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This past weekend at the Huntington Botanical Gardens.

Kelly 2014 © all rights reserved

Below The Surface

DSC_1439_edited-2Oil rigs are all along the coast in the drive north from Los Angeles. I think I counted eight while sitting on the beach this day. Meanwhile, a pelican is about to have lunch.

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Today and Tomorrow

DSC_8395_edited-2This morning was a walk through the Huntington Botanical Gardens.

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Sure, I Can Do That!

DSC_4276_edited-1L.A. Breakers performance, Venice Beach, November 2013

(I could see myself doing this, just before someone drives me to the orthopedist’s office.)

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Nervous

DSC_8350_edited-2This lizard stayed motionless all evening as I first noticed him, then took his picture, then chatted with my neighbor, then finally went home when it got dark. Poor little guy, I am sure he didn’t enjoy our company.

Kelly 2014 © all rights reserved

Film: Finding Vivian Maier

This is a striking film about the street photographer Vivian Maier. It opened here in Los Angeles on Friday. Well worth your time.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Threshold

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This week’s photo challenge is THRESHOLD.  “A threshold is a point of entering; that point just before a new beginning — that split-second moment in time, full of anticipation. All the hard work is over; relief is palpable.” Click here to see other photos of THRESHOLD.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Street Life (2)

DSC_0443-1_edited-1On the streets of Dublin, just outside Trinity College.

“For this challenge, document the movement (or stillness) of a street: tell a story with your snapshot, capture a scene that reveals a bit about a place, or simply show us where you live — or a path you often take.”  See other submissions for “Street Life” here.

Kelly 2014 © all rights reserved

Weekly Photo Challenge: Street Life

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After the rain is when Los Angeles is prettiest, and it rained last night.  Here’s the street I live on.

“For this challenge, document the movement (or stillness) of a street: tell a story with your snapshot, capture a scene that reveals a bit about a place, or simply show us where you live — or a path you often take.”  See other submissions for “Street Life” here.

Kelly 2014 © all rights reserved

Really Big Ant

DSCN0155_edited-1Today’s excursion was to Big Bear Lake, elevation 7,000 feet, about 85 miles east of Los Angeles.  There was a bunch of these busy ants, and so large that I feared setting my camera bag on the ground! Am I seeing teeth here?  My best guess is that this is a Mound Ant. Perhaps you can tell me?

Kelly 2014 © all rights reserved

Last Rays

DSCN0121_edited-2Sunflower absorbing the setting sun.

Kelly 2014 © all rights reserved

Sunflower Bug

DSCN0096_edited-2Bug on a sunflower — testing the Nikon Coolpix L830 macro feature.

Kelly 2014 © all rights reserved

 

Wave Meets Child

DSCN0088_edited-1I was impressed by a photograph of the moon at Burgess Art captured by a point & shoot! Needing an inexpensive camera with pretty good range, I bought a Coolpix L830 and took it for a spin this weekend. Here’s the (cropped) result, taken from far up on the sand.

Kelly 2014 © all rights reserved

Weekly Photo Challenge: Reflection

DSC_3899_edited-1This week, in a post created specifically for this challenge, show us an image that says REFLECTION.  Click here to view other reflection submissions.

Venice Beach, Los Angeles, California

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