Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Sunol, CA (Part 1) - Niles Canyon Stroll & Roll

On September 22nd, 2019, I attended the 2019 Niles Canyon Stroll & Roll event where Niles Canyon Road, the part of State Route 84 traveling through Fremont, CA, Union City, CA, and Sunol, CA, is closed down for most of one day a year for bikers and pedestrians to travel on. I took photos on my cellphone and my Olympus mirrorless camera. The photos are split into 8 blog posts, 7 of which are photos from my Olympus mirrorless camera. I hope you enjoy these photos!

Full Resolution Photos: If you want to see full resolution photos of any of the photos you see here, use the following links. If you wish to purchase prints of any of the photos, please contact me here. To view my best photos from Niles Canyon Stroll & Roll in 2019, use this link. To view all of my photos from this event, use this link.

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This is part 1 of my photos from the event. The photos are all taken in Sunol, CA.

Message From The Photographer: If you've been following me on social media, you'd know I've been dealing with vision impairment and gradual vision loss since August 2018. The conditions are neurological, so my vision isn't impaired the same amount on a daily basis, but overall it seems to be going down hill. It has slowed down and made taking photos, processing photos, using computers, etc... very challenging and somewhat depressing. Some days it is impossible for me to take photos or process them. I know these photos are from a very long time ago, but I'm only just starting to get around in processing them as I'm only able to work on them at a very slow pace. I hope you can understand, and I hope you enjoy these photos.

Scenery of Alameda Creek taken on a bridge crossing Alameda Creek.
Approximate GPS location (type into Google): 37° 35' 34" N 121° 52' 59" W

Scenery of Dell's Ivy Acres Nursery and Western Star Nurseries.
Approximate GPS location (type into Google): 37° 35' 33" N 121° 53' 11" W

Black and white process of the photo above.


Scenery of State Route 84. The bridge in the distance is a bridge for the railroad track.
Approximate GPS location (type into Google): 37° 35' 34" N 121° 53' 14" W

Black and white process of the photo above.

Scenery of State Route 84 and a bridge for the railroad track.
Approximate GPS location (type into Google): 37° 35' 35" N 121° 53' 20" W


Scenery of State Route 84.
Approximate GPS location (type into Google): 37° 35' 37" N 121° 53' 31" W

Black and white process of the photo above.

Scenery of State Route 84. Photo shot near the same spot as above.

Black and white process of the photo above.

Scenery of State Route 84. Photo shot near the same spot as above.

Black and white process of the photo above.


Scenery and railroad track near State Route 84.
Approximate GPS location (type into Google): 37° 35' 39" N 121° 53' 46" W

Scenery of State Route 84 and railroad track.
Approximate GPS location (type into Google): 37° 35' 39" N 121° 53' 51" W

Black and white process of the photo above.


Scenery, railroad track, and cows near State Route 84.
Approximate GPS location (type into Google): 37° 35' 40" N 121° 53' 55" W

Black and white process of the photo above.

Scenery of the railroad track near State Route 84.
Approximate GPS location (type into Google): 37° 35' 43" N 121° 54' 06" W

Black and white process of the photo above.

Scenery of State Route 84.
Approximate GPS location (type into Google): 37° 35' 44" N 121° 54' 22" W

This is all the photos for today. I hope you have enjoyed the photos! Next time I have more photos from the event taken in Sunol, CA. Please don't forget to share with your friends and family members! Also, if you want to get notifications when I post up more photos, "Like" us on Facebook or follow me on Twitter and Instagram. These links can also be found on the top of the right sidebar.

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Sunday, October 27, 2019

Rose Hill Cemetery & Nortonville Road (Part 2) - Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve - Antioch, CA

On March 30th, 2019, I took a trip to Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve in Antioch, CA. The photos I took there are split into 2 blog posts. I hope you enjoy the photos.

Full Resolution Photos: If you want to see full resolution photos of any of the photos you see here, use the following links. If you wish to purchase prints of any of the photos, please contact me here. To view my best Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve photos, use this link. To see all of my photos from this trip, use this link.

