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Disneyland | Anaheim, CA | Detail of Dumbo Ride

The Happiest Place on Earth | Disneyland | Anaheim, CA

A lot has happened in the last few weeks: I’ve had portrait shoots, I got a NEW CAMERA {grin} and I took a trip up to Disneyland to meet my brother-in-law and his family! I’ve also been working on a couple of new projects, and just finished submitting SIX photos to the San Diego County…

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2001 Subaru Legacy GT Ltd | Sand Subi | Anza-Borrego Desert State Park

The Sand Subi | Anza-Borrego Desert State Park

What is a Sand Subi? It a certain 2001 Subaru Legacy GT LTD that danced down sand washes and played in the dirt during my recent trip to Anza-Borrego Desert State Park. Like any proud mama I took a lot of pictures of my pretty car getting dirty!           I just…

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Imperial Beach Pier | High Surf Storm Surge | Big Waves

Winter’s Last Hurrah | Imperial Beach, CA

Winter put on a good show for its final weekend – cold, windy, wet weather for San Diego! With the storm came big waves and a high surf advisory. I spent a bit of time on Sunday at Imperial Beach enjoying the brisk air and taking a few photos of the big waves licking at…

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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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