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Readers Photo Challenge: The nature of things

“Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.” – Albert Einstein Nature is the subject of the latest Readers Photo Challenge. From the mountains to the oceans to our own backyards, the natural world is all around us. Many readers sent in photos of of scenic landscapes of poppy-covered hillsides or river […]

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Readers Photo Challenge assignment: The call of nature

Spring is in full swing with warm weather and flowers blossoming which is the inspiration of the newest Readers Photo Challenge assignment: Nature. It’s a broad subject encompassing landscapes, wildlife and more, so you can approach it several different ways.   Landscapes and seascapes tend to be shot with wide angle lenses, which is fine. […]

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Night shift

I’ve seen shots of the night sky filled with stars, the Milky Way airbrushed across the heavens. I’ve been wanting to try my hand at getting a similar shot, but I’ve been foiled in my attempts to get a starry night shot. I needed to shoot from a location in a lightly populated area to […]

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Slices of light

Sunlight breaks through the trees on a trail at Sly Park near Pollock Pines (Camera: Canon EOS 20D. Lens: Canon 17-55mm @ 37mm. Exposure: 1/250th sec. @ f/2.8. ISO: 200). On some of the Sly Park hikes, we were deep in the El Dorado National Forest, so much so that there were parts where very […]

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Hike price

(Camera: Canon EOS 20D. Lens: Canon 17-55mm @ 17mm. Exposure: 1/250th sec. @ f/2.8. ISO: 400) Every year my son’s school sends sixth graders who want to go to a week-long environmental science camp at Sly Park Environmental Education Center near Pollack Pines. Run by the Sacramento County Office of Education, it’s open to schools […]

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