observed by Diane » photo journal for those who enjoy vignettes of an ordinary life

  • Welcome to my photo journal

    Living on Vancouver Island in B.C. Canada Diane loves the scent of forests and rain, the rhythms of the sea, and holds discoveries and stories in high regard.

    Where mornings begin with a drum roll! --Diane M Schuller

    Updated on random Mondays ... simply an online journal of an ordinary life. Come on in to enjoy a breath of West Coast air.

    capturing the essence of the moment

    Taken at the end of summer: enjoying and soaking up every memorable moment.

    Isn’t she adorable? She has the most vibrant personality. She can converse like an adult, she has an innate sense of humour, and she has a beautiful aspect to her personality that will take her a long way: she’s genuinely concerned about others. I took so many shots of her this day … this is one of my favourites.

     

    All Images are Copyright © Diane M. Schuller. It is illegal to copy or download any of these images. All Rights Reserved.

    I’m a pleasant & reasonable person, so if you wish to use one of my images please simply send me an e-mail. Then we’ll see what we can work out okay? In the meantime, thank you for respecting my copyright and for doing the right thing.

    If you’re looking for some special prints for your home or office, or perhaps would like me to take some photos of you and your family or pets, please contact me and we’ll work something out that is just right for you!

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    summer’s bounty

    Taken at Gatzke Orchard Market in Oyama, British Columbia.

    While visiting with my son and his family while they were on their summer vacation, we visited this diverse and abundant market. As usual, I took far too many shots of the food, the preserves, our meal … I had a hard time picking just one favourite shot but this is one of them.

    All Images are Copyright © Diane M. Schuller. It is illegal to copy or download any of these images. All Rights Reserved.

    I’m a pleasant & reasonable person, so if you wish to use one of my images please simply send me an e-mail. Then we’ll see what we can work out okay? In the meantime, thank you for respecting my copyright and for doing the right thing.

    If you’d like to purchase this as a print, if you’re looking for some special prints for your home or office, or perhaps would like me to take some creative photos for your business; some stills of something special; or any photographic needs, please contact me and we’ll work something out that is just right for you!

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    Explore on Flickr

    These are the photos from my Flickr photostream that have been chosen for Flickr’s Explore.

    1. art by nature, 2. web of light, 3. after the rain, 4. Untitled, 5. Heuchera n’ bokeh, 6. foxtail 2, 7. “mamas, don’t let your babies grow up to be cowboys…” (lyrics by Ed & Patsy Bruce), 8. for “The Photo Trade”, 9. bunny with reflection, 10. gossamer n’ steel, 11. end of the day

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    waiting … patience

    Shepherd and his reliable herding dog waiting to commence their run during a herding trial, taken near Beaverlodge, Alberta – Canada.

    Although most of the photographs taken at this herding event were of the dogs working, some of the best moments occurred either behind-the-scenes or while the dogs and handlers were waiting patiently for their turn. There’s often a story in these simple moments. I love the story that’s lurking within this image.

    All Images are Copyright © Diane M. Schuller. It is illegal to copy or download any of these images. All Rights Reserved.

    I’m a pleasant & reasonable person, so if you wish to use one of my images please simply send me an e-mail. Then we’ll see what we can work out okay? In the meantime, thank you for respecting my copyright and for doing the right thing.

    If you’d like to purchase this as a print, if you’re looking for some special prints for your home or office, or perhaps would like me to take some photos of you and your family/pets, please contact me and we’ll work something out that is just right for you!

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    the beauty of summer

    Maltese cross aka Lychnis Chalcedonica. A beauty in any garden — the hummingbirds love them too.

    All Images are Copyright © Diane M. Schuller. It is illegal to copy or download any of these images. All Rights Reserved.

    I’m a pleasant & reasonable person, so if you wish to use one of my images please simply send me an e-mail. Then we’ll see what we can work out okay? In the meantime, thank you for respecting my copyright and for doing the right thing.

    If you’d like to purchase this as a print, if you’re looking for some special prints for your home or office, or perhaps would like me to take some photos of you and your family/pets, please contact me and we’ll work something out that is just right for you!

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    candid, behind the scenes

    Taken at a herding competition near Beaverlodge, Alberta – Canada.

    For some photos to be effective, we don’t necessarily need to see the subject’s face. This image really appeals to me both photographically and emotionally. The echo of the graphic on his shirt to his own felt hat really caught my attention. He also had a strong presence about him, but when he turned away, there was this photo waiting to be taken.

    All Images are Copyright © Diane M. Schuller. It is illegal to copy or download any of these images. All Rights Reserved.

    I’m a pleasant person, so if you wish to use one of my images please simply send me an e-mail. Then we’ll see what we can work out okay? In the meantime, thank you for respecting my copyright and for doing the right thing.

    If you’re looking for some special prints for your home or office, or perhaps would like me to take some photos of you and your family/pets or an event please contact me and we’ll work something out that is just right for you!

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