Photo Trek in Northern California

I began on Suisun Valley Road, Suisun Valley, California where I took a photo of a vineyard. Then I drove along Shiloh Road to take two photos of mustards with Mount Diablo in the background and some wind towers. Again I took another group of wind towers along Birds Landing Road. The next day I took three photos of snow geese and seagulls along Desmond Road in Cosumnes River Preserve. The last photo I took of swans and ducks along Woodbridge Road near the Woodbridge Ecological Reserve. It was a pleasant winter outing with signs of early spring.

Shiloh Wind Farm Blue Sky Green Grass

Here are five pictures that I took recently on a drive around Shiloh Wind Farm near Rio Vista, California. I took these pictures along Birds Landing Road and Montezuma Hills Road on a day with blue skies and green pastures.

Solano County Wind Farms California

Here are some photos that I took early this morning driving through Solano County Wind Farms. You can see safflowers blooming on the hills. There are some beautiful examples of Victorian architecture in the area. Solano County wind farms look great in the summer because of the safflowers are in bloom on the hills.

Solano Wind Project, Northern California

 

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I took these photos in the Solano Wind Project and also in the Shiloh Wind Project near Rio Vista, California. These wind projects are located north of California Highway 12 between Rio Vista, California and Grizzly Island. They are bounded on the east by the Sacramento River and on the west by Suisun River. At the northern tip is Birds Landing, California. The area is mostly ranches, pastures, and wind farms on low rolling hills. Some of the sheep ranches have the Dorper or blackhead sheep. Montezuma Hills Wind Turbines, Rio Vista Wind Turbines, Solana Wind Project and the Shiloh Wind Project are great places to take a tour  of over 1,000 plus wind turbines.

Shiloh Wind Project Rio Vista, California

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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.

Shiloh Wind Project Revisited

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Here are six pictures I took roaming around the Shiloh Wind Project area near Rio Vista, California. It is interesting to me to see how the wind tower farms blend with the agricultural pastures and ranches in the region. I used a Nikon D600 with a Nikkor 70 to 300mm telephoto lens and a Nikkor 20mm wide angle lens. I find green energy fascinating to observe.

Sun Sighting Between Storms.

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When the sun came out last Saturday, I grabbed my camera and went to shoot some pictures of the Shiloh II Wind Project near Rio Vista along Highway 12 in California.  These are the first pictures that I took with a new prime lens, Nikkor 1.8G 35mm DX APS. It’s considered a normal lens for Nikon DX cameras. It’s very small, light, and fast. It has been a long time since I have took pictures with a normal prime lens. Here are some results.