About Me


jane-lurie

“A great photograph is one that fully expresses what one feels, in the deepest sense, about what is being photographed.” ~ Ansel Adams

Hello!

I love photography. Always have. I delight in the personal challenge of paring a scene down to its essentials: a telling expression, a ray of light, a fine detail or a stunning contrast. The “art of seeing” is something that I try to practice every day.  I am always looking… for the light, the landscape, nature’s beauty or that special face.

I live in Pasadena after many years in San Francisco and love photographing coastal landscapes, nature scenes, street life, architecture and portraits.  And of course, the Golden Gate Bridge. 

My husband Bob and I have had a great time traveling the world together and you’ll see those places in my portfolio and in my blog posts on “Jane’s Lens”.

If you are inspired, please check out my full portfolio on my website:

www.janeluriephotography.com

Warmest regards,

Jane

“Photography helps people to see” ~Berenice Abbott 

268 comments

  1. Your photography is so inspiring, Jane.
    As a total amateur, just with a phone camera, I am in awe!

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    • Hi Emma, For a minute I thought you may be my friend Emma who lives in Reading. 😃 I’m pleased you enjoy my photography. Nothing wrong with phone cameras- some of my favorite shots are with mine.
      I visited your site and your lovely photos of your inn. Love your cows! 😀Thanks so much for visiting and letting me know.

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  2. Great site and stunning photography! Cheers! Following.

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  3. I love photography so much myself, though I seemed to have forgotten lately. I have been looking at your photos and your passion for it SHOWS in every single one! There aren’t enough adjectives in this world to describe the beauty in these things you’ve seen. I love what you said above about the ‘art of seeing.’ That word, “seeing” has been coming up for me a lot recently– to really see. I think I will- ha ha. Guess that is where the noticing really comes in. Can’t wait to see more of your photographs. Hope you have a nice day!

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    • Hi Jessica, How nice to hear from you and I really appreciate your kind words. Thank you!
      I’m really pleased that my images have inspired you. There is so much out there to see and I am sure your unique perspective will be revealed in your photographs. I really do feel strongly about documenting the world around me, helping people to see what may not be apparent to them, and also to share my love of the nature and interesting places.
      I wish you happy shooting and Seeing! 😁📷

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  4. Your blog is really wonderful, thanks!

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  5. HI Jane, I was drawn to your blog by not only your photography but how you also wrap your photos in your expressions of the moment. I find that in common with you and look forward to following you and your Amazing blog!!! Thanks for sharing your beautiful talent..

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  6. I look forward to following along and learning much more about photography from you.

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  7. Hi Jane, your pictures and compositions are inspirational. 😊 As you aptly write in your introduction ‘Photography helps people to see’ Berenice Abbott, I saw a beautiful world through your lense. Thanks for sharing such inspiring body of work.

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  8. I’m impressed by your pictures, colors and light, also the black and white pictures! Great blog! I’m also going to look your portfolio, even as I have seen beautiful pictures, I love it!
    Best regards, Heidi

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  9. What a luck for me, I’m so inspired bout your Way in Photography. Best regards from Southwest of Germany.

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  10. Love Your photos dear,i am glad i search today new friends ,stay Blessed i will follow You

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  11. Glad I found your blog, Jane! One of the best for a long time. Can’t wait to explore and see your new posts. Happy shooting and blogging. Reinhold

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  12. Hi Jane. Your body of work is incredible and I really appreciate your decision to follow my nature blog. I’ve just scratched the surface of your portfolio but my first impression is there is much for me to like…and learn. I love your mastery of light and composition in Morning Catch, Country Road, Sunset and Acacia, the vineyards ….. I’m inspired. Thank you!!!!

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  13. I love your blog. Your photographs are awesone, especially the black and white!!

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  14. Beautiful photos. Really beautiful. We are very impressed. Greetings from Poland.

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  15. Your work is one of a kind, Jane! – And by the way, thanks for visiting my blog and best wishes from Scandinavia!

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  16. It is needless to say that your blog has gorgeous photos! If I say it, it will be nothing new. 🙂 The only new thing is, I am writing a new comment. I am looking forward to your upcoming posts. Good luck with all your travels as well. Have a wonderful week.

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  17. Great Clicks Mam. There is something very special about colour but whatever the case be at some places monochromes give the best shot, possibly because the focus always remains on the subject in Monochromes and your monochrome shots are transcendental.

    Never Stop, Keep Going On…

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  18. Love your Montana photos! Thanks for following my photo and travel site. Looking forward to following your posts as well.

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  19. I plan to reblog your post in my blog https://hellocreativestimes.com. Since you have enabled reblogging on your post, I am assuming that you are allowing others to reblog this post. However, if you have any objection to reblogging your post, please let us know as soon as possible. Thank you.

