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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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