Photographing the hummingbirds at Lake Natoma is starting to become a bit of an addiction lately! It’s partly because I’m sure to find them hanging around the tree tobacco, and also because I know that in a few short months repair work is due to begin along this stretch of the bike trail, and this perfect hummer habitat will cease […]
It used to be when I thought of the birds of Lake Natoma, Canada geese and various types of ducks sprang to mind. Then of course bald eagles were added to the list! But lately I’m finding that early morning weekdays seem to be my best time for photographing some of the many smaller species I never paid much attention […]
I found a series of colorful but rather plaintive handwritten notes lying along the ground this morning as I hiked down the Pioneer Express Trail toward Negro Bar.
Two of my favorite subjects, Yosemite and trains, feature in today’s episode of California’s Gold. Huell absolutely loved riding on old trains, and the scenery is of course spectacular. I found it especially interesting that at the time this episode was filmed, the forest the train travels through was no more than 70 years old — having been entirely clear […]
The theme for Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge this week is Close-up of Flowers.
This week I’m finishing up the scenes from the Yosemite region shot in 1951. You can find my previous Yosemite post (week 6) right here; and you’d like to compare my earlier versions of these slides, you’ll find them in my Memory Monday, Week 5, post from December 2016. Next week, I’ll take another look at some slides from Lake […]
Lake Natoma is basically a roughly 5-mile section of the American River flooded beyond its natural banks by a dam on either end — Folsom Dam to the north and Nimbus Dam to the south. And yet there is so much more to this lake embedded in suburbia. Mornings are my favorite time to visit, and I never get tired […]
In a little over a month from now, the Big Guy will be off to the mountains to go deer hunting (he hunts with a compound bow). These days I stay home for the actual hunt, but I’ve seen enough pre-season scouting trips to pick up a few things applicable to nature photography. I’ve learned to dress in neutral colors, […]