My entry for Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge this week.
With this post, I’m concluding my series of posts covering my hikes at Anderson Marsh State Historic Park in early May of this year. After I had crossed the flats and circled around to the back of the ridge, I happened across a trail sign pointing the way toward McVicar. Although I wasn’t quite sure what/where McVicar was — and […]
I was trying out my 28-90 mm lens this morning and caught these images of the CSUS rowing teams practicing on Lake Natoma. It doesn’t have as much zoom as my Canon point-and-shoot (its 50x zoom is apparently equivalent to a 24-1200 mm lens). Still, I’m enjoying getting used to the feel of the new camera and lenses. I like […]
It took me a few days of computer searching before I finally discovered the identity of this “weed” that persists in growing in my yard. Google’s image search kept trying to tell me it was fritillaria, or digitalis, or even a marijuana bud! In fact, the name of this plant is Acanthus spinosus — though it also goes by the […]
I live a relatively short 30 miles from Capitol Park in Sacramento, but I have to admit I’ve never properly explored all it has to offer. I did spend a few hours exploring this beautiful park back in September 2017, but I still managed to see merely a small part of it — and that was made very clear to […]
Sometimes even with a small point-and-shoot camera (like my Fujifilm Finepix AX655) you can get very lucky with the wildlife around Lake Natoma. I shot this rufous-crowned sparrow in late May 2016 — he was so intent on singing that he didn’t even mind me camera-stalking him!
I spotted this handsome little beauty in late May 2016 — the first time I had ever seen a Western bluebird.
This week I thought I’d share a few family pictures; some of these I’ve shared before, but I think they look better this time around! I’ve arranged them in more or less chronological order to show some of the changes we’ve gone through over the years.
I’m pretty excited about the recent arrival of two new cameras — I can’t wait to get outdoors and start learning to use them both! My first is the venerable Rebel T2, a 35mm SLR which I bought on eBay. It came with a pair of lenses and two rolls of black and white film. I’ve already bought some color […]