WordPress weekly photo challenge: Beyond

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A lot of the photos I take tend to be close-ups so there’s either no beyond or it’s out of focus. I did go back through all the photos I’ve posted on this website so far and there actually are a few photos that feature an interesting beyond, so here we go!

Since I’m showcasing several photos of beyond, I’ve decided to use the gallery feature. You can click on any image to view all of them in a slideshow format. I’ve used these photos in previous posts so I’ve left the original captions. This way, if you’d like to view the original post, just search for the caption text in my website’s Search box.

I present you…. beyond!

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Water

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This week’s Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge theme is water. Water is a precious resource in Southern California. “Precious” as in rare, and as in expensive. They aren’t many large areas of water around San Diego (besides the huge Pacific Ocean) and what are labeled as “lakes” here would probably be labeled as “ponds” in most other states.

I have a lot of photos of water to share. Ocean water, river water, rain drops, dew drops, frozen water… So I think a photo gallery will be best. You can click on any image to view all of them in a slideshow format. I’ve used these photos in previous posts so I’ve left the original captions. This way, if you’d like to view the original post, just search for the caption text in my website’s Search box.

I hope you enjoy these photos of water!

Sunday Post: Goals

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Today I’m participating in Jakesprinter’s Sunday Post photo challenge. This week’s theme is Goals. I’m purposely not having new year’s resolutions for 2013, but rather “intentions” and a to-do list to make these intentions happen.

Earlier today, I hosted a “vision board” party for about 20 friends at my house. We all got together and organized our thoughts, intentions and goals for 2013 to create our individual vision boards. I have to say it was a very cleansing process and I’m very glad to have completed my 2013 board, which will now be a daily reminder of what is important for me to accomplish this year.

One of the sections I included on my board is titled “Be more creative and artistic”. I have been putting this goal on the back burner for way too long, only for it to itch constantly. I addressed part of it last year by creating this new photography website, but there’s still a lot more to do, like the items on this list:

Sunday post: Goals - 2013 vision board - be more creative
Sunday post: Goals – 2013 vision board – be more creative

Besides taking pictures on a regular basis, I want to spend more time drawing. I got a Bamboo Create graphics tablet for Christmas and I want to make sure to dedicate time every day to draw with it, or even just on paper.

Of course, when it comes to photos, I want to capture new sights several times a week but also update my Facebook page and my Pinterest page, which is pretty much blank right now, and add new photo products to my Zazzle store.

My goal is to take more beautiful photos like the ones I took this first weekend of January at Coronado Beach, in San Diego, California, for everyone to enjoy. I find the Pacific ocean very inspiring new it comes to making new goals for the year.

Here are a few photos of Coronado Beach, named the #1 beach in the USA for a lot of very good reasons. You can click on each photo to see a larger view.

Sunday Post: Goals - Beautiful waves at Coronado Beach, San Diego, California
Beautiful waves at Coronado Beach,Sunday Post: Goals – Beautiful waves at Coronado Beach, San Diego, CaliforniaSan Diego, California
Sunday Post: Goals - Pacific ocean in the background, Coronado, California
Sunday Post: Goals – Pacific ocean in the background, Coronado, California, California