Photographing the birds of La Jolla has become a bit of an annual event for our photo club (the Photo Section of the Sierra Club San Diego Chapter), of which I am the vice president for the 2018/2019 term. Last year we went in late December, this year in mid January. Continue reading “Birds of La Jolla”
Some of our friends had a spare guest pass for the San Diego Zoo – and gave it to me! That was a nice surprise. The pass was good for both the zoo itself and the Safari Park in Escondido – the latter is relatively close to where we live so I decided to go there.
I brought the camera with me, but found the zoo animal photos so far outside of everything that I normally photograph that I decided to share them here, on my personal blog. It was interesting to realize how clearly I can draw the line in this case – even though I think I’m quite generous and flexible when it comes to adding photographs to my online photo archive… 🙂 Continue reading “Safari Park Animals”
Looks like my “cellphone monthly” series turned into a “cellphone biannual” series… the reason is that I probably made less cellphone photos this year, but also, I already showed some series of photos here (Sedona, Death Valley) and on my photography website (Motor Transport Museum). Continue reading “Cellphone Photo Collection H1/2018”
Something gory from our backyard – a California Striped Racer (Coluber lateralis lateralis) caught a lizard. The lizard of course dropped/lost its tail (a normal defense mechanism) and the snake had a pretty good grip on it, but the lizard was still pretty alive, writhing and fighting as much as possible. When the snake tried to get the lizard re-aligned towards its mouth in order to swallow it, the lizard got away. Good for the lizard (its tail will grow back), bad for the snake. Maybe the lizard was just too big for the snake to swallow. Continue reading “Striped Racer vs Lizard”
Some cellphone photos from a trip to Death Valley with my friend Peter, in February. I previously shared some of these on social media, and then always find it a waste to let them disappear there after a few days or sometimes just minutes, so here they are, preserved in a little more organized manner. Continue reading “Death Valley By Phone”
A collection of cellphone photos that I made in December 2017 and posted to social media here and there. They were all captured as raw data with Lightroom Mobile (aka Lightroom CC) on my iPhone 7 Plus, and processed in Lightroom as well.