June 2019 Photo Quest: Silhouettes

1st place, Landscape category: Alexander S. Kunz

Since photography itself is a flat rendition, the silhouette, defined as “a two-dimensional representation of the outline of an object, filled in with black (or another color)”, is perhaps one of the creative expressions that comes most easily to photography, and – who would have guessed it – the theme for our monthly photo quest in June 2019 is: Silhouettes.

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Gallery: It’s all a blur (Photo Quest May 2019)

Sally Bucko - Skyline Zoom

The theme of our monthly photo quest for May 2019 was “It’s all a blur” and here is the gallery with photos that our members submitted to the quest.

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May 2019 Photo Quest: It’s All A Blur

Lilypond Blur, Balboa Park, April 2012.

May has begun and it’s time for another photo quest! After April’s theme “Obstacles” it’s getting even more obscure, because…

It’s All A Blur!

…is the theme for May 2019!

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Gallery: Obstacles (Photo Quest April 2019)

The theme for our April 2019 Photo Quest was “Obstacles” and in the gallery below you can see how our participating members have interpreted the theme photographically.

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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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Gallery: Freshwater (Photo Quest March 2019)

Dean Angelico - Moon over Lake Elsinore

The theme for our monthly photo quest in March 2019 was “Freshwater” and our member’s submissions are in the gallery below. Thanks everyone for taking part! We hope you had fun and enjoyed making photos for the quest.

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Photo Quest March 2019: Freshwater

The Waterfall at Penasquitos Canyon Preserve, San Diego, California. July 2012.

After the wonderful winter rains we had, San Diego County’s rivers and creeks are running, the waterfalls are flowing, and vernal pools & reservoirs alike are filled with fresh water.

For our March 2019 Photo Quest, we want to see…

Your photos of natural bodies of fresh water.
No salt water! Everything except the ocean!

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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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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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Gallery: Rainy Days (Photo Quest January 2019 Results)

Mark Ochenduszko - Palm Tree Raindrops

Our first photo quest of 2019 was themed “Rainy Days” and here’s the gallery with submissions from our members. We think 14 submissions is a new record – thanks to everyone who took part. We hope y’all had fun chasing rain(drops)!

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