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It’s been a couple of months since I’ve been over to the lake so I thought with clouds in the sky this evening it might be worth a trip over. Most the people were packing up their picnics, toys, kids, or were hauling all their stuff out when I arrived so, it was really quite and peaceful in my spot.

A couple of times while I waited for the color in the sky a duck would splash down. That was the most noise I heard.  Then the sky started turning pink. It was a lovely way to end the day and week-end.

Vasona Lake SunsetNikon Df| AF-D Nikkor 28-105mm @32mm| f14| ISO 100|  2 frames blended in Photoshop CS6: frame 1- 2 second exposure, frame 2- 0.8sec | Hoodman STEEL Ultra High Speed Digital Film

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P52 16 of 52 Tiger

Beware of the terrible tiger,
You don’t always know when he’s near,
But his eyes shine like lights
In the blackest of nights,
And his growl makes you tremble with fear!
~Giles Andreae
From the Children’s book Rumble in the Jungle 1998

Nikon Df| Lensbaby Composer Pro w/Soft Focus Optic, 16mm Macro Converter, and Wide Angle Lens @ f/5.6|Hoodman STEEL Ultra High Speed Digital Film| Hand-held

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I dug into my earlier 2015 Hiking files for the weekly contribution to Leanne Cole’s Monochrome Madness 2. Nothing I made images of this week worked out well in Monochrome/Black & White.  I’m so glad we have the option of color today because for me somethings just don’t work as well in Black and White. :)

MM2-7  Wild Rose and Bee

Check out the other wonderful contributions to this week’s Monochrome Madness2 here.

Panasonic DMC-FZ200| @ 108mm| Lexar Professional Digital Film| Hand-held| Santa Clara County

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This is a new wildflower for me. I think it’s beautiful.  There were a few other new ones for me on today’s 5.5mile hike.
I’m wiped out! The hills were rolling, but steep.

Nikon Df| LensBaby Composer Pro w/Soft Focus Optic @ f/4, and 16mm Macro Converter| Hand-held| Hoodman STEEL Ultra High Speed Digital Film

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Nikon Df| AF-d Nikkon 85mm f/1.4@ f.5.6|ISO 200| SB910 camera right at 1/4 power

I’m trying to keep things as normal as possible to keep myself from collapsing. My Mother in Law died suddenly on the 15th in the wee hours of the morning.  He-Man and my son flew back to PA. this morning. I’m at home taking care of # 1 Grandson while Daughter has to return to work. This loss will be hardest on my daughter.MIL and Daughter had a bond…one I wish I had with my daughter. They talked about everything, and trust and “got” each other.  This is the first loss of this magnitude my children have experienced. It’s really hard.

Allan is daughter’s BFF- guy friend. He’s fabulous. Daughter and he have been friends for years. #1 Grandson loves him, and I’m so grateful he’s here when she needs him most.  He’s a keeper…not just a “fair weather friend”. I’m so grateful Daughter has him now and I hope forever.

The next few weeks will be hard on us. I know we will soldier on, but  I could really use your prayers, and positive thoughts right now.

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The bands and choirs in Heaven are thrilled to have you…we will miss you.

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Yosemite Valley from Tunnel View

Saturday last a friend (Dali) and I went to Yosemite National Park hoping there would still be snow from last week’s storm.

There was snow in the higher elevations, but not what we were hoping for. The warmer, sunny days following the storm melted a lot of it.

On the way down from Glacier Point we stopped quickly at Tunnel View because there were some nice clouds in the sky, and I liked the light on that single tree in the center, although that light didn’t translate too well in this image.  It’s okay, this view never gets old for me.

Check out Leanne Cole’s Monochrome Madness2  To find all the other wonderful entries for this week click  here.

Nikon Df| AF-S Nikkor 17-35mm| Hoodman STEEL Ultra High Speed Digital Film| Developed in CS6 and Nik’s Silver Efex Pro 2


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