Picking the photo of the month for April 2013 wasn’t too difficult – I didn’t have that many to choose from. After coming back from Taiwan by the end of March, I had captured so many images that I felt photographically exhausted, and needed to adjust myself to Southern California again after the vivid green lushness (is that a word?!) of Taiwan.
It was easy to pick this image from Los Penasquitos Canyon Preserve (often just called “PQ”, though that may also refer to the suburban area of Rancho Penasquitos) – first, because I really like the place and go there for walks with Toni quite often; second, because I had never seen it in Spring before (I only discovered it in Summer 2012); and third and lastly, because I’ve walked past this stand of Coast Live Oaks quite often and never could really “get it right” in a photo. :)
For what it’s worth, I do have tighter crops of this that I like very much too (more of an extraction, focusing on the direction, rhythm, movement and chaos of the trees and branches), but since the area is SO amazing in Spring with the explosion of green, I really wanted to include the grass in the foreground, to document this burst of fresh new life.
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