Photo Quest April 2019: Obstacles

"Natural Obstacle" - a dense growth of bamboo makes passing through impossible. Photo (C) Alexander S. Kunz

For our April 2019 photo quest, we picked a broad topic that should give everyone plenty of ways to interpret it – the caveat being that you can submit only ONE photo as your submission to our photo quest – and the other that you’re photo must be made in April 2019, of course. The theme is:

Obstacles

Think about all the things that can be an obstacle, and in which way. If you have an idea, think about how you can best convey this idea in a photo. We’re looking forward to everyone’s interpretation and creative expression!

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April 2019 Meeting: Richard Herrmann Photography

Filming brown sea nettles, Chrysaora fuscescens, Carmel Bay, Monterey County, California (C) Richard Herrmann Photography

You are invited to the April 2019 meeting of the Sierra Club San Diego Chapter Photo Section on Sunday, April 14th, 2019, at the Serra Mesa/Kearny Mesa Library Community Room, from 2 PM to 4 PM (complete details at the bottom of this article).

Our main presentation will feature professional marine life and nature photographer Richard Herrmann, with his presentation Photographing San Diego’s Open Sea.

Please note:
due to a scheduling conflict at our location
this meeting is on Sunday!

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March 2019 Activity: Los Penasquitos Canyon Hike

Sycamore bending over a single track hiking trail, Los Penasquitos Canyon Preserve, San Diego, California, July 2018.

Join us for our March 2019 photographic activity – we’re going for a hike in the riparian woodlands of Los Penasquitos Canyon Preserve with Photo Section vice-president Alexander S. Kunz. Trails at the preserve wind through a beautiful canopy of oaks and sycamores, and along the creek that forms quiet pools and ponds here and there.

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Gallery: Shrublands (Photo Quest 2/2019)

Erica Miller - Blue Ceanothus

The theme for our February 2019 Photo Quest was “Shrublands” and here’s the gallery with member submissions. We know that this theme required “getting into” the subject in more than one way – we truly appreciate everyone’s submissions. Our monthly photo quest is a members-only activity. If you want to take part, please join the Sierra Club Photo Section.

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March 2019 Meeting: Moonlight Photography with Brian Wright

Canyonlands Star Trails (C) Brian Wright Photography

You are invited to the March 2019 meeting of the Sierra Club San Diego Chapter Photo Section, on Saturday, March 9th, 2019, at the Serra Mesa/Kearny Mesa Library Community Room, from 2 PM to 4 PM (complete details at the bottom of this article).

Our main presentation will feature accomplished nighttime photographer and long-time photo section member Brian Wright, with his presentation Moonlight Photography.

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Photo Quest February: Shrublands

Coastal Chaparral and morning fog, Torrey Pines.

Did you know that you live in a biodiversity hot spot? In fact, all of California is, but San Diego County has more biodiversity than any other county in North America (source: SDSU). Wow! The most dominant vegetation form are shrublands, known as chaparral and sagebrush, stretching all the way from the coast to the Laguna crest, and into the semi-arid high desert.

With the arrival of winter rains, the shrublands at lower elevations are already putting on an impressive show of spring festivities, in the form of fresh green sprouting, wildflowers popping up at the side of trails, and regrowth on bushes and shrubs (that appeared dead and desiccated just a few months ago).

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