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Callas | by mikeSF_
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Callas in bloom in this idyllic valley south of Carmel, CA. California has some gorgeous places, and this perhaps makes the short list.


The swollen creek from recent heavy rains raged loud enough to mute even the continuous roar of the Pacific Ocean beyond. I wrecked a pair of hiking boots sloshing around in the super soft mud; ironically, my rubber waders were with me in the truck the whole time. Ah well.


Lens is the DFA 55mm f/2.8 on the 645Z.


A mention to the four photographers who lined up side by side in my midground and spoiled every single frame. When you decide to stand in somebody's shot, please at least try to make yourself appear smaller or slide out of the way once in awhile. I had to spend extra time cloning all of you out, but in the end it refined my editing skills.


Cheers to Della and Mike for the meetup and a beer in Monterey afterward!




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Taken on March 15, 2019