Deirdre Saoirse Moen

Sounds Like Weird

Sawyer Camp Trail

03 October 2010

Sawyer Camp Trail

We spent an entirely too-long day on Sawyer Camp Trail. Photo taken with my GF1 and a 50mm Olympus OM f/3.5 macro lens. Hand-held, worked like a champ.

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Venice Beach

25 September 2010

One of the things I love most about Venice Beach is the skateboard park.

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Melbourne at Dawn

10 September 2010

When we were in Melbourne, I woke up each and every day some time between 4:30 and 5:30. I’d go back to sleep, but it was odd that I woke up so consistently every morning at such an odd time. This is the view from our hotel room one of those mornings.

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Melbourne by Night

04 September 2010

Melbourne, Australia has quite a few stunning features, one of which are these modern freeway overpasses lit inside in blue. I don’t know what to call them, exactly, so I’ve been calling them “hoops.” This was a rare break in the late winter cloud cover.

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Southern Hemisphere Plants

24 August 2010

For the last two weekends, we’ve visited the UCSC Arboretum, which specializes in plants of the southern hemisphere, specifically South Africa, New Zealand, and Australia. One of my favorite discoveries is this Banksia. At first, I thought someone had added the brown “elf,” but then I realized it was a dried flower.
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Photographic Revelations

05 August 2010

One of the reasons I wanted a better camera is the options for faster lenses. Most point-and-shoot lenses are slow, slow, slow, and I'm a fast glass kinda gal. Sure, you can take brilliant photos with a point-and-shoot. This photo Rick took is an example:

Apple Store, Central Park


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Thoughts in Camera

27 July 2010

Three years ago, I bought a Canon SD 700 IS. As the saying goes, the best camera is the one you have with you. This whimsical shot in Heathrow airport is one of the first I took with it.

Little Green Giraffe

Last month, I got an iPhone 4. (more)

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Friday's Monterey Bay Aquarium Trip

25 July 2010

Friday, we visited the Monterey Bay Aquarium. Had a great time, walked myself to exhaustion, and got a couple of cool pictures, including this one of a cuttlefish. Not bad for an iPhone photo!

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Edible Landscaping

21 July 2010

NB: Common Ground in Palo Alto is sadly no more.

Saturday, we’ll be going on Common Ground’s Edible Landscaping Tour. If you’re in the SF bay area and interested in organic gardening, it’s worth the day’s crawl. Last year, two of the gardens were Jesse Cool’s and the Warnocks.

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