California Hill Country

 

This is a gallery of my rectangualr and square images of the rolling hills of Northern California.

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Iconic Oak

I have a number of images of this tree, you would never know its the same tree...

It changes radically with the lighting and season. Being right at the entrance to the climb up the hill it is a low hanging fruit.

It is always beautiful...

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Berry Creek Falls

March 01 - 2009 

There are always these wonderful chance occurrences in photography. Often they will produce a great picture if I can retain my composure and make the exposure or in this case exposures.

I rode my photo bike down the trail to the falls for all of the 9.8 miles at a sedate pace. It was a nice trail that wound through the coastal redwood forest starting at Big Basin Beach.

I walked the last 1/4 miles to the falls where there was a small knot of folks commenting on how little water there was this year. I climbed down into the ravine and started observing the falls, found a camera position, set up and made a test exposure.

It was obvious just from looking that the scene had an extreme contrast range. The ravine exposure was 1s at f22 and the top daylight exposure was 1/15 at f22 with a circular polarizer.

As I had already determined the ravine exposure empirically I had that part of the equation and I knew the daylight exposure based on the basic daylight exposure rule.

I was able to produce the requisite set of exposures for a HDR image quickly when I looked up to see this ray of light punch through the scene. The effect lasted for only a few minutes, based on the date stamps on my photos it was 3 minutes of sunny goodness during which I made several sets of exposures.

Sometimes you just get there on time and get the shot, usually if you miss it you just never know what you missed.

This is a 10 megapixel image from a Nikon D200.

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Backlit Oak

This is from a nice day where my friend Jacline and I walked over to Little Yosemite in Sunol Regional Park.

I got a number of interesting images and this one is clearly in the iconic oak trees vein. At some point I will make an iconic oaks gallery as I have been coming across a great many images of oaks in my back catalog.

This is a 10 megapixel image from a Nikon D200

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Berry Creek Falls Close Up

Just before I got the chance at the "Rays of Light" shot I made this close up of the falls and its mossy goodness.

I was still a little wasted at this point because the falls is 9.5 miles in and we had just arrived...

It was all good and the location definitely delivered the goods :)

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