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Looks like a new round of may be in order:

I'm a hobbyist photographer in the Los Angeles area. I mostly go for scenic , nature or architecture. I also look for funny/odd sights, and cosplay photos at comic conventions.

I'm trying to balance several Mastodon IDs by theme.
mastodon.social: @kelsonv for general & techie stuff
wandering.shop: @KelsonV for books/scifi/fantasy/comics/fandom

Blog: hyperborea.org/journal/

flickr.com/kelsonv
instagram.com/kelsonv

This is a park at the top of a hill rising up from the Pacific Ocean. Today there were a zillion crows riding the air currents and occasionally alighting on the fence that separates the park from the steep drop-off.

I liked the idea that the crow might be bristling at the prohibition. But I miss the old signs they used to have on the fence. They had a bit more personality.

Cherry blossoms at the South Coast Botanic Garden. The whole park is curated, with some parts arranged to seem wild(ish) and others, like this one, more garden-like.

Happy everyone! Let's cherish our beautiful planet with its wonderful creatures and fight to protect it.

This is promising: SmugMug has bought Flickr & plans to "maintain Flickr as a standalone community of amateur and professional photographers and give the long neglected service the focus and resources it deserves." (quote from article)

Now I don't have to worry about Verizon shutting it down!

usatoday.com/story/tech/2018/0

Wispy sundog fragment (colors enhanced). The colors were really easy to see through my polarized sunglasses, but just faded into the glare without them. My phone barely caught it, but the info was there once I stretched the saturation.

Just received a roll of Fuji Provia 100 slide back from my local lab. Example from that roll here. Love the colors, and Provia scans very easily.

Update: I drove by it again, and this time stopped to look. There's a signature: on the last section: Jacque Dupuy 2018, Mural Executed by LeviPonce.com

Murals in progress on what used to be the featureless gray walls of an apartment complex. The aviation theme on two of them is due to this being Aviation Blvd.

Composition brought to you by the angle I could take a photo out the car window before the light turned green. ๐Ÿ˜

Got a follow-up alert that the fire's been put out. The word "small" was included, which is a good sign. Next time I hike there, I'll have to ask about it.

Finally, Instagram will allow you to download an archive of your account. We'll have to wait to see how useful it is (ex: can you easily find the caption from a photo, or do you have to search a giant HTML file with everything in it?)

theverge.com/2018/4/11/1722618

Brush fire reported at the marsh preserve where I took the last photo I posted here. It's not a very big preserve - basically a large city block, in the middle of suburbia. (There's literally a Target across the street.)

Here's hoping they manage to stomp it down quickly, before it does too much damage.

Some sort of flowering scrub brush in the dry part of Madrona Marsh preserve. Some parts of the preserve have ponds year-round, some collect rain in winter and spring, and some are always dry land with grass or chaparral.

Looks like a new round of may be in order:

I'm a hobbyist photographer in the Los Angeles area. I mostly go for scenic , nature or architecture. I also look for funny/odd sights, and cosplay photos at comic conventions.

I'm trying to balance several Mastodon IDs by theme.
mastodon.social: @kelsonv for general & techie stuff
wandering.shop: @KelsonV for books/scifi/fantasy/comics/fandom

Blog: hyperborea.org/journal/

flickr.com/kelsonv
instagram.com/kelsonv

I've been using the same headshot across multiple social sites for ages. Now that I'm juggling multiple Mastodon accounts, it's gotten confusing, so now I'm going for themed avatars.

Flashback to last summer: a red panda (sometimes called a fire fox) at the San Diego Zoo. I made a point to look for them and the penguins on that trip. For reasons. ๐Ÿ˜‰

A female monarch butterfly that I raised from an egg, on release day last summer.

Pixel 2 vs. PowerShot SX710HS.

I'm only a hobbyist photographer. I don't have a really nice camera, just a point & shoot that I picked mainly for its optical zoom. And I'm still astonished that I can often get better pictures out of the tiny lens on my phone.

This is from over the weekend, my wife's as Whitney Frost from Agent Carter. The phone picture is so much sharper, and the Pixel 2 finally gets the color balance better too.

Album: flickr.com/photos/kelsonv/albu