Saturday, April 23, 2011

A Shot in the Light

I originally had no intention of entering the Picture This Contest hosted by Gardening Gone Wild this month.  

Being the ultra-novice photographer that I am, 
taking a photo featuring an artist's eye for lighting  
seemed more like a shot in the dark.  

Inspired by some recent entries by other bloggers, though, I thought I'd look through my picture files to see if I could find something remotely worthy of an entry.


Here are some pictures I took on one of our trips to Oregon.


 A spectacular sunset over the hills surrounding the Willamette Valley


This is my aunt's bed & breakfast in the hills overlooking 
the Willamette Valley.  

The rolling hills of vineyards are aglow in the autumn light.


The Japanese Gardens of Portland are a must-see 
for any visit to the Pacific Northwest. 

I love how the light is filtering through the Japanese Maples 
causing their reflection in the pond below.

Visit the contest gallery page to see which photo I entered.

Enjoy...

Toni :-)

"God is light; in Him there is no darkness at all."
1 John 1:5

7 comments:

  1. I don't know how you made a decision! They are all more than worthy. Best of luck Toni!

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  2. That last one is amazing... I think you've captured the essaence of that scene! L

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  3. All are beautiful! Love the last one! Such a place!! I'm on my way to see which one!

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  4. Yea! I picked the last one to enter in the contest. Whew! Glad y'all liked that one :-)

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  5. Yes, I think the last one and Connie's from Hartwood Roses are the two to beat out. Good find, Toni!

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  6. They're all beautiful! Good luck with your entry!

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  7. Love that last picture! It was a great entry.

    Sorry I missed it earlier!
    Julie

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