Memory Monday, Week 93

It was October 1996 when I first visited this stretch of the American River with the Big Guy. We rode across a small pedestrian bridge (officially named Jim’s Bridge as of 1989) on our bikes to explore the north bank, looking for promising fishing spots along Sacramento Bar. I had seen this particular bridge many times but had never set […]

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Memory Monday, Week 85

I love photographing bridges, both large and small. My earliest bridge images date from the 1980s and 1990s, when I first discovered their attraction. The stone dam/footbridge in the two photos below, located in Negro Bar State Park, no longer exists. It was destroyed during the building of the new Lake Natoma Crossing. Only a few remnants remain, buried under […]

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Memory Monday, Week 73

CORRECTION: Last Monday I shared photos of a road trip from Northern California to the Oregon coast and said it was a trip my parents took. I later had a text from my mom letting me know this was actually a trip she took with her parents (my grandparents) in the summer of 1946, after she graduated from high school. […]

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Cactus collection

One of the photography skills I want to work on is learning to use fill flash. My Fujifilm camera has a setting in which it shoots two sequential images, one without the flash and one with the flash. I recently decided to play around with it while shooting some cactus plants in bright sunlight; in some cases, I couldn’t see […]

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Memory Monday, Week 71

Welcome back to Memory Monday after a two-week break! My next series features a collection of black and white prints dating from the late 1940s and early 1950s. My mom discovered these prints a few months back, and I organized them into a photo album for her. Most of the pictures were apparently shot by my dad while he was […]

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