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Hi, I'm Kelson (he/him), a hobbyist photographer in the Los Angeles area. I tend to shoot , & , and occasionally cosplay. Lately I've been taking a lot of nature photos for and posting some of the better ones here & on Flickr (

I also have a general account on Wandering Shop (@KelsonV) & more casual photos on Pixelfed (@KelsonV).

The Crimson Rosella has now become a regular visitor, and even knows to call for food. Also a little more bossy than the King Parrots and will happily move them on to get to the seed.

It turns out having a wide angle lens on your phone is really helpful for catching sun halos!


Here’s small selection of photos of the Eastern Trotternish coastline, on the Isle of Skye.

There’s a few more photos here, if you’re interested 👍

I’ll switch the klaxon off now.

Heerman's gull. They're not as common here as western gulls, but I do see them occasionally. This one didn't feel like trying to fly in the wind, which was blowing other seagulls sideways. And in some cases backward.

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I'm not a fan of colder weather but I do love the colors. These was taken earlier in October before my injury.

I'm working to edit two other photo shoots currently as well.

"Forêt Mystique"

Beautiful hike all around! Thanks to everyone patiently waiting while I was taking this image 😛

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I found it kind of amusing that the wind was constant enough to keep this sign almost horizontal the entire time.

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One of those opportunities to turn the exposure compensation on my camera all the way down 😉

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Waves breaking over the end of a jetty across the way.

Fun fact: I discovered that if the wind is strong enough, it can blow a camera neck strap up and completely off of your head.

Not so fun fact: It was also blowing the tethered lens cap on directly into my face.

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