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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.

Come join me on my journey!

Cind and Ray.

This time of year at Mission Hills Country Club is dedicated to ground and tree clean up. All the courses get worked on a rotation basis. The trees are thinned and cut back. It’s ugly here which makes wanting to go out and shoot undesirable. Even shooting reflections in the lake isn’t great because of all the debris that rests on top of the water from the course scalping and tree cutting.

My friend Cindy arrived tonight.

Cind is here!

She’ll be organizing areas in my home over the next 3 or 4 days. This is a once a year trip she makes to work for me and I especially can’t wait to get my cabinet files cleaned out, relabeled and new file folders added.

Ray on our morning walk.

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Gratitude.

Walking through the parking lot at the end of this morning’s hike, Jen and I spotted this little guy. I can’t figure out what caused the bird’s insides to be exposed the way they are. What could have happened. Here one moment, gone the next.
Lately, I’ve been feeling extremely grateful. I want to live today and hopefully many more days experiencing the good feelings that come from living in gratitude.

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Needing To Slow Down.

Outside with the handyman (no, not Ray:-)) and had my camera. Nik HDR software for a little drama using the b/w artistic filter.

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Brief Morning Visitor.

Love our local Roadrunners.

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Good Friends.

Jerry and Sandi tonight before dinner at the Daily Grill. Big shout out of thanks to Sherali and Perry for taking us all out for celebratory dinners!

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Quick Decision To Hike Tonight, Was A Good One.

Pretty Mary Kay allowing Jen and me to shoot her while on our evening bump & grind hike.

Shooting Mary Kay for a back lighting assignment.

Jen giving us lots of love.

And because I believe it is the first day of fall, the sunset finally has color again:-)

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Two Unknown 2010 Thru-Hikers.

Unknown thru-hikers at ADZPCTKOP (Annual Day Zero Pacific Crest Trail Kick Off Party) in Lake Morena, CA,
April 22, 2010.
This is one of my favorite photos. I don’t know whether I love this photo because of the emotional connection I have to backpackers and thru-hiking or because it is a photo that communicates the story of the a thru-hiker (maybe the morning before) embarking on a 5 month long adventure.

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Trying To Find “Best” Photos Isn’t Easy.

I’ve been asked to come up with 50 – 60 of my best photos. Hmmmmm. I had no idea how difficult this would be.

I had Art, my computer/photographer guru, help me pick many of the photos as I lost all perspective. I hated everything.

Here are two I’m considering.

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Missing time with my camera.

At the end of our morning hike the sun was just rising above the horizon. Need to submit some backlit shots for Lesson 3. Jen had to get home and get ready for work so it was a one shot take.

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Sunday Evening 100 Degrees Bump & Grind Hike.

Back on the Bump & Grind with Mary Kay and Jen for an evening hike.

Quickly tried to capture this dirt biker speeding by us.

Mary Kay walked away from Jen and me while we were trying to photograph some bushes and placed herself on a rock down the trail. Jen and I couldn’t get there fast enough to photograph Mary Kay. Could have have more photos except MK noticed a bee hive directly below her.

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