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  20. Very beautiful Jane. It is one of those things in being able to ‘see’ a moment in time…and catch it…which you do very well 🙂
    Thank you for sharing.

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  21. Hi Jane
    Thank you for dropping by my blog, and taking the time to leave a comment, appreciated 🙂

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  22. Thank you for stopping by storyteller. — Ray

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  23. Great blog and beautiful photos!

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  24. Thank you for this amazing photos!
    Greetings from Germany 🙂

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  25. a great photograph and a nice woman…..

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  26. Wow your pics area amazing! Thanks for sharing, they are definitely inspiring and make me wanna travel to so many places! 🙂

    https://fromdreamtoplan.wordpress.com/

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  27. Hello, Jane! Your blog is amazing and your work is incredible! I am so happy that I found it. Truly inspiring!

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  28. Any blog that quotes Ansel Adams is alright with me!

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  29. Came here from the “about” page of someone else, where you left a comment. Some of your shots impressed me to subscribe to your blog. Anticipating returning again to admire more of your works…..

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  30. Great blog! I love your photographs. Greetings from Greece, Marina

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  31. Hi, I just stumbled across ur blog and found it really interesting. ur clicks are beautifu!!!!. i am a travel blogger .. hey, my next post is about people residing in different parts of the world and their honeymoon destinations..would u like to get featured in my blog?

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  32. Hi, Jane. Great photographs. I follow a number of photographers and I am adding you to the list. Each morning I begin my day with the most recent photograph in my Reader’s List. I write a story of at least one hundred words. 🙂

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  33. Jane, I am in awe of your photographic composition! Completely. Greta

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  34. Jane, I can’t believe I haven’t followed you before! Your photography is stunning! How wonderful to learn you spend part of your time in San Francisco. I wish I had known that when I was there just a few weeks ago. Maybe next time I get a chance to visit, we’ll be able to meet 🙂 In the meantime, I’m going to enjoy spending time visiting your blog and uncovering all the gems that are here! Thanks so much for leaving a comment about Leanne’s Introduction, as it brought me here 🙂

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  35. You do have a huge folowing and are so gifted at what you do.. Please know that it is spiritual that I found your blog today, a “god” assignment. Love Jackie

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  36. ❤ Congratulations! Dear Jane, You and your awesome blog, have been nominated for a Prestige and Power award. Please visit this link for more information. http://prestigeandpower.com/2015/10/07/prestige-and-power-awards-and-nominations/
    – Kemdirim Okezie, Editor, Prestige and Power ❤

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  37. Congrats Jane on being featured today, so well deserved for your great photos. Best wishes

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  38. Hi Jane, Just saw your photo featured on WordPress Challenge choice and wondered why I don’t seem to be following you! I always enjoy your comments on my own blog so I’ve belatedly hit the follow button and will now look forward to your posts!

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  39. Hi Jane,
    Congratulations on being featured in the WordPress Daily Post for your photo in the Connected Photo Challenge. It is a well-deserved honor for you.

    Keep up the good work,
    Ω

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  40. Wonderful blog, great pictures. Northern California was home for 4 years when I was younger. Been all over the area and many of your pictures bring back memories. Thanks.

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  41. Jane … I wonder how you take such beautiful pictures … I adore your way of thinking about the subjects you click … simply like the amalgamation of the colors, strokes, angle and shots ….. Would like to know more about you and your idea of being into this hobby/profession….

    It will be great knowing you Jane ….

    Cheers Ajanta (Jaaz) ….

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  42. Beautiful photos Jane, I am having such fun looking through them , you have such a talent. Thanks for sharing your hard work!

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  43. Love your photos, I’m glad I stumbled upon your blog. 🙂

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  44. You website is very good and few photographs – excellent. Thanks for sharing photos.

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  45. Your blog is spectacular, there are no words to describe how beautiful and interesting your photographs are…

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  46. Hi. Just in case you’d like to accept I’ve nominated your lovely photography blog for the Encouraging Thunder award here’s the link: https://kyrosmagica.wordpress.com/2015/06/09/my-goodness-another-award-the-encouraging-thunder-award/

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  47. Truly beautiful photos, especially the landscapes and nature ones. Really glad I came across your blog, looking forward to seeing more.

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  48. You’re doing great photos
    Greetings

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  49. I clicked into your blog from a comment you had made on another website, and one word sums up what I think of your photography. Wow! Every photo is so compelling. You have such varied subjects and each photo seems more special than the one before. You have a true talent. I will enjoy following your blog.

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  50. Hello Jane, I checked out your portfolio and your pictures are astonishing. I’ll be visiting often to view your lovely scenes.

