Tree without bark

On our recent walk on Hirschman’s Trail.

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In future posts, I am looking to add an exercise to brainstorm. I’m looking to expand my understanding of our times.

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Poppy Field Wall Paper

Out on a walk on the trail upriver from Bridgeport’s covered bridge, I ran into a hillside of poppies.

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I shot this intentionally out of focus for the effect of wall paper.

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Empire Mine in the Evening

On a recent walk, couldn’t get past the romantic opportunity:

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I treated the one who causes my heart to flutter to Cascade Shores for the first time. This Springuary weather is quite unusual. The only way I could tell it wasn’t a summer day was because of the brisk temperature in the shadows.

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February Walk

The Spring semester is now in full swing, meaning my workload is decreasing and the students’ workload is increasing. I finally got a chance to get out for a walk on Hirschman’s trail and found the temperature to be in the 70’s, a bit chilly I know for Californians, but I like the cooler weather. Though the leaves from the deciduous trees have all fallen, Spring is showing up in many trees due to the abnormally high temperatures–the fruitless plums are in full bloom on my campus. Nevertheless, Winter is in full swing on the Hirschman’s trail. Perhaps because it’s about 500 feet higher in elevation than my campus.

Because of the wintery aesthetics on the trail, this February day I found that I preferred photographing with my 35mm film camera rather than the digital. With the fallen leaves, the color has fallen too. It’s the contrast of values in the scene rather than color that makes the film camera more attractive to me. This shot is one of three scenes I photographed with the digital:

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I’m hoping that I will get the chance to photograph more now that the demand on my time has fallen. I have four or five rolls of 35mm to process and am looking forward to getting back in the darkroom. It’s a good feeling!

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Flowers in Winter

In the last days of January, there is an astonishing amount of growth. Plenty of green grass but flowers blooming?!?

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1st walk since the Semester started

It has heated up since the last time I took a walk. How will the snow survive in the high country? At 2500 ft, it’s acting like it’s spring.

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Walk with Dan

My last walk was with my friend Dan who lent me his Canon. This image was the last I took. It was a nice walk!

Dan's Fire Escape

Dan’s Fire Escape

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First day of 2015

We took to the trails of Empire Mine with friends. This ironically was the first image I captured for the walk. Good or not, I like how the breaking sun acts as a metaphor for beginning anew.

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Empire Mine

These images are a collections of images, one for each walk I take when I have my camera: good or bad, I have promised to post them.

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Last day of 2014

After almost three weeks of non-stop rain, the colors of autumn have left my region of California. With the holidays and the rain behind us, we put sole to mud and ventured over to a small walk taken care of by the Bear Yuba River Land Trust near the Alta Sierra Country Club.  With much of the vegetation and invasive plants removed or kept at bay, BYLT has made this a visually appealing walk. This shot is part of the NID ditch. It’s nice to see so much water!Last image of 2014_DSC7242

These are a collections of images, one for each walk I take when I have my camera: good or bad, I have promised to post them.

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