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Weekly Photo Challenge: Shadow


I chose a local photo from our neighbourhood for this week’s challenge shadow.  I took this about a month ago when my wife pointed out this kitten sitting on a doorstep across the street.  I thought the very prominent shadow being cast against the bright wall made for an interesting photo – I’ll let you be the judge….

A mere shadow of itself.....

A mere shadow of itself…..

 


Weekly Photo Challenge: Ambiance


To me there is no better example of ambiance than a sunset – especially along the coast or up in the mountains somewhere.  Combined with reflections off the water (in this case, a very low tide) there is nothing better to set a beautiful and colorful mood.  This photo is taken of the crystal pier in Pacific Beach just as the sun sets right on the horizon.  Hope you enjoy the calm and peaceful feeling of this photo on a sure to be tumultuous week…..

Breath in and smell the salt water.....

Breath in and smell the salt water…..


Gone….


Both summer and the crowds that it brings…..

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Gone

 

Didn’t have a camera with me this morning at the beach in San Diego…..remembered I had my I-phone to capture the deserted beach walkway.


Thanksgiving for Dog Lovers


We’ve had a tradition for several years now to walk with the Fathers Joe’s charity walk here in San Diego.  Its a nice walk through Balboa Park and our local neighborhood so its easy and always fun.

We head to the start line....

We head to the start line….

The whole local community turns out to support the run.  I liked this scene as it spoke to me about the America that I know – not the one we heard so much about during the election…..

Donald never met these folks

Donald never met these folks

The highlight for me every year is not the exercise or the uniformly beautiful mornings we always seem to have – it is the dogs that are out walking their people.  They are large….

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Big boy

and they are small…..

Chihuahua parade

Chihuahua parade

They are all colors …..

and even black and white...

and even black and white…

Some were in costume

feathered friend

feathered friend

or just dressed up for the occasion.

thanksgiving colors

thanksgiving colors

Some helped pull their people along…..

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stroller puller

while others joined their people for a ride.

Canine company

Canine company

Some of them mugged for the camera and the paparazzi ……

aren't I pretty?

aren’t I pretty?

While other pets just watched the procession go by from their royal perches….

how "common" they all look.....

how “common” they all look…..

In any case, it is always a great way to start the holiday.  I hope that your turkey day was great and that you enjoy the rest of the season.

Gotta go.....!

Gotta go…..!

 


Weekly Photo Challenge: Tiny


I took a photo earlier this week that fits the challenge “Tiny” perfectly.  While leaving the house I noticed some hummingbirds feeding on a bird of paradise next to my front porch.  I quickly got my camera and got a few decent shots of this tiny, agile flyer.  The colors of the hummer and the bird of paradise blended pretty nicely…..

Life goes on......I hope.


Discover Challenge: Here and Now


I went on the Daily Post looking for the photo challenge but there didn’t appear to be one – instead it featured a challenge for “here and now”.  Since I had just returned from La Jolla Cove where I was trying out a new camera I thought I’d post some photos of that particular here and now (from a couple of hours ago).   I went to the cove with the intention of catching birds in flight but there wasn’t much going on so I just took what interested me.  Here are some of the here and now photos ….that I took…..then.

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The sun was out at first but there wasn’t much moving  so I walked over to where the sea lions normally bask by the water and found this little guy enjoying the sun and the surf.

 

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When the sun was still low in the sky  there were numerous cormorants nesting in a tree above the cove.  I managed to catch this silhouette of one of them coming in to its perch.

 

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The light got pretty flat after a while and there still wasn’t much flying so I caught this shot of the cormorants also enjoying the crashing surf.  As here and nows go, this was a pretty nice one.


Weekly Photo Challenge: Curves


Curves are everywhere so I thought I’d choose some that are hard to see with the naked eye and are better captured with a photograph.  While we can all see the patterns that moving lights make at night, our eyes are much too quick to trace those patterns across time – the camera can do a much better job of that using slow shutter speeds to record the movements.  This is a local picture of an intersection in the Hillcrest area of San Diego.  The long exposures turned the lights into beautiful, flowing curves – making a mundane photo into a light painting with interest.  Hope you enjoy…..

Night Moves....

Night Moves….


Weekly Photo Challenge: Jubilant


Its easy to think of Jubilant as a uniquely human feeling or emotion.  In doing a quick scan through some old photos I quickly found some other images that I think capture the spirit of Jubilation through another species that we are all familiar with – our own canine companions.  Who can dispute that a dog chasing a ball in the surf at the beach is feeling that joy and exhilaration – especially with their human friends engaged by their sides……

Jubilant chase

Jubilant chase


Weekly Photo Challenge: Earth


When I think of the Earth, I immediately think of the myriads of living creatures that depend on what it provides.  With that in mind I stopped by a local lake to see if I could capture a couple of quick images to remind us of those inhabitants.  I think they are also a reminder that all those other creatures have no ability to change how we treat Mother Earth – only we humans have that ability/responsibility.

Get your act together!!

Get your act together!!

I imagine this “other mother” chiding us all to protect our earth for the sake of her (and our) children.

Get close to it!!

Get close to it!!

I imagine these little guys telling us to take the time to get close to the earth and understand what we are doing to it.  It is the most important factor in all of our lives and we treat it like a given vs the gift that it is…..


Gloomy Morning


It was a foggy morning along the San Diego coast so I thought I’d try to catch the mood before the fog lifted.  Even though I got a late start I was able to catch the last of the gloom before it lifted.  I decided to keep with the gloomy theme and made the photo B&W.  I added a little texture also to try to make it more “artsy”.  Hope your day is brighter than this photo!

Fading into the gloom

Fading into the gloom