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With negative tides happening late in the day, the weekend was spent tidepooling at Natural Bridges in Santa Cruz, and Fitzgerald Marine Reserve just North of Half Moon Bay. Tidepool photography can be especially challenging since most of the interesting activity is happening a couple of feet underwater in dark little pools. Not the best lighting conditions by any stretch. ┬áMy goal setting out was to capture tidepool life as part of the surrounding landscape with nice sunset light in the sky. Not too much to ask for I’d say. In 2 days of poking around I found only one pool that set up the way I envisioned. I was able to include the Monterey Peninsula at the south end of the Bay along the horizon line as an added bonus.

Tech: Canon 5DMKII, 17 - 40mm, tripod

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Look for a collection of my bird photographs in the upcoming Santa Cruz County Bank’s Birds of a Feather exhibit that kicks off later this month. ┬áThis exhibit runs in conjunction with the Monterey Bay Birding Festival and will focus on the varied habits and habitats of birds on the Central Coast. The exhibit will include my work along with 6 other local artists.

You’ll be able to see the work by visiting Santa Cruz County Banks in Aptos, Capitola, Santa Cruz, Scotts Valley and Watsonville.

There will be a Reception and Mixer August 3rd from 5-7 pm at Santa Cruz County Bank, 595 Auto Center Drive, Watsonville.

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Join us once again for Open Studios at our home in Aptos.

Our studio will be open October 4 & 5 and 18 & 19, 2008 – 11:00am to 6:00pm

This is a fantastic art event with nearly 300 artists participating this year. To plan your tour, visit the Preview Exhibit at the Santa Cruz Art League, purchase a calendar or stop by our studio. Paul is artist #46 in the Open Studios Art Tour calendar (on the December 2008 page).

This is the best opportunity to meet Paul and see his work. Tasty refreshments will be served.

For a preview of more images, directions and more information visit our website http://www.paulzaretsky.com

Visit Open Studios to see Pauls ongoing study of leaves.

Paul's ongoing study of leaves

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This is just a reminder to get out there and enjoy the beautiful wildflower blooms while they last.

This image is from the Temblor Range at Carrizo Plain National Monument. To see more wildflower photos visit our online Southern California gallery.

A great website for finding out where to go is Carol Leigh’s California Wildflower Hotsheet.

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Father to Daughter

Photos by Paul Zaretsky and his two-year old daughter Autumn will be at the Live Oak Branch of the Santa Cruz Library from January 5 – April 5, 2008.

Paul and Autumn Zaretsky

For more information, visit our website.

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