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Spring in the Sierra

Posted by admin
In Gallery Update, News
28Mar 09

Poppies along Merced River Canyon were spectacular this year. Last year fires might contribute to this phenomenon. Michael Frye said it was the best poppies show in 25 years! Last couple weeks 140 Hwy was packed with people watching and photographing flower carpet covering canyon slopes.

Hite Cove trail was spectacular as well. It’s probably still at its peak. If you’re planning to visit Yosemite or Merced River canyon, you don’t have much time. Hurry up. If poppies were abundant last weekend, shooting stars and lupins were just picking up. Red buds were not at the pick either. Snow fall covered Yosemite valley floor on Saturday night. Hope it will not spoil spring and early summer flowers in the valley.

Poppies along Merced River Canyon

Some more pictures from Hite Cove Trail were uploaded in the New Stuff folder here:

Carpet of Flowers

As always I recommend Carol Leigh’s blog for last flowers blooming reports.


Site Upgrade

Posted by admin
In News
1Feb 09

We did a huge update to the site. We had to update WordPress and, as result, all other parts of the site had to be updated as well. Hope everything went well. Let us know if you see any glitches.

We are currently doing blog reorganization as well. Some old posts were removed or temporary unpublished.


Happy Holidays!

Posted by admin
In News
27Dec 08

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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!



Californian Fall Colors

Posted by admin
In News
13Oct 08

   In case if you are going to look for best spots with fall colors in California, I recommend to check out Carol Leigh’s blog. Arguably the best tracker of fall colors in California (and beyound).


Sony A900 Announced

Posted by admin
In Gear News, News
1Oct 08

A900 image

Since I started tradition of posting news from Sony/Minolta world, omission of such a big news would not be excusable. Here it is, long awaited Full Frame Sony. Check out dpreview’s preview (sorry for the pun).

As always, David Kilpatrick gave a good a look at the new gear. His insightful articles could be found at www.photoclubalpha.com.

I personally like the headline picture from dpreview showing both A700 and A900. Look at those 50/1.4 Minolta branded lenses! Minolta is still alive!

 A700vsA900

It’s interesting to compare A700 and A900 side by side (click on the image to zoom it in). Essentially, A900 looks like an upgraded and scaled up A700. As many reviewers noticed, A700 users will feel home while handling A900 body. Funny enough, huge pentaprism housing on top of the camera drew the most attention and became a subject of jokes from Canikans. Well, if you buy camera to be fashionable, then you better spend your money on Louis Vuton and Prada. Real photographer does not care how his camera looks. Right? :)


Featured by Dreamstime

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In News, Uncategorized
14Jul 08

Dreamstime stock photos site featured one of our photos in its blog.

Thanks Dreamstime! :)

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Here’s the link to the article:

http://blog.dreamstime.com/2008/07/01/hot-hot-hot_art26706


Farewell to Spring

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This spring in California like the previous one was not photogenic. Late rains in Northern California and relatively cold weather did not let the mother nature to show its all beauty. Although it was reported that some areas in Sierra were showing some decent blooming and dogwoods were fine as always in the Yosemite Valley. Can’t confirm this as we were not there. This spring we checked one of our favorite spring spots – Pacheco Park. This year we could find some patches of poppies but that is almost about it.

Anyway, we enjoyed a little hiking, good sunny weather and nice views. Here’s a couple of pictures from that trip.

Good bye Spring!

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Blooming in 2008

and a few pictures from 2 years back:

Lone oak with sky background
Lone oak with sky background (more sky)
Walking oaks

Diana’s Portfolio

Posted by admin
In Gallery Update, News
2Feb 08

Latest update. Our 5yo starts her modeling career here at pictures2.com. :) Click on any picture to get to her portfolio:

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Barbie Girl

 

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Winter Time

 

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Thinking

… and more pictures in the gallery.


Happy New Year!

Posted by admin
In Gallery Update, News
30Dec 07

pictures2.com is redirected to this site and working…. Happy Holidays!

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Almost there…

Posted by admin
In News
27Dec 07

We’re almost there! Various major and minor issues with the site template and compatibility with IE6 were finally resolved. Tomorrow pictures2.com will redirect to this site instead of the old one. Then we’re going to swap subdomains. Let’s keep fingers crossed. :)

Happy Holidays!


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