I was going to start off this week with pictures from the early 1980s but decided instead to go further back in time — to the 1950s! I’m not sure how this particular group of images relate to each other, but they were in a bunch and are from about the same time frame. I’ve never visited Shasta Dam, but […]
Since we’re now under lockdown and the pandemic is hitting California very hard right now, it may be quite awhile before I get back to the Sonoma coast. That’s one reason why these images mean so much to me; they’re the last group of photos I shot at Gerstle Cove last month.
The water level is low; the people are few and far between; and if you keep your eyes open, you never know what you might see.
There’s a weird sort of beauty about Folsom Lake in the winter, when the water levels drop. It’s possible to walk around on the lake bottom in areas that would normally be invisible, under several feet of water, and some of the landscape is a bit otherworldly. I’ve been out to the Rattlesnake Bar area many times in the past, […]
July 1979 — This week, I have the last bunch of slides from Crater Lake, which will finish up my look back at our 1979 road trip to Canada. As I think back on it now, it feels like our visit to this incredible lake was only the briefest flash of time; I didn’t write much about the stop in […]
More images from the south end of Gerstle Cove in Salt Point State Park. Tafoni is a familiar feature of the sandstone in and around Salt Point.
It would be almost impossible to find a spot along Gerstle Cove that isn’t breathtakingly beautiful. We explored only the south end of this fairly large cove, so I’m certain there was much more great scenery we didn’t manage to see on this day. For me, part of the beauty was the wild surf. We had arrived at the Sonoma […]
July 1979 — It was only a couple more days until Independence Day, and my mom, dad, and I were on the last leg of our Canadian road trip, making our way toward home. After leaving Portland, we drove east along the Columbia River as far as the Cascade Locks, where we planned to spend the night. Not too far […]