Brushy Peak Regional Park
I had never hiked here before. I thought this would be a good day since the sun was still behind the clouds when I left home and expected to stay there until 10-ish. Halfway through the hike, and early, the sun came out and baked me into submission...I was way overdressed since it was chilly at 7 am when I left home. I made it about halfway to the peak, about two-thirds of the whole hike. Next time I'll dress appropriately and go the whole route. Can't wait as its a view of Livermore I've not made into an image, and at a much closer and elevated POV. Maybe it'll be clear then...
Nikon D850, AF-S Nikkor 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6
Post processing in Adobe CC Photoshop/Camera RAW
I finally made the trek to the top of the E Shore Trail at DelValle Regional Park in Livermore, CA. Making images from the "other" direction was a treat. So much beauty in one place and it's all mine...ours.
Nikon D850 DSLR, AF-S Nikkor 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6
Sunup at DelValle
I finally made it here for sunrise. It is so quiet at this time or morning. the first image has a blur across the middle...that was a barn owl. He was staring right at me so of course, I forgot I was set at 1/20s shutter speed because, despite what the image looks like, it was still fairly dark out and so, I could only capture his bluuuuuurrrr going past Oh well...
Nikon D850, Tamron 24-70mm f/2.8 or 70-200mm f/2.8
My Livermore is open.
Our vote has a direct impact on our green spaces. I imagine us following the paths of others, allowing runaway development that fills our hills with cookie-cutter houses and I cringe. This is a constant reminder to me that we need only elect the wrong person or persons to the City Council and this could all go away. Food for thought...it's in our hands. Please, for the sake of our open spaces, think before you vote.
All Images made in Livermore, CA on 5/15/2018. Once it's gone, it's gone forever.
Our neighbors in Sunol also relish their open spaces. These images were made in the Sunol Wilderness near "Little Yosemite" on May 18, 2018.
Nikon D850, 24-70mm f2.8 or 70-200mm f2.8
Mount Diablo State Park
These images were made from within, around and on top of Mount Diablo, CA. There's so much to love about this area...
Nikon D850 DSLR/Tamron 70-200mm G2 or Tamron 15-30mm