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.
Driving county road
Winter rains cause turbulence
Lost abandoned car
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.
Along the highway some properties are defined by stone walls.
Took 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.
When 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.
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.