On the 8th anniversary of Jane’s Lens, I am thankful to all of you for your continuing support and encouragement of my work. I appreciate it every day.
A special thank you to my husband, Bob, who will drive with me for miles to get to a location, help lug equipment and marvel at sights right along with me. As a grand finale to the year, we welcomed our second granddaughter to the world. I know two little faces who will steal the show in the upcoming year!
I hope you enjoy this collection of favorites chosen for the creative spark I felt when making them and for documenting our fragile earth.
May 2020 be filled with kindness, unity and hope.
I am fascinated by the hills of San Francisco at night. The colors and light in the windows give a warm sense of home and I wonder about the stories of the people behind them. Goodnight moon.
Fujifilm X-T2, 90mm f/2 lens, 1/4 sec at f/2.0, ISO 1250
I have wanted to visit the Palouse for years, a photographers’ mecca. Thanks to Bob for his idea to take a side trip this summer, we finally saw this stunning agricultural region in Washington. It was harvest time and I was thrilled to see this farm truck speeding along on the dusty road.
Fujifilm X-T2, 90mm f/2 lens, 1/125 sec at f/16, ISO 200
Pfeiffer Beach in Big Sur is a spot that should not be missed. The wave action against the textured rocks is mesmerizing, especially in the famous Keyhole Arch.
Fujifilm X-T2, 90mm f/2 lens, 1/250 sec at f/11, ISO 200. Converted to monochrome in LR Classic.
It is rare that I cross the Golden Gate as a passenger and not pull out my camera. The bridge was enveloped in fog and would only peek out when we were very close. A short telephoto allowed me to compress the tower and the surrounding cables giving it a linear sense of order.
Fujifilm X-T2, 90mm f/2 lens, 1/2000 sec at f/2.5, ISO 200
Glacier National Park is a visually stunning park. As we started on Going-to-the-Sun Road, we were worried about the thick fog. As we rose above the fog, we came upon this incredible vista of the mountains, Lupines and fog-filled valley.
Fujifilm X-T2, 18-55mm f/2.8 lens, 1/125 sec at f/16, ISO 500, 3 Legged Thing Corey Tripod. HDR processing in Lightroom Classic.
There was much talk of the Super Blooms in California this year. Carizzo Plain National Monument is a treasure and this year’s bloom was, as Robin Williams said, “Nature’s way of saying, ‘Let’s Party!'”
Fujifilm X-T2, 18-55mm f/2.8 lens, 1/100 sec at f/16, ISO 200, 3 Legged Thing Corey Tripod
Happiness is a yellow slicker, boots and a see-through umbrella. And walking in the rain. One of the best moments I’ve encountered on my morning run.
iPhone X, 1/750 sec at f/2.4 ISO 16
I was lucky this butterfly decided to take a long rest, and at a good angle, on the grasses along the Sonoma Coast. It’s always positive to see our fragile insects flourishing.
Fujifilm X-T2, 18-55mm f/2.8 lens, 1/500 sec at f/5, ISO 100
Last January brought the Super Moon. This shot, sans full moon but not its effect, was a memorable early morning moment. The conversion to black and white accentuated the brightly lit water.
Nikon D800, 70-200 f/2.8 lens, 4.0 sec at f/9, ISO 125, Feisol Tripod
The blues of Crater Lake always surprise me. This scene caught my eye – the calm, deep lake and the boat’s wake mimicking the reflections of the surrounding caldera.
Fujifilm X-T2, 18-55mm f/2.8 lens, 1/200 sec at f/16, ISO 200, 3 Legged Thing Corey Tripod
Big Sur at sunset. This image fills me with great memories, the feeling of nature’s quiet and the allure of the west coast.
Fujifilm X-T2, 18-55mm f/2.8 lens, 1/500 sec at f/8, ISO 400, 3 Legged Thing Corey Tripod
Cannon Beach is a special place, mostly because good friends live there, but also for its dramatic beaches and the iconic Haystack Rock. I loved catching this couple on their walk giving a perspective of the immense size of their romantic backdrop.
Fujifilm X-T2, 18-55mm f/2.8 lens, 1/200 sec at f/14, ISO 200, 3 Legged Thing Corey Tripod. Converted to monochrome in LR Classic.
This image captures the hazy sunset made more intense from a California wildfire near San Francisco – a not so subtle metaphor for the blindness and inaction on global warming.
Fujifilm X-T2, 18-55mm f/2.8 lens, 1/200 sec at f/14, ISO 200, 3 Legged Thing Corey Tripod
A young grove in Humboldt Redwood State Forest brings back the peaceful feeling that I have when walking with these giants. There is a sense of dizzying awe as you look up and appreciate these endangered trees.
Fujifilm X-T2, 18-55mm f/2.8 lens, 1/10 sec at f/22, ISO 1000, 3 Legged Thing Corey Tripod
An early morning moonset that cast a glow over the city. A ribbon of fog cozied around the bridge as she showed off her colors and lights.
Fujifilm X-T2, 90mm f/2 lens, 0.5 sec at f/7.1, ISO 400, 3 Legged Thing Corey Tripod. HDR conversion in Lightroom Classic.
I love to photograph people in museums and on this day, I couldn’t believe my luck.
iPhone X, 1/15 sec at f/1.8
“To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and to endure the betrayal of false friends. To appreciate beauty; to find the best in others; to leave the world a bit better whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition; to know that even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.”
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson