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IMG_3904.jpgLow tide at sunset; Newport Beach, California

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IMG_3295-2.jpgIf you’ve followed this blog for very long you know that I’m somewhat obsessed with water. I love that it’s mysterious, endlessly changeable, and also that it lends itself particularly well to the movement and abstract shots I’ve grown to love so much.

This shot, like yesterday’s photo, is from my recent visit to Newport Beach. In this one, we’re looking down on the water as it comes into shore. The brown bit along the bottom and in the lower-right corner is sand.

All that being said, when I look at this image I see a painterly landscape dominated by sky and clouds. What do you see?

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IMG_9207-5.jpgI am going to try to pay attention to the spring. I am going to look around at all the flowers, and look up at the hectic trees. I am going to close my eyes and listen. ~ Anne Lamott

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IMG_1176.jpgExperimenting with intentional camera movement and slow shutter speed at the Living Desert, a botanical garden and zoo not far from Palm Springs.

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IMG_0833 2 2.jpgGolden hour in black and white. I love shooting in the desert but yesterday morning’s photo safari might be my last one for a while. I got an uncharacteristically early start and even then had to stop by about 9:30 or so. It’s getting hot down there!