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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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Out For A Day Somewhere New: SJ Wildlife Rec. Area, and Night Shooting on Hwy 74.

Jen and I went out to The San Jacinto Wildlife Recreational Area yesterday based on a friend’s recommendation. July really isn’t the perfect time to go there as most of the ponds are depleted of their water, yet we still found much to shoot. Can’t wait to go back in September and October and then again in Spring when the wildflowers abound.

Before we arrived at the Wildlife Area, on the Romona Expressway, just a few miles before reaching Davis Rd., we found some water and birds to photograph.

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Starting here are photos shot at the SJ Wildlife Area…..

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Shooting as the cars are headed down and up Hwy 74 in Palm Desert, CA. It was a balmy night and even though we were tired we enjoyed the meditative couple of hours depressing our cable releases and hoping we’d get the white head lights and red tail lights in each shot. When this happens, that the timing is just right, it feels the same as when you catch a fish or win a jack pot. Luck does have something to do with the success of a photo!

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2 Responses to “Out For A Day Somewhere New: SJ Wildlife Rec. Area, and Night Shooting on Hwy 74.”

  1. How did I miss this? Amazing the shots you found that day. When you go there in the future, you might want to stop by the headquarters building. If I’ve found someone there, I’ve often gotten good ideas for shots.

    These are wonderful images. You filled a day with light.

  2. lindajeffers says:

    Thanks JJ. We’ll have to go back in season!

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