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A personal passion

San Francisco-based professional photographer Travis Jensen calls street photography is his true passion. When on a commercial assignment, he tries to find opportunities to capture what he calls “personal use snaps”.

The image below, shot with a 16-35mm lens, is one of those moments.

In L.A. last month, he met a local photographer while roaming downtown. The two hit it off, walked the streets and...

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Al's Newsstand from afar

Howard Fang photographed Al's Newsstand in Beverly Hills on July 5.

He used a Nikon Df.

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Dragonfly at rest

Nina Agi photographed a dragonfly at rest and its similarly-oriented insect neighbor at a friend's home in Brentwood.

Agi took this photo on July 17 with a Canon Rebel T2i.

Each week, we're featuring photos of Southern California and California submitted by readers. Share your photos on our Flickr page or tag your photos with #socalmoments or #californiamoments on Instagram and Twitter. Follow us...

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At the edge

Though Greg Vorobiov now calls Los Angeles home, he enjoys traveling back to his native San Francisco whenever possible to make images. He captured this photo of a hang glider at Fort Funston in the city's southwestern corner.

He wrote: "It was late afternoon and the cold salty wind was gusting and hollering as a lone hang glider steadied himself for a launch.

"Quickly, I rushed directly behind him...

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Sunflowers in Sonoma

David Sanden photographed sunflowers growing in a small field at the Vintage Kennel Club, a dog ranch in Sonoma.

"These flowers were big and bold," he said. "Their color practically announced an invitation for a photograph."

Sanden took this photo July 3 with a Canon EOS 40D.

Each week, we're featuring photos of Southern California and California submitted by readers. Share your photos on our Flickr...

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Covered parking

For photographer Carla Richmond Coffing, inspiration comes in all forms.

Coffing’s professional photography is a reflection of her field notes from her evening walks around her Atwater Village neighborhood. The picture she made of this car with her iPhone is a glimpse into that notebook.

The photograph feels like an icon of a Los Angeles residential street, with its overgrown foliage, a spot of color...

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