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

Trenton Badillo - Carlsbad Flower Fields

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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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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Gallery: March Photo Quest “Tide Pools”

Randy Siegel - Ocean Beach tide pool

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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February 2018 Photo Quest: Perspective

Looking straight up into a canopy of Coast Live Oaks.

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…