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Pictures for Pam, Day 186: Magic Hour near Lost Creek Lake

Pictures for Pam, Day 186: Magic Hour near Lost Creek Lake 

(+5 insets) (Please view large for best impact!) :)

In some ways it feels like it's been such a long time since we were camping at Lost Creek Lake. Yet it's only been six days!

I've had time to process 30 pictures of our trip and I hope to get a few more finished but I'm just about out of time. There is no way to win the battle against time so I've been working hard to process the most important pictures first and then the extras. I haven't been perfect about this so time will reply by not allowing me to process others I should have worked on.

Considering the priority of pictures is really hard. As you all know, my specialty is macro. However, when we're on our trips, images of where we are and the amazing scenery we find there takes precedence. That has been a very tough pill to swallow but in the end, I do have to admit that it's the right choice. In all honesty, I want to see the pictures of where we were first before I want to see the details of the trip like animals, flowers, plants and any macros associated. At the same time, I think both are extremely important to the overall experience.

Balance. Oh, it's so hard for me. My husband says I'm black or white with no shades of grey. He's right even though I have gotten much better about this over the years. I do my best. I have to admit that it's very hard do a bit of each thing instead of laser-focusing on one thing. However, coming back to Father Time…he is an unrelenting task-master and will never give in to my demands for more.

I think I've done well on both trips with my balance of photography but it's such a struggle. However, this time around I dove straight into my scenery pictures and got them all done before moving on to detail shots. I'm happy about that but still feel the frustration of not having more time.

You may ask, "Why are you worried about time? Can't you just process your pictures later?" Well, yes and no. It is always an option but at the same time, when Steve and I return from a trip, I have a finite amount of time before we go on our next adventure. I don't know how often these trips will be but for the next few months we will be on the move on a regular basis. Realistically, working on older pictures is not something I should be concentrating on if I only have a few days before the next outing. Let's just say it's all quite the challenge. That plus…everything else going on in our lives!

In any event, I think I did well and have a nice assortment for this trip. I also thought about all the pictures I missed from my last trip to keep me on point. The sting of not completing the beautiful series of incredible Barn Swallows, the Loons, Greebes, Robins, etc, etc…and there are so many other cool pictures from our Upper Klamath Lake trip that may never see the light of day. Tragedy! Heh…I am sure you all know what I'm talking about. :D

So, for today I'm sharing another glorious evening picture from our last day at Lost Creek Lake. The light was just so incredible. Steve and I stood there just gawking in between our picture-taking. What a gift.

I'm also sharing a handful of other pictures but I won't post all of the images I finished…you'll all kill me if I do that! So I've got some more scenery and some of my macros too. It is just so amazing that we have the chance to visit places like this. I thank my lucky stars that I can take pictures that show the wonderful things I want to share. :)

Pam, we had a little chat about your wishes on our trip. You'll get it. And you'll be in my thoughts, and Steve's too. Wishing we had a teleporter for you ma'am. Wouldn't that be fun. :)

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47 comments - The latest ones
 Helena Ferreira
Helena Ferreira club
13 months ago.
Kawasirius club
De belles photos de paysages fantastiques agrémentées par de belles macros de la nature ! Une superbe série et un récit comme seule vous avez le talent pour nous charmer ! Bonne journée Janet !
13 months ago.
uwschu club
Feines Sonnensternchen
13 months ago.
neira-Dan club
magnifique !!
13 months ago.
 J. Gafarot
J. Gafarot club
Wonderful light and balance.
Well done Janet.
13 months ago.
 Madeleine Defawes
Madeleine Defawes club
Superbe image de ce beau paysage !
Bonne journée. Amitié
13 months ago.
Annemarie club
what a marvelous light and place!
13 months ago.
 Peter Castell
Peter Castell club
Wonderful light with the sun peeping through the trees, and some great macro images..
You talk as though every photo has to be processed why? there seems to be this train of thought that you can't just have a photo it has to be altered even when the alteration makes little difference, or it is altered to such an extent it is no longer a photo but a creation. I do alter photos sometimes the most usual being cropping or removing something that it was impossible to avoid.
Just enjoy taking the photo especially macro where setting it up is half the fun
13 months ago.
Janet Brien club has replied to Peter Castell club
Oh! When I say "processed", I mean an image that has an additional smaller version for use on the web. Processing an image can mean a picture that is (rarely) straight out of the camera, just cropped, cropped with a couple of little things removed/settings altered, or it can be more extensive when I mask the main subject and put it on another layer and then fiddle with the background and subject individually. You are right though--I do give the impression in my writing that I work exhaustively on every image. No, but I will admit that I used to be that way much more in the past.
13 months ago.
 Ko Hummel
Ko Hummel club
you must have had a beautiful and relaxing time there. Great series
13 months ago.
 Rosalyn Hilborne
Rosalyn Hilborne club
A wonderful sky in the main shot Janet and in most of the PiP's which I also like very much.....except maybe the spider.....brrrrr ;-))
13 months ago.
Ruesterstaude club
Eine wunderschöne Landschaft zeigst du hier und das Bild ist entsprechend gut, Janet!
13 months ago.
tiabunna club
Janet, I blew this image up large as it deserves to be, and it really is a beautiful scene and great light. I really enjoyed your mix of macros and landscapes too. Time? Well, I also find that I'm constantly running short of it. No matter if you don't get to process all your images now though, one day when it's (eg) cold, wet and miserable, you'll be delighted to return to them and have something to keep you occupied. :-) For the present, enjoy your travels.
13 months ago. Edited 13 months ago.
sunlight club
Ein sehr schönes Stimmung- und Landschaftsbild !
Auch großartige PIPs.
13 months ago.
 Jean-luc Drouin
Jean-luc Drouin club
Une photo pleine de douceur.
13 months ago.
 Helmer Lortz
Helmer Lortz club
Wieder eine sehr schöne Serie Janet.
13 months ago.
 Cämmerer zu Nau
Cämmerer zu Nau club
Einfach nur SCHÖN, - alle Aufnahmen dieses Foto in Foto.
13 months ago.
 William Sutherland
William Sutherland club
Outstanding series!

