These images were made from atop the Pleasanton Ridge in Augustin Bernal Park. A slightly different look at the Tri-Valley where Livermore is located. Pleasanton is our next door neighbor to the west.
I tried to make the Plaque fully readable but my magic is not that advanced. ;~). It reads: "Reaching the trailhead the biker's shadow lengthens. Bird sounds seem clearer."
NOTE (for the curious): The closeups of wildflowers and tree limbs here are not "Macro" photos, but more in line with "Intimate Landscapes". Macros are taken with a special lens that produces a 1:1 image of your subject without having to zoom in. In other words, the size of the subject in the image is the same as the subject's actually size. This lens is also called a "prime" lens. Primes have but one focal length. A Telephoto has a range of focal lengths. You zoom in and zoom out with a telephoto lens. My lenses for this camera are almost exclusively telephotos, and I used a telephoto for this shoot. You can add attachments called "extension tubes" to a Macro lens to get even closer to your subject. This is where those incredible close ups of bugs and such come from.