After a couple months off, I’m back participating in the Viewpoints blog circle. During the month of September, I took a vacation to Jackson Hole, Wy to meet up with some very special photography friends. It was absolutely wonderful and I was reminded how incredibly bearutiful this part of the country is and especially the Grand Teton mountains. I’ve only just begun editing the many pictures that I took, but I am happy to share some of my favorites here that I’ve gotten too.




Don’t forget to follow the circle around to see more beautiful landscape starting with the talented Kristen Ryan and her viewpoint this month.

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  • September 30, 2015 - 4:20 pm

    Addie - These are gorgeous, Lisa! I love reliving our trip through everyone’s images. I especially love that reflection in the last 😉ReplyCancel

  • October 2, 2015 - 5:18 am

    Nadeen - The rich tones in your images are so gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • October 3, 2015 - 1:31 pm

    Bianca - It was great meeting you Lisa! So many beautiful reflections this month and that rainbow in the fog is amazing!ReplyCancel

Emerald Bay State Park is a National Natural Landmark with 360 degree views that encompass Emerald Bay, Fannette Island (the only island in Lake Tahoe), Eagle Falls and Vikingsholm Castle. This dramatic bay setting has been called one of the “most photographed places on earth.” On this weekend in Tahoe, there was a lot of weather so the colors and beauty of the lake don’t quite pop without the miles of blue sky had it been sunny. No complaints, though. With California in its worst drought in history, the storms were a welcome sight and the air was filled with the fresh scent of pine trees.

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Vikingsholm Castle – a 38-room mansion that is considered one of the finest examples of Scandinavian architecture in the United States.

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Eagle Falls

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be sure to follow the circle around, starting with my friend and very talented photographer, Kathy Roberts.

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  • May 27, 2015 - 3:49 pm

    nadeen - How beautiful! I cannot believe I haven’t really explored there. It is now on my list of ‘must do’.ReplyCancel

  • May 27, 2015 - 6:03 pm

    Addie - Oh, Lisa! These are gorgeous! And I love all of the variety you captured! The atmosphere, lines, and movement. Just wonderful!ReplyCancel

  • May 27, 2015 - 6:49 pm

    Jana - Wow Lisa, these are gorgeous! I love the richness and all the details, and oh wow that castle!ReplyCancel

  • May 28, 2015 - 12:41 am

    Kathy - Lisa! I love this spot! You have really captured the beauty of it so wonderfully! Is that still snow on the distant mountains?ReplyCancel

    • May 29, 2015 - 9:08 pm

      Lisa - Thank you, Kathy! Yes, there is a little bit of snow still sitting on the top peaks.ReplyCancel

  • May 30, 2015 - 1:23 pm

    Jennifer Carr - What a beautiful area! I love the detail and textures that you have in each of the photographs!! One day I will get to Tahoe!!ReplyCancel

  • June 1, 2015 - 4:35 am

    Bianca J Klein - Now this is a new addition to my bucket list! What a beautiful place. I love that first foggy dramatic shot and your choice in editing is perfect…made me feel like I’m looking at old summer camp photos :) Oh, summer!ReplyCancel

Mendocino is located about 9 miles south of Fort Bragg along the Northern California coastline. Many films and movies have been filmed in and around this area, including the movie, “Same Time Next Year”. We stayed at the Heritage House where the movie was filmed so had many opportunities to see it playing while walking around. 😉

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Be sure to follow the circle around, starting with my friend and very talented photographer, Nadeen Flynn.

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  • April 29, 2015 - 11:52 am

    Kristen R - What a gorgeous spot, Lisa! These are just beautiful! How lucky you are to be able to get to so many beautiful places within a few hours drive 😉ReplyCancel

  • April 29, 2015 - 4:43 pm

    Nadeen - One of my most favorite places! You’ve documented it so beautifully!ReplyCancel

  • April 29, 2015 - 8:57 pm

    Addie - Oh, Lisa, these are wonderful! I love the stars in the last one. What a beautiful sunset!ReplyCancel

  • April 30, 2015 - 1:25 am

    Kathy - Such a pretty place! I adore the last shot with the sunset and the stars!ReplyCancel

  • April 30, 2015 - 1:49 pm

    Jennifer Carr - What an awesome opportunity to stay where a movie was filmed! These photographs are just beautiful, the third is my absolute favorite <3ReplyCancel

  • April 30, 2015 - 6:33 pm

    Jana - What a gorgeous spot! I really love that shot with the pergola – so romantic <3 Beautiful work!ReplyCancel

