Here are four pictures I took of the Shiloh Wind Project near Rio Vista, California. The huge wind turbines seem to co-exist in harmony with the sheep ranches in the area. Great to see so many baby lambs. I used a Nikon D600 FX with Nikkor 20mm and 50mm lenses. It’s nice to see lots of green renewable energy.
Here are four pictures of a cargo ship passing by me on a Saturday morning while sitting on March Lane Levee Road. Large ships on the San Joaquin river always intrigue me as they pass me by. This ship had just left The Port of Stockton on it’s way out to the Pacific Ocean navigating through the The Delta, San Francisco Bay and under the Golden Gate Bridge. I tend to day dream of faraway ports it may travel to. I used a Nikon D600 FX with a Nikkor 20 mm wide angle lens and a Nikkor 70 to 300 mm telephoto lens. For me, the ship is a fascinating sight on the river.
Here are five pictures I took while driving through Salt Spring Valley. The valley is part of the Gold Country. It lies between Copperopolis and Milton, California. From Highway 4 near Copperopolis I turned down Rock Creek Road that goes through the valley and I ended at Milton. There are farms, ranches, wind pumps, cattle, horses, green pastures, and wildflowers in the valley. I used a Nikon D600 FX camera with Nikkor 50 mm lens, 20 mm lens, and telephoto 70 to 300 mm lens. A magnificent day for a picnic!
Here are three pictures that I took of the safflower fields near Rio Vista, California. In the background are wind turbines. You can see the fields and wind towers driving along CA Highway 12 near Rio Vista.
Here are nine pictures I took of two of North Carolina Beaches: Wrightsville and Kure. The beaches are near Wilmington, North Carolina. I was there attending a wedding ceremony on the beach April 28, 2012.
Here are some pictures that I took of the Japanese Tea Garden inside of the Micke Grove Regional Park, San Joaquin County, California. The park is located between Lodi and Stockton, California. The camellias, cherry trees, and other flowers are blooming this spring. I used a Nikon D300s with a Nikon 18 to 200 mm DX lens and a micro Nikon 60 mm lens. Beautiful spring day and blossoms.
After the recent rain storms in the Central Valley, I drove from Stockton east on Highway 4 toward Copperopolis. Instead of turning right toward Copperopolis, I turned left on Rock Creek Road. Here are four pictures of pastures along the way. I used a Nikon D300s with a Nikon 18 to 200 mm DX lens. As you can see the rocks go with the farm, the cows are contented and the wind pumps the water.
I took these pictures of a Delta Sunset over the Middle River along Bacon Island Road, a levee road. The last picture is one I took of the lunar eclipse on the winter solstice where I live in Stockton, California. I used a Nikon D300s with a prime lens Nikon DX 35 mm for the sunsets and a telephoto Nikon 80 to 400 mm lens for the lunar eclipse.
Here are some pictures I took between passing storms on the Delta. Took some of the Sandhill Cranes feeding in fields along Guard Road. Also along the same road, I took pictures of a vineyard and an irrigation canal that branches off Sycamore Slough. Guard Road runs into West Cotta Road that eventually leads to Turner Road that crosses Thornton Road where I turned north. Then left on Woodbridge Road, I took more pictures of wildlife birds. Eventually I lingered on Woodbridge Road to take pictures of the sunset with flooded fields in the foreground and Monte Diablo in the distance. For equipment, I used a Nikon 300s with a Nikon 80-400mm telephoto lens and a wide angle 12-24 mm DX lens. Also I used a tripod with a gimbal. And perhaps the most important attribute to possess is patience. I keep reminding myself that patience is a virtue and that virtue is its own reward.