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  51. Jane, I just came across your blog and I envy you for the opportunity to go out and take pictures around SF whenever you like to do so. I have been to SF once – it is the only place in the U.S. (I know up to now) where could imagine to live and work. 🙂

    I am a follower from now on …

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    • Hello Jörg- It’s a very livable city with a diversity of people, cityscapes and nature for shooting. Thank you for visiting and for your interest in my work. I clicked on your blog and saw your beautiful photographs of Cologne and will return to see more. Hope you get to visit SF sometime soon.

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  52. Hello! You have very beautiful and interesting blog! I enjoyed it. 🙂

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  53. Hi Jane, glad to connect and interact with you… 🙂
    Greeting from Jogjakarta, Indonesia.

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  54. Jane, I’m very much enjoying your work, especially your emphasis on nature.

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  55. I really feel great to find your blog here, Jane 🙂

    I didn’t have to think twice before clicking the ‘follow’ button 🙂

    I have been browsing through your posts and really loved your work.

    Thank you so much for sharing and hope to see many more interesting posts here 🙂

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  56. Hi! I’m so glad I tumbled upon your blog! What a gift you have! Thank you for sharing it to the world. I am excited to see more of your photos and travels 🙂

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  57. Thank you for following Jane! Your blog is very nice and I am looking forward to read and see nice photos here!
    All the best,
    Sapy

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  58. Hi Jane. Its great to see your travels and special moments around the world. Look forward to your posts!

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  59. California and S.Carolina – two great places to divide your year for living bi-coastal!

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  60. Great Blog,pleasure to be in Your world , Take care, Regards ,EM

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  61. Hi Jane… I just stumbled upon your wonderful blog. Your photographs are really amazing. Nice to meet you. Have a good day ahead…:)

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  62. 🙂 I like so much to find blogs of photography passionates. Your photos are very nice and I am glad I found you 🙂

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  63. OMG your photos are really awesome! 🙂

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  64. Good Collection of Photographs 🙂 Good work. If you decide to come to Dubai some time, let me know.. will be a pleasure to show you around ..

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  65. you work is brilliant ! 😀

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  66. Hay Jane, amazing your photography.

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  67. So nice to be in contact. I am so glad I found your blog and website. Now I look forward to..I expect, hours of pleasurable viewing and maybe even an exchange of thoughts once in a while.

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  68. Hi Jane, thank you for visiting my blog and also for your kind comments! I was flattered to receive such praise from an excellent photographer like you. I especially enjoyed your beautiful wildlife and landscape shots.

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  69. You are an amazing photographer! Your pictures touch soul… We are waiting for more inspiring images! Good luck with what you are doing 🙂

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  70. You really gotta nice sense of photography!! Brilliant piece of talent I must say.. 🙂

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  71. Well well another photographer 😉 but really i like your work. Keep up the good work and share with us.
    Take care and regards

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  72. Hello Jane, thanks for following my blog. I like yours, and I will return often. Greetings from Germany. Wolfgang

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  73. I’ve checked out your web site now, and I was delighted 🙂 Thank you, Jane.

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  74. That quote from Adams is true, and I am happy when I manage to do that – regardless of the technical quality I think I do most of the time – it is the reason why I do it 🙂 Jane, I am happy to be on your page and to explore it. Thank you for keeping in touch and commenting in my place – that means a lot to me. Paula

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  75. Hi Jane,

    With immense pleasure, I hereby nominate you for READER APPRECIATION AWARD! Its a great blog that you run here. So good luck. Hope this little recognition gives you the extra little kick to come back every day and share your thoughts and snaps with the vast world awaiting to hear you.

    Please find the information on the below link if you choose to accept the award nomination.

    http://hisinception.wordpress.com/2013/10/12/reader-appreciation-award/

    Keep inspiring!!

    Lots of love,
    Prasad

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  76. Hi Jane, your images are just stunning. Stunning! I’m glad to have found your site.

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  77. Just happened to run into your blog. You have got a beautiful space running here. Loved some of your photographs. Its very subtle . I guess I will be hanging around here a lot. 🙂 Great work.

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  78. Hey Jane, thanks for dropping in on my blog and following me:) love the baloons ! keep in touch, Don Charisma

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  79. Awesome images…….I love your work!

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  80. Jane, thank you so much for your interest in Gwichyaa Zhee. I look forward to visiting your site as well, many times.

