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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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