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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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Lightning and Very Interesting Cloud Colors!!!

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The sprinklers and the sudden downpours soaked me, even using the umbrella to keep the moisture off my camera equipment.

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Our home.

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False Alarm.

Such potential..... unrealized as the sky went grey when I'd hoped for color galore not long as I shot this photo.

Such potential….. unrealized as the sky went grey when I’d hoped for color galore not long after I shot this photo.

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Morning Hikes and Photography. It Doesn’t Get Any Better!

Silhouette preset in Nik's Silver Efex Pro 2. Even though the original photo had pretty sunrise color in the sky, I think the color detracted rather than added to the photo.

Silhouette preset in Nik’s Silver Efex Pro 2. Even though the original photo had pretty sunrise color in the sky, I think the color detracted rather than added to the photo.

Nearing the top of the first part of our hike, San Jacinto had some fierce cloud forms.

Nearing the top of the first part of our hike, San Jacinto had some fierce cloud forms.

Some 30 seconds of intense color while at the low angle just above the horizon.

Some 30 seconds of intense color while at the low angle just above the horizon.

This is called trail graffiti. The theme in this one location changes according to the whim of the artist who changes things up quite often. Jen says this is a Snowman.

This is called trail graffiti. The theme in this one location changes according to the whim of the artist who changes things up quite often. Jen says this is a Snowman.

Jen and I love our sunrises and sunset landscape photos but need a new subject to shoot. Hence we picked "motion" to do on the downhill portion of the hike.

Jen and I love our sunrises and sunset landscape photos but need a new subject to shoot. Hence we picked “motion” to do on the downhill portion of the hike. Like the other black and white, the overhead light now higher in the sky left the dull colored background undesirable. I like how Jen pops out more in the black and white version of this photo.

This color rendition is per LR's request.

This color rendition is per LR’s request.

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Palm Springs, CA. Garston Trail’s Grand Skies.

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Jen took this photo of me clicking away:-) Thanks Jen!

Jen took this photo of me clicking away:-) Thanks Jen!

Jen and I went out for a 3:15pm hike tonight, hoping for some majestic skies. I threw my Speedlight into the camera bag, just in case. It came in handy. We didn’t get lots of color but we got lots of contrast. We both were so excited we didn’t even notice how cold it was.

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Once down from our hike we decided to see how much color we could see in the almost black sky. Setting the camera up on a rock with the two second timer engaged we got what we hoped for……color.

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San Jacinto Skylines Today.

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While Out Watching The Rain….

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Haiku Sky.

“an unrhymed verse form of Japanese origin having three lines containing usually five, seven, and five syllables respectively.”

Cloud writing this morning.

Cloud writing.

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I Waited; It Came.

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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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Phew.

I have been quite busy working on photos from two weddings I shot……all by myself. I’ve been walking through lots of fears lately. Made lots of mistakes but learned much.

Today I gave my friend Susan and sister Ginny the wedding photos shot on Xmas Eve and New Year’s Eve. Phew. Working the photos is the hardest part. But Art came running when I called asking him to help me with the photos in Lightroom. Watching Art work on the photos taught me tons. I’m realizing I need to be around photographers, shooting and learning as they work their photos in post production. I dream of having a mentor. I don’t know how to find one. Any ideas?

Sunrise colors last week.

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