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Green Flower Buds | Happy St. Patricks Day

Happy St Patricks Day

The Corned Beef is in the oven, Celtic is music is playing on the stereo thanks to Pandora, and friends will be over a bit later to share a meal. It is a good day, indeed. Wishing you a rainbow For sunlight after showers Miles and miles of Irish smiles For golden happy hours Shamrocks…

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A bit of excitement!

Today….I bought my very own Macro Lens!! I’ve been wanting one for a very long time and today I finally made it happen. I love getting up close and personal with my photographic subjects and can’t wait to spend some quality time with my new lens. I did take a few minutes today to fire…

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Light Painted Ocotillo | Anza Borrego Desert State Park | Night Sky Stars

Starry Starry Night | Anza-Borrego Desert State Park

A bit of night photography in Anza Borrego As I was thinking of a title for this post, Josh Groban’s song Vincent (Starry, Starry Night) came to mind. I did a bit of research on this song and found out, thanks to Wikipedia, that this song is a tribute to Vincent van Gogh and a…

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Sunset at Font's Point | Anza Borrego Desert State Park | Badlands

Sunset at Font’s Point | Anza-Borrego Desert State Park

One of the main reasons I headed to the desert last weekend (other than wildflower hunting and some rest & relaxation) was to meet a group of photographers I “met” on Google+. I asked my parents to come with me, not only for their company (which I love) but also because meeting a bunch of…

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Ocotillo | Spring | Anza Borrego Desert State Park

Desert Spring | Anza Borrego Desert State Park

Although I’ve lived in Southern California for many years (before and after my time in Sicily) I had never been to Anza Borrego Desert State Park. I heard about the stunning Spring wildflower displays and wanted to visit. This year I finally grabbed the opportunity! My mom and dad brought their travel trailer down, we…

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Argus Rangefinder | Vintage Exploration | Antique Vintage Film Camera

Vintage Exploration | Argus Rangefinder

The Argus Rangefinder, aka The Brick The Argus C3 Rangefinder, produced from 1939 to 1966, was dubbed “the brick” by photographers due to its size, shape, and weight. I came across an Argus C3 in an antique shop a couple of years ago and, knowing nothing about it, had to have it. I had no idea…

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Wrought Iron Gate & Lock | Balboa Park | San Diego, CA | Scott Kelby Worldwide Photo Walk 2011

Scott Kelby’s Worldwide Photo Walk 2011

Last weekend I participated in Scott Kelby’s Worldwide Photo Walk! I had a blast and hope to be a part of this event every year.  Last year I led a walk in Sicily. Although I would have had fun leading a walk this year my schedule was too erratic to commit as a leader, but I’m glad…

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June Gloom | Swami’s | Encinitas, CA

Most people, when they think about San Diego, they picture sunny days at the beach. However, those who visit during June are often a bit disappointed to find that the fog often lingers through the day and the cool breeze sometime necessitates a sweatshirt. Its called June Gloom – and I love it! California beach…

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Kitten peeking through curtains | Ragusa Ibla | Sicily | Italy | Scott Kelby Worldwide Photo Walk 2010

Scott Kelby’s Worldwide Photo Walk 2010

Yesterday’s Photo Walk was a success!!  I shared the afternoon/evening with 15 awesome people, some old friends, and some new. Most of my group hadn’t been to Ragusa Ibla before and they fell in love with the city as I do each and every time I visit. Due to the “joys” of the GPS about…

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