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Jan Davies

JanDaviesPhotography

Lake Almanor, CA

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I have lived in Plumas County since 1977. It is a place so steeped in nature and wildlife, that every day, every view, is a photographic opportunity. Photography captures and freezes moments in time that would otherwise be missed, or compressed by our brains into the daily mash of life. Whether I am capturing wildlife, birds, clouds, water, landscapes, stars, flowers, even people... the excitement comes in savoring a singular moment in time... often these moments occur faster than our vision can record... or we simply overlook the beauty of a sunset or cloud... but the photograph brings us into mindful presence instantly.

I am drawn to color, texture, contrast, and visual drama of all sorts. In fact I am so distracted by visual cues that I have learned the art of listening as a skill, which I use daily as a health educator and holistic /spiritual life coach. I wear many hats in my community, including 20 years as a hospice volunteer, and co-own a construction business with my husband. He is a backwoodsman, and native to this area so he knows all the back roads and hidden treasures.

I love to haunt Lassen Volcanic National Park, with its 4-season beauty; the bucolic nearby valleys of ranching; the rodeos and music festivals; the waterways: lakes, rivers, streams and waterfalls; the Eastern Sierras along Hwy 395 to the high deserts and everything in between. Although I dabbled in 35mm photography, I have been a digital enthusiast and semi-professional since 2006. I am influenced by Ansel Adams, the great Western/American Landscape art movement of the 20th century, and other artists such as Albert Bierstadt, Frida Kahlo, and Georgia O'Keeffe.

 

March Lamb by Jan Davies

 

Hat Trick by Jan Davies

 

Silver Buckle Chute #4 by Jan Davies

 

Champion by Jan Davies

 

Sierra Cattle by Jan Davies

 

Grandpa's Lilies by Jan Davies

 

Cotati Lights by Jan Davies

 

Owens Valley Cholla by Jan Davies

 

Frozen Reflection by Jan Davies

 

Moon Tree by Jan Davies

 

Vulcan's Eye by Jan Davies

 

Autumn Crossing by Jan Davies

 

Cottonwood Moon by Jan Davies

 

Lovely Lassen by Jan Davies

 

Luminous Lassen by Jan Davies

 

Red Rock Blooming by Jan Davies

 

Morning Groom by Jan Davies

 

Lake Cruiser by Jan Davies

 

Brokeoff Mtn. in Spring by Jan Davies

 

Shadowland by Jan Davies

 

Bright Lichen by Jan Davies

 

Morning Sparrow by Jan Davies

 

Winter Willow by Jan Davies