Photo Quest April 2019: Obstacles

"Natural Obstacle" - a dense growth of bamboo makes passing through impossible. Photo (C) Alexander S. Kunz

For our April 2019 photo quest, we picked a broad topic that should give everyone plenty of ways to interpret it – the caveat being that you can submit only ONE photo as your submission to our photo quest – and the other that you’re photo must be made in April 2019, of course. The theme is:

Obstacles

Think about all the things that can be an obstacle, and in which way. If you have an idea, think about how you can best convey this idea in a photo. We’re looking forward to everyone’s interpretation and creative expression!

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Photo Quest March 2019: Freshwater

The Waterfall at Penasquitos Canyon Preserve, San Diego, California. July 2012.

After the wonderful winter rains we had, San Diego County’s rivers and creeks are running, the waterfalls are flowing, and vernal pools & reservoirs alike are filled with fresh water.

For our March 2019 Photo Quest, we want to see…

Your photos of natural bodies of fresh water.
No salt water! Everything except the ocean!

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Photo Quest February: Shrublands

Coastal Chaparral and morning fog, Torrey Pines.

Did you know that you live in a biodiversity hot spot? In fact, all of California is, but San Diego County has more biodiversity than any other county in North America (source: SDSU). Wow! The most dominant vegetation form are shrublands, known as chaparral and sagebrush, stretching all the way from the coast to the Laguna crest, and into the semi-arid high desert.

With the arrival of winter rains, the shrublands at lower elevations are already putting on an impressive show of spring festivities, in the form of fresh green sprouting, wildflowers popping up at the side of trails, and regrowth on bushes and shrubs (that appeared dead and desiccated just a few months ago).

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Photo Quest November: Iconic San Diego

Jim McGinn - Hotel Del

November is here! Which means it’s time for a new monthly photo quest. The theme this month is “Iconic San Diego”. San Diego has plenty of “iconic” locations and landmarks and we want you to get out with your camera and make a photo the one that is the most iconic – to you!

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Photo Quest October: Square

Old train detail, Pacific Southwest Railroad Museum, Campo, California, July 2018.

New month and new chance to win absolutely nothing in our monthly photo quest – except for the incredible experience of getting out with your camera, thinking creatively, and making a photo for the quest in which you interpret the theme! Which should be its own reward, of course. On top of that though, your photo will get featured in the gallery of submissions that we post once the quest is complete (and the month is over). Does that sound awesome? Are you in?

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