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 […]
My entry for Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge this week.
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 […]
Since I mentioned the San Diego Zoo in last week’s post, I decided to dig out the old prints from my visit back in 1981. I’m certain it’s changed quite a lot since then although I haven’t had a chance to go back to Balboa Park. In 1981 my sister and her family were living in El Cajon, and my […]
This week, a series of images showing troops and planes on review for General Hutchison (or Hutchinson), the commanding officer of Johnson Air Base (now Iruma Air Base).
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]