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The few Chrysanthemums I have in my yard are in bloom! The yellow ones looked so lovely in the late afternoon light that I grabbed my macro lens, and camera before the light faded.

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The plants are super old, so the blossoms are much smaller than in past years. I think I need to add new plants or rip these out and start anew? Anyone know which would be best?

Speaking of plants.  We’re having the front landscaping done finally! It should be done by Tuesday. I’ll post images when done. I’m so excited!

Nikon D700| Nikkor AF-D 105mm macro lens| Lexar Professional Digital Film|


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So, WP has changed the layout and look of posting, and adding images is different. I’m  kind of struggling through the new changes. Was there a memo about the changes? I missed it if so.

For this week’s MM2; and I’m really late posting mine this week! Is another image from my hike up Slacker’s Ridge Trail. This image I made during the Golden hour before the mad rush of people headed out of the headlands, and into the city for dinner, shows, and general Saturday night Merry Making. :)

MM2 33 of 52 San Francisco Bay from Slacker Ridge Trail

Okay. Inserting my image went well this time. I didn’t have to delete it and try again! YEAH! “)

To see all the images posted this past week click here.

Nikon Df| Nikkor 24-70mm| Hoodman STEEL Ultra High Speed Digital Film| CS6 & Silver Efex Pro

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I worked on a watercolor tutorial by Alan Owen this morning that I think came out fairly well.

As always I continue to work on making perspective right. My chimneys need help but they’re close.

IPhone 5 , ps express app for iphone

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The day before I came down with Strep Throat I hiked up Slacker Ridge Trail with friends to view San Francisco, Fort Baker, Horseshoe Cove, and the trailing lights along US101/HWY 1 going in and out of San Francisco.  It was an amazing night. Just before we headed out for the night. We saw this bizarre rocket shooting across the sky with a triangle white light, and long blue tail.  It looked as if it were coming straight for us from San Francisco, but it veered to the right over the bridge and up, up, up and away.  Unfortunately, I had packed up my gear ready to head down the hill so I didn’t get an image of it.

It was reported that the Navy had test fired an unarmed Trident Missile from a submarine in San Diego. The Missile was seen in San Diego, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Oregon, Nevada, WA, and I read the target was in Alaska! It was amazing to see but, I do regret packing up my gear!

San Francisco Skyline from Slacker Ridge Trail

Nikon Df| Nikon 24-70mm| Hoodman STEEL Ultra High Speed Digital Film| PSCS6

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I left part of my heart in Paris in 2006. Tonight it’s crying for the city, its people, and France.

Tour Eiffle

Image from my 2008 archives.

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I’m a bit late with this week’s post for Monochrome Madness 2, but better late than never right? I’ve been under the weather all week with Strep Throat.

The only place I went was to the mall to do some Birthday, and Christmas shopping the week before so, I’m guessing that’s where I picked it up.

I dug into my files for this image. I made this image one evening this past May. I don’t think I’ll ever forget the experience, because not too long after I made this image I was hiking to another location along the cliffs when my boot got caught in the ice plants that were part of the trail, and I fell down then found myself sliding down the cliff. Using my tripod with my camera mounted on it like an axe or pick,  and my other hand to grab onto ice plants I was able to stop before falling over the cliff! It all happened so FAST! I was so silly my only thought was…” Crap, I hope my camera is okay!” I checked it first to make sure it  was still working when I got back up on the trail.  Thankfully both myself, and the camera were fine…dirty, and dazed, but fine.

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I took a higher path out let me tell ya!:)

I’m on the mend and feeling much better today. I hope this finds you all healthy, and safe!

To see all the images posted for this week’s MM2 click here

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We had a real good rain this past week here in Silicon Valley so, I grabbed my camera and took several images of the rain hitting the patio. I managed to catch a few drop images in the process.

I hope this is beginning of wet winter. Or at least a drought busting one.

It’s raining again today!

Nikon Df| AF-S Nikkor 300mm| Hoodman STEEL Ultra High Speed Digital Film| CS6

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