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  81. Hello Jane, Thank you for visiting my blog and your kind comment. Congrats to your beautiful blog. I really like your perspective how you capture the beauty in the ordinary. Especially your landscape and nature shoots are wonderful.
    Have a great week and I look forward to seeing more.
    Stefan

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  82. Hi Jane 😀 I am trying to keep my Blogs I Follow to a minimum, but how can I when I stumble upon such talent as yours. It is my great pleasure and honour to follow you Jane. 😀 x

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  83. Hi Jane 🙂
    Your photos are outstanding and truly beautiful. I am so glad I discovered your blog. I’ll look at your posts more closely soon. Have a wonderful day and week-end 🙂
    Jocelyne

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  84. Hi Jane,
    You are a talented photographer and have some beautiful photos! I was hoping I could have our permission to turn one of them into a canvas to hang on my wall?!

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  85. Merci pour le fait d’ajouter!!! d–0.o–b

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  86. Wonderful blog!
    Cruz del Sur
    Argentina

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  87. I love your work – it’s very special. Congratulations you’ve been nominated for the beautiful blogger ward, please go to http://www.oilpastelsbymary.com for rules!

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  88. beautiful and i noticed you spell your last name like columbia s.c. luries.loli’m from greenville.

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  89. I’m so glad you popped by and said “hello” because it might have taken me years to get to see your work otherwise! Beautiful impressions of our magnificent and imperfect world. 🙂

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  90. Beautiful images! I will enjoy viewing them in the future.

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  91. Love your photos and wow you have travelled! Keep it up girl!

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  92. I haven’t been over your entire blog yet 🙂 , however, You’re sunsets are absolutely beautiful.

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  93. Hi Jane – saw your work on the Legion of Doors. I see that you have also been to Torres del Paine. That is my favorite National Park in the world (so far). I will have to write about it. I enjoy your work. Later…

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  94. You have agreat blog! I look forward to seing more.
    Take care.
    Love
    Dina

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  95. Hello. I was admiring your inspiring architectural photographs of Charleston, South Carolina. Seen through your lens and thoughtful vision, I am now putting Charleston on my list of must-see places. Thank you for sharing. I will be visiting your site again.

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  96. your photos for the let’s be wild site were lovely! i have lived in latin america for a dozen years, and wow, how your photos made me wistful for the lovely iris! we have exotics, and at times i see an iris here or there, but wow, i could almost smell those on your post! i often painted sudies of iris in watercolor…
    thanks so much for sharing your images so that we can step into the scene with you!
    lisa/z

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    • Hi Lisa, Thank you! Coming from your artistic eye, that means a lot. I’m happy that these images evoked strong memories and feelings-that’s the best outcome I could hope for. I love your painting of the loggerhead and sand dollar — we have turtles nesting here in the summer and I have been on “turtle patrol”. Fascinating. Appreciate your comment!

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  97. I’ve just nominated your for the Liebster Award, you can check out the details at my blog, http://oilpastelsbymary.com/2013/01/26/the-liebster-award/. Congratulations, your is an awesome site! Best wishes ~ Mary

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  98. Your passion for photography and your subjects certainly shine through your work Jane!

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  99. Thanks for “following” my blog Jane! I’m still new to all this and it’s so nice to know folk are interested in what I’m posting. From some of your images, I can see you appreciate (and capture) a stunning landscape. If you haven’t come across him already, there’s a fellow called ‘Patrick Latter’ who’s blogging on WordPress and you may want to check out his work. Take care…Deb

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  100. Dear Jane,
    Really enjoyed reading about your passion for photography, which is such a fantastic way of experiencing nature while creatively expressing it.
    God bless

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  101. jane…your work is indeed stunning!
    i myself am a film user, but now and then, if the mood fits, i pull out my digicam and shoot with that!

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  102. Hi Jane

    You have some stunning photographs here. I loved the section on Nature’s Cathedrals, both the wonderful images and the accompanying quotations.
    I write a daily inspiration blog at soulsnet.com and I always include one of my own amateur shots and then like to share a really lovely photograph from another photographer.

    I would love to share one of your Nature’s Cathedrals shots if that would be alright with you. I would of course link back and credit you. Would you let me know if that would be OK.

    Thanks
    Corinne at soulsnet.com

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  103. Hello Jane, I have just came across your blog while looking at Macro photography! Your photos are beautiful. Nice to meet you! 🙂

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  104. Thank you for visiting my blog, Dabble and liking my post about Charleston. I grew up going to Kiawah in the summers and have the best memories of it 🙂 Your photos are beautiful.

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  105. Hi Jane, Thanks for following my blog and liking my posts!

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  106. Thanks for following my blog.

    You’ve got some great shots here from some wonderful places!

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  107. I envy you your location by the sea, always a dream of mine yet to happen. You have some lovely photographs and I see we have a love of Impressionism and Monet in common. I shall definitely be checking in on your site.

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  108. Your captures are awesome! The nature around you is so beautiful and thanks for sharing…

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