Sunday, November 7, 2021

Tomales Point Trail (Part 1) - Point Reyes National Seashore, CA

On 30 April 2021, my mom and I went to Point Reyes National Seashore in Inverness, CA for a day trip. We did an out and back round trip walk to Tomales Point and back via Tomales Point Trail. I took both cellphone photos and photos with my mirrorless camera. The photos are split into 3 blog posts. I hope you enjoying viewing these photos. 

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Parts: 1 | 2 | Cellphone Photos |

In this part, I have photos from my walk from the parking lot to Tomales Point. The photos are taken on Tomales Point Trail.

Message from the photographer: I know it has been a really long time since I did a blog post like this with photos shot on a "real camera" (photos not taken with my cellphone). The vision loss from visual snow syndrome is still a huge problem, making it challenging for me to do stuff like this. That being said, there are only 2 more blog posts with "real" photos after this one (photos not taken with my cellphone), because the vision loss has limited my mobility, my ability to take photos, and my ability to process the photos afterwards. There are very little photos from my "real camera" left in my archives which is the reason for the limited amount of blog posts. I do hope to take a bit more soon (and this hope might not be too far off, read my next update).

Update on my vision: This will just be a very quick update on my vision. Hopefully, I'll get around to doing a more detailed, and dedicated blog post for this soon. I've had a few people on social media ask me what the experimental visual snow treatment that I've been doing is. Some visual snow patients don't know about the Visual Snow Project (VSP). VSP is an experimental visual snow syndrome (VSS) treatment developed by the Visual Snow Initiative. At the time of writing, I'm half way through the treatment, and I accidentally missed a few days when I got too busy, and I missed a few days when I got depressed. The treatment has not touched my night blindness, but my day time vision has partially recovered. My day time vision is still not normal, but it has been less disabling. If you suffer from VSS like me, I recommend you give VSP a try. The treatment can be done on your computer, and it's only half an hour out of your day for 3 weeks. Even if the treatment doesn't completely cure you, being able to recover some of your vision is still better than nothing.

Scenery photo with wild flowers from Point Reyes National Seashore.
The flowers in the photo are Wild Radish (Raphanus raphanistrum).
Approximate GPS location (type into Google): 38° 11' 26" N 122° 57' 33" W

Scenery photo with wild flowers from Point Reyes National Seashore.
The flowers in the photo are Wild Radish (Raphanus raphanistrum) and Yellow Bush Lupine (Lupinus arboreus).
Approximate GPS location (type into Google): 38° 11' 31" N 122° 57' 39" W

Scenery photo with wild flowers from Point Reyes National Seashore.
The flowers in the photo are California Poppy (Eschscholzia californica), Wild Radish (Raphanus raphanistrum), Yarrow (Achillea millefolium), and Yellow Bush Lupine (Lupinus arboreus).
Approximate GPS location (type into Google): 38° 11' 48" N 122° 57' 51" W

Black and white process of the photo above.


A scenery photo of Tomales Bay shot from Tomales Point Trail.
The flowers in the photo are Wild Radish (Raphanus raphanistrum).
Approximate GPS location (type into Google): 38° 11' 53" N 122° 57' 44" W

Black and white process of the photo above.

A scenery photo with wild flowers from Point Reyes National Seashore.
The flowers in the photo are Wild Radish (Raphanus raphanