Bird of Paradise by Alex Forbes, on Flickr. iPhone 5, Hutch’s Car Wash, Hayward CA November 26, 2013. I saw a couple of fresh blooms on a traditionally messy garden staple, and wondered if I could get a good shot with the phone camera.
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Humbug Mountain by my friend Gary Sharp, on Flickr. Hipstamatic 271. Oregon. Gary says, “From Humbug Mountain summit looking north to Port Orford on a day with lingering fog on the ocean.”
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Photographer and clear pool water, by Alex Forbes, on Flickr. iPhone5. Phoenix, Sept 14, 2013. Alex says, “Pool in Phoenix. Fun, but a bit off the wall …”
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“Reflection in Pine Swamp” by my friend Richard Wanderman, on Flickr. Sony DSC-RX100M2. West Cornwall, Connecticut, September 13, 2013 . Richard says, “We hiked up to Pine Swamp to see what the beavers have been up to and the entire beaver ecosystem has been deserted, the beavers seem to have moved on. This happens when a predator moves in or they run out of easy-to-get food or both. Anyway, the place is totally overgrown and tough to walk through and I doubt we’ll be going back until there’s snow on the ground. Nice reflections though.”
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Fern Ridge Reservoir by my friend Gary Sharp, on Flickr. Pentax Ricoh GR. Oregon. Gary says, “Along the drive between Eugene and Veneta, Oregon. I’m liking all that extra detail a lot! I’ve not had much time with the GR yet, but am very impressed with it. It’s an amazing small camera.”
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Acorns on summit of Humbug Mountain, by my friend Gary Sharp, on Flickr. Hipstamatic 267. Gary says, “After some research, I’ve learned that it’s an Oregon White Oak. As many times as I’ve passed by that tree, had never noticed the acorns at that stage of their growth. The tentacles looked cool, really got my attention.”
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The Catskills, Oregon by my friend Richard Wanderman, on Flickr. Ricoh GR, July 29, 2013.
Richard says, “Panther (mountain), Catskills State Park, New York. We hiked up Panther via Giant Ledges yesterday and it was a great hike. Many people don’t realize how great a hiking area the Catskills are and I have mixed feelings about saying anything about it, I’d rather keep this gem of a hiking area a secret. Let people believe it’s a run down resort area, fine by me.
Panther is a 3800 foot mountain in the Slide Mountain wilderness area of Catskills Park. We snowshoed this hike a few years ago but I’d never been back to do it in the summer. What an incredible hike with great views and great flora all along the way.
This scene is the stereotypical Catskill scene: ferns, mixed trees, and shale. I love shale and the Catskills are loaded with it. The kinds of sedimentary layering that this rock shows in larger formations like this one coupled with smaller pieces of it all over the place makes for a very different hiking environment from the metamorphic rock we find in Connecticut or the granite we find in New Hampshire or out in California.
I really love this rock, it feels old and well seasoned and slightly decrepit.
I’m delighted with how much detail the Ricoh GR recorded, for my purposes this remains my favorite hiking camera.”
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Food and Wine Day Out Cardiff Bay-16, Wales by my friend Terry White, on Flickr. Fujifilm FinePix S9600, July 9, 2011. Terry says, “This shot is taken outside the new City of Cardiff Library. Walking in the main entrance of the Library, you have to pass through this arch, as I passed through I thought looking back and up would make this shot.”
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“Food and Wine day out Cardiff Bay-6″, Wales, by my friend Terry White, on Flickr. Fujifilm FinePix S9600, July 9, 2011. Terry caught these three brightly colored sunlit kayaks against the complementary blue of the water, right on the edge of a deeply shaded background. I really like his use of color and composition here.
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Traditional, by my friend David Swanson, on Flickr. Sony DSLR-A580, April 25, 2013. Swan just says, “Traditional.”
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