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.

Come join me on my journey!

Beginning of a very long day.

Nearing the end of our morning hike, we got some sky candy.

Brian, Jen, Diana, and Melissa


Busy few days.

This weekend 26 women will be at my home. Twenty five will be sleeping all over the house for the 5th Annual Birthday Slumber Party.
With Debbie’s arrival tomorrow at noon, I don’t know how much time I’ll have to post. I know I’ll be shooting a lot.

February 2011. Debbie doing Marilyn!


Willing subjects.

I’ve started carrying the Canon 7D fitted with a EF 50mmf/1.4USM lens on our morning hikes. The 50mm lens lightens the camera load and forces me to shoot more close ups do to the limited field of view. I’m now thinking more about what aperture I want to use to create the look I want.
Settings: 1/30 sec at f/2.0, ISO 640

Love that Jen and Melissa willingly hope to any and all requested poses:-)

Settings: 1/2000 sec. f/2.0, ISO 125

Another post hike pose in lots of orange color and light.



Out at a birthday dinner tonight taking portraits of each person, Melony asked to take my photo.


Morning shots with the Canon 7D I carried.

When we arrived at 6am.

"Oh please, one photo of our group with the morning light behind you?" Melissa, Katya, Tracy, Ann and Eric.

Later into the hike......."Oh, sorry but I can't pass up this light either."

And even later in the hike...."Please, one more shot. And hurry before the sun comes up over the mountain when I won't be able to get the shot I want."

Melissa spotted this photo op I shot walking back to our cars.



Fifteen minutes before Katya walked in to the meeting to speak, she let me take some photos just outside the room.


Sunrise, sunset. Did you see them?

Beginning of this evening's light show.

The show kept changing.

My fav.

And this was this morning for those of you who don't use or didn't see the photos I posted from our hike this morning.

Photos from this morning were shot with an iPhone camera. This was Stacy's first 5:45am hike. She was blown away (no pun intended) by how beautiful it is at that god awful time.


JTBP in LA today.

Ventura Blvd. in Sherman Oaks. Walking from El Rancho to the meeting I quickly pulled out my Iphone and shot this less than peak color.


Background Scrapebook of online clip-art.

Spent most of today, studying Adobe Photoshop CS5 related to layers and completed the second online Advanced Photomontage assignment by filling a blank Photoshop document with collected clip art. I believe I’ll be using some of this clip art I collected in the next assignment.

I'm finally beginning to feel a bit more comfortable with Photoshop since working on this background document today. Yeah.


Jen turns 37!

Happy birthday to you Jen!

Happy Jen.


Jen and her Mom, Debbie.


All of Jen's friends singing Happy Birthday at the Yogurt Beach House.