Steve Baker at Devils Postpile, by Alex

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Steve Baker at Devils Postpile, by Alex, on Flickr. Rollei B35 slide scan. Devils Postpile National Monument, California, 1974. Three of us, coworkers, did a backpack trek and motorcycle tour of the backside of the Sierras. I’ve never seen a photo which fairly conveys the true scale of these massive basaltic columns.

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Four Photos February 2013

South Carolina, and the California Desert, February 2013. Photos with my new Sony RX-100. They say we can’t get more quality into a web image with more pixels. This camera sports  a 20MP sensor. I’m very pleased with both image quality and color on my new camera. I find a noticeable image improvement over my older “compact point and shoots.” Thanks once again to Richard Wanderman for paving the way.


Snow Over Coachella Valley. Coming down into the Coachella Valley from the Mojave, I caught this great vista. Photo by Alex Forbes. Sony RX-100. Browse all images in Alex’s Gallery.


Tan on Grey. Early morning on the beach, North Myrtle Beach SC 2013 … Photo by Alex Forbes. Sony RX-100. Browse all images in Alex’s Gallery.


Sunrise – Storm Waning. Dawn breaking over the Atlantic, North Myrtle Beach SC 2013. … Photo by Alex Forbes. Sony RX-100. Browse all images in Alex’s Gallery.


Sunrise over the beach, North Myrtle Beach SC 2013. Photo by Alex Forbes. Sony RX-100. Browse all images in Alex’s Gallery.

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Palms, Saguaro, Venus, Jupiter

Venus Rising
Alex says: “Venus Rising. Hand-held, 514 AM July 17, before sunrise. Venus (bright) and Jupiter (above Venus) can be seen above the palms and saguaros in my Phoenix back yard.” … Click image for larger file. Photo by Alex Forbes. Panasonic DMC-FX580. Also browse all images in Alex’s galleries. Most recent: Alex’s Gallery.

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Phoenix Thundershowers!

It doesn’t happen that often in Phoenix, but when it rains, it pours. On the drive down to Phoenix yesterday, I caught rain sufficient to wash the windshield, and little more. Once safely in the garage at home here, the real event began, as I try to show in these photos. I didn’t know it, but I was getting water spotting on the lens, even under the protection of porch overhangs.

Alex writes: “Phoenix Thundershowers!” … Photos by Leica CLUX2 compact digital. Click image for larger file. Also browse all images in Alex’s galleries. Most recent: Alex’s Gallery.

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Weed

L1000533.jpg Weed ... Click image for larger file.

I don’t keep up in the yardwork like I should. Having fessed up to the obvious, I still take an interest in some of the “volunteers” that crop up. This one was spared in the last weeding effort. It is some kind of native grass, and I’m glad I saved it. Leica C-LUX 2 mini digital … Click image for larger file. Also browse all images in Alex’s Gallery.

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