Saturday, July 31, 2010

RRC: By The Water

"Water is life's mater and matrix, mother and medium. There is no life without water."

-Albert Szent-Gyorgyi

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!

Linking List, as of 12:00 AM Saturday, July 31st 2010


Carly... Ellipsis

Karen... Mavarin

Jama... Sweet Memories

Rich... Rich Image

Freda... Day One

Linda... Mommy's Treasures

Monica... Shutterly Happy

Jennifer Robin... Robins Woods

***Tanya... Capturing Tranquility

Fhaye... Your Daily Photo Depot

Margaret... Margaret's Musings

***Taylor... Taylor's Photos

Peggy... Holmespunfun Memes and Themes

Maryt... Mary Tomaselli's Photos

Sandy... From The Heart Of Texas

***Rue (aka Ethos)... Passion in the Moments

Manang Kim... My Photography In Focus

Ruth... Scrabblequeen

Gattina... Keyhole Pictures

Be sure to check the official Round Robin blog tomorrow, to find out the topic of our next challenge!


Monday, July 26, 2010

Ellipsis Monday Photo Shoot #100: Fun With Editing!

"Photography is truth."

-Jean-luc Godard

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!

This Monday Photo Shoot assignment closes next Sunday evening at 9:00 PM ET. Please submit your entries by that time by uploading your photo to your blog, journal or website, and then comeback here with the link that goes back to your entry. The link you leave must be to an entry which is specific to this week's assignment. A general link to your site will not work, and HYPERLINKS ARE NOT ACCEPTED. Also, please include a link in your entry to this photos shoot assignment so that other folks can find us and participate with us. The more the merrier... right? ;)

Linking List for EMPS #99: Cemeteries 07/19/2010


1. Jama

2. Freda

3. Greg

4. Hip Chick

5. Duane

6. Carly, Hey... that's me! :)

7. Sandy

8. Karen (Submitted Via Email) Entry One and Entry Two

Note: I did my fun edited photo through a website called Photofunia.

See you next week with an all new EMPS assignment!


Sunday, July 25, 2010

EMPS #99: Cemeteries

"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!