Rocks and trees

I’ve been sticking pretty close to home lately while still trying to get out of the house for some exercise. It remains a challenge to find local trails empty of other people — but I really need that bit of escape and solitude, even for just a few hours throughout the week.

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Winter wandering

Some of my many images from the Beek’s Bight area of Folsom Lake. This occasion was a shore fishing trip in November 2015, in the middle of a six-year drought. I’ve applied some of the different creative filters available in PT Photo Editor, a free basic editing program that I’ve been using for quite awhile now.

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Suburban spice

Living in the suburbs often seems a bit dull, especially compared to life in a large city. Endless rows of well-tended lawns and gaping garage doors don’t seem to offer much to point my camera at. But if I keep my eyes open and look very carefully, here and there I might spot something that adds a bit of spice […]

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Any number of things

Last Thursday, Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge featured anything with numbers on it. I’d already posted my black and white images for the challenge, but I knew I might find plenty of numbers as I wandered around Denio’s market in Roseville on Saturday. And of course, the numbers seemed to jump out at me wherever I looked!

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This and that

Sometimes on my local hikes I don’t come across anything really exciting to shoot; so instead I look for small details or odd little things that catch my eye. It might be an unexpected message or something accidentally left behind — or even a colorful rock that I’ve probably trod on hundreds of times without ever noticing before.

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