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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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Lake Sutherland – The Book

The City of San Diego's water levels are updated weekly and the readings taken on April 10, 2017 showed that Lake Sutherland Reservoir is 45% full. What a difference a couple of months can make. End of Summer 2016, the ...
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Medium Format

In photography, the term Medium Format has traditionally been applied to film and digital cameras that record images on media larger than 24 by 36mm (full-frame), but smaller than 4 by 5 inches (which is considered to be large-format photography) ...
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Vintage Lenses in a Digital Age

Maybe you have an old film camera with some lenses, which you would like to be using again, or maybe you are missing, how you used to take photos. Either way, you can use vintage lenses on DSLR cameras. nos·tal·gia - a sentimental ...
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Oak Oasis

Traveling down Wildcat Canyon Road, between Ramona / San Diego Country Estates and Lakeside, shortly after exiting the Barona Indian Reservation, you will find the Oak Oasis Open-Space Preserve on the West side of the road. The relative small preserve covers ...
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