The Overlook

Where Madison Ave. ends here in San Diego’s University Heights neighborhood, one can look down the canyon into Mission Valley and see the Pacific Ocean off in the distance. I captured the moment, while walking with my wife on April 14, 2017—once again using Fujifilm X100F, with Velvia film simulation set. Looks like everything was auto.…

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Flickr a Day 357: ‘Endless Winter Nights’

The series seriously could feature more landscapes. I picked self-titled “Endless Winter Nights’, which Carlos Andrés Reyes shot on Jan. 1, 2015, for composition with the moon. He captured the moment using Canon EOS 70D and EF-S18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM lens. Vitals: f/9, ISO 400, 1/160 sec, 135mm. The student from Cali, Colombia and living in Cologne, Germany, joined…

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Flickr a Day 311: ‘Fishers’

September 7, 2014: “The sun is rising and starting to eat away at the fog—revealing two fisherman who were up before the crack of dawn to drop their lines”, says Jamie McCaffrey, who shot self-titled “Fishers” using Nikon D600 and AF-S Nikkor 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR lens. Vitals: f/10, ISO 200, 1/250, 122mm. He takes…

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Flickr 283: ‘The Guardian’

We follow up yesterday’s car and planes with another seemingly simple shot. The Northern Lights are canvas against which Jeff Wallace magnificently presents appropriately self-titled “The Guardian”. “This tree is always begging to be photographed”, he says. “Sitting in the middle of a field, its real purpose is marking the location of an abandoned water well. Found…

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Flickr a Day 194: ‘Heading Out’

After five days of Comic-Con—189, 190, 191, 192, 193—it’s time for something serene. Tom Gill carves out a unique niche, specializing in landscape photography in and around Lake Michigan. He captured today’s selection on June 22, 2015, at the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, using Nikon D7000 and 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6 lens. Vitals: f/8, ISO 100, 1/160…

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Flickr a Day 64: ‘Harvest Storm Clouds’

I debated long about whether this photo should be today’s selection. For starters, Richard Robles is no longer active on Flickr, which he joined in January 2006, and I could find little else about him—even confirmation that the gentlemen still lives. The image also isn’t the sharpest, taken with the Kodak EasyShare CX7525, which by…

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