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Tis the Season

About 1,400 ft above sea level and 40 miles east of San Diego, Ramona is located within the beautiful Santa Maria Valley. With a population of about 31,000, the still unincorporated community includes both Ramona and the adjacent San Diego Country ...
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Gymkhana 2017

The years was 2017 and the Ramona Santana Riders Equestrian Club was hosting several Gymkhanas, equestrian event consisting of speed pattern racing and timed games for riders on horses. This is neither a fair nor complete representation of this series ...
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Dos Picos County Park

scouting: the action of gathering information about enemy forces or an area. These pictures don't do beautiful Dos Picos County Park justice, still I'm posting them here as empty canvases. Imagine, if you can, you or both of you in these images ...  ...
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The last Gymkhana

The Ramona Santana Riders had organized eight Gymkhanas in 2017, seven of which took place at the beautiful Casey Tibbs Western Center (CTWC). Today was that eighth and final event and many division winners still needed to be determined. Gymkhana is an ...
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Casey Tibbs Western Center - 25240 Pappas Rd, Ramona, CA 92065 The Ramona Santana Riders Equestrian Club's July Gymkhana was once again a super hot one, literally. Still, the heat didn't cause anyone to slow down. In fact, this was a "double points" ...
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Kassel, a city in northern Hesse, Germany

documenta is an exhibition of contemporary art which takes place every five years in Kassel, Germany. It was founded by artist, teacher and curator Arnold Bode in 1955. Kassel happens to be my hometown - so I might not be ...
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Gymkhana – Plenty of Sunshine

I think this was already the 5th Gymkhana of the Ramona Santana Riders Equestrian Club that I have been shooting in the last year and a half. However, the challenges for horses and riders seem to be changing each time ...
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The Battle of the Bokeh in the 85mm class

Not really a fair fight, but we are comparing the old Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM lens with the new Sigma 85mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art lens. The test is done in harsh sun light on the Canon 6D as well ...
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Speed • Agility • Fun

Gymkhana, May 2017 Organized by the Ramona Santana Riders Equestrian Club, it was Gymkhana time once again, at the Casey Tibbs Western Center. While still just May, the temperature was well above 90F, harsh sun light, and as always, a ...
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Small Business Showcase – Beth Prinz

Last weekend, I had the pleasure to photograph Beth Prinz in her sewing room, located in the back of the 1st floor of her Ramona home. The room has a big east facing window (high-up, close to ceiling), which nicely frames the lush east ...
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