June is a very exciting time for the two young bald eagles in our area — as well as for those who have been watching their progress these last three months. The youngsters have finally left their nest and are stretching their wings, starting to explore their environment, and flexing their talons as they learn to hold onto branches… and […]
My entry for Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge this week.
Summer has officially arrived this year, and the weather is warming up — so naturally my thoughts have turned to swimming pools! This episode of California’s Gold includes a visit to the Neptune Pool (Huell revisited this pool in a later episode and was lucky enough to go for a swim) as well as the site of Sutro Baths in […]
The theme for Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge this week is 3 items or the number three.
Images from a trip to Yosemite National Park in 1951; I originally posted these pictures in December 2016.
I’ll admit it, I sometimes feel frustrated at my failure to capture awesome shots of bald eagles, green kingfishers, kingbirds, hummingbirds, and other beautiful local birds. It’s too easy for me to start thinking that my equipment isn’t good enough or my technique is useless, that I’m doing nothing more than wasting time and money on my photography hobby. I’ve […]
A nice bit of overcast lured me out of the house this morning and down to Mississippi Bar with my cameras. The clouds burned off by 10 o’clock, and although I had the hiking trails mostly to myself, I did see a few other critters — some horses from the Shadow Glen Stables and a scattering of typically curious blacktail […]
The area around Negro Bar State Park is practically teeming with these little guys; they especially like to hang around the picnic areas, scavenging leftover scraps of food. I normally don’t pay too much attention to them, but they do make good practice subjects for wildlife photography. They’re extremely shy and very fast runners, disappearing into their burrows, into the […]
The theme for Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge this week is 2 items or the number two.