Even though large portions of Mississippi Bar are rocky, flat, and treeless — and sun-baked during the hot summer months — it’s still possible to find nice shady spots, even on a warm day in June. Still, it’s best to get outdoors early so you don’t melt on the hike back to the car! Once the spring rains dry up, […]
I was very lucky this morning to spot this osprey while exploring around the ponds at Mississippi Bar. And special thanks to the Big Guy for helping me identify it when I showed him my photos!
You may have noticed that I haven’t been doing much with Macro Monday lately; well, that’s because I’ve been playing around with super close-up photography and trying to decide precisely what sort of subjects I want to shoot — and I haven’t been all that impressed with my results thus far. So rather than trying to make my cameras do […]
Today felt a bit dull, grey, and misty, so I went for a walk along Mississippi Bar and tried to pay attention to some of the small details that make life more interesting.
The seasonal ponds at Mississippi Bar are some of my favorite subjects to photograph. During the recent drought years these ponds ceased to exist; now they’ve come back again for their short time.
The theme for Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge this week is Smooth.
When you’re hiking on Mississippi Bar, one thing you can be sure to find is plenty of rocks — in all sizes, shapes, and colors. After awhile, you’ve seen so many rocks everywhere you start to go a little bit rock-crazy; I had to stop myself from shooting every random boulder that caught my eye! I had the suspicion that […]
I have no idea why someone decided to plant a flag atop of this pile of dredger tailings at Mississippi Bar. But I was happy to see it, because it was completely unexpected — and gave me a good excuse to climb to the top and check out the somewhat dreary landscape.
My entry for Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge this week: Isolated Subjects.