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WordPress weekly photo challenge: Near and far

Taking pictures of something close with an interesting (but not distracting) background is often a challenge. A few months ago, when wildflowers were blooming all around town, I spent some time at a local park to take pictures of them and the scenery, trying to show perspective. I’m not sure I managed to do it, so I’ll let you judge. You can see more of my photos on my photography website.

Here’s a nice patch of colorful wildflowers, with a typical San Diego hill in the background.

Wordpress weekly photo challenge: Near and far

WordPress weekly photo challenge: Near and far

I liked the fence so I tried to play around with it to show how far it went.

Wordpress weekly photo challenge: Near and far - flowers and a fence

WordPress weekly photo challenge: Near and far – flowers and a fence

The next photo shows a glimpse of the San Diego River in the background.

Wordpress weekly photo challenge: Near and far - San Diego River

WordPress weekly photo challenge: Near and far – San Diego River

I took the last picture during our recent vacation to Idyllwild, California. I love the large pine trees you can find everywhere in the forest and how small you feel when standing at the bottom. The lightning is all wrong for this picture – there’s nothing worse than trying to take photos towards the sky in the middle of the day, but it gives you an idea of how far up these trees can reach. Nature never stops amazing me.

Wordpress weekly photo challenge: Near and far - Pine trees in Idyllwild California

WordPress weekly photo challenge: Near and far – Pine trees in Idyllwild California

WordPress weekly photo challenge: peaceful

For 2012 I’ve decided to join WordPress weekly photo challenge. If you participate in this challenge, feel free to include a link to your weekly photo in the comments below.

This week’s theme is “peaceful”. The first thought that came to my mind is when I go tuck in my kids at night while they’re sleeping. They look so peaceful and carefree (and quiet!) – what a wonderful sight.

The second thought that occurred to me is when my kids are at school in the morning and I sit at my desk to work in front of my computer with a hot cup of tea. I get to enjoy the very quiet house and when I need a mental break, all I have to do is look out the window of my office and enjoy the scenery.

Wordpress weekly photo challenge: peaceful

Wordpress weekly photo challenge: peaceful

Right now the trees look bare because it’s winter but most of the year I see a lot of green. It may not seem like a big deal to you but when you live in reclaimed-desert San Diego County like me, most people see rocks, cactus, dirt and dry brush when they look at their windows. I live right by the San Diego River, which lets me enjoy plenty of greenery and birds year round. And beautiful sunrises like this one, which are oh so peaceful (and with lots of green in this shot).

Wordpress weekly photo challenge: peaceful sunrise
WordPress weekly photo challenge: peaceful sunrise

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