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This week included some local shots of the spring sakura, some from our adventures in Arches National Park, and another from Yosemite.  It wasn’t as active as last week, but I’m still playing around with my hashtags to maximize visibility.  Once I can identify some patterns, I’ll be sure to share my findings!

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This is another from my first backpacking training hike.  We had some really decent clouds that day, and I loved this isolated copse of trees, with the inviting path wrapping around.  Doesn’t this just entice you to explore?

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I had fun experimenting with all the pink on the Waterfront!  This is not a composite; it’s a single long-exposure.

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But I think this ended up being my favorite shot, just as the blossoms were blooming.  I really like the tone and the softness of this image.  Hard to believe they were only just budding like this when they’re already mostly gone.  Their ephemeral beauty makes them so special.

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Not surprisingly, the top three are from our travels.  This is the famous Delicate Arch.  I got some great comments on Instagram on this one.  These clouds really provided a unique backdrop… even if they also provided rain.

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My #2 is from our trip to Yosemite.  This one reminds me of the Mac desktop image, and it was taken from Tunnel View.  I like the divided color spaces painted by the sunset.

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And topping this list for this week is my submission for Leanne Cole’s Monochrome Madness.  This is also the iconic Delicate Arch, and I like how it looks in black and white.  This is also a proud new inductee to my 100 club.  I keep striving for more of these!

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