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. :-)
I’d like to reflect on the most memorable photographic outings from February here:
- My exploration of Torrey Pines Extension in broad daylight paid off when the place was shrouded in dense coastal fog one afternoon. I’ve just updated the blog post and it contains a total of twelve photos from this wonderful location now: Coastal Fog at Torrey Pines Extension.
- The seasonal pond at Love Valley has water for the first time ever since I began to visit this place. And just yesterday Palomar Mountain got an addition nine inches (228mm) of rain! It’s probably going to fill up a lot more in the next couple of days as the rainwater runs down into the little meadow.
- The desert is as lush and green as I’ve ever seen it after our nice and wet winter!
- I returned to Joshua Tree National Park, thanks to my friend Tracy, after 7 1/2 years, and we’ve been treated with some really great conditions.
- And then there’s the Del Mar Mesa, another one of my favorite places, which is wet, lush and green like I’ve never seen it before.
Here’s the archive page with all blog posts from this month: February 2017.
Photo of the Month
My photo of the month is from the February afternoon visit to Torrey Pines Extension when it was in dense coastal fog, mentioned above. This was after sunset, it’s a 4 second long exposure, and I’m looking south-east here. Without the fog, this wouldn’t be a photo I’d make at all because I’m looking towards the junction of CA-56 and Interstate 5 in Sorrento Valley here. With the fog though, it’s a dream…
Some fresh additions to my portfolio galleries, yay! The following galleries have been updated, with the photos below: The Veil (fog photos in color – the photo of the month appears there too of course;-), Dead Trees, Chromasea (seascapes in color), Tabletop Tide Pools. I hope I didn’t miss any! :-)
Blog Archive Additions
I’ve been catching up with my processing and decided to date the blog posts with older photos back to when I actually made the photos (including January 2017). It’s part of my “new approach to blogging” that I mentioned in January’s summary post. In addition to January, I’ve also discovered that I hadn’t processed any photos from November! Post-election paralysis… :-/
So if you’re following via email, you have not yet seen any of the posts below. I know it’s a big list this time.
First hike to Love Valley (6 photos, black & white, January 2017), Del Mar Mesa in black & white (8 photos, January 2017), Lost/Anonymous in Fog (4 photos, color, January 2017), Scripps Coastal Preserve Knoll (3 photos, color, January 2017), Always Hospital Point (2 close-ups, 3 seascapes, color, January 2017), White Pelicans at Lake Hodges (2 photos, color, November 2016), Returning to Corte Madera Peak (7 photos, color, November 2016), Leitgeringer See (3 color photos, July 2009, Germany)
Photo Archive Additions
Here are some photos which I added to the site that do not appear in any blog posts, only in the archives:
That’s it for February. With all the rain we had, Spring is going to be epic. I’m sitting at home, chomping at the bit, hoping the trails will dry out and vegetation springs to life in the back country. Toni and I need to hike! :-)Thanks for reading! You can stay up to date with my blogposts and subscribe via email (the subscription form opens in a new browser window/tab). It's easy as pie! :-)
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