On the 9th anniversary of Jane’s Lens, I would like to thank you for your encouragement and support of my photography – a bright spot in a difficult year. Finding creative inspiration was a challenge in the pandemic, but as I went through my images I found silver linings along the way.
This year, more than ever, I thank my husband Bob for being my perfect partner for our daily walks and sheltered-in-place living. In June, we moved to Pasadena to be closer to family and our two granddaughters – the most positive thing about the year.
Wishing you a much improved 2021 filled with kindness, renewed hope, good health and happiness.
There were days this year before the pandemic – hard to imagine, but thanks to photos, this image brought back memories of our freedom to roam.
Fujifilm X-T2, 90mm f/2 lens, 1/320 sec at f/11, ISO 200, 3 Legged Thing Corey Tripod
Little did we know how special the feeling of freedom meant on this trip to Bodega Bay the first week of March. A stay-at-home order was issued in San Francisco the next week.
Fujifilm X-T2, 18-55mm f/2.8 lens, 1/1600 sec at f/4.5, ISO 200, Handheld
I am in love with this California Oak in Napa and have photographed it many times over the years. Nature’s perfection.
Fujifilm X-T2, 18-55mm f/2.8 lens, 1/160 sec at f/16, ISO 200, 3 Legged Thing Corey Tripod
Tomales Bay is a short ride from San Francisco and in addition to great oysters, it provides a quiet setting for creativity.
Fujifilm X-T2, 90mm f/2 lens, 1/250 sec at f/16, ISO 200, 3 Legged Thing Corey Tripod
With isolation came much gazing out the window. Schools were closed and these little neighbors took to their backyard to hit the books.
Fujifilm X-T2, 90mm f/2 lens, 1/160 sec at f/5.6, ISO 200, Handheld
I am always excited whenever it rains in California. This goes well with isolated window gazing.
Fujifilm X-T2, 90mm f/2 lens, 1/320 sec at f/13, ISO 1600, Handheld
Seeing the yin and yang of these flowers while on a hike made me smile since it mirrored the swing of my moods in the pandemic.
Fujifilm X-T2, 35mm f/2 lens, 1/500 sec at f/5, ISO 200, Handheld
On one of our daily walks, I found this scene quite poignant. Alone, in a big city, with your dog and the Golden Gate.
iPhone X, 1/1500 sec at f/2.4, ISO 16
I was struck by the long shadows the palms made before me. A reminder of seeing the extraordinary in the ordinary everyday.
iPhone X, 1/1250 sec at f/1.8, ISO 20
Over the past few months, I created a series on fallen leaves in Pasadena. Of course, I was happiest when there was morning dew.
iPhone X, 1/440 sec at f/1.8, ISO 20
Along the beach in La Jolla, I just found this funny. A wannabe lamppost.
Fujifilm X-T2, 18-55mm f/2.8 lens, 1/100 sec at f/6.4 ISO 400 Handheld
I will miss Golden Gate sunsets but feel lucky to have photographed them over the years. You will still see her pop up from time to time.
Fujifilm X-T2, 90mm f/2 lens, 1/125 sec at f/3.6, ISO 800, 3 Legged Thing Corey Tripod, Stitched Pano
So this is why we moved.
Fujifilm X-T2, 90mm f/2 lens, 1/500 sec at f/2.0, ISO 400, Handheld
“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