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

The Beauty of Trees (Photo Quest September)

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

“The Beauty of Trees.”

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Alexander S. Kunz is a landscape and nature photographer originally from Germany. He moved to San Diego in 2010 and specializes on our local landscapes. He currently serves as the Photo Section’s vice chair and also teaches the club’s Lightroom workshops.

You can find his photographic portfolio and blog on his website at https://www.alex-kunz.com.

Carmen Saunders - LA Street Lights

Gallery: Night is Calling (August Photo Quest)

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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The Photo Section of the Sierra Club San Diego Chapter began in 1984 and has grown to be among the largest photo clubs in San Diego County. Our members are artists, travelers, humanitarians, and conservationists. We support most genres of photography and welcome new members to our group.

Photo Section meetings are held once a month between January and November, with additional club activities throughout the year.  For more information, please visit our club calendar page.

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

Night is Calling (Photo Quest August)

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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The Photo Section of the Sierra Club San Diego Chapter began in 1984 and has grown to be among the largest photo clubs in San Diego County. Our members are artists, travelers, humanitarians, and conservationists. We support most genres of photography and welcome new members to our group.

Photo Section meetings are held once a month between January and November, with additional club activities throughout the year.  For more information, please visit our club calendar page.

Rick Barr - Flathead Lake Montana

Gallery: Panoramas (July 2018 Photo Quest)

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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The Photo Section of the Sierra Club San Diego Chapter began in 1984 and has grown to be among the largest photo clubs in San Diego County. Our members are artists, travelers, humanitarians, and conservationists. We support most genres of photography and welcome new members to our group.

Photo Section meetings are held once a month between January and November, with additional club activities throughout the year.  For more information, please visit our club calendar page.

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

June 2018 Photo Quest: I see a pattern here

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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The Photo Section of the Sierra Club San Diego Chapter began in 1984 and has grown to be among the largest photo clubs in San Diego County. Our members are artists, travelers, humanitarians, and conservationists. We support most genres of photography and welcome new members to our group.

Photo Section meetings are held once a month between January and November, with additional club activities throughout the year.  For more information, please visit our club calendar page.

Duane Bazzel - Running Dog

Gallery: May Photo Quest “Speed”

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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The Photo Section of the Sierra Club San Diego Chapter began in 1984 and has grown to be among the largest photo clubs in San Diego County. Our members are artists, travelers, humanitarians, and conservationists. We support most genres of photography and welcome new members to our group.

Photo Section meetings are held once a month between January and November, with additional club activities throughout the year.  For more information, please visit our club calendar page.

Trenton Badillo - Carlsbad Flower Fields

Gallery: April Photo Quest “Spring is in the air”

Our April photo quest theme was “Spring is in the air” and here is the gallery of submissions. Thanks to everyone who participated and went out to make a fresh new photo for the quest, we hope you had fun! 🙂

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The Photo Section of the Sierra Club San Diego Chapter began in 1984 and has grown to be among the largest photo clubs in San Diego County. Our members are artists, travelers, humanitarians, and conservationists. We support most genres of photography and welcome new members to our group.

Photo Section meetings are held once a month between January and November, with additional club activities throughout the year.  For more information, please visit our club calendar page.

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

April 2018 Photo Quest: Spring is in the air!

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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The Photo Section of the Sierra Club San Diego Chapter began in 1984 and has grown to be among the largest photo clubs in San Diego County. Our members are artists, travelers, humanitarians, and conservationists. We support most genres of photography and welcome new members to our group.

Photo Section meetings are held once a month between January and November, with additional club activities throughout the year.  For more information, please visit our club calendar page.

Randy Siegel - Ocean Beach tide pool

Gallery: March Photo Quest “Tide Pools”

Our photo quest for March was “Tide Pools” and as usual, here’s the gallery with the photos that participants submitted, without any ranking, just for fun – take a look!

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The Photo Section of the Sierra Club San Diego Chapter began in 1984 and has grown to be among the largest photo clubs in San Diego County. Our members are artists, travelers, humanitarians, and conservationists. We support most genres of photography and welcome new members to our group.

Photo Section meetings are held once a month between January and November, with additional club activities throughout the year.  For more information, please visit our club calendar page.

Looking straight up into a canopy of Coast Live Oaks.

February 2018 Photo Quest: Perspective

Is there anything that’s more interesting in photography than playing with perspective? Compress it with a telephoto lens. Exaggerate it with a wide angle lens. Show the relationship of objects in your composition with the use of perspective. Point your camera straight up or straight down for an unusual perspective of the world. And all … Read more…