It’s the 10th anniversary of Jane’s Lens!
Jane’s Lens has been a gratifying photographic journey which has brought me blogging friends from all over the world. Thank you for your support and encouragement of my photography- you’ve helped me to discern and grow and I really appreciate it.
And thanks to my family, especially my husband Bob for inspiring me, scouting with me and patiently waiting while I make a shot. We’ve made it through another year of pandemic pressures but found many bright spots along the way. Of course, the highlight was time with family and fun with our two little granddaughters who brought us such joy.
I wish you all a happy 2022 filled with kindness, good health and creativity.
I am mesmerized by the graceful movement of the ocean waves as I look down from the Manhattan Beach Pier.
Fujifilm X-T2, 50mm f/2 lens, 1/1000 sec at f/11, ISO 800, Handheld
Point Reyes National Seashore is a natural gem along the California Coast. This image celebrates its colorful coastal plant life and ocean views.
Fujifilm X-T2, 90mm f/2 lens, 1/200 sec at f/16, ISO 200, 3 Legged Thing Corey Tripod
“Fogust” in San Francisco brings dramatic days of photography. On this summer morning at Baker Beach, a surf caster made my day.
Fujifilm X-T2, 50mm f/2 lens, 1/1000 sec at f/10, ISO 800, Handheld
Blue skies and palm trees are signature elements of the Los Angeles area. This image of a lone palm with “cloud wings” captured the day.
iPhone 12 Pro Max, 1/11200 sec at f/2.2, ISO 25
I spent many days over the year photographing in the public gardens around Pasadena. A perfect creative escape during the pandemic.
Fujifilm X-T2, 50mm f/2 lens, 1/1000 sec at f/8, ISO 800, Handheld
Another Golden Gate shot? Yes! Our first road trip in a while and it was great to see her again. The crisp twilight evening as the lights were coming on made the moment a winner.
Fujifilm X-T2, 90mm f/2 lens, 0.6sec at f/2, ISO 100, 3 Legged Thing Corey Tripod
The “extraordinary everyday” are images that require an “aha” moment of seeing. As I poured my morning coffee, the dazzling light and shadow in this small scene grabbed me.
Fujifilm X-T2, 50mm f/2 lens, 1/250 sec at f/5.6, ISO 800, Handheld
Visiting Joshua Tree National Park in the spring was a thrill. The Joshua Trees were exciting to photograph, but I was most surprised by the rock formations. This image embodies the unusual piles of rocks and the beauty in their forms.
Fujifilm X-T2, 18-55mm f/2.8 lens, 1/800 sec at f/9, ISO 250, Handheld
I worked on a number of “isolation” projects over the year, one of which was photographing flowers in their final hours. The expressive gestures of these tulips were delightful to see. This one looks like a wild dance party!
Fujifilm X-T2, 90mm f/2 lens, 1/13 sec at f/8, ISO 400, 3 Legged Thing Corey Tripod
I credit my husband for spotting these women lining up for a photograph and we just laughed at the similarity to the pier. A humorous photograph always makes my hit list.
Fujifilm X-T2, 50mm f/2 lens, 1/2000 sec at f/6.4, ISO 200, Handheld
The November full moon rising up over the San Gabriels and the city made me feel like I was home.
Fujifilm X-T2, 90mm f/2 lens, 1/10 sec at f/5, ISO 200, 3 Images Bracketed, 3 Legged Thing Corey Tripod
The morning we were leaving Big Sur, Highway 1 was enveloped in fog. My hopes for shots were dashed until finally, we came upon this dreamy vista. Classic Big Sur.
Fujifilm X-T2, 50mm f/2 lens, 1/800 sec at f/14, ISO 200, Stitched Pano
This seabird flying effortlessly over the turbulent water in Mendocino gave me a feeling of escape and freedom.
Fujifilm X-T2, 90mm f/2 lens, 1/400 sec at f/14, ISO 200, Handheld
In the past year, it sure helped to see the world through our granddaughters’ eyes.
Imogen 4 1/2 and Finley 2.
Fujifilm X-T2, 90mm f/2 lens, 1/100 sec at f/3.6, 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
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