I thought I’d share several images I’ve made in the last few weeks and have been working on to share.
Golden Hour over the 13th Fairway, the Eastern Sierras, and the marsh as seen looking southwest from my patio.
A new bird for me! A Rough-winged Swallow with lunch. If I have not made the correct ID for this one please let me know!
Last Friday a friend came up for a Doctor’s appointment and spent the night, but after her appointment, we went out exploring my area looking for some Nevada Wild Mustangs; we had Lady Luck with us b/c we found a small band! Doing a little research we discovered that this Black/Blue Stallion is called Zorro.
Here’s one of Zorro’s band members with some Hitchhikers.
I’m looking forward to getting to know the Wild Mustangs of Nevada and this band.
To close out this week’s post I’ll share a sunset from last week. This was made while I was on my patio.
I hope you’re all having a great week so far, and as they say out here in the Valley, let’s get our Hump Day Dance on and bump those hips! 😂
Nikon D810| Nikkor 200-500mm and Nikkor 50mm| Lexar and Hoodman Digital Film| PS CC 2019
I’ve been going over to Baby Girl’s almost weekly since our Littlest was born, but whilst she was in the hospital on bedrest I spotted this little cabin and outbuilding one afternoon on my way home from the hospital and it has been on my radar since.
Knowing the full moon was upon us I did a quick search of my sun and moon tools to see if the moon would line up with the cabin because I was going to be at Baby Girls on Monday. Luck was with me it did line up! So, I got there early and set up to wait.
I didn’t wait for the Moon to get directly over the cabin because the shadows were getting longer and broader with each passing minute. By the time the Moon would have been right over or right of the cabin the shadows would have killed the golden light on the cabin. I learned that whilst waiting for the Moon to rise. I will keep that in mind when planning another shoot here.
See the nut trees in bloom behind the cabin? All the orchards are in bloom right now over here. It seems too early to me though. I hope a frost doesn’t come along and kill the buds.
OT- Some weeks back whilst I was staying at Baby Girl’s full time I passed my 9th year blogging/sharing my photos here on WordPress. 9 years! It doesn’t seem like it’s been that long at all. Thank you all so much for your likes, comments, and conversations throughout the years. I think of you as friends and appreciate your visits very much.
I hope you’re having a lovely week!
Nikon D810| Nikkor 80-200mm f/2.8D| Hoodman STEEL Digital Film| PS CC 2019
While in Manhattan my sisters and I took a Twilight/City Lights cruise around the harbor on the Clipper City Tall Ship.
We sailed for two hours around the harbor seeing the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, Governor’s Island, and of course Manhattan’s skyline. One World Observatory Tower stands gleaming with the last rays of the day’s sun shining on it, and the city beneath it.
Nikon Df| Nikkor 28-105mm| Delkin Digital Film| PS CC 2015 & On 1 Photo 10
I went out to Alviso, CA this past week to look for a Little Stint which is a shorebird, and very rare to this area. I didn’t see the Little Stint unfortunately, but I did see a neat rusty, and sagging door at the old Bayside Canning Company. This Canning Company has been closed since 1936. I blogged a little about the Canning Co. & town here.
The Little Stint has been hanging around the Western Sandpipers, and I did see some that were close to me. Sadly the Little Stint wasn’t hanging out with this group.
There are deck walkways that take you right across the top of the marsh and you leave
the deck via a facade like doorway to the levy’s that surround the ponds. You can walk around these or just gaze at the view. Back in September 2009 I happened to be there early in the evening for Golden Hour; it was gorgeous.
Top two images- Nikon D700| Nikkor 200-500mm| Lexar Professional Digital Film| PS CC 2015
Bottom Image- Nikon D90| Nikkor 70-300mm VR| SanDisk Digital Film| PS CC 2015
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We arrived just in time for the light to begin hitting Mount Moran, and we had a lovely sunrise with Alpine glow on the Mountain peaks. Here for image.
There were quite a few photographers already set up in the most popular viewing area when we arrived. I found a little spot between some photographers for those initial images then after the color faded I moved farther down the beach away from the crowd to shoot “Golden Hour”.
It was a beautiful morning.
Nikon D700| AF-S Nikkor 17-35mm f/2.8| Lexar Professional 600x Speed Digital Film| Tripod
Alex, Theresa, and I started our hike to Delicate Arch at 4:10am and got to the Arch in 42 minutes with only head-lamps for light. There was only one other car in the parking lot when we arrived. We met the two guys that it belonged to on their way down.
The trail-head to Delicate Arch is right off the parking lot at Wolfe Ranch inside of Arches National Park. The elevation gain is about 500 ft up rough and steep terrain. Length of the hike is 3 miles round trip. Most the trail you’re hiking on giant slabs of sandstone. The trail is marked by cairns, but some are widely spaced so, if not carefully looking for them you can miss one.Theresa and I missed one on our first hike up to Delicate Arch back in 2010 we ended up about quarter of mile off course and had to back-track to find the trail.
The last bit of the climb is along the side of sandstone fin. There are several steps and a path that was carved out of the stone that wind their way up to the Arch. This part of the path is fairly narrow and has no cable or guard rail- If you fall you could be toast.
Here’s an image Theresa took of us hiking down that part of the trail. That’s Alex, with me in the lead, and Theresa’s shadow on the sandstone wall. Thank you T for giving me a copy of this image! xx
There was no one else up at the Arch when we got there, but it wasn’t too long before other hikers were coming up the trail, and by 6AM there was quite a crowd, and it was getting warm already. We stayed up through Golden Hour and when the light went flat we packed up and hiked down, starving and ready for breakfast then a nap.
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