Before and After
The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance — Alan Watts
Today I’ve been digging around in my collection of old prints and negatives. Since I’d never tried my new slide scanner on negatives yet, I was interested to see what sort of results I would get. If nothing else, it’s giving me an interesting reminder of the many changes I’ve seen in the area over the past 30 years!
I remember when I first heard of the plan to build a new bridge across Lake Natoma — I was horrified! All I could think (perhaps selfishly) was that it would ruin some of my favorite wooded spots along Negro Bar. Practical considerations won out, of course, and the bridge construction was completed in 1999.
And yes, there were some very big changes, some of them tough for me to get used to. But these days, I’ve come to enjoy the new Lake Natoma Crossing, and I frequently hike over and around it — and now I enjoy photographing it from many different angles.