June was the month of flowers. I’ve never made more flower photos around home than in June. I think it was seeing the sheer abundance of flowers this year at Carrizo Plain – identifying these flowers has made me more curious about the flowers around home, and it has been so much fun to go out and see what I’d find. Continue reading
Another month has passed and I wonder – what did I do?! My photo folder for May 2017 contains almost the same amount of images as the April folder – except that in April I visited Carrizo Plain twice, and in May I stayed home in San Diego County. So really… Continue reading
Here’s the monthly summary of all that has been going on around my photography and here on this website for April. It has been a fairly busy month for me, with three highlights, below: Continue reading
March was a busy month. Spring, green and wildflowers everywhere, running creeks, filled ponds and vernal pools! Lots of running around (not really in all the wrong places though;-) and all that while I’m preparing a Lightroom class for the San Diego Photo Club, and my “photographic hike from coast to crest” for the San Dieguito River Park as well. Continue reading
February was a short month but filled with wonderful photographic activities. Here’s my monthly summary with all things new and different on my website and around my photography. Some blog posts from February are still missing at this point and a couple of January photos also still need to be published, but otherwise I’m pretty good at keeping up right now. :-)
Hello 2017 again, and hello year of the rooster, if you’re also following the lunar calendar. :-) I’ve been trying to ramp up my productivity a bit in January, and here’s my monthly summar of what’s been going on around my website and photography. Continue reading
The October Update is really, really short. No archive additions whatsoever, nothing else going on. I’ve been busy selecting and processing the photos from our Eastern Sierra Trip mostly (still a couple to do but the archives so far are here: Shuwen; mine) – and that began to actually wear me out a little bit. Too many photos! Continue reading
September is over and we had some interesting weather this month – cool nights, some mornings with thick fog, and also two days with Florida-like humidity and beautiful, almost constant monsoonal rain, thanks to remnant moisture from hurricane “Paine”. My photographic activities increased a little bit, but the truly good months for photography in Southern California are yet to come, and I’m really looking forward to this year’s desert hiking season already, as well as Spring in the back country. It’s getting close and the two days of rain made me feel it already. :-)
So what’s been going on here on the site and around my photography? Let’s jump right in… Continue reading
It’s the end of August and we’re beginning to feel the slow passing of summer. We had a number of cooler days with chilly nights now and, as odd as that may seem for Southern California, it felt a little autumn-like. But otherwise, with the August weather (especially inland temperatures) being rather uncooperative towards hiking and photography, it was a rather quiet month, so this is a rather brief monthly update.
I haven’t done much “archive posting” either, in particular because of some back-end work that I’ve done in the absence of new photos to process. Well, I still have some photos to process (even some infrared stuff), but the photos need some time to ripen, or “marinate” as my friend Joe says.
Some of the stuff that I’ve been doing in August may be particularly interesting for those of my readers who are photographers too, so I’ll begin with a few photos and put the “behind the scenes” stuff at the end of the post. Continue reading
The first month of Southern California’s worst season comes to an end – July is over! :-) It’s been a busy month – I’ve been doing a lot of organizational “back-end” work, cleaning up inconsistencies in my local archives, adding archive posts and images to the site, and a lot more. All towards the goal of cleaning up the mess that I left behind during years of clueless publishing of photos to different photo sharing and social media sites, various blogs, and whatnot. Someone should have taught me better housekeeping right when I picked up photography more seriously! Or perhaps I should’ve just listened? :-)
Before I continue with the monthly summary, allow me a quick plug for the… Continue reading
Yesterday, it was January – and today, half a year has passed. At least that’s how it feels. If it wasn’t for the many photos that I’ve added to the website in the last six months (about 500 of them), it would be hard to grasp the fact that half a year has passed. For a number of reasons, a lot of it feels like a blur, and getting older is always a part of it. Let’s have a look at what happened in June on the site and around my photography (because “Nothing happens in June” wasn’t quite true for me;-). Continue reading