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Mars In 8K

I could watch this over and over again, each time with different music to max out the experience. Blade Runner soundtrack, Vangelis, Bach, Mahler, Pink Floyd, etc. So many possibilities. 

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Random Shots

Some of my photos don’t fit into any particular category other than ‘random’. Perhaps as I post photos here over time, a theme will emerge, which in some ways is more fun to figure out.

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Lick Observatory

The pandemic has kept me away from one of my favorite places in the world. I miss it so much. The great refractor telescope on Mount Hamilton’s Lick Observatory. At one point this was the biggest telescope in the world.

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The Dr. Seuss Tree

I’ve never seen a tree that looks as if it could come straight out of a Dr. Seuss book. Was it purposely grown like this? What force of nature make the tree take a zigzag in its growth? I’ve been to this park on numerous occasions and don’t recall ever seeing this tree before.

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Glasses

My new reading buddy. My new pair of glasses. Helps me to read, see the printed word more clearly, my passport to the world of knowledge. Without them, life’s just a blur…

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Clouds

I recently posted this picture on the ‘Cloud Appreciation Society’ group on Facebook. I think it looks really cool and interesting. Why, I’m not sure. But it turned out to get a lot of likes and impressions from other group members. One of the comments: Angel wings and on top left a whale dancing in…

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Street Photography

Street photography is probably the most terrifying type of photography, because it’s the one area of the art form that risks getting punched in the face if done wrong. The trick is to either ask for someone’s permission to take a shot, therefore giving up the natural element of the shot, or else take a picture in a way that the subject has no idea what’s going on. I always go by way of the latter. So far I’ve had no bloody nose and it works just fine.

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Nature Photography

Nature photography is both relatively easy and extremely hard, depending on what you’re trying to capture. Regular nature shots of trees is the easy part. But capturing animals and just the right cloud formation largely rests on luck and a lot of patience. All the bird pictures are taken with a Canon T2i, as shots like that are not even remotely possible yet with an iPhone.

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