If only for a moment
rest and see reflected
all that is right & beautiful
with this world.

— Diane



For many years now, my mornings have begun with a hike along the Northern California coastline and mountain trails. These walks have become my daily meditation. The open spaces provide a place of peace and connection to something far beyond the sweeping views. Whether it be the roar of the ocean or the silence of the forest, it is this natural landscape that speaks of the changing seasons and the eternal transformation of everything, including ourselves. 

I believe that each of our daily walks can lead us to this place of peace and connection. We have only to pay attention to the small but miraculous details along the way to inevitably tap into the beauty and expansiveness that exists inside all of us.

It is my hope that these images from Daily Walks will inspire you to look more closely at the beauty that is in your own world and that by doing so, you'll experience more deeply, the surrounding light and compassion within.

Thanks so much for stopping by! 

— Diane Varner

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All images are under the ownership and copyright of Diane Varner. If you wish to duplicate a photo or any content, please contact me to discuss it. 
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2013:  International Garden Photographer of the Year Competition - 2nd Place - Portfolios (6 images) 

I also had the honor of having one of my portfolio images from my Immersed Memories Series used for the cover of this beautiful book:

International Garden Photographer of the Year: Collection 6



2012:  International Garden Photographer of the Year Competition - 3rd Place - Beauty of Plants


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All my images are shot in camera-raw and post-processed in Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop. My goal with each image is to fully express the essence of the subject at hand. By exploring and experimenting, I post-process the image as far as possible while attempting to maintain the original integrity of the shot. If you are interested, you can read more via my post-processing tutorials.

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