These three photos are from October 2011; I made them at the Japanese Friendship Garden in San Diego’s Balboa Park. Back then, the garden had not yet been expanded into the canyon, with its multiple ponds and water features, and only had a single Koi pond. The entire place was much, much smaller, but equally enjoyable in its relative stillness.
Video: Developing a Bird Photo in Lightroom
Developing a bird photo in Lightroom (Classic, but applies to Cloud just as well) and showing a couple of techniques that I use often in the Develop module, and of course not just for bird photos! :)
A Long Lens at the Beach
Sunday we went for a late afternoon walk at the beach, hoping to make a few photos of birds in flight for my photo club’s monthly “Photo Quest”. Since I’m running this photo quest and came up with the theme, I’d better get a photo for it!
Amargosa River Wetlands
During our stay in Shoshone for our 2nd Death Valley Trip, at the end of February, we took a walk at the Amargosa River wetlands area. Now one has to consider the general desert environment to set the right expectations and not jump to immediate conclusions when thinking of “wetlands” here. :) If I’d apply my old German standards for the word “river” and “wetland”, this body of water would barely qualify as a small creek! :)
Borrego Palm Canyon Hike
Intimate landscapes, bushes, flowers and birds in Borrego Palm Canyon, from a relaxed afternoon hike with my photo club, in February 2022.
Playful Sea Lions at La Jolla Cove
Photos from a morning visit to La Jolla Cove, where playful California Sea Lions jumped, dove and swam in the waves.