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A Small Collection of Black and Whites

I tried a different setting on my Nikon d5100 recently, which took all the photos in Black and White. I generally prefer color, but find the change to be fun and challenging. In this case, as I took the pictures I was interested in lines and contrast as I framed each. The pictures in this gallery were taken […]

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Dried Flowers

  Took this picture at Stanley Ranch in Garden Grove prior to a tour of the Walt Disney Garage Studio. While waiting for the tour to start, I explored and snapped several pictures in a historic barn house. I loved these dried flowers they had hanging from the ceiling. The bright colors with the wood […]

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Photography at the San Diego Zoo

My boyfriend Cam and I visited the San Diego Zoo again recently, and ended up buying an annual membership! What’s awesome about the membership, is we’re given access to both the Zoo and the Safari Park in Escondido anytime, all year round! This time around, we visited specifically to see the Koalas and Pandas that […]

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“Rusted”

I spotted this bottle cap while exploring some of the artists’ lofts at the L.A. Brewery Art Walk. I love the splatter of paint and the rust, along with the copper color tone in the background. The combination provides for an artsy looking shot that sums up many of the incredible art pieces I saw […]

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“Pink Reflection”

In this pic, I’m capturing the reflection of the pink oldie car, in the window of another oldie car. The people are sitting on the other side of the car with the pink car reflection. Yeah, just a tad bit of a brain-twister…but a fun picture to capture! I explored the City of Orange Old […]

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Lion King

An excursion to the San Diego Zoo Safari Park near Escondido provides the subject of today’s Foto Fix. ~SueBee (photo by SueBee)

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Shipping Out

Cargo shipping out to sea… and I wonder what’s in those containers, and where they’ll end up. Some years ago, my family and I packed up all our household belongings into a container just like one of these, and watched the truck pick it up and drive away. We hoped that six weeks later our […]

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Feeling Spring-y

Sharing floral photos taken around Southern California to celebrate the Vernal Equinox. Happy First Day of Spring! ~SueBee (photos by SueBee)

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San Joaquin Wildlife Sanctuary

I joined a regional hiking group on a Sunset Nature Walk this past Sunday, and had a really enjoyable time discovering yet another Southern California place I previously didn’t know existed, the San Joaquin Wildlife Sanctuary in Irvine. The group was instructed to meet first at the picnic table area where many brought cheese, crackers, sandwiches, […]

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Gnat in Focus

Lovely Iceland Poppies growing along a walkway in Anaheim are the backdrop of today’s Foto Fix, while the tiny little gnat is the subject matter. I played with settings on the Nikon and had the worst time getting a clear picture, whether due to bright colors or bright sunlight, I’m not sure. Being able to […]

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At the Watering Hole

While exploring this past weekend, I find myself always wanting to see what’s beyond the next bend. While driving along Santiago Canyon Road, I came across a country western inspired town called Silverado. In search of some lunch, I stopped at a little cafe called Silverado Cafe, and saw a group of women tying their […]

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Fisherman’s Lake

Irvine Lake is an absolutely stunning new discovery I made this past weekend. My article “Bird Gathering” featured the many cranes and pelicans I saw there. However, the lake is also home to camping and fishing! It was fun watching kids and adults fishing out of a watering hole…seeing the boats docked on the lake, […]

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Bird Gathering

Went out ‘n about exploring this past weekend, in search of new places to snap pics! Came across Irvine Lake in Santiago Canyon…wow! Gorgeous blue lake surrounded by hills and marsh-like grasses. Absolutely stunning! And the most mind-boggling thing about the whole place, is the number of white and grey cranes just hanging out in […]

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Piano Kiss Hug

XO set to music, such a common theme. Reflections in the window things aren’t what they seem. This Foto Fix was taken at a store window at SoCo in Costa Mesa. Reflections intrigue me. While shadows seem firmly anchored, reflections are much more whimsical… this one triggering a childhood memory of our family home, an […]

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Into the Mist

Tire tracks scribbled upon the beach, softly fading to golden mist. Autographs penned for the seagulls, and sealed with the ocean’s kiss. Today’s Foto Fix was taken at Crystal Cove State Park in southern Orange County. ~SueBee (photo by SueBee)

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“Orange Table”

I love art museums, especially when they highlight contemporary art. This colorful pic of an orange table in front of a painting was taken at the Palm Springs Art Museum. What a fun place…spent hours there! Can’t wait to re-visit! 🙂 ~Kat (pic by Kat)

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Silver Lake to Angelino Heights, part 2

Continuing from yesterday’s story, my son and I arrived at Carroll Avenue in Angelino Heights, and walked the neighborhood. Getting out of your car is mandatory for the full effect. If you’re like me, exploring all the streets, choosing favorite architecture, pretending the place is your own…. Well, it’s a fascinating place, and even more […]

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Silver Lake to Angelino Heights, Part 1

Having a spontaneous nature is a good thing, in my opinion. When my son called this past Sunday morning, (while I was busy unpacking boxes from a very recent move) and invited me to one of our favorite restaurants for lunch… in the next county… it took me all of 2 seconds to say yes! […]

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Not Pumping Iron

Driving around the hills of Brea, in northern Orange County, you’ll find countless old, rusty pumps still going strong. The city of Brea, meaning “tar” in Spanish, was apparently quite the oil town. Founded in 1917, the city grew up as a place for the oil workers to live. The hills around Brea are still dotted […]

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Rainbow Palms

During a trip to Palm Springs, I came across a vintage hotel, surrounded by palms, with rainbow colors painted on the building. I absolutely love the style of vintage architecture, tons of color, and unique designs, so I just had to snap a pic of this quirky building! ~Kat (pic by Kat)

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