Jun 11, 2011

Contemplation...aka A Walk By The Fishing Hole

When I decided I was ready to start working on my blog again, I thought about what I wanted to post.. what photos? It seems like I have been doing this for so long that there isn't a barn, old building, bridge, farm etc, that I haven't already shot.. and posted. Whats new? What haven't I already shot?

Then this morning I went fishing with my family

While they were "attempting" to catch a fish, I took my camera and walked down the road

I was amazed at the things I saw.. I can't believe how much I had lost my "photographer's eye" in the year or so since I has stopped taking photos... I had also stopped paying real attention to all the beautiful things around me... I had forgotten that the beauty of my rural Oregon isn't made up only of waterfalls and mountains and valleys and rivers and barns and fields and grazing animals.. but also of tiny wild flowers and insects and twigs and pebbles and moss and streams...

So.. even though I may have photographed all the barns and old buildings in the county.. there are lots of little flowers and bugs beside those barns and old buildings that are calling my name :)

First I spotted this tiny pink flower. I believe its a type of wild rose

and I fell in love with this old barbed wire fence with daisies growing by it. I did some playing around in Photo Shop with this one.


  1. Oh Faye, It is soooooo great to have you back! I was thinking of you this weekend (I've been out of town) and was elated to see your comment!

    Lovely captures! Whenever I see a fence I think of you :)

  2. the softness of the barbed wire fence shot is wonderful
    makes it into a work of art

    I also love the down the road shot

    I see your photographer's eye is just fine

  3. Ive missed you, Faye. Glad to see some pics from you again. I especially like the one of your family.

  4. It really is like having an old friend back. I've actually missed the barns and country side sights, but I would love to see what you come up in future. I'm sure the barns will make it;s way into the posts in some way. And don't worry, photography is like riding a bike. It will come flooding back soon.