The high winds forced me to worry whether my vehicle could actually be blown over during a strong gusting crosswind I encountered on my drive home from a meeting Wednesday night. I quickly entered Mission Hills CC through an entrance I don’t usually take, just to find a break from the wind.
Driving home from a long day in LA, I amused myself taking photos of the incredible moon tonight, first with the compact camera set to ISO 1600 on aperture priority and then shutter priority.
Believe it or not, I rarely shoot shutter priority. The dial on the compact camera somehow got switched to TV. Using shutter priority rendered a nmber of really giggly blurred shots. Feeling stupid I have not ever shot drive-by shots on shutter priority before, I was surprised to discover how much more in focus (not great focus, but much better) my moon shots were using TV. Duh!
This photo was taken with my cell phone.
I am writing this blog entry from the car. We’re at Calimesa – about 35 minutes from home and bed. Ray and I are tired.
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A welcome visitor. Who isn’t welcome? All the ducks we chase away that gobble up all the bird seed and leave poop all over our patio.
I was outside the back door shooting as this color popped. I did nothing to enhance the color in Lightroom. The entire sky in all directions came alive with this red. It was quite startling. I used the 85mm lens that had been on my camera from earlier. Too bad I didn’t go back in and change to a wider lens.
I believe about 250 hikers registered for the Annual Day Zero PCT Kickoff held at Lake Morena, CA this past weekend. Many of these hikers had already started hiking and got rides back south to attend this event located 20 miles north of the California/Mexico border. Many hikers, already on the trail heading north, did not attend the ADZ event. And then some of the PCT hikers and thrus have not even started their hikes yet.
The thruhikers will hike the 2,660 miles from the southern terminus to the northern terminus, through California, Oregon and Washington.
Section hikers will hike as much as their available time will allow.
The mountains stopped the rain from coming into the Coachella Valley, but the S.J.’s got some snow. Margaret called at 7:30am this morning to cancel her 8:30am appointment with me saying it was snowing up the hill where she lives.
I leave for ADZPCTKO tomorrow to bring the bandanas down to the PCT Class of 2010 hikers. I sure hope it doesn’t rain while I’m camped at Lake Morena. It can get very cold down there. I’m bringing my big girl camera and 70 – 200mm lens to practice before I take off May 6th to a photography workshop in Moab, Ut.
I’m not packed for the weekend yet and it’s late.
Thank god Tim was voted off American Idol tonight. (Now you know why I’m not packed!)
Ray is a wonderful golf instructor for me. We’ve been talking about my playing golf again (he’s missing his golfing buddy:-)), and this morning (while Ray was out practicing) I got a call asking if I’d like to come play the Pete Dye Course with him. Sure!
I shot a 45 for the nine holes we played. Not bad considering I haven’t played in I don’t know how long.