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“A Taste of Italy” Photography by John Petersen at Harmonic Design & Imaging during Talent Harvest Festival

John Petersen's October 2013 Art Exhibit Postcard

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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The Oregon Garden

  This is the last of my Oregon Garden collection.  The Gaillardia above turned out to be one of my favorites.  They are so bold and bright.  It was definitely a  blessing having the early morning rain.       … Continue reading

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Yet More from the Oregon Garden

Penstemon, image by John Petersen

  It took me a while to find the name of this flower.  A fellow photographer finally helped me.  Penstemon, Red Riding Hood.  I have not seen it often but it apparently belongs to a large genus here in North … 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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Pink Poppies

While visiting the Oregon Garden we were fortunate to take advantage of a Travel Zoo deal and stay at the Resort there.  That gave me easy access to the Garden.  I would get up at 4:45 and head out to … 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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