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Some of the hidden talents of the great InMenlo photographers, who shine while taking editorial portraits, is how talented they are when they cast their lenses at nature.

That’s what we’re thankful for today. So before your fill your bellies with turkey and all that accompanies a Thanksgiving meal, feast your eyes on these wonderful photos!

Top: Mono Lake by Irene Searles; followed by Humboldt Lagoon State Park by Scott R. Kline, Carrizo Plain by Betsy Sergeant Snow, Half Dome reflected in flooded meadow by Robb Most, and Russian Ridge Open Space by Frances Freyberg.

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Morning showers add to trickle of rain this Fall

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By noon Saturday morning, InMenlo weather watcher Bill Russ recorded .2″ in his rainfall gauge, giving him .4″ year-to-date. This is compared to 3.9″ a year ago, in what would turn out to be a big rain year. InMenlo contributing photographer Robb Most was not deterred by the wet weather, hiking up Hamms Gulch in […]

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Menlo Park women rally to make Firefly Institute photo camp happen – despite the North Bay fires

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When the North Bay fires forced the cancellation of the Firefly Institute’s photo camp for women, a group of Menlo Park women came to the rescue, opening their homes for the four days of the camp to the 25 attendees. “While Westerbeke Ranch, the camp’s location, was not in the evacuation area, the air quality was […]

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Taking a photo journey with David Hibbard on the Olympic Peninsula

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We were delighted to reconnect with Menlo Park-based photographer David Hibbard and take a photo journey with him around the Olympic Peninsula in Washington where he’d spent eight days that he described as “not long enough.” He explained that he was just getting back into photography after a number of family responsibilities hindered his time […]

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Barry Fleisher and his camera head coastside to catch fishermen at their work

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When we asked Menlo Park-based photographer Barry Fleisher how he shifted from chronicling the construction of the new Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital to capturing fishermen working out of Pillar Point Harbor, he said he saw more similarities than differences. “They’re both about people at work,” he said. “Hard and sometimes dangerous work.” His latest project […]

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Thousands attempt to beat the heat at Saturday’s Facebook County Fair

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The Facebook County Fair held Saturday proved to be a popular event, so much so that the Menlo Park Police Department issued an alert at 4:00 pm that the Facebook entrance was closed from eastbound Willow Road to Bayfront Expressway. (The roads were re-opened after 6:00 pm.) That didn’t deter InMenlo contributing photographer Betsy Sergeant […]

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Photographer Betsy Sergeant Snow captures the sights at Strideaway Farms

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The InMenlo team recently visited horse trainer and riding instructor Nancy Hey at her facility Strideaway Farms in Menlo Park. Beyond capturing what Nancy was doing that day, InMenlo contributing photographer Betsy Sergeant Snow cast her camera lens at other scenes at the riding academy. We present a few of our favorites here.

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This spring Yosemite Valley is a watery wonderland reports Menlo Park residents Timi and Robb Most

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For the past 40 years, Menlo Park residents Timi and Robb Most have been visiting Yosemite in the spring. But this year, they report, is unlike any other due to the amount of water, not just in the form of raging waterfalls but the flooded valley floor. (And no, the top photo is not upside […]

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Exploring San Francisco’s Embarcadero with my iPhone

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I often meet up with my friend Doug Kaye for a couple of hours of street photography in San Francisco. We often meet  at San Francisco’s Ferry Building and head out from there along San Francisco’s Embarcadero towards Pier 24 (which is directly under where the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge heads out over the Bay). […]

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Photographer Frances Freyberg cast her lens on Hawaii

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Menlo Park photographer Frances Freyberg, a frequent contributor to InMenlo, is the featured artist at the Portola Art Gallery this May. You can meet her in person at a reception on Saturday, May 6, from 1:00 to 4:00 pm. The exhibit, titled “The Colors of Hawaii,” features landscapes and seascapes, as well as floral and wildlife […]

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Betsy Sergeant Snow captures the wildflower glory at Carrizo Plain on spring break trip

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Followers of San Francisco Chronicle outdoors writer Tom Stienstra got tipped off about the great wildflower display going on at the Carrizo Plain National Monument in southeastern San Joaquin County in last Sunday’s paper. The Los Angeles Times also weighed in: “The Valley floor has endless expanses of yellows and purples from coreopsis, tidy tips and […]

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