Memorable pictures of 2022: LAPC

Today I’m sharing a dozen memorable pictures of 2022. I’m including photos of history, nature, and culture.

In the first one, I used infrared processing on a picture of Mt Rainier and I also added a colorful eel image. The challenge prompt was “surreal.” I had fun with this one!

real or surreal

The next picture is of a quilt at the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show. In addition to being beautifully crafted, this one had a message of kindness. I took so many pictures of the show, I divided it into three posts.

Words on quilt

The next picture is of an unexpected guest in our backyard. This Barred Owl feasted on the ample supply of Pacific Tree Frogs breeding in our pond. From then on, our nights were slightly quieter.

Barred Owl in Bend

The picture below features the aircraft known as the Spruce Goose. It is enormous! We saw it at the Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum in McMinnville, Oregon.

Spruce Goose

The next picture is of my dog, gazing back at me near Waldport, on the Oregon coast. The setting sun, coupled with her devoted expression, made for a memorable moment.

Memorable pictures of dog

This is a photo of a silvery dragon swimming across a pond. I loved this sculpture. This dragon is at the Oregon Garden in Silverton, Oregon.

Find special surprises Silverton

I also took this hibiscus portrait at the Oregon Garden. This flower has an interesting common name, Spin the Bottle Hibiscus.

Hibiscus

This wooden sculpture, at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West in Cody, Wyoming, was spectacular. I was impressed by both the sculpture and the beadwork, even on the baby carrier on her back.

Plains Indian woman

This is the lighthouse at Yaquina Head in Newport, Oregon. I wrote an 82-word flash fiction story to go along with the pictures I took there. Fun challenge!

Yaquina Head Lighthouse

I called the image below “Fence of Gold” and it was a favorite of visitors to my blog. The golden aspen trees were equally spaced apart, as if someone had planted them that way.

Fence of gold

The next picture is of a zig zagging boardwalk at Summer Lake, Oregon. I used a retro photo effect to make it look significantly older, like photos taken in the distant past.

Retro photo effect

The last picture is one of my favorite memorable pictures of the year. I featured it on a recent Wordless Wednesday post. When I processed it, I softened the focus and added a white vignette effect.

Reindeer migrating

However, I did not explain to readers that the reindeer pictured were actually collectible figurines. Never a dull moment on my blog! πŸ˜‰

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #231 – Favorite Images of 2022

16 thoughts on “Memorable pictures of 2022: LAPC

  1. I can see why β€œFence of Gold” was a favourite among your followers – add me to the list! I also love that dragon sculpture, and your lighthouse shot. And of course the surreal image made me smile – surreal indeed!

  2. I love the reindeer image. I can see how they look real, and if you don’t say anything… πŸ™‚
    My favorite, though, is the lighthouse. I am a big fan and try to capture as many as I can in our travels.

  3. Siobhan, I loved all your photos, but my heart goes out to the image of your dog looking back at you. Such love is in those eyes. And the sunset is beautiful. I also in awe of the infrared image. What an imagination.

    • Thanks, Anne! Yes, my dog had a special expression in her eyes in that shot. The surreal prompt was fun to try different effects with.

    • Thanks, Tina! I hope the owl returns this spring. I giggled when I posted the reindeer picture, wondering how long it would take for someone to figure out they weren’t real.

    • Thanks, Ann-Christine! I always enjoy seeing pictures of your dogs. Glad I was able to fool many of my visitors with my reindeer picture. πŸ˜€

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