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Layers


Santa Cruz Bongo
Originally uploaded by Nooks

One thing I like about several of the Santa Cruz pictures is that they have a couple of layers to them, such as this one, though I do seem to recall that background colors were less muted than they are here.

On the other hand, what's this drum doing sitting on the beach anyway? No-one seemed to be tending it.


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Santa Cruz overlook


Santa Cruz overlook
Originally uploaded by Nooks

This is where I started walking. The Boardwalk is to the right and the public beach to the left; the small sign is (of course!) a warning to stay behind the fence that I left out of the frame. The boat and bird were a happy accident. I have another shot of this same piece of land from below.


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The first of several pictures from Santa Cruz


Child in the surf, Santa Cruz
Originally uploaded by Nooks

The background wave is nicely blurred and kind of matches the subject's hair, colors are good though maybe I could have brought the exposure up a little. Looking at this again gives me the impression that everything is moving very slowly here, which is kind of how I remember that long walk up and down the beach.

I don't think I will ever be a huge fan of beaches in the US, having been spoiled by Queensland's stunning quality and variety, but Santa Cruz is pretty nice.


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Missed it by that much!


Fractal Plant vs Mondrian
Originally uploaded by Nooks

I love this picture except for the lackluster execution. The small piece a flower visible on the left-hand-side and the lack of good focus in the lower-left corner make it a little disappointing. On the other hand I don't think I had a lot of time or attention to give when I took the shot, so, yay me!


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Snowpocalypse fallout


Dead Tree Hydrangea
Originally uploaded by Nooks

The 20 inches of snow that fell on my apartment a few weeks ago ruined a downspout (and maybe some brickwork) but it also brought down the tree hydrangea outside the lower apartment's patio. This might be the last shot I'll take of it before it's disposed of.