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    I just read something very interesting and cute about bees 🐝 Bees sleep between 5 to 8 hours a day, sometimes in flowers. They also like to sleep with other bees and hold each other’s little feet 🙆🏼‍♀️ I can’t with the cuteness! SWIPE to see one snuggled in a flower. If I saw two bees snuggling in a flower, holding each other‘s feet I think I would faint 😆 #sodamnCUTE

    I just read something very interesting and cute about bees 🐝 Bees sleep between 5 to 8 hours a day, sometimes in flowers. They also like to sleep with other bees and hold each other’s little feet 🙆🏼‍♀️ I can’t with the cuteness! SWIPE to see one snuggled in a flower. If I saw two bees snuggling in a flower, holding each other‘s feet I think I would faint 😆 #sodamnCUTE

    14 5 13 hours ago

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    Expo Line.

    Expo Line.

    2 1 13 hours ago
    My Yosemite vlog is live on my YouTube, TruthOrClaire! - http://youtu.be/-4gBYAKNvqg (Link also in bio)
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This was my first time camping, and besides losing half a toenail from tripping over a fire pit on the first day, it was a major success!
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I miss long hikes that push my body. I miss gazing at panoramic views and feeling how vast and beautiful our world is. I miss cooling off in the mist of waterfalls. I miss looking up at the night sky and seeing a blanket of stars.
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I'm already plotting the next time I can go back to Yosemite (my mom wants to go!) and other places where I can use my national park annual pass. I'm itching to get back out there!

    My Yosemite vlog is live on my YouTube, TruthOrClaire! - http://youtu.be/-4gBYAKNvqg (Link also in bio)
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    This was my first time camping, and besides losing half a toenail from tripping over a fire pit on the first day, it was a major success!
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    I miss long hikes that push my body. I miss gazing at panoramic views and feeling how vast and beautiful our world is. I miss cooling off in the mist of waterfalls. I miss looking up at the night sky and seeing a blanket of stars.
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    I'm already plotting the next time I can go back to Yosemite (my mom wants to go!) and other places where I can use my national park annual pass. I'm itching to get back out there!

    15 2 13 hours ago
    Over 100 years old, the Santa Monica pier in California is home to the first solar powered Ferris wheel! 36 hotels nearby and lots of scenic views!

    Over 100 years old, the Santa Monica pier in California is home to the first solar powered Ferris wheel! 36 hotels nearby and lots of scenic views!

    13 1 13 hours ago

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    🅷🅸🅳🅳🅴🅽 🅷🅸🅻🅻🆂

    🅷🅸🅳🅳🅴🅽 🅷🅸🅻🅻🆂

    8 1 14 hours ago
    My Kelso sand dune series is coming to an end! Still so much to explore in the Mojave Preserve and definitely a place I will continue my adventures! You can always find my latest blog linked in my bio. or 𝙽𝚒𝚔𝚔𝚒𝚔𝚗𝚘𝚠𝚜𝚠𝚑𝚎𝚛𝚎.𝚌𝚘𝚖
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Currently working on blogs for Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Park. I hope to have them up before I leave for my travels in Quintana Roo, 🇲🇽! 𝓣𝓱𝓪𝓷𝓴 𝓨𝓸𝓾 to my readers for your continued support! I’ve seen a significant increase of traffic on my site and Pinterest📍account 𝓕𝓸𝓻𝓮𝓿𝓮𝓻 grateful! XoXo- Nik

    My Kelso sand dune series is coming to an end! Still so much to explore in the Mojave Preserve and definitely a place I will continue my adventures! You can always find my latest blog linked in my bio. or 𝙽𝚒𝚔𝚔𝚒𝚔𝚗𝚘𝚠𝚜𝚠𝚑𝚎𝚛𝚎.𝚌𝚘𝚖




    Currently working on blogs for Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Park. I hope to have them up before I leave for my travels in Quintana Roo, 🇲🇽! 𝓣𝓱𝓪𝓷𝓴 𝓨𝓸𝓾 to my readers for your continued support! I’ve seen a significant increase of traffic on my site and Pinterest📍account 𝓕𝓸𝓻𝓮𝓿𝓮𝓻 grateful! XoXo- Nik

    37 1 14 hours ago

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    Yummy Dumpings

    Yummy Dumpings

    6 1 15 hours ago
    || dirt roads have the best views ||

    || dirt roads have the best views ||

    34 1 15 hours ago
    La Jolla, California, Sea Lion.

    La Jolla, California, Sea Lion.

    30 4 15 hours ago
    Sunset so pretty, triggered the Sunset Swell

    Sunset so pretty, triggered the Sunset Swell

    29 1 16 hours ago
    All that I am is all that you see. #silks

    All that I am is all that you see. #silks

    174 22 16 hours ago
    The Golden Gate Bridge is an iconic structure connecting the city of San Francisco to Marin County, California. It spans almost two miles across the Golden Gate, the narrow strait where San Francisco Bay opens to meet the Pacific Ocean. The dream of connecting San Francisco to its northern neighbors became a reality when construction commenced in 1933.
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Happy 🐪hump day! Weekend is getting closer! Let us know what your plans are!
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Tag who you’d like to visit this fantastic place with!