Admired in:
13 months ago.
 Luciano Favretto
Luciano Favretto club
Splendido quadro d'autore,complimenti
13 months ago.
 Jaap van 't Veen
Jaap van 't Veen club
Wonderful backlit image; like the PiP's too Janet.
13 months ago.
 Dean Morley (on and off)
Dean Morley (on and… club
Hi, Janet. What a lovely collection you have here, and such a stunning landscape on the main shot; makes me want to visit immediately. :-)
13 months ago.
FotoArt club
Eine wunderschöne warme Lichtstimmung. Gut für das Auge und für die Seele.
13 months ago.
Ruth club
This is a beautiful bucolic scene Janet. Lovely light and lovely colours. Excellent shot my friend :)
13 months ago.
 Ulrich John
Ulrich John club
So,romantic ! A wonderful mood, Janet !
13 months ago.
 Keith Burton
Keith Burton club
You really ought to do more landscape photography Janet. You have a really good eye for it. Just sayin' ;-)

This one is really magical............the light and long shadows are just gorgeous. I love the sky and the little starburst as well. Brilliantly composed and taken.

As expected the images in the PiPs are well chosen and splendidly taken. I like them all (a lot), but my faves are No1, the beautiful spider, No 3 the glorious red flower with the fantastic bokeh and super use of negative space, and No 5, the tiny grass seed head covered in a gorgeous spider's web!

Every year I vow to take less photos (but hopefully better ones) and do less processing, thereby giving me more free time! Every year I take more photos and spend more time processing them and consequently I have less free time. Not sure what the answer is.........but I suspect that in my case (and DEFINITELY yours), there is NO cure!!
13 months ago.
RHH club
Love the scenery photos, Janet, especially the main photo, but the detail photos are beyond words. The spider, the webbed plant tip, the little white flowers, the Paintbrush - they make my heart turn over. Wonderful hardly describes it and they are proof of your love for detail and for macro images. Superb work.

On another note, have a nice trip. Why worry about time when you are enjoying yourself. The photos can wait (processing them, that is) and who really cares if they never get processed. They're just pixels in the end and the time spent together and enjoying the trip is ever so much more important.

I may not be around much the next few days either. I am going first to look for Hybrid Calypsos and morels as I told you, probably also Mountain Lady's Slippers - that's tomorrow. Then Friday will be spent scouting Whidbey Island for the field trip the next day and that's Saturday too. Nancy isn't going - needs some dental work done.
13 months ago. Edited 13 months ago.
╰☆☆June☆☆╮ club
Excellent, well done.
Have a great evening...
13 months ago.
Nouchetdu38 club
This series is a delight !!!!!***************************
13 months ago.
Pics-UM club
Eine wunderschöne Landschaft und sehr schön festgehalten. Auch die PiPs sind toll. ********** Gruß Uwe
13 months ago.
trester88 club
Eine herrliche Landschaft und ein magisches Licht! Eine schöne Komposition, Janet! Auch die PiPs gefallen mir sehr.
13 months ago.
13 months ago.
niraK68 club
wonderful sunstar and light
13 months ago.
 Josiane Dirickx
Josiane Dirickx club
Une magnifique série ! bravo ! ***************************
13 months ago.
 Dave Roberts 2014
Dave Roberts 2014
A beautiful view in very nice light, good composition Janet!

13 months ago.
 Boarischa Krautmo
Boarischa Krautmo club
wonderful series of pictures!
13 months ago.
 Roger (Grisly)
Roger (Grisly) club
Love the superb landscape you have captured so well Janet,
and a great series of pips.

Thank you for posting in the group
13 months ago.
 John Cass
John Cass club
Wonderful landscape, love the starburst of sunlight through the tree - super PiP's.
13 months ago.
 Jenny McIntyre
Jenny McIntyre club
What an incredible view - such a beautiful place. As for your insets - fantastic (now you know I'm none too keen on spiders but your macro is amazing) - I also love the cobweb covered plant head. Your scenic photos are simply stunning as are your macros.

Don't fret about not doing the macro all the time, because your scenery pictures are just stunning. Just keep taking pictures I love them all.

I'm off to Turkey tomorrow so won't be visiting for a couple of days while I get myself sorted and recover from the journey - so you'll see me later.
13 months ago. Edited 13 months ago.
 Pam J
Pam J club




13 months ago.
FarbFormFreude club
yes that's one of the magic moments
13 months ago.
 Eunice Perkins
Eunice Perkins club
Some gorgeous scenery and I love the spider shot!!
13 months ago.
ingo©kunow club
Schöne Abendstimmung
13 months ago.
sasithorn_s club
Gorgeous light in this wonderful scenery, Janet!
Excellent main photo and the PiPs are absolutely fantastic also!
13 months ago.
cammino club
Fascinating sunrise!
13 months ago.
 Nicole Merdrignac
Nicole Merdrignac club
Très belles photos et lumière. Nicole.
13 months ago.
 Fred Fouarge
Fred Fouarge club
Compositie en lichtinval zijn Glorieus
13 months ago.
 Trudy Tuinstra
Trudy Tuinstra club
fantastic show of this little paradise
13 months ago.

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