Lambs in Clover

IMG_6566If you look through the archives, or follow this blog, you may have guessed animals are one of my favorite subjects to photograph. Especially baby animals.

These lambs were curious about our car. I liked the composition of this opportunity and shot the photo from the passenger window of our car. I do wish the black-faced lamb’s features showed up. Black-faced animals are a challenge to photograph. Especially with white-faced animals standing nearby.

Lambs are one of the things I most look forward to in the late winter and early spring in Oregon’s Willamette Valley. Lambs and flowers.


Cat in the Sunlight

IMG_6770This is our young cat, Sophie. When I noticed how sunlight was streaming through the window and highlighting her eyes, whiskers and fur, and glowing through her ears, I had to grab my camera and try to capture the moment.

Happy weekend. May it be filled with sunshine and purrfect moments.

Siuslaw Wood


Can you see the faces in this old wooden pier?

Originally posted on Cahill Photojournalism:

IMG_6485 - Copy My family went on an overnight trip to Florence, Oregon over spring break, and this old wooden post spoke to me. It was sticking up out of the Siuslaw River (SIGH-oos-law). It was part of an historical ferry pier.

Aged, weather-worn, knotted.

I can see faces in it. History. Stories.

Can you?

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Snowy Grapes


Grapes. Beautiful grapes.

Originally posted on Cahill Photojournalism:

IMG_6329These aren’t raisins. I guess that makes them freeze-dried grapes.

We’ve still got a snow covering in the Oregon’s Willamette Valley. Night before last the thermometer dipped to -9. That’s the coldest it’s been here since 1972. Schools canceled classes, many businesses didn’t open. The roads are still sheets of slick ice.

My husband has still made his way slowly to work each morning before dawn, but since he’s driving our only snow-worthy rig, our sons and I are pretty much snow bound.

So, to pass some time, I took photos of snow-frosted grapes.

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Alpaca in the Snow


Our alpacas don’t seem to mind the snow. They also don’t seem to mind hay on their face!

Originally posted on Cahill Photojournalism:

Wanna play in the snow?
Alpaca wool sweater.

I know, I know, groan. Right?IMG_6324

This is Admiral, or Buddy. He’s the herd sire here at Ridge Alpacas. Buddy is a good boy. And mighty cute, too. Don’t you agree?

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A simple, yet striking, winter image that I captured last week.

Originally posted on Cahill Photojournalism:

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Sometimes the simplest photographs are the most striking.

I like this photo of a frosted branch. I like the composition, the bokeh, the organic curves, the natural, nearly monochrome effect, and the shadowy repeat of the branch shape in the upper left-hand corner.

Simple. But it all comes together nicely.

Next, I’ll share the surprise photo I got immediately after I’d captured this shot last week. Because when you have a camera in your hand, out and at the ready, you never know what opportunities might present themselves.

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Frosted Leaves

Frosted Leaves.


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