Photography Challenge: Scale

 

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Photography: Developing Your Eye II – Scale

My post today is in response to the WordPress Photo Challenge:  “Today, play with scale: use anything and everything — from your Chihuahua to your Mini Cooper — to convey size in your image.”

In this shot, I used the scale of the hiker in the foreground to compare to the height of the Mt. Umunhum Tower in the background.  The tower is 5 stories tall.  Note the height of the visitors standing and sitting at the base of the tower.  Also, note the valley – the Silicon Valley – on the right side of this shot extending off into the distance.

You too can enjoy this spectacular mountaintop view by hiking the Mt. Umunhum trail in the Sierra Azul Open Space Preserve.

Where are you hiking and taking photos this weekend?  If you’re looking for me, I’m over the hill.

 

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Photography Challenge: Mystery

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Photography: Developing Your Eye II – Mystery

My post today is in response to WordPress Photo Challenge:  “Today, share an image that creates a sense of mystery.”

I took this shot with my iPhone 7 on the Mt. Umunhum Trail in the Sierra Azul Open Space Preserve.  

An early morning shot, the sun is rising but not seen in the upper left-hand corner of the picture.  I like how there are splashes of sunlight illuminating this terrific stone stairway that is leading…somewhere up the mountain.

I am interested in your comments on this #developingyoureye photo challenge.

Where are you hiking and taking photos this weekend?  If you’re looking for me, I’m over the hill.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo Challenge: Warmth

 

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Photography: Developing Your Eye – “Warmth”

I took this shot on the Mt. Umunhum Trail in the Sierra Azul Open Space Preserve on a short out-and-back hike I took last night.  I was hoping to catch some good early evening sunlight at the Guadalupe Creek Overlook.  However, I started just a bit too late.  However, I did capture some good light along the trail.

I took this shot with my iPhone 7.

I would be interested in your comments on this #developingyoureye challenge.

Where are you hiking, and taking photos this weekend?  If you’re looking for me, I’m over the hill.

 

 

 

 

The Thursday Picture – Tracking

Today’s Thursday Picture was taken on my hike at the very scenic, and very wet, Calero County Park.

I must’ve seen 6 or 7 black tailed deer while on the trail.  I also saw a lot of black tailed deer tracks on the muddy trails.

And….several tracks made by this other animal.  It looks like a 6′ 3″ older white guy who has big feet 😀

So, where are you hiking this weekend?

If you’re looking for me, I’m over the hill.

The Thursday Picture -Green & Gray

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Today’s Thursday Picture was taken on the Tony Look Trail in Stevens Creek County Park.  I like the bright green of spring against the gray of winter in this picture.

This is my first hike as part of the “PixInParks” challenge.  The “Magnificent Seven” make up the hikes in the Pix in Parks challenge…

They are:

Lookout Point in Villa Montalvo Park

Tony Look Trail in Stevens Creek County Park

John Nicholas Trail in Sanborn County Park – a great hike that I’ve done before.

Merry Go Round to Ridge Trail in Mount Madonna Park

Mummy Mountain Trail in Coyote Lake Harvey Bear Ranch Park

Longwall to Little Llagas in Calero County Park

Hotel Trail to Snell Trail in Joseph D. Grant County Park

I’m really looking forward to exploring the “Magnificent Seven!”

 

If you’re looking for me, I’m over the hill.