  • May 1, 2015 - 2:06 am

    Seija - Wow, how beautiful! I love the night shot! Beautiful job!ReplyCancel

  • May 2, 2015 - 1:49 am

    Bianca J Klein - What a beautiful place to watch the sunset. You have captured some amazing colors and that silhouetted gazebo shot is amazing!ReplyCancel

It is time for our second landscape post where we get to show our unique Viewpoints. This past week, we headed from our home in Northern California to Logan, Utah so my sons could participate in the Utah State University college tour for transfer students. It was a great few days, but left very little time for shooting so I just knew I wanted to visit Saltair on our trip back home. It was mid-day with a beautiful canopy of clouds. Next time, I look forward to going during the sunset hour to take full advantage of the beautiful colors and the mirror effect that the waters bring at that time of the day. Enjoy.

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Be sure to follow the circle around starting with the very talented, Bianca @ Outdoor Exposures Family Photography to see her viewpoint this month.

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  • March 25, 2015 - 4:11 pm

    Addie - Stunning black and whites, Lisa!ReplyCancel

  • March 25, 2015 - 4:17 pm

    Jana - Oh wow Lisa – those skies just take my breath away! Beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • March 25, 2015 - 4:32 pm

    Nadeen - I really appreciate the BW in these images. I can image it might have been a bittersweet trip.ReplyCancel

  • March 25, 2015 - 4:40 pm

    Kristen Ryan - Gorgeous Lisa! I knew you’d make the most of this beautiful setting, no matter the light or tme of day <3ReplyCancel

  • March 25, 2015 - 5:23 pm

    Alicia - Hey! I know that place! 😀 Gorgeous work, I love your editing and the dramatic look of the photos.ReplyCancel

  • March 26, 2015 - 6:15 pm

    Jennifer Carr - These are beautifull! The clouds add so much drama to the scene!ReplyCancel

  • March 27, 2015 - 1:31 am

    Lindsey Pedey - Seriously in love with the emotion here!ReplyCancel

  • March 27, 2015 - 2:04 pm

    Michele Kendzie - I’m so used to shooting with a 50mm all the time. I think that makes these expansive landscape photos even more breath-taking. The figure in the middle photo is a neat surprise. :)ReplyCancel

i am excited about a new personal project, “Viewpoints”, that i will be sharing with you each month. it is a true honor to be doing this with some seriously talented women i’ve met through Clickin Moms. we will be working together to share our love of landscape photography as well as sharing pictures and linking to one another so that you will be able to enjoy our views as you work in a full circle. i’m excited to have a place to journal the world around me. Thank you for visiting.





morning light | Lisa Benemelis


Please follow the circle around, starting with my good friend, Nadeen Flynn Photography.

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  • February 25, 2015 - 4:29 pm

    Jana - Oh Lisa – that pink sky with the mountains and reflection in the water – swoon!!!ReplyCancel

  • February 25, 2015 - 6:20 pm

    Addie - Beautiful, beautiful images, Lisa. Those two black and whites are definitely two of my top favorites from you. Stunning!ReplyCancel

  • February 25, 2015 - 7:48 pm

    Jennifer Carr - Holy cow, that first image took my breath away! They’re all so gorgeous, but I’m especially drawn to the Tetons, your images take me right back to the banks of the river.ReplyCancel

  • February 25, 2015 - 10:31 pm

    Nadeen - Do not ask me to choose a favorite! I love them all!ReplyCancel

  • February 26, 2015 - 12:24 am

    Kathy - It took me a minute to write something…these are simply stunning!ReplyCancel

  • February 26, 2015 - 1:10 am

    seija - I LOVE your black and whites! Black and white landscapes can be a challenge and you make it look so easy! Beautiful work!ReplyCancel

  • February 26, 2015 - 4:37 pm

    Lindsey - These are fantastic! I especially love the 4th one. So dreamy. Where was that shot? All these posts, my list of places to visit is growing!ReplyCancel

  • February 27, 2015 - 3:31 am

    Bianca J Klein - Love those Teton mountain shots and Snake River shots, but the last one is so different that it makes me want to learn more about it…I had to stop and scan the image when I came to it. Such amazing light and and a mysteriousness to it. LOVE!ReplyCancel

  • February 27, 2015 - 4:00 am

    Kristen - You know I just love your work, Lisa! These are all absolutely stunning <3ReplyCancel

  • March 19, 2017 - 8:45 am

    Flo vohs - Hi Lisa,

    Eskaton is looking for a photographer to take photos of staff, residents and special events at our communities. Is this something you would be interested in discussing? If so, please call me at 916-334-0810 ext. 1121 Monday through Friday.

    Your photos are beautiful!