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SR88 1/7
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2020/2021 winter skiing

After enough snow base to open limited terrain at the end of November, just minor cold storms past the holidays. Then a dry 4 weeks of January before the one large winter storm in California hit over several days. To that point also given pandemic restrictions, had just a couple days in each at Kirkwood and Heavenly. But from early February had been skiing every mid week two or three days and finished with 26 days most of which was continuously skiing down Heavenly Little Dipper bumps. At season end, did a set of eight consecutive GoPro 8 POV videos skiing descending that one long bump slope that is published on youtube, easy to find searching haha. Photo at page top the subject of my motion bouncing addiction each winter for a most exhilartingly maniacally fun snow experience.

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TB03260-01  6000x4000 pixels  1 frame 1 image   A6000 SEL55210 @190mm

SR88 1/7

Per image above, on the drive home on SR88 from a day skiing at Kirkwood Ski Resort, I stopped a bit before sunset at an overlook at the 6700 foot elevation to capture the sky west from an overlook. Beyond rows of lower Sierra Nevada forested ridge lines is the vast Central Valley overcast with usual ground fog with Coastal Range peaks poking through in the far distance. A6000 with SEL55210 @190mm, Note this telephoto image is only 3000 pixels wide.

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TC03305-22  4700x3700 pixels  1 frame 18 image focus stack blend  A6000 60mm
enlarged vertical slice view

Campbell Community Center 1/14

The Campbell Community Center is a unique historic cultural complex that the City of Campbell acquired in 1985 after their Campbell High School had closed in 1980. First school buildings on the site date to 1904 with major expansions in 1938. Thus is architecturally from that early period with exteriors stucco. The site has considerable mature ornamental vegetation planted during following decades including many tall coast redwoods and rose varieties. Against the shady side of one building are several nandina bushes, aka sacred bamboo, nandina domestica, a common Asian ornamental species with seasonally wonderfully red hued leaves and red berries. In dead calm illuminated by shaded early morning light blue sky light with my Sigma 60mm F2.8 DN lens, exceptionally detailed.

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TC03323-38  5100x4000 pixels  1 frame 16 image focus stack blend  A6000 60mm
enlarged vertical slice view

This second image is directly above the previous image and was intended to be a complementing stitch blend however I decided the two images were more aesthetic individually.

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TC03360-03443-2x1v  6200x6000 pixels  2 frame 2 column 1 row 84 image focus stack stitch blend  A6000 60mm
enlarged vertical slice view

And a 2 column stitch blend, that includes part of the textured white stucco wall at frame top. Given the considerable depth of field, I took twice as many shots as usual to make sure all elements were tack sharp.

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TC03305-22  4300x3900 pixels  1 frame 29 image focus stack blend  A6000 60mm
enlarged vertical slice view

The community center grounds also had a few mid winter blooming rose bushes though the majority were pruned and dormant. I worked the above beautiful rose flower that same morning.

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