"Water is life's mater and matrix, mother and medium. There is no life without water."
RRC: By The Water
I LOVE living in the Bay Area! Actually, I love living in California, even with all the troubles the state has faced in recent years. I know, I know... I have disparaged it from time to time by referring to it not as The Golden State, but rather The Tin Foil State. But that's all politics. As we all know, politics can be... well... disparaging. But enough of all that. At the end of the day, California is a breathtakingly beautiful place to live. It has it all. One February, a few years back, I actually watched the Mavericks surfing competition on the beach in Half Moon Bay, and the next day I was off to the snow in South Lake Tahoe! How is that for versatility? As varied as California can be, it's the shoreline I love the best.
San Francisco, as seen from the Marin Headlands.
On the cliffs in Monterey, California.
On A Foggy Day In Morro Bay, California
Pacific Grove, California
Sunset in near Hearst Castle, California
Autumn in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco
Near Bodega Bay, California
South Lake Tahoe, California
Susan's Spot Cisco Grove Campground (Placer County, California)
Okie doke... that's my pictorial of "By The Water" now go check out the entries by the other participating Robins!
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EMPS #100: FUN WITH EDITING! NOW CLOSED! It doesn't get more simple then this. Showcase one of your favorite photos, using a photo editing program. Add frames, or thought bubbles. Anything goes! Just have FUN WITH EDITING!
Extra Credit: Add a caption to your photo!
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"He who rejects change is the architect of decay. The only human institution which rejects progress is the cemetery."
- Harold Wilson
Last fall Alan and I took a ride to Plumas County, which is several hundred miles north of the Bay Area. We were looking for autumn, and boy did we find it! Plumas is the best place to see autumn in all it's living glory! Every season provides a visual treat for a photographer, but autumn in the mountains is really something special. It's so funny about autumn, on the one hand it is perhaps the most vivid reminder of the mortality of living things, and yet on the other, seeing the last burst of color before the coming death of winter reminds us to live out loud until the very end. I love holding moments like this one and feeling a little bit of the immortality photography gives us.
By the way, there is still time to participate in this Monday Photo Shoot assignment. If you can't make it this week, there will be a new one posted tomorrow. Hope to see you then!