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Lake Wolford,Ca.

Discussion in 'Micro 4/3 News and Rumors' started by spinyman, Jan 12, 2013.

  1. spinyman

    spinyman Mu-43 Top Veteran

    603
    Nov 19, 2010
    San Diego
    A few minutes from my home is this small lake. 100 feet above lake level is this old abandonded home site with rock walls and steps defining where the house would have been.The spot is very beautiful,not only for it's view, but the rocks covered with moss and lichen are very special.The trail up to it also looks very old.Just below it are some seasonal vernal pools which are unique to our area because they are home to the rare fairy shrimp and other creatures only found in them.I took these a few days ago after a series of wet days. The mosses are normally black and dead looking but have flourished with the unusually damp, cool weather we've been having here.
    E-M5 with Pana 14 & 20.
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  2. bob madison

    bob madison Mu-43 Regular

    62
    May 23, 2012
    Nice. I have driven by the lake many times over the years. I need to stop and smell the grass and look at the rocks.
     
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  3. MikeR_GF1

    MikeR_GF1 Mu-43 Veteran

    Very nice! These have a tone-mapped look - any HDR processing? Straight OOC or RAW?
    If this is OOC with an EM-5, maybe I've gotta get me one of them.
     
  4. GaryAyala

    GaryAyala Mu-43 Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    SoCal
    Nice David, seeing mosses and lichens flourish in SoCal is special. This is close to Escondido, no?
     
  5. spinyman

    spinyman Mu-43 Top Veteran

    603
    Nov 19, 2010
    San Diego
    jpegs with minor tweaks in lightroom.
     
  6. spinyman

    spinyman Mu-43 Top Veteran

    603
    Nov 19, 2010
    San Diego
    Yes, Gary, it is rare here in semi- desert Socal.Lake Wolford is just east of Escondido, about four miles from my house in Valley Center.It is an emergency water source for Escondido_Only small electric boats allowed.
     
  7. Ulfric M Douglas

    Ulfric M Douglas Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Mar 6, 2010
    Northumberland
    Yes, lovely spot and it looks like you have spent quit a long time there.
    Maybe get the roof up next trip?
    Bit of brick, Bob's yer uncle.
     
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  8. elavon

    elavon Mu-43 All-Pro

    Sep 1, 2012
    Tel Aviv Israel
    Ehud
    Great set.
    You gave me an idea to go to the desert and take some pictures of mosses after the rain.:thumbup:
     
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  9. snkenai

    snkenai Mu-43 Top Veteran

    523
    Sep 5, 2010
    Now, I'd love to have a small stone house, tucked back there in the rocks. Beautiful vista! Thanks for sharing with us.
     
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  10. RevBob

    RevBob Super Moderator

    Jun 4, 2011
    NorthWestern PA
    Bob
    Beautiful shots, the colors on the rocks are amazing! :2thumbs:
     
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  11. tdekany

    tdekany Mu-43 All-Pro

    Dec 8, 2011
    Oregon
    Lovely set, #2 is my favorite.
     
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