The Beauty of Trees (Photo Quest September)

Majestic Coast Live Oak (Quercus agrifolia) bending over a trail at Los Penasquitos Canyon Preserve, San Diego, California, June 2012.

New month, new monthly photo quest! This month, we’re looking for…

“The Beauty of Trees.”

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Gallery: Night is Calling (August Photo Quest)

Carmen Saunders - LA Street Lights

August has ended, and so has another one of our monthly photo quests. The theme in August was “Night is Calling” and in the gallery below you find our member’s submissions. Thanks to everyone who took part, we hope you had fan & enjoy seeing other’s photos.

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Night is Calling (Photo Quest August)

Shipwreck Tufa under Stars, South Tufa, Mono Lake, California, September 2016

Depending on where in San Diego you are, your days are either warm, hot, or torrid right now – but the nights are nice when temperatures drop, the skies are mostly clear, the coyotes are singing, the stars are out, and the Milky Way is beautifully visible in all of its glory in summer.

The August theme for our photo quest is Night is Calling – so let’s get out into the night!

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Gallery: Panoramas (July 2018 Photo Quest)

Rick Barr - Flathead Lake Montana

The theme for our monthly photo quest in July was “Panoramas”. It’s vacation time so the turnout was a little bit lower than in previous photo quests, and we expected that – a wholehearted thanks to everyone who dedicated their time to contribute this month, nevertheless!

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July 2018 Photo Quest: Panoramas

Little Lakes Valley Panorama, stitched from 5 vertical frames at 35mm focal length on a full-frame DSLR. Photo (c) Alexander S. Kunz

It’s July and San Diego is baking in the heat of the summer’s first major heatwave – and as if that’s not enough, here’s the next monthly photo quest: Panoramas! 😀

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Gallery: I See a Pattern Here! (June 2018 Photo Quest)

Ben Radhakrishnan - Surround-Patterns

Our June 2018 photo quest was “I See a Pattern Here!” and the submissions from our members did not disappoint. Thanks a lot everyone for taking part in the photo quest once more! Here is the gallery with all submitted photos:

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June 2018 Photo Quest: I see a pattern here

Patterns in the sand at Pfeiffer Beach, Big Sur, California

June is here and so is the next photo quest for our members! This month the theme is:

I see a pattern here!

You can take this anywhere from a free interpretation (tell a story with your photo that involves a pattern!) to literally looking for patterns – and in a close-up or a larger frame too of course. Patterns. The possibilities are endless!

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Gallery: May Photo Quest “Speed”

Duane Bazzel - Running Dog

Our photo quest in May was themed “Speed” and here is the gallery with photos that show how our members interpreted the theme in their photos.

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May 2018 Photo Quest: Speed!

Dog running on trail, photo by and (C) Shuwen Lisa Wu

It’s time for another monthly photo quest and this month’s theme is SPEED. Does it make your creative juices flow already? 🙂 Think of all the ways you can express speed in a photograph – you could go for a “speedy” subject of course, but you can also employ camera techniques like panning with a slow shutter speed, maybe combined with rear-curtain flash, or even a long exposure.

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April 2018 Photo Quest: Spring is in the air!

Bushes of Ceanothus tomentosus (Woolly leaf ceanothus) in bloom at Lake Hodges, Rancho Bernardo, California, March 2018.

April is here and it’s time for a new monthly photo quest for our members. Temperatures are rising, the sun is shining, hills are green, bushes and shrubs in bloom, trees growing new leaves, wildflowers are out – that’s right, this month the theme is:

Spring is in the air!

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