Category Archives: Scenic photos

Dam drought

01-03-2014 California is facing serious drought issues; rainfall is significantly below annual averages. With such little rain and snow over the last 12 months, the water levels at Folsom Lake have been dropping to historic low levels. The levels are … Continue reading

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Polarizing filters for dramatic fall colors

12-15-2011 (click on any photo to see it larger) My last post of fall colors in my neighborhood reminded me to share some test shots I took –  I wanted to illustrate how much difference a polarizing filter can make … Continue reading

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A Day at the City by the Bay

  San Francisco’s skyline 06-02-2011 I got a last-minute chance to go the Bay Area last week. Laura was teaching a day-long class in Richmond and I decided to tag along, drop her off at her class and then take … Continue reading

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Locke, Calif

03-04-2011 I took a quiet drive along the Sacramento River toward the delta region last week. It’s mostly farmland in this area…pear orchards, new vineyards, grain fields. Locke is a small historic riverfront town about 20 miles south of Sacramento. … Continue reading

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Traveling with a camera – what to take?

02-15-2010 It’s always a dilemma when I think about selecting a camera (or two) when leaving for a vacation. How much gear do I want to pack? How much gear will I want to carry with me while I’m at … Continue reading

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Dos Caballeros

  11-26-2009 Recently we took a drive to the Napa Valley area to photograph fall colors in the vineyards. These two gentlemen were relaxing in Calistoga, sitting along the main street. They were quite willing to be photographed, although they … Continue reading

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Patterned sky

09-22-2009 On some days it pays to take a nice long walk. The other day was one of those days.  I always love to see a great sky overhead, it makes everything else look much more interesting. Take these two … Continue reading

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American River Trail – by the mile

09-05-2009 I had lunch with a good friend up in Folsom yesterday; since I had brought my bicycle on Light Rail, I decided it would be a good chance to ride home along the majority of the American River Trail, … Continue reading

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Jackson Meadows Reservoir

08-01-2009 Laura and I spent a week camping at Jackson Meadows Reservoir. It’s a beautiful area with an elevation of about 6,500 feet.  A couple of bald eagles, a male and a female, were pretty active in the area. These … Continue reading

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Independence Day – 2009

July 3, 2009 Happy 4th of July! After the Sacramento Rivercats game ended on Friday night, they had a pretty nice fireworks display at Raley Field. This was taken from across the Sacramento River along the promenade. I included one … Continue reading

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