There once was a man who couldn't see
Everything around him was blurred
He'd come back home to the land of the free
To find his kind was scourged
A woman came out of the noise he heard
She didn't see less than a man
His vision cleared, no longer deterred
and his eyes beheld a new land
Point Reyes and Tomales Point
It was a great day for shooting. I was hoping to see the Lighthouse for the first time. It has been closed for several years while undergoing much-needed maintenance and re-building. Unfortunately, Covid came around, and that was that. It's still closed, but at least you can get to the top of the stairs leading down to the Lighthouse. Had there not been fog, it would have been visible. Sigh! Disappointed at not seeing the Lighthouse again, there were still good vibes from the overall scenery and the wildlife present at Tomales Bay State Park. There is a Tule Elk preserve on that end of the landmass. Elk and Coyote thrive here, though water is a problem. They have to truck it into the preserve. I am praying for lots of rain this year.
Trains by Popi
My grandson, Liam and I, enjoy a deep love of all things Train-related. We've been to many a museum, commented whenever we heard that unmistakable sound of a train whistle or blare of a train horn, We've called out what type train it is that's passing by. I've had the good fortune to go on several train-themed photo shoots. The following is the result of three years of shooting trains around California's track.
For you, Liam - and for me.😊
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or you can click the image below.
This video/slideshow is a compilation of three exciting trips to the Oakland Zoo in California. My two oldest grandkids, Scott and Emersyn, accompanied me on the first one.
I am a proponent of the work most Zoos do today regarding preserving habitat and the various endangered species and the housing/caring for the wilder co-inhabitants of this earth. I am a contributing member of the Oakland Zoo family and will continue to support them. The efforts made at Oakland Zoo, and other facilities, are having a profoundly positive impact on the planetwide sustainability of all species in the animal kingdom.
Please put on your safari jackets, and let's go.
Along the PCH
I've said it before; the sea is my spinach. There's just something about the air, the sound, the feel of being at the coast that energizes me. This slideshow is the result of four years of professional shooting along the Pacific Coast Highway. It's just a small collection of the frames from those trips.
I go to the woods to lose my mind and the sea to find it.
Landscapes in my Eye
Landscapes are what attracted me to photography in the first place. There is so much beauty in the world around us, yet we sometimes skip right by it without notice. This phenomenon caught my attention in 2017 while I road past a scene in Livermore. CA, my hometown. I recall wondering how I'd never noticed before how gorgeous the earth can be. If we just opened our eyes.
That revelation inspired me to go to school and learn how to capture this beauty on film adequately.
Can you see it?
What started as an obsession with the diverse natural landscapes in California quickly morphed into a quest to capture as many of this state's raptors as I could find while traveling to and in those beautiful venues. To be sure, these air-borne hunters and fishers were just the beginning of my feathered imaging fantasies, but what a beginning it was.
Happiness Surrounds Me
Livermore, CA is my hometown, and there are few places on earth better suited to a photographer's whims.
This video is also too large to upload here.
So, here's a YouTube link: https://youtu.be/4D920dbdx5c
You can also click on the image below.