    The Golden Gate Bridge is an iconic structure connecting the city of San Francisco to Marin County, California. It spans almost two miles across the Golden Gate, the narrow strait where San Francisco Bay opens to meet the Pacific Ocean. The dream of connecting San Francisco to its northern neighbors became a reality when construction commenced in 1933.
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    Happy 🐪hump day! Weekend is getting closer! Let us know what your plans are!
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    Tag who you’d like to visit this fantastic place with!

    8 2 17 hours ago
    Why do we love dogs so much? Because they are living proof that good still exists in the world-Unknown

    Why do we love dogs so much? Because they are living proof that good still exists in the world-Unknown

    69 8 17 hours ago
    A simple way to give your bathroom more style is to use decorative soap dispensers. It doesn't cost much and will give your bathroom a clean aesthetic. #interiordesign

    A simple way to give your bathroom more style is to use decorative soap dispensers. It doesn't cost much and will give your bathroom a clean aesthetic. #interiordesign

    4 1 17 hours ago
    Meet Theodore, our adorable furry guest tonight! 🐾

    Meet Theodore, our adorable furry guest tonight! 🐾

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    Mashti Malone's Ice Cream.

    Mashti Malone's Ice Cream.

    16 1 18 hours ago
    Need the occasional secluded beach shot to cleanse the palate of my TL 🌊 (and visits to sooth my soul!) 💙 This was taken in San Simeon, CA.

    Need the occasional secluded beach shot to cleanse the palate of my TL 🌊 (and visits to sooth my soul!) 💙 This was taken in San Simeon, CA.

    26 1 23 hours ago

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    Let’s get lost chasing sunsets

    Let’s get lost chasing sunsets

    1,574 68 19 hours ago

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    Scars remind us that the past is real

    Scars remind us that the past is real

    1,855 70 16 July, 2019
    The shapes that appear in the light and shadows make me swear there’s life in these waters.
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Photography speak- I used to see a waterfall like this and only think “ooh great opportunity for slow shutter speed shots” (ie those waterfall/river pics you’ve seen where the water gets blurred out and flow-y). Now I’ll spend half my time taking slow shutter speed shots, and the other half using a fast shutter speed (1/2000 or faster) to freeze the water’s motion and see what patterns I get. I’m feeling Phoenix vibes here 🐥 (closest emoji I could find).⠀
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Edit- Swipe left for the original. If I have a high contrast image, I’ll test out how it looks in black and white. Quick way to see your image in bnw in Lightroom is to hit “V.” Click again and you have your original colors.⠀
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For bnw edits I’ll usually boost contrast as I did here. I also used two radial filters. One by drawing a circle around the falls > unclicked “invert” allowing you to control everything outside the circle > decreased exposure of the surrounding to make the falls stand out. I used a second radial filter around the tree on the right because I wanted to include its silhouette and not lose it to the shadows. I drew a circle around the tree and this time clicked “invert on” - which is the default- because I wanted to control what was in the circle and brought up exposure of the tree a touch.
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#yosemitenationalpark #yosemitefalls #yosemitepark #vernalfalls #getoutandexplore #national_park_photography #californiacaptures #californiathroughmylens #explorecalifornia #bnw_photography #bnwlandscape #bnwworld#nationalparkgeek#rsa_outdoors#nature_captures#moodynaturelandscapes#majestic_earth

    The shapes that appear in the light and shadows make me swear there’s life in these waters.
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    Photography speak- I used to see a waterfall like this and only think “ooh great opportunity for slow shutter speed shots” (ie those waterfall/river pics you’ve seen where the water gets blurred out and flow-y). Now I’ll spend half my time taking slow shutter speed shots, and the other half using a fast shutter speed (1/2000 or faster) to freeze the water’s motion and see what patterns I get. I’m feeling Phoenix vibes here 🐥 (closest emoji I could find).⠀
    .⠀
    Edit- Swipe left for the original. If I have a high contrast image, I’ll test out how it looks in black and white. Quick way to see your image in bnw in Lightroom is to hit “V.” Click again and you have your original colors.⠀
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    For bnw edits I’ll usually boost contrast as I did here. I also used two radial filters. One by drawing a circle around the falls > unclicked “invert” allowing you to control everything outside the circle > decreased exposure of the surrounding to make the falls stand out. I used a second radial filter around the tree on the right because I wanted to include its silhouette and not lose it to the shadows. I drew a circle around the tree and this time clicked “invert on” - which is the default- because I wanted to control what was in the circle and brought up exposure of the tree a touch.
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    #yosemitenationalpark #yosemitefalls #yosemitepark #vernalfalls #getoutandexplore #national_park_photography #californiacaptures #californiathroughmylens #explorecalifornia #bnw_photography #bnwlandscape #bnwworld #nationalparkgeek #rsa_outdoors #nature_captures #moodynaturelandscapes #majestic_earth

    283 16 21 hours ago

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    Find your balance

    Find your balance

    1,561 66 15 July, 2019

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    Hope everyone has a colorful day 😊

    Hope everyone has a colorful day 😊

    6,168 146 14 July, 2019