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rockahoola.jpg I took a quick pre-birthday road trip up to Utah this week. It was spectacularly beautiful there and a refreshing change of scenery since I hadn’t been anywhere for quite a while. On the way home, we made a pitstop at this abandoned waterpark. Fascinating place although a couple of meth-addled “security guards” ended up making it one of my more nerve-wracking photo expeditions!

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IMG_2828Another shot from my quick trip to the Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden. The sun would eventually come out but this one was taken early in the day while it was still overcast.

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IMG_2858I managed to squeeze a refreshingly tranquil, if brief, photowalk into an otherwise intense weekend. I hadn’t been to the Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden in years and it was even more beautiful, and the plant life more varied, than I remembered. Lovely!

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ImageDispA 35mm image taken a while back during a misty-morning visit to Lake Fulmor. It’s been a while since I’ve been out on a photo safari but it’s looking like Saturday is going to be the day. Stay tuned! :-)

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ImageDisp-15It’s been a while since I’ve posted here so I thought I’d stop in and at least say hello. I’ll admit I haven’t been taking too many photos lately but have instead been consumed with the curating/printing/framing end of things. I do hope things settle down and that I’ll be able to remedy that soon.

In the meantime, here’s a film image I took a while back at the Riverside County Fair with my old Brownie Hawkeye (lens flipped) and Fujichrome Velvia 100F 120 color slide film. Have a great weekend, folks!

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I’m quite fond of nice round numbers and so I’m happy to be posting my 1200th photo to the blog today!

If I’ve learned one thing on this photoblogging adventure of mine it’s that small, consistent actions add up over time and can (as they have for me) lay a sturdy foundation for bigger things. As I put the finishing touches on my second photography show, I am acutely aware that I wouldn’t be enjoying my new identity as a “local artist” here in my small community if it weren’t for my blog, a project I launched, quietly and impulsively, on New Year’s Day 2010.

One thing leads to another, of course, and I have a couple of new, fairly lofty goals, both of which require me to significantly beef up my social-media numbers. The truth is, that while my following here is pretty healthy, it’s lonely over on my Facebook and Instagram pages. I hate to ask, but if even half of you clicked over and liked/followed me on one or both of those pages it would help me enormously and I’d be grateful.

http://facebook.com/caryngilbertphotography
http://instagram.com/caryngilbert

As for the photo, it’s an iPhone snap from my visit to Temecula’s Falkner Winery earlier this year.

Thank you so much for your support! :-)

Caryn