REDISCOVERING MYSELF THROUGH PHOTOGRAPHY

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Getting that photo I've always wanted

In yesterday's post, I featured an image of some of the trees in the 28,000 acre poplar plantation in NE Oregon.  It's an image that I've wanted to capture for a long time---even years.   The fact that the plantation is alongside the freeway has generally been a deterrent.   No longer!   In a trip across the state with my sister, I was the driver.   On the trip west, I declared I was going to photograph the trees on the way back; the next day, I did just that, pulling off the freeway and getting out into the foggy cold to capture some images with my 70-250mm lens.  From inside the car, my sister recorded me with her phone camera.  It was my second of three "photo stops" along the freeway, and I'm so glad I did it.



12 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

made me smile. :)

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Good going. We often have to make stops for pictures - Don is pretty good at getting the car situated safely so I can get "the shot". Best to be cautious - but I know the feeling of wanting one more shot - and I loved the trees yesterday.

David Oliver said...

I have driven by that stand of trees for years. I looks so strange that stand of trees in the middle of nothing.

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

You go girl! Lol

Tricia said...

Good for you! :)

Carole M. said...

it's quite a buzz isn't it finally getting the opportunity for that photo you've wished for...great snap from your sister

Nancy Claeys said...

Fearless you are! I love it. Sometimes you just gotta break the law. :)

Helene Titsch said...

Well done! I think part of this photography thing is taking on the challenges and, when we succeed and get that one shot, it is such a great feeling. Now you can move on to the next challenge on your list! And it was a wonderful photo!

Karen said...

I know that feeling of wanting to get that shot, but nervous about taking the risk to get it! My husband is always telling me to be careful when I am out alone, but he is always willing to pull over whenever we are together. It's always better when someone is with you. That shot was worth it - very intriguing! xx

Daryl said...

too funny .. and all of use who are photo addicts have done this

Lisa Gordon said...

Definitely know how this goes! :-)
I love this shot of you.

Candy C. said...

Hey, a girl's gotta do what a girl's gotta do!! :)