Archives for the month of: August, 2013

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Used an antique color setting for this shot to try and give it an older photo or polaroid picture look.

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This was going to be my first choice for the weekly challenge of ‘sea’ because I felt a wide angle or panoramic view of the ocean kind of shows a greater magnitude of what the word ‘sea’ means to me. However, I changed my mind last minute after reflecting on my trip to Hawaii and the clear and bright blue waters which I remember there.

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The current view outside our door seems to suggest one end of this rainbow is leading to our neighbor’s chimney.

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When I think of the word “sea” I think beaches and shores of blue ocean with an unending view of the water.
As fortunate as I am to live fairly close to many of California’s beaches I felt the greatest view of the sea I ever had was during my 2010 trip to the island of Kauai while hiking along the Kalalau trails.

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If anyone else is in the least bit drawn to this photo, well then, you can only imagine what a mosquito or a moth must see in it.
Was just sort of testing my camera’s manual focusing at night at a shutter speed fast enough that could still be pulled off handheld without the use of a tripod or any image stabilization.

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While taking a shot of the Joshua tree and sun behind it, a tiny speck below the left branch of the tree when zoomed in close, reveals a little birdie who just happened to zip by and get caught up in the moment of the scene.
If you have a large screen, you may also find another bird perched atop the Joshua in the background as well.

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Flash flood warnings from this morning gave way to a spectacular rainbow early in the evening while driving along Sierra Hwy Ca.
These particular shots were taken right alongside the road next to the Aqua Dulce Vineyards also located here.