I'm sexy and I know it
Peacock strutting his stuff for the ladies at the Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden. Taken with my pocket superzoom, hence the deep depth of field. Jpeg out of the camera, a little sharpening in PSE9, and a watermark.
Summer's come early in the High Sierra
What a difference a year makes. Skelton Lake is an alpine lake at about 10,000 feet (just over 3,000 meters) up in the eastern Sierra Nevada. This time last year the lake was still frozen over, and I know other lakes in the area at the same altitude had ice on them into July. My first landscape upload with my new camera: the Olympus OM-D E-M5. Shot with the M.Zuiko 12-50mm (24-100mm FF equivalent) lens, a great hiking/backcountry package, as both lens and camera are rubustly weathersealed…
A pelican sunset in Playa del Rey
One of the most beautiful spots to catch a sunset along the coast in the LA area, thanks to its broad vistas, and the sweeping curve of Santa Monica Bay, with Malibu and the mountains in the distance. And quite a bit of seabird activity, what with the Ballona wetlands right behind. Doing what I could with the pocket point-and-shoot I had on me. Thankfully, it has a pretty extensive manual mode. So it's just "wait for the birdie[s]". :o) Feliz Quarta Sunset – Happy Sunset Wednesday, everyone…
Twilight on the Beach
Looking out over the Pacific Ocean just after sunset on the beach at Playa del Rey, where the volleyball nets are up all year long. Feliz Quarta Sunset – Happy Sunset Wednesday, everyone! View Awards Count
Golden in Yosemite
Bailey the English Cream Golden Retriever. On the banks of the south fork of the Merced River, in Yosemite National Park, California. Three-exposure HDR image made out of one single RAW file, merged and tonemapped in Photomatix. This is Bailey's favorite place. I hope you get to spend your Sunday in your favorite place, as well.
Valley View Rocks
One of the classic spots to see Yosemite Valley. Appropriately named "Valley View". Thanks to the changing seasons, light, water levels, and clouds, this oft-photographed spot can offer all kinds of different looks. I've stood in this spot countless dozens or even hundreds of times – in every season, and in every year of my life – and I never get tired of it. One shot JPEG, hand-held Olympus OM-D E-M5 camera, with M.Zuiko 12-50mm lens, 12mm focal length (24mm FF equivalent), ISO 200…
Beach sunset bird & boats
Playa del Rey, as the sun goes down. This is in the city of Los Angeles. In November. I love living in southern California. :o) Feliz Quarta Sunset – Happy Sunset Wednesday, everyone! Thanks very much for all of your views, invites, comments, and favorites. I appreciate it all!
Emerald Lake reflections
Emerald Lake is an alpine lake at about 9,500 feet (just under 3,000 meters) up in the eastern Sierra Nevada. It is often still frozen over at this time of the year, but we have had a very, very warm and dry winter. At the final survey, water content in the Sierra snowpack was measured at 40 percent of normal. It was 190 percent of normal this time last year. We can expect more of these kinds of crazy fluctuations as the planet warms, and weather gets weirder. The winter snowpack is crucial…
San Diego – a glass harbor
"Discovered by the Germans in 1904, they named it San Diego, which of course in German means..." ;o) I took this shot from the Embarcadero Marina Park South, looking across the marina at the Marriot and downtown. A great place for an early morning walk, run, yoga routine, jujitsu workout, or whatever floats your boat. Or boats, as the case may be. View Awards Count