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Mothership Hiding Place

Wouldn't you hide in this cloud if you were a UFO?  From Wikipedia: Lenticular clouds (Altocumulus lenticularis in Latin) are stationary clouds that form in the troposphere, typically in perpendicular alignment to the wind direction. They are often comparable in appearance to a lens or saucer. There are three main types of lenticular clouds: altocumulus standing lenticular (ACSL), stratocumulus standing lenticular (SCSL), and cirrocumulus standing lenticular (CCSL), varying in altitude above the ground. Because of their unique appearance, they have been brought forward as an explanation for some unidentified flying object (UFO) sightings. Formation As air flows along the surface of the Earth, it encounters obstructions. These can be human-made objects, such as buildings and bridges, or natural features, like hills, valleys, and mountains. All of them disrupt the flow of...

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Trona Pinnacles

I just got back from the Trona Pinnacles in the California desert, and what an amazing experience!  Just three hours from the city, these rock formations sit in an ancient dry lake bed, formed from calcium carbonate deposits over time when they were underwater.  There are three groups of tufa formations ranging from 10,000 to 100,000 years old.  You are able to drive directly into the valleys formed by some of the tufas, as you feel completely awe inspired by the shapes towering over you.  When you stop for a minute to consider the conditions and passage of time that had to take place in order for this to occur, its mind boggling. The location has been used for countless commercials and...

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What is Fine Art Landscape Photography?

If you've started to appreciate nature photography, you've probably landed on several web pages like mine with the words "fine art photography."  But what does that mean?  This should make it easy for new collectors. According to Wikipedia: Fine art photography is photography created in accordance with the vision of the artist as photographer. Fine art photography stands in contrast to representational photography, such as photojournalism, which provides a documentary visual account of specific subjects and events, literally re-presenting objective reality rather than the subjective intent of the photographer; and commercial photography, the primary focus of which is to advertise products or services. There are many types of photography: Architectural photography Portrait photography Candid photography Documentary, War, and Photojournalism photography Sports Photography Fashion...

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Ongoing Collections

Some of you have been asking about the collections I have been working on, so I thought I'd give you an update.  Truth be told, I am coming out of the hardest year of my life, after my Mom's passing, with new understanding, and a renewed sense of adventure and drive to push my passion forward into new territory.  I plan on making this new year a smashing success and I think you'll enjoy coming along for the ride. ;-) Beaches One collection I have been working on is California Beaches.  Being a California "dude" and having surfed for most of my life, I have an intimate connection with the Pacific Ocean and a lot of knowledge of secret spots. ...

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