Moody oaks

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Calm before the next rain storm and I was looking up through the trees at the sky. Switching to black and white mode made for moody oaks and some cool patterns.

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Dark is the night

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Was out last weekend practicing my night photography. Decided to try out the shot in black and white. _mg_3733

Sunday Haiku

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Driving county road
Winter rains cause turbulence
Lost abandoned car

Waterfall along Rock Creek Road
A creek flows from recent rains
found a wrecked car

Sunset Hawk

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It was another back road adventure down a less traveled road when I saw this hawk sitting on a fence post. The sunset was setting and I pulled over and grabbed the camera. I fired off a few shots before he took off into the hazy sunset.

Stone Walls and Old Oaks

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Along the highway some properties are defined by stone walls.

Lonely Road

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039-2Took another side road along highway 4 a few weekends ago. Nobody was on this oak lined road, except for a few cows looking at the crazy driver. I think, I need to come back here before sunset or night and see what other photos I can get from this location.


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Watchful Eye

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010-2When I have the time, I like to take the back roads home. Last Sunday, I took Hunt Road off of highway 4 and it meanders through Calaveras county and opens to a valley. Along the way I cut over to Rock Creek Road and I spied this bird in an old oak tree by a stream. It was fairly large and as you can see mostly white from the vantage point I had from the road. It seemed to have its watchful eye on the landscape in front of it.

As seen from the road side.


Oak Shadows and Sunlight

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Out for a morning walk in Calaveras County, near the Mokelumne River yesterday. Rolling hills and oaks in shadow with the sun light peeking through.


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002Recent rains leave droplets of water on a maple branch.