Tag Archives: trees

Fall Japanese Maple Photographs

10 Feb

At some point last spring I noticed the Japanese Maple tree in Camas, Washington by the library and grabbed my camera to go photograph it. When it came around to fall I figured it was time to take my camera back and take some more photographs of this same tree.

I often find I don’t have the time to sit down and look through my photographs,  but I have finally gotten to the photos I took of this maple tree in  downtown Camas, Washington in the fall.

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I have seen photographs of the maple tree in the Japanese Garden in Portland, Oregon that are stunning and I thought I was finally going to get there this fall to go photograph it, but the Garden was closed for the fall! Next year I hope! This tree is probably equally as beautiful, but it is difficult to photograph it without getting cars, street, or buildings in the background. Still I enjoyed taking the time to take these photographs.

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Japanese Maple Tree: WPC Intricate

6 May

Camas Library Maple Tree

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Japanese Maple in Downtown Camas, Washtington

This week I am sharing a few photographs of a Japanese maple tree that is in Camas, Washington outside the public library. When the leaves were just coming out this spring I stopped by and took a photograph with my phone, but I liked it so much I really wanted to return and take a few photographs with my DLSR camera as well.

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I ended up not editing them right away, because I have been busy with my projects for Brasier Law, and now that I had time to edit them I am having to make do with software apps on an HP computer rather than my old trusty Apple. 😦 After 8 years my MacBook finally bit the dust and so I am readjusting and figuring out how to edit my photographs in different programs. I may end up going to back to Adobe here soon, but for now I am experimenting with some other programs. Nothing is comparing to good old photoshop elements so far.

Photograph Spring Maple Leave Downtown Camas, Washington

So anyway feel like this tree has so many intricacies that it really fit the bill for this weeks photography challenge from WordPress. The bark, the leaves, the colors, the sunlight, nature just really knows how to perform doesn’t it?

Anyway, happy hump day!

Weekly Photography Challenge: Relic

16 Jul

Last summer my family and I traveled to the Washington coast to Cape Disappointment. We saw relics of a military fort at Cape Disappointment Lighthouse.

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Check out the view from the end of this hike!

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We also saw some amazing and majestic trees which are relics from another time.

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Overall this was not a disappointing place. 🙂

You too can join the weekly photography challenge, click the link. 🙂

Weekly Photography Challenge: Between

26 Jun

Between the trees
There is a path
Green forest, protection from the rain and sun
It provides a beautiful place to walk and run…

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A place to visit and explore
Once a week, sometimes more.
A place to escape, to mediate
A path perfect for a photograph.

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All photographs taken with my phone, while on a run. And the writing above is why I am a photographer, not a writer! 😉

Maine: Part 2

6 Jan

In part two of my photos from Maine, I share with you photographs taken while on our first hike. Really this is the beginning of the trip, so I am including this in the weekly photo challenge beginnings. I started this hike with what was shaping up to be a mega migraine, but somehow I managed to use a mantra all the way up the bazillion stone stairs and then lay on the sun warmed giant stones and bask in the sun, and miraculously my headache was most of the way gone. Yay!

I am not sure of the name of this hike, I really have no idea where we were most of the trip, but it was really beautiful, and if you can manage straight up for a while, it is not really all that difficult or long. It is  definitely worth it to sit on the expansive stone outlook and see the sweeping views of the lake and ocean.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Grand

13 Dec

Some of the grand views from Maine.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Sea

5 Sep

This week the WordPress weekly photo challenge was sea. During our summer camping trip we drove to the Washington Coast, to Cape Disappointment and were able to spend a couple days exploring the area, including going to the beach as viewing the sea.

We also explored some trails in the area, taking us through an old fort up to a light house, and also a hike through magnificent forest growth with huge plants such as ferns. There were a few large trees we stopped at including one “Magic Tree House” my kids found and played in. After about 20 minutes of pretend play in the tree we looked up only to see a nest of wasps! Yikes.

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Also recently I answered some questions and have some photographs on another blog you can view that blog post here: 5+5×5 by Four Deer Oak.

Snowy Walk

3 Apr

Well I figure that before spring gets on its way too much I should post photos that I took during one of our only days with snow. The snow came down quickly but it didn’t really stick. My kids were in school so I had the chance to take a walk at the lake and listen to the quite that comes with the snow.

That is my favorite part of the snow the quite that comes with it.

What is your favorite part?

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Little Yellow Tree

13 Nov

 

Lacamas Lake is surrounded by large evergreen trees and boasts miles of hiking paths that can take you as far as down town Camas. Tucked within these evergreens are a growing number of deciduous trees that are most visible during the fall when their colors are in contrast with the evergreens. This small yellow tree was one such tree.

I would love to go on a trip to the East coast during the fall some year (maybe to visit my extended family) and see the trees changing color there.

 

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