I’ve got a confession to make and it’s a little embarrassing, living as I do in a city. New York has too much everything. Too many people, too much noise, too much traffic, too many things to do…too much, too much, too damn much! One could also say it’s got too many picture worthy places. …but I won’t.
We’ve been on the west coast for quite a while now and it’s time to go back to Boston. It snowed there yesterday. No matter. Albert Einstein said, “Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.” I believe it.
I was in a coffee shop this morning, having an 11am mug and carrying a camera as usual. As I was getting ready to leave, this quick greeting took place at the front counter. Nice to see. Really nice!
It’s sort of like pornography. Hard to describe but you know it when you see it.
As a lot of you know I normally don’t post photographs of landscapes. Today is an exception. Yesterday we spent the day in Truckee, California with my wife’s son. Truckee is a little town over 7000 feet high in the Sierra mountain range. It’s very near Donner Pass and is a haven for rock climbers, mountain bikers, hikers and skiers. The air is thin…
Well, probably not but, the flowers and billowing clouds don’t hurt the cause.
Sometime the photography gods bestow treasures on those who aren’t expecting them. To wit, yesterday we had stopped for a cup of coffee and a snack in the town of Jenner before going on to a rock climbing site that Sarah’s son wanted to try. I pulled in the lot and got out of the car and there immediately below me was this little…
Nothing needs to said about this photograph except, believe it or not, this is a grab shot of a driven climber as he was looking for a group of huge boulders that he wanted to test his skill on.
Talk about pushing the vertical format. The scale of this little figure hunched against the side of this big building made this composition for me. This image was taken across the street with a telephoto lens inside my car making it easy to compose it without disturbing the subject. He never looked up once.
I’m in Petaluma, California currently. It’s a small city that is surrounded by lovely agricultural land. The food here is to die for. Above the town is a high hill called Helen Putnam State Park, a wonderful area with many hiking trails and breathtaking beauty. Here’s a view. My old legs get quite a workout here but the scenery makes it all worthwhile.