Capturing Life – One Photo at a Time

Nature

Death Valley Spring Flowers


In spite of the dryness that is Death Valley, some things still manage to grow and enjoy the elements as is.  Good life lesson, I suppose.  Here are two photos from my most recent jaunt through Death Valley:


Flowers of Spring


Here are some flowers + greenery shots taken a couple of weeks back.  All of these were taken in California in a small town between San Francisco and Sacramento.


Golden Gate Bridge


While driving back through San Francisco I was stuck in a good sized rain storm.  Though I didn’t get too good a view of the Golden Gate Bridge, I did come away with these “fog shots.”


Reno after a Snowfall


I was fortunate to have been able to drive through a snow storm on my way through Donner’s Pass recently.  After forking out $70 for a $20 pair of chains for my tires, I stopped in Reno to snap some pictures.  Night had fallen and I took the opportunity to snap some night photos.  Some turned out better than others, but here they are.


Big Sur Coastway + Kern River Valley


Here are some photos from both the canyon leading through the Kern River Valley  (called, if I’m not mistaken, the China Garden) as well as my trip up the Big Sur Coastway (State Route 1).


Spring is in the Air


…well at least in California.  I’m here to attend a convention and did a bunch of picture taking today.  Due to the Tioga Pass (going to Yosemite) being closed, I ended up heading way further south than I wanted to.  Ended up going through the Kern River Valley, Bakersfield and then over to the coast.  I then headed up the Big Sur Coastway to Monterey where the convention is at.  Overall, I love some of these – it is really rejuvenating to see green pastures, flowers in bloom and feel some warm air.  Here they are:

Can you spot the bee in that one (above)?

And last, this one…which is arguably my favorite:


Oil and Water Don’t Mix…


…but they sure make for some fun pictures.  It snowed here last night and here are some pictures from the morning shows that resulted.