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In this blog post, I have part 2 of my photos from Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve in Antioch, CA. I have photos from Nortonville Road and Rose Hill Cemetery.

Message From The Photographer: If you've been following me on social media, you'd know I've been dealing with vision impairment and gradual vision loss since August 2018. The conditions are neurological, so my vision isn't impaired the same amount on a daily basis, but overall it seems to be going down hill. It has slowed down and made taking photos, processing photos, using computers, etc... very challenging and somewhat depressing. Some days it is impossible for me to take photos or process them. I know these photos are from a very long time ago, but I'm only just starting to get around in processing them as I'm only able to work on them at a very slow pace. I hope you can understand, and I hope you enjoy these photos.

Photos of Silver Lupine (Lupinus albifrons) shot on Nortonville Road.
Approximate GPS location (type into Google): 37° 57' 23" N 121° 51' 55" W


Scenery of a pond shot on Nortonville Road.
Approximate GPS location (type into Google): 37° 57' 23" N 121° 52' 04" W

Scenery of a pond shot on Nortonville Road. Photo shot near the same spot as above.

Scenery from Nortonville Road.
Approximate GPS location (type into Google): 37° 57' 24" N 121° 52' 10" W

Scenery from Nortonville Road.
Approximate GPS location (type into Google): 37° 57' 27" N 121° 52' 09" W


Scenery from Nortonville Road.
Approximate GPS location (type into Google): 37° 57' 28" N 121° 52' 11" W

Scenery of Rose Hill Cemetery shot near Nortonville Road.
Approximate GPS location (type into Google): 37° 57' 27" N 121° 52' 15" W

Scenery of Rose Hill Cemetery shot near Nortonville Road.
Approximate GPS location (type into Google): 37° 57' 27" N 121° 52' 19" W

This is all the photos for today. I hope you have enjoyed the photos! Also, if you want to get notifications when I post up more photos, "Like" us on Facebook or follow me on Twitter and Instagram. These links can also be found on the top of the right sidebar.

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Saturday, October 26, 2019

Hazel Atlas Portal (Part 1) - Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve - Antioch, CA

On March 30th, 2019, I took a trip to Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve in Antioch, CA. The photos I took there are split into 2 blog posts. I hope you enjoy the photos.

Full Resolution Photos: If you want to see full resolution photos of any of the photos you see here, use the following links. If you wish to purchase prints of any of the photos, please contact me here. To view my best Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve photos, use this link. To see all of my photos from this trip, use this link.

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In this blog post, I have part 1 of my photos from Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve in Antioch, CA. I have photos from Somersville Staging Area, Nortonville Road, and Hazel Atlas Portal.

Message From The Photographer: If you've been following me on social media, you'd know I've been dealing with vision impairment and gradual vision loss since August 2018. The conditions are neurological, so my vision isn't impaired the same amount on a daily basis, but overall it seems to be going down hill. It has slowed down and made taking photos, processing photos, using computers, etc... very challenging and somewhat depressing. Some days it is impossible for me to take photos or process them. I know these photos are from a very long time ago, but I'm only just starting to get around in processing them as I'm only able to work on them at a very slow pace. I hope you can understand, and I hope you enjoy these photos.

Scenery with Rose Hill Cemetery (top left) shot at Somersville Staging Area.
Approximate GPS location (type into Google): 37° 57' 31" N 121° 51' 48" W

Scenery of windmills in Solano County, CA shot from Somersville Staging Area.
Approximate GPS location (type into Google): 37° 57' 34" N 121° 51' 48" W

Scenery of Rose Hill Cemetery shot from Nortonville Road.
Approximate GPS location (type into Google): 37° 57' 21" N 121° 51' 54" W

Tunnel for one of the mines near Greathouse Visitor Center.
Approximate GPS location (type into Google): 37° 57' 17" N 121° 51' 56" W


Scenery of Antioch, CA, delta, and windmills in Solano County, CA.
Approximate GPS location (type into Google): 37° 57' 17" N 121° 51' 57" W

I arrive at Hazel Atlas Portal where the Hazel Atlas Mine is. This mine supplied sand used for glass making in the 1920s through the 1949s.
This is rail tracks for transporting sand from the mine.
Approximate GPS location (type into Google): 37° 57' 16" N 121° 51' 49" W

Black and white process of the photo above.


