Young Snow Geese

David and I went to the Merced Wildlife Refuge. We wanted to see the water levels after the recent rain storms. The water level is higher but the dirt road is very well maintained and in good condition. It started to rain again as we saw a bunch of snow geese close to the road. I was able to catch this flock of young birds with my 100-400mm lens.

Enjoy and keep on photographing!

 

Zion in Fog

Visiting Zion National Park during the winter month can be challenging in many ways. Of course we all like sunshine and great light for our images but sometimes the park can be foggy and big clouds can hang around the red cliffs. This creates the opportunity for some special images that you don’t find that often. One of my photography teacher repeatedly said. “When others stay home or stop photographing then you start working and creating great images!” His advice stayed with me over the years and helped me creating some very special images like this one.

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Parking

Yesterday I was walking from Union Square to Grace Cathedral in San Francisco. On my way up to Nob Hill I saw a row of cars parking in the street. I had to stop and create this image!

By the way, if you are visiting the beautiful city by the bay it is strongly recommended that you take public transportation o simply walk. Parking can be a nightmare.

Enjoy the image and keep on photographing!

Morning Light at Rahilly Park

Rahilly Park is a small city park surrounded by structures in Merced, CA. I walk here a lot with my wife, dog or alone with my camera. After the recent rain storm the early morning light was especially beautiful. I got this image that looks like it was taken somewhere in a wilderness area and not in a inner city park.

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Tree in Fog

I have seen many beautiful images created at Zion NP with beautiful puffy clouds  or blue skies. During my time at Zion there were dreary days with gray clouds and lots of fog. I thought I was given an opportunity to create some different images. Red rocks and gray fog is an interesting color combination! So I started working. I photographed the trees in the fog and used the red rock as my background. This is one of my favorite alternative Zion images.

Enjoy and keep on photographing!