Welcome to the Park. Now Stay Away (From Each Other)

Some cities around here have closed parks outright. Others have closed playgrounds and anything else with shared equipment, but open areas at many parks are still, well, open (for now), as long as you keep your distance.

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#photo #park #fence #field #SocialDistancing

Fence at a park with a baseball field in the distance, and a sign saying ATTENTION! STAY 6 FEET APART. RESPECT SOCIAL DISTANCING.

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One of the (many) weird things about Los Angeles is that there are fragments of wilderness …

One of the (many) weird things about is that there are fragments of wilderness scattered throughout the suburbs. (Mostly where it was a pain to build, or someone owned a lot of land & decided to donate it.)

I had two photos of this junction and . I liked the colors in one, the composition in the other, and I just couldn’t get the balance right on the second. On a whim I desaturated it. Turns out it looks better in anyway!

One of the (many) weird things about #LosAngeles is that there are fragments of wilderness ...

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Yep, still dangerous

Yep, still dangerous.

It was crazy windy tonight. I kept worrying I’d drop my phone while taking pictures. I seriously saw two tumbleweeds roll by.

#danger #signs #fence #cliff #catalinaisland #palosverdes #california

Photo taken at: Del Cerro Park

Yep, still dangerous.

It was crazy windy tonight. I kept worrying I’d drop my phone while taking pictures. I seriously saw two tumbleweeds roll by.

#danger #signs #fence #cliff #catalinaisland #palosverdes #california

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I’m not sure this fence is entirely stable.

I’m not sure this fence is entirely stable. #fence #termites #delcerropark #palosverdes #catalinaisland #cliff #california

Photo taken at: Del Cerro Park

I’m not sure this fence is entirely stable.
#fence #termites #delcerropark #palosverdes #catalinaisland #cliff #california

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eighteenbelow says:
Nah, I’d totally lean on that over the cliff.

I’m not great with heights at the best of times, and it was seriously windy up there that day. On the plus side, I was more worried about dropping my phone over the edge than falling myself, so that’s something.

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Wild plant at the top of the hill, ocean at the bottom

Wild plant at the top of the hill, ocean at the bottom. The fence marks the edge of Del Cerro Park and the start of a steep, unstable slope down to the Portuguese Bend area of the coast near Los Angeles. On a clear day, Catalina would be visible off to the left, but on this day, the ocean blended seamlessly into an obscuring haze.

Photo taken at: Del Cerro Park

Wild plant at the top of the hill, ocean at the bottom. The fence marks the edge of Del Cerro Park and the start of a steep, unstable slope down to the Portuguese Bend area of the coast near Los Angeles. On a clear day, Catalina would be visible off to the left, but on this day, the ocean blended seamlessly into an obscuring haze.

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Old Town Irvine After the Storm

Old Town Irvine After the Storm on Flickr.

My entry for this week’s TwitterTuesday (Green). This is one my my favorite shots.

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Well, technically, during a lull in the storm. The clouds were moving very fast, with light and shadow moving over the empty fields and office parks, and I waited several minutes for the sun to play over this scene.

I particularly liked the contrast of the dead brown tumbleweeds scattered around the bright green meadow.

My one regret with this photo is not being able to capture the steep drop-off into a wash right below the frame. I could get the wash, or the sky, but not both.