Thank you very much Jean for your visit and comments.
Johann Breiner said:
January 6th, 2013 (2:37am) PST
You have a wonderful gallery, Jean ! Many greetings: Johann.
mauro pasquero said:
December 1st, 2012 (1:19am) PST
Congratulations on the " spotlight " Jean ! Very well desrved !
November 30th, 2012 (3:49pm) PST
Jean, congratulations for the 'Spotlight' with Hot Creek by Moonllight, a very well deserved recognition of your work!
September 13th, 2012 (3:08am) PDT
thank you so much, jean, for your ongoing support and comments! appreciate them a lot since i admire you as a great landscape photographer. look forward to all of your postings :o)
have a nice day and take care ;o)
September 6th, 2012 (5:12pm) PDT
congratulations on the 'spotlight'! a well deserved recognition of your excellent work!
Pamela Palmer said:
August 13th, 2012 (10:16pm) PDT
Loving the softness and color in your gallery. Very sensual.
August 9th, 2012 (5:39pm) PDT
Hey thx Jean for stopping by and the wonderful comments as always - great to have you 'on board' with us here!
June 14th, 2012 (11:32pm) PDT
thank you for your time and your lovely comments, jean! i'm always happy to read them. i love traveling with you and your camera :o)
Albert Homs said:
February 24th, 2012 (1:22pm) PST
You're a great job Jean!!!!!!!
Dushyant Parasher said:
January 30th, 2012 (2:19am) PST
Your gallery has lovely images. I really like the way you capture textures and layers of mountain ranges. Great work.
leigh bierd said:
December 5th, 2011 (6:05pm) PST
really like your work , and thanks for nice comments i see buy your comments you may see stephen on sat say hello from leigh and megan up in canada
Steve Sieren said:
October 13th, 2011 (8:27am) PDT
Hi Jean, great to see you here.
Love your new gallery, amazing work!!
Paul Porter said:
August 16th, 2011 (7:54pm) PDT
Thanks for the invite Jean. Looking forward to playing here.
Landscape photography is more than a passion for me...it's an absolute love affair! I took my first photograph at the age of nine from Crescent Meadow in Sequoia National Park. That single slide had me saving for my first camera, a little plastic Kodak Instamatic, which I continued to use through high school. In my early 20s I purchased a Pentax K1000 and took the rare opportunity between life and motherhood to get out and shoot, when I could afford the time as well as film and processing. In 2009, my boys grown, I regained some independence and rediscovered my "first love" of landscape photography spending every possible moment exploring my little corner of the world with my camera along for the ride.
Those moments are still not as often as I'd like. By day, I keep myself grounded working as a special education assistant at the middle school level...a sometimes difficult, but rewarding career. On weekends and holidays when I'm not out shooting for myself, I work (and have tons of fun) as a professional photography instructor for Aperture Academy. The opportunity to combine teaching and photography not only keeps me on my toes, but affords even more time to spend in some of my favorite places with some truly fantastic people.
For me, it is not all about the pursuit of capturing beauty from a moment in time at a particular place, nor do I attach any political motivations to my images. It is more in the adventure of being in the moment as a singular element to the scenes I feel privileged to witness. I am often humbled when I find myself without another soul around, often listening to no more than a quiet stillness, feeling the solid earth beneath my feet while gazing at a fiery red sunset, the rush of a glistening waterfall, or millions of stars in the darkness of night. If I can convey that kind of feeling through my images, a oneness with the world, of giving the viewer the feeling of being there, albeit vicariously, I am both honored and pleased. It's been a long road getting here and I still have so much to learn, but oh, I am so loving the adventure.