensions.
Photographing close-ups is a meditative experience. Sometimes the “big picture” is small.
Nikon D800, 70-200mm f/2.8, 1/100th sec at f/8. Processed in Nik Viveza 2.
I made this photograph for a class I took at SF Art Institute on Exploring Space. These blinds provide an endless source of possibilities.
Nikon D800, 24-70mm f/2.8. 1/200 sec at f/5.6, ISO 160
As many of you know, the Golden Gate is my muse. This image was a serendipitous moment of seeing. My husband was driving and I asked him to turn off the windshield wipers for the quick moment it took to capture her in the rain with my iPhone. Teamwork.
iPhone 6s, 1/750 sec at f/2.2 ISO 25. Processed in Nik Viveza 2.
Autumn in Wine Country is one of my favorite times to photograph the vineyards. There are endless patterns and choices of composition. I almost dropped my camera when I saw this reflection on a sunrise photo shoot with my husband. It may also have been the lack of coffee…
Nikon D800, 70-200 mm f/2.8. 1/40 sec at f/18, ISO 200
The experience of capturing the Super Moon behind the Bay Bridge was a photographic highlight this year. Given how fast the moon rises, it was a gratifying that this shot was successful . This image was featured by WordPress Discover which added to the thrill.
Nikon D800, 70-200mm f/2.8. 1/25 sec at f/11 ISO 200
Thank you for reading!
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