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Fiesta

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U.S.A.California 2017 We’ve planted succulents in our backyard. They grow easily and they are drought tolerant. And from a photographer’s point of view, they have interesting shapes. I’ve photographed our succulents several times but this is the first photo I’ve … Continue reading

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Eliminating Backgrounds

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San Diego Wild Animal Park 2017 First you need to have a sharp shot and it isn’t that easy. Right after the bird takes flight is your best chance and here the crane’s foot is just barely touching the ground. … Continue reading

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Three from Russia

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Northern Russia 2009 Flowers set on a window sill in a tiny home…the subject is ordinary. Nothing is happening yet I relate to the person who wanted flowers to brighten their home. On a photographic level, the blacks are rich … Continue reading

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Imitation is the Greatest Form of Flattery

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Rome, Italy 2015 My husband and I are watching “The Sopranos” for the third time. It is natural to think of things Italian. I have a book of Italian travel posters and I glanced through it before falling asleep the … Continue reading

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Yellow House with Umbrella Pines

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Rome, Italy 2015 I still love the vintage poster look. It makes me happy. I used Topaz Simplify to get this look after I had adjusted the colors and changed the gray sky to blue.  

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Rearing Horse with Rider

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Almaty, Kazakhstan 2016 This looks like fun, but is dangerous. The horse can fall over backward and crush his rider. It’s one of those things that you shouldn’t try at home. I flattened the contrast and muted the colors to … Continue reading

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Portrait of Two Giraffes

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U.S.A. 2017 San Diego Wild Animal Park I am pleased if I can get a shot of two or more somethings in a pleasing pose. I was lucky on this day when the shorter giraffe began to rub its head … Continue reading

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Practice at Home

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USA 2017 I bought these carrots for dinner and also to photograph them. I put off the photography practice until it was time to start dinner. Not good, but as they say, it’s the way I roll. The key to … Continue reading

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Koi

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U.S.A  San Diego, CA 2017 I spent nearly a half hour shooting the koi as they swam about their pool at the Japanese Garden in Balboa Park. Their colors and the way their shimmering bodies formed different designs made it … Continue reading

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Zoo Adventure

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San Diego, CA 2017 I took a few minutes in the aviary to practice with my new tele-extenders. Don’t know the name of these birds but I love their pose. The angle of their body corresponds with the tree trunk in … Continue reading

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