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!


Happy Halloween!
photo by jen clark….


A Double Header Day.

It’s no call Tuesday. All that was scheduled was working out with my trainer and getting my car serviced (Thanks to Ray).

Morning shots that made me 7 minutes late for my trainer at the gym:

Last of last night’s full moon – this morning.

Looking up over our home.

Turning around……..

Seeing the light on the oranges as I turned back to look at light on San Jacinto again.

The rising low sun makes for some interesting side lighting.


Now for the evening shots: (I hadn’t planned on going out to shoot but found I couldn’t resist going out in the balmy late day sun with my camera.)

I need to work on panning. I had the shutter too slow on the 70-200 f/2.8 lens. Think it was 80th sec.

These three shots are all cropped way down.


Took Our Time This Morning.

Jen took the day off today and we spent more time photographing in the pre-sunrise light.

Nearing the end of our hike the sun came up and I couldn’t pass up just one more reflection shot.

This sign is for you Baby!
We hike by this sign and only today did Jen and I notice it.


Sunday Night Bump & Grind Hikes Rule!

Jen and I took the left steeper trail up the B&G.

Jen climbed up this steep rocky hill to be in this shot.

We ran into Mike and Henry.

Then we ran into one of Jen’s students and his sister. They were sports and willingly posed for me.

We started the hike after 5pm knowing we’d be coming down in the dark.

No clouds but the pastel sky was enough to elicit lots of ews and ahhs.

Gotta love high ISO’s.
ISO 2500, 1/40 sec @ f/2.8.


Color Reflected.

Out My Door. This morning, instead of hiking early, I walked out my door and headed for the 15th hole lake, hoping to catch, not fish, but color reflections in the early morning rising light.

Click here to see more Out My Door photos.

One of the many photos I shot this morning.


The High Jumper.

Jen and I working on understanding AI Servo mode on our cameras.


Chasing The Light.

Photo 10 minutes into our morning hike. Used Color Efex Pro 2 to bring out detail in the almost totally dark raw file.

Jen shooting Melissa’s flashlight lit nalgene with Rylan looking on.

Driving back home on Gerald Ford, the sun still had not come up after our morning hike.

Just before I turned left to my home on the end of the street, I noticed the sun illuminating the sprinkler water and made a u-turn and parked.

Turning back to my car, I snapped off one more shot.



I went to visit Natalie in LA today. Natalie and I have known each other for 45 years. We met when we were both playing tournament duplicate bridge in the same circles. Natalie is family. I love her, even when she tells me the color of my hair is too dark, or too long, or I have a long fore-head and should wear bangs:-)


Marilyn Met Marilyn Friday Night.


Different Subjects On A.M. Hike.

Watching Jen to roll up for our hike in her NEW car:-)

Set my camera on a couple of rocks covered with my hanky to do this 25 second early-morning-night photo.
f/2.8, ISO 1600, 24 mm (EF24-70 f/2.8L USM).

Crossing the Date Palm bridge on my way home.