Monochrome Madness 2 44/52 Late Afternoon Merced Marsh

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My friend Dali and I went out to Merced National Wildlife Refuge last week-end and found oh, so many Snow Geese, and some Lesser Sandhill Cranes along with the usual suspects.  We were photographing some of the Snow Geese and other birds in the nearest marsh when all of the sudden the noise level escalated and the birds took to the air!

The squawking, screeching, quacking, and honking was so loud you couldn’t hear yourself speak!  It was pretty neat to see and hear. We’re not sure but, we think a Hawk, or Coyote spooked them.

This is my entry to Leanne Cole’s Monochrome Madness 2. To check out all the entries this week click here.

Nikon D300s| Nikkor 200-500mm VR| Delkin Devices Digital Film| PS CC 2015 & On1 Photo 10

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Monochrome Madness 2 43/52 Curves

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It’s Theme week (Curve(s) )on Leanne Cole’s Monochrome Madness2.

It rained a lot during the week which kept me indoors, and my imagination and “sight” were MIA this past week when looking for curves everywhere I did go, and around the house. So, I went back to Death Valley National Park via my archives to find curves.

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I love the curves, and contours of the Sand Dunes so, I selected an image I made in 2011 for my entry to Monochrome Madness 2 this week.

Nikon D700| Nikkor 17-35@35mm| Lexar Professional Digital Film| PS CC 2016 & On1 Photo 10

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Monochrome Madness 2 41/52 Cowboys

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I made this image last summer at the Rodeo. These guys would have a laugh or two in between riders, and events, but man they worked hard  when it was time to work, and making sure the arena was ready for the show. Cowboys

I do love those BIG belt buckles!

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Monochrome Madness 2 40/52

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I participated in Scott Kelby’s WorldWide Photowalk last October, and the walk I did was at Fort Point in San Francisco, CA. This is an image from just outside the fort.

Nikon Df| Nikkor 24-70mm| Hoodman STEEL Ultra High Speed Digital Film| PS CC 2015, LR CC, ON1 Photo 10

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Monochrome Madness 2 39/52-Half Dome

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I spent New Year’s Day in Yosemite National Park with 2 good friends. It’s a tradition of ours to get together for the New Year and photograph something good. There’s snow in Yosemite so we went there for the day.

Yosemite is magical in the Winter.

I made this image standing on Sentinel Bridge looking at Half Dome and the Merced River.

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Nikon Df| Nikkor 20mm| Hoodman STEEL Ultra High Speed Digital Film| PS CC2015, LR CC 2015, & On1 Photo 10

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MM2 38/52 Christmas Where You Are

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Theme week 4 for the month of December is Christmas Where You Are. For my entry I’ve shared our tree, and some of our Christmas decorations.  I really love the tree this year.  Even sans the topping star. I couldn’t find it for weeks! I found it 2 weeks ago, but am afraid I’ll topple the tree if I attempt to put it on, so we’re topless this year.

#1 Grandson (he turned 3 last Saturday!) really loves the tree with its ornaments, lights and Bears.  A tradition that #1 Grandson is going to start understanding this year; when he wakes up tomorrow The Bears will be gone! They’ll leave a note on the tree that says they’ve gone to help Santa with the last BIG push to get things done in time for his trip Christmas Eve, but don’t worry! They’ll be back Christmas morning. 🙂

I think he’s brought the magic, awe, and joy back to the house this Christmas, and it’s infectious. YEAH!

From my house to yours may your hearts be filled with everything joyous, and wonderful this season brings.  Merry Christmas!

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Monochrome Madness 2 37/52 Angel

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Theme week 3 in Leanne Cole’s Monochrome Madness 2 is Angel(s).

For this week I selected an Angel ornament I received as a Christmas gift from my Mother.  She’s a Hallmark ornament issued in the year 2000.

She’s called Graceful Glory.

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“Full of grace and glory,
wonderfully strong,
angels bless our hearts
with Heaven’s gentle song. ”
Artist: Robert Haas and LaDene Votruba

Nikon Df| Nikkor 24-70mm| Hoodman STEEL Ultra High Speed Digital Film| PS CC 2015 & On1 Photo 10

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