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Old Jul 25, 2008, 6:13 PM   #1
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Just got back from a wonderful week away from all the smoke here in the northern Sacramento Valley. Unfortunately is was still here when we returned.
Anyway, here are two photos I took while enjoying the beach with this challenge in mind. I was using my new Sigma 10-20mm Ultra Wide lens. The far peninsula in the center of the photo was my vantage point for the second shot.

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The fence was about 10 inches from the front of the camera. I crouched down so as to be able to see the view to the beach between the boards. This is Asilomar beach. Notice the couple walkin on the beach. I used the onboard flash to brighten up the forground a little.



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Old Jul 25, 2008, 6:16 PM   #2
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#2 This was one on my stops along the beautiful 17 Mile Drive heading towards Pepple Beach. I was riding my bike and stopping at many points of interest. In this shot the yellow flowers were only a couple of feet away while looking north toward Asilomar beach. Again, I shot this with the Sigma 10-20mm. The shot above was taken from the distant beach on the far left of this photo.


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Old Jul 27, 2008, 8:47 PM   #3
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Just looking for a little C&C, Good, Bad, Indifferent.
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Old Jul 27, 2008, 9:53 PM   #4
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This has been an inspiring 'challenge', I feel, for all of us, both as proponents and as avid viewers of the images. These are excellent examples of the way in which including both close & distant subjects adds an extra level of 'reality','presence'.

As you know, I love pictures to 'tell a story' and for that reason I'm always keen that shots where possible include some context. We can see where we've been and where we're going.; it takes us for a walk. This couple of weeks we've been made to do it.

Well crafted, artistically, and technically, as ever!
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Both are very nice, Steve, but I especially like #1.
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Alan, Walter thank you very much for your comments.

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Very nice shots, Steve. This is one of my favorite spots. That and San Diego. (Of course, you notice both are in California!)

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Thank you Patty, I agree, what's not to like about Monterey or San Diego?
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Steve,

Thanks for some wonderful submissions.

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