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Florence Dunes

Florence Dunes, image by John Petersen

  This photo was taken in Florence, Oregon with the low morning light revealing the soft wind-swept curves of the dunes.   This is my first image from the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area, a 40 mile stretch along the … Continue reading

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More from the Oregon Garden

  The Oregon Garden in Silverton has a variety of “Specialty Gardens”.  Here are a couple of Lilies from the Water Garden where they combine wildlife habitat and treated wastewater recycling, two functions which are usually kept separate.   Borage, … Continue reading

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All Creation Sings His Praises

John Muir exclaimed, “As long as I live, I’ll hear waterfalls and birds and winds sing.  I’ll interpret the rocks, learn the language of flood, storm, and the avalanche.  I’ll acquaint myself with the glaciers and wild gardens, and get … Continue reading

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Trees at Night

John Petersen

  This is my first attempt at “painting with light.”  It is accomplished by setting up your camera before dark using a tripod.  I used my Canon 5D MK II, a 24-105mm f/4L lens, with  the ISO at 100.  I … Continue reading

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Highway to the Clouds

Highway to the Clouds, image by John Petersen

Highway to the Clouds, image by John Petersen I was on my way to the Umpqua Valley on a lonely road during a misty rain and this scene caused me to pull over … something about the craggy tree and heavenly light from around the bend … mixed with the fog … makings of a magical moment.

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Shore Acres Rhododendrons

John Petersen

  Shore Acres State Park on the Oregon Coast during May has a wonderful collection of Rhodies.  The weather was a bit overcast yet still somewhat glary so difficult to shoot even with my usual polarizer.  The Japanese lily pond … Continue reading

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The Splendor of Bandon

Here is a very fortunate moment in time when the sun, clouds, waves, plume of spray, the silhouetted rocks and the fishing boat were all lined up perfect.  Sometimes it is better to be lucky than good:)

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Escaping to Bandon

  We are off to the beach … Bandon By The Sea … where time slows down, salt is in the air, waves are crashing into majestic rocks, and the beach is made for long walks allowing for long conversations … Continue reading

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John Christer's Open Heart 2013-05-04 14:24:10

Tranquility Harbor, image © John Petersen

There is something almost mystical about being in a harbor at the crack of dawn … barely a ripple in the water, no trace of a breeze, and the only sound to be heard are the sea gulls.  This is … Continue reading

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