Rail tracks for transporting sand from the mine. Photo from Hazel Atlas Portal.
Approximate GPS location (type into Google): 37° 57' 15" N 121° 51' 49" W

Black and white process of the photo above.

Rail tracks for transporting sand from the mine. Photo from Hazel Atlas Portal. Photo shot near the same spot as above.

Black and white process of the photo above.


Entrance to the Hazel Atlas Mine at Hazel Atlas Portal. Photos shot near the same spot as above. 

The inside of Hazel Atlas Mine shot near the entrance to the mine at Hazel Atlas Portal. Photo shot near the same spot as above.

Black and white process of the photo above.

The entrance to Hazel Atlas Mine and rail tracks for transporting sand from the mine. Photo shot at Hazel Atlas Portal.
Approximate GPS location (type into Google): 37° 57' 16" N 121° 51' 50" W

This is all the photos for today. I hope you have enjoyed the photos! Next time I have photos from Nortonville Road and Rose Hill Cemetery. Also, if you want to get notifications when I post up more photos, "Like" us on Facebook or follow me on Twitter and Instagram. These links can also be found on the top of the right sidebar.

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Saturday, October 19, 2019

Pacific Crest Trail & SR-108 (Part 4) - Stanislaus/Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest

On June 22nd, 2019, I took a day trip to the Stanislaus National Forest and Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest in California. I traveled to places along State Route 108. During June, there were still some snow on the mountains, which I got quite some photos of. I split the photos into 4 parts. I hope you enjoy the photos.

Full Resolution Photos: If you want to see full resolution photos of any of the photos you see here, use the following links. If you wish to purchase prints of any of the photos, please contact me here. To see my best photos from these 2 national forests, use this link. To see all of my photos from this trip, use this link.

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This is part 4 of my photos, the last of my photos from this trip. The photos in this post are from the Pacific Crest Trail and near State Route 108 in Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest and Stanislaus National Forest.

Message From The Photographer: I know these photos are from very long time ago. If you have been following me on social media for a while, you'd know I've been dealing with vision loss (not completely blind) for over a year now. My photography work has been slowed down drastically. I hope you all can understand.

Scenery photo of trees and clouds shot on Pacific Crest Trail near Sonora Pass. Photo shot in Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest.
Approximate GPS location (type into Google): 38° 19' 41" N 119° 38' 13" W

Black and white process of the photo above.

HDR composition of Mt. Patterson (in the distance) and State Route 108. Photo shot in Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest.
Approximate GPS location (type into Google): 38° 18' 25" N 119° 35' 34" W

Black and white process of the photo above.


HDR composition of mountains and clouds shot near State Route 108. Photo shot in Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest. Photo shot near the same spot as above.

Black and white process of the photo above.

HDR composition of trees shot near State Route 108. Photo shot in Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest. Photo shot near the same spot as above.

Snowy scenery shot near State Route 108. Photo shot in Stanislaus National Forest.
Approximate GPS location (type into Google): 38° 19' 02" N 119° 39' 59" W

Black and white process of the photo above.


Snowy scenery of Deadman Creek shot near State Route 108. Photo shot in Stanislaus National Forest. Photo shot near the same spot as above.

Black and white process of the photo above.

Snowy scenery of Deadman Creek shot near State Route 108. Photo shot in Stanislaus National Forest. Photo shot near the same spot as above. Photo shot near the same spot as above.

Black and white process of the photo above.

This is all the photos for today and from this trip! I hope you have enjoyed the photos! Please don't forget to share with your friends and family members! Also, if you want to get notifications when I post up more photos, "Like" us on Facebook or follow me on Twitter and Instagram. These links can also be found on the top of the right sidebar.

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