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Monday, May 23, 2011

Ruby Tuesday, That's My World Tuesday / Tour of California Cycling Race (7th Stage)

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The 7th stage of the Tour of California Cycling Race started in our local area (Claremont, California).
Whoa...do they fly by FAST!
...and this guy isn't even in the race!

...nor this guy!
I tried some panning shots with a slow shutter speed for extra effect!


 READY, SET, GO!!!
It was an amazing rush to see the start!

 They sped by SO quickly!
I wanted to get back to my car and dash to another location where they would pass, but, it is impossible because of the huge crowds lining the streets.
You pick one spot and that is all you get.
It's over in a flash!

Ruby Tuesday
That's My World Tuesday

Friday, May 20, 2011

Today's Flowers, Scenic Sunday, Blue Monday, Mellow Yellow / Wisteria in the Bay Area

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I so enjoyed the wisteria in the San Francisco Bay area on my recent visit.
These were among the grape vineyards of  Livermore, California USA.

This is from another perspective of the top photo.  
It was breezy so I tried a slower shutter speed to play with motion blur...1/15 second.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

SkyWatch Friday / Looking STRAIGHT up!

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The sky soars above an old sailing ship docked at Hyde Street Pier in San Francisco, California USA.

...and the U.S. flag waves beautifully over the downtown area of Livermore, California USA.

A dark sky hovers over my head at home in southern California.

SkyWatch Friday

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

SkyWatch Friday, Scenic Sunday, Blue Monday, That's My World Tuesday / San Francisco Cable Cars

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This was a perfect day to park the car and walk and walk and walk around San Francisco.
Our day ended with a climb up Hyde Street to find some great places to photograph the cable cars.
This one was going UP the hill!

This cute couple enjoyed the breeze as they came down the hill to the wharf area.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Blue Monday, That's My World Tuesday, Ruby Tuesday, Watery Wednesday / San Francisco, Calfifornia USA

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The "Rocket Boat" speeds past Alcatraz Island in San Francisco Bay.
This boat isn't for me but I sure liked watching it!

Alcatraz is 1.5 miles from the Wharf area of San Francisco.
It has been a light house, a military prison and a penitentiary over the years.
Now, it's a great tourist attraction.

...and, of course a trip to San Francisco is incomplete without a bridge!
I can't believe I didn't get a shot of the Golden Gate!
Sinful, to say the least!
This is the Oakland Bay Bridge as we drove into the city from the east side of the bay.
It was a girls' road trip...such fun!
Thank you, Candi and Sally!
You 2 ROCK!

Friday, May 6, 2011

Weekend Reflections / Everything is a Reflection

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Everything is a reflection!!!
People are walking along the San Francisco Wharf area enjoying a nice sunny day in late April.
It was tricky keeping myself out of the picture!!!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Watery Wednesday, Outdoor Wednesday / A Watery Reflection in the Eastern Sierras

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This is a scene from one of the Mammoth Lakes in the Eastern Sierra of California.
The area is one of my favorite places on our planet...
October 2010.

Monday, May 2, 2011

That's My World Tuesday, Ruby Tuesday / The Flower Fields @ Carlsbad Ranch, California USA

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Buckets of the Giant Tecolote Ranunculus surround a beautiful white gazebo at the Flower Fields in Carlsbad, California USA

Yellows and pinks...whites and reds...purples and oranges!
The fields were rows and rows of color.

...whites and reds...purples and oranges!The fields were rows and rows of color.

It's a beautiful place to have a camera or have some professional photos taken!
The Flower Fields @ Carlsbad, California USA
March 1 - May 1, 2011

That's My World Tuesday
Ruby Tuesday