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Linda JeffersIn a world of so many great photographers and writers, I am venturing into some unknown territories, leaving comfort zones, finally very willing to practice the art of seeing. By maintaining the practice of posting daily photos, I hope to continue learning about the possibilities that I trust are out there for the taking.

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Sundown calm.

Outside at 8:05:26pm tonight, in our balmy Palm Springs temperatures, I had my 400mm lens set to ISO 3200, 1/1000sec, f5.6 in manual focus when I fired off this shot.

Miss-timed green shot, but this golfer didn't mind getting wet while running through the water to get his golf ball off the green.

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Energized just thinking about the Sierra August 1st.

Diana, Ann, Jen and Ray as we started out this morning. Melissa couldn’t make today’s training hike but we are hoping work doesn’t stand in the way of her going on this backpack too.

Day two of training for our 5 day Mt. Whitney backpack, starting at Horseshoe Meadow above Lone Pine, CA.

6:05:48am day two training with our packs lightly filled with about 15 - 18 lbs. I'm so proud of my husband. He doesn't think his body can do this backpack, but he is willing to train to see if he can do it. And, he did something he's never done before.......exercised early in the morning on a day he is playing golf!!!!

Canon G11. Hate using this camera.

Evening shoot following a walk with my pack and a movie.

Passed out two backpacks today to Jen and Melissa. We filled our packs with about 18 pounds. We, Jen, Melissa, Ray and Ann and I are doing a 5 day Whitney Portal backpack starting from Horseshoe Meadow up from Lone Pine. Five weeks to get used to carrying a backpack again. It’s exciting knowing I’ll be introducing the girls to their 1st backpacking adventure.

After a walk around MHCC carrying my backpack in 106 degrees, sitting out with my camera later in the day felt cool.

Birds arrive for their last feeding and water around 7:30pm.

Wonder what this guy is eating.

Happy Birthday Stacy!

Sandi and Stacy out for a birthday dinner.

I pick up the camera, Stacy picks up being silly.

Pretty girl.

Which one should I post for my macro class?

Assignment: Illuminated Flower

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Working on paying attention to backgrounds in the current macro photography lesson.

My poor kitchen. Actually, poor Ray. He asked me yesterday “Was I finished working on my current macro background assignment?” It’s one day later and I’m still not finished. I have enough shots to upload for the 4 assignment but the more I shoot, the more I learn, and the more I can’t settle with the previous shots I thought I’d upload.

Not paying attention to background.

Paying attention to background.

Lighting macro class shot.

These are the only shots of hours of shooting that I’m somewhat happy with.

Stacy’s movie “Minimize Me” screened at the Palm Springs International Short Film Festival & Film Market today.

So many of us went to the screening today. Stacy was higher than a kite, with reason. I believe Stacy’s short video was the best of the 6 submitted Local Sightings videos from the Coachella Valley. Bravo to Stacy.

Debbie and Stacy showing their filmmakers' badges.

Here are some of the still photos I shot from today’s screening, that I added at the end of the still photos I’d previously shot and uploaded from the actual filming of Minimize Me.

The last of some wonderful gatherings.

Ann’s birthday at the Beach House yogurt place.

Jen, Melissa, Jessica and Ann.

iPhone photo