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CLOUDS OVER NEW MEXICO

18 December 2010 
 
Clouds Over New Mexico. 2008. © Michael Spotts:.                                                                                                                                                                  ID#FF08-0123-01
 
23 January 2008 ~ Always pick a window seat.

Camera: Canon 40D
Lens: EF 17-40mm f/4 L
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ERIN LOOKS OUT ~ WISCONSIN

17 December 2010 
 
Erin Looks Out. Wisconsin. 2008. © Michael Spotts:.                                          ID#FF08-0727-01
 
27 July 2008 ~ Two friends and I spent a long day at Old World Wisconsin, and something like ten hours in the car.

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Lens: EF 28mm f/1.8 @ f/2.8
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HALF DOME FROM YOSEMITE FALLS

16 December 2010 
 
Half Dome from Yosemite Falls. California. 2010. © Michael Spotts:.                                                 ID#FF10-0724-01
 
24 July 2010 ~ Two days later I crested Half Dome by moonlight. See the color version here.

Camera: Canon 40D
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HALF DOME FROM YOSEMITE FALLS ~ COLOR

16 December 2010 
 
Half Dome from Yosemite Falls. California. 2010. © Michael Spotts:.                                                 ID#FF10-0724-02
 
24 July 2010 ~ Two days later I crested Half Dome by moonlight. See the monochrome version here.

Camera: Canon 40D
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SANTA CATALINA ISLAND FROM AIR ~ CALIFORNIA

15 December 2010 
 
Santa Catalina Island from the air. California. 2008. © Michael Spotts:.                                                                            ID#FF08-0123-01

23 January 2008 ~ I lived on this island for a summer when I was eighteen.

Camera: Canon 40D
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SELF PORTRAIT ~ MANITOWAC, WISCONSIN

14 December 2010 
 
Self Portrait. Manitowac, Wisconsin. 2007. © Michael Spotts:.                           ID#FF07-0509-02
 
9 May 2007 ~ I came to walk the shore of Lake Michigan with a friend. She had no jacket and, the weather falling ill, I exchanged my coat for a few thin blankets rummaged from her Jeep. We tramped along blanched dunes, our faces cleansed with spray from an approaching storm, and crept over bosky hills opposite the beach as pioneers of these billowy breakers of Marram and Sand Cherry.

As Abraham first gazed on Canaan's verdant bounds, so I view the landscapes of the world each with patriarchal wonder. On coming to a place of natural splendor, I am compelled to remove my shoes and exchange Eastern greetings with the local soil, for I am Guest of all ancient grottoes, monuments, valleys and seas. See that hut, that pilgrim pavilion of dust? I sojourn in yon' momentary tent of flesh, passing quietly to survey these, my promised lands of immortal trust. Self, I say, in light of Christ's covenant, there is neither stone nor stalk upon the globe which does not cast shadows of thy future inheritance. So I go lightly and with love, for all the earth is mine by divine endowment.

Camera: Canon 5D
Lens: EF 24-70mm f/2.8 L
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LAKE MICHIGAN FROM MANITOWAC, WISCONSIN

13 December 2010 
 
Lake Michigan from Manitowac, Wisconsin. 2007. © Michael Spotts:.             ID#FF07-0509-01

9 May 2007 ~ Before ending a tumultuous year in Wisconsin and returning to California, I took a bittersweet walk with an old friend at one of my favorite haunts in Manitowac.

Camera: Canon 5D
Lens: EF 24-70mm f/2.8 L
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MATTHEW & SHERRENE ~ SAN DIEGO

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27 November 2010 ~ The botanical gardens in Balboa Park seem rarely to be open, but for us that day they were. Happy engagement to this lovely couple. And thanks to the good folks at Chick-Fil-A, for giving us a free meal and donning the cowstume!

Camera: Canon 40D
Lenses: EF 28mm f/1.8, EF 85 f/1.8, EF 17-40 f/4 L
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