I went to the San Luis National Wildlife Refuge the other day to try out my new ‘walk around’ camera, a Sony a6000. I was very disappointed at the number of birds and wildlife I saw. It is a large refuge and I literally saw only about a dozen geese and comparatively few other fowl. This great egret was one of three and very patient. I actually wanted to get a photo of him taking off but he just stood there and stared at me.
This was taken on my vacation to Northern California this summer…
This is Lassen Peak reflected in Manzanita Lake. I definitely didn’t spend enough time and hope to go back again soon.
Here’s another from the Merced Wildlife Refuge, a great place to go this time of the year. Last time I was there the geese were beginning to show up. The Sandhill Cranes were coming in in huge flights at dark. Difficult to get a good shot at a moving target when there’s very little light.
Hope you find a great photo place.
I went to the Refuge hoping to find some geese, ducks and migratory fowl. There weren’t many birds but I stuck around hoping for a good sunset. As you can see it turned out pretty well. Full moon in a couple of days. I may have to go back and see what that holds.
Bodie is one of my favorite places. An old ghost town, non-commercialized, it has a lot of charm and a lot of outhouses. It is a California State Park and they maintain it in arrested decay. Nothing new, just trying to keep what’s there safe.
Burney Falls is an interesting falls. During the summer, after a mild winter the top of the falls is dry but water will still come out
of the rock face. Last winter wasn't by any means mild so there was water coming over the fall but I found the side falls where nothing was coming over the top a better photo opportunity.
I was happy and a bit surprised to see snow on the peaks around Mono Lake. It’s unusual for that time of the year. Without puffy clouds in the background the snow adds a nice white contrast.
Have a great day and do some photography.
I started Passion for Photos way back in 2010 as a learning and studying photoblog. Each week or every other week I posted a new exercise and I challenged the viewer to practice, practice, practice photography. The photoblog has grown quite a bit over the years. Now it is time to to reinvent the blog. I invited several distinguished photographers in Europe and the USA to join me and to share their work so we can learn from each other. we all have different styles and views on photography but we have the passion to grow and to become the best in the business we can be.
Since we all speak different languages, we will share our thoughts in our native language. As time allows I will try to translate from time to time.
Good luck and good light to everybody who has the passion to photograph and is willing to share his/her images!
This is an image from David Cattuzzo. David just returned from a trip to the Eastern Sierra Nevada (California) where he photographed the Fall Foliage. You can also see some of the smoke of one of the wildfires which affected the image.
Thank you David for sharing this great image!