River Clouds

This past weekend I was in Northern California staying near the San Joaquin River.  I don’t often use HDR in my photography but in this case the clouds were moving so fast with changing light it was too temping to pass up.  Taken from a boat dock shooting into the water.

San Joaquin River
San Joaquin River

 

Chateaux – Cheverny

This is the first post using a new MacBookPro.  It has taken several days to get all the photos and editing software installed and set up the way I like it.  Today we have had heavy rain which is badly needed here in California.  The rain reminded me of our recent time in the Loire Valley where it rained every day.  One of the wettest was when we toured Cheverny.  The chateau is still owned by descendents of the original builders, the Hurault family and is beautifully maintained.

Loire Valley
Loire Valley

Gassan Lake

My son and his family live on Bainbridge Island, WA and we have the opportunity to visit them a few times a year. If you like to hike and take photos, this is the place to do it.  Gasson Lake Trail is about 5 miles round trip and fairly level.  This shot is on the backside of the lake.  It took some bushwhacking to get to this spot as the trail didn’t come this way.

Bainbridge Island
Bainbridge Island

Nubble Lighthouse

The Cape Neddick Lighthouse stands on Nubble Island about 100 yards  off Cape Neddick Point. It is commonly known as Nubble Light or simply The Nubble. Cape Neddick Point is at the north end of Long Sands Beach in the village of York Beach. The lighthouse is inaccessible to the general public, but the nearby mainland is occupied by Sohier Park with a view of the lighthouse and a gift shop with a “Nubble” theme.  If you’re adventurous you can climb down the rocks and get to the waters edge to ad a little drama to your shot.

Maine
Maine

Boston Harbor

Still have lots of France photos but we spent last week in Boston and wanted to break things up and post some things from there.  This was last Friday night and the full moon over Boston Harbor was fun to see.  This was taken from the observation deck of the Marriott Custom House.

Boston
Boston