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Mid-jump at Mt. Rubidoux

Last week Thomas Forman joined a gathering of Instagram users -- otherwise known as an Instameet -- at the Mt. Rubidoux hiking trail in Riverside.

During the session, Forman caught this man in mid-jump.

"The rock he was jumping onto was 50 feet above any other rock," the 14-year-old photographer said. "I chose this angle because the sun was right behind him, which made him stand out more."

The image was taken with a Canon t3i.

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Scrappy newspaper rack

His eye caught by the doodles, Edward Conde photographed a newspaper rack on Ventura Boulevard in Woodland Hills on Oct. 30. Drawing his inspiration from a couple of old-school photographers he's been reading about, Conde has been photographing the mundane.

"I am currently in the mindframe of shooting the obvious," he said. "The stuff that most people just walk by or don't even notice anymore because it's the norm."

Conde used a 1960s Yashica Electro 35 GS camera with Fujicolor C200 film.

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Homemade Thanksgiving treats

Doug Santo and his family are gathering in Yosemite this year to celebrate Thanksgiving. His contribution to the feast? These homemade maple pecan ginger cream candies.

Santo took this photo at his home in Pasadena with a Nikon D700.

Each week, we're featuring photos of Southern California submitted by readers. Share your photos on our Flickr page or tag your photos with #socalmoments on Instagram and Twitter. Follow us on Twitter or visit latimes.com/socalmoments for more on this photo series.

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Zombie garden gnome in Koreatown

Ricardo Herrera bought a zombie garden gnome recently and has been taking it along with him on outings. He intends to photograph it wherever he goes, he said.

Herrera took this photo near his home in Koreatown on Friday. He used a Nikon D5200.

Each week, we're featuring photos of Southern California submitted by readers. Share your photos on our Flickr page or tag your photos with #socalmoments on Instagram and Twitter. Follow us on Twitter or visit latimes.com/socalmoments for more on this photo series.

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Cormorants dive into Lake Balboa

During a visit to Lake Balboa in the San Fernando Valley in early November, Nora Feddal spotted a group of cormorants lined up along the lake's edge. She snapped a photo just as they began diving into the water, one after the other.

Each week, we're featuring photos of Southern California submitted by readers. Share your photos on our Flickr page or tag your photos with #socalmoments on Instagram and Twitter. Follow us on Twitter or visit latimes.com/socalmoments for more on this photo series.

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Plane spotting in Pico Rivera

Ruth LuSan was on her way to do some plane spotting in Santa Fe Springs in early October. A factory fire in the area kept her away, however, so she made do with a Norm's parking lot in neighboring Pico Rivera.

"This put me farther from the planes, and they were coming in higher due to the smoke, but together with the early rising moon, I was able to easily frame both the moon and the plane together," she said.

LuSan used a DMC-FZ35.

Each week, we're featuring photos of Southern California submitted by readers. Share your photos on our Flickr page or tag your photos with #socalmoments on Instagram and Twitter. Follow us on Twitter or visit latimes.com/socalmoments for more on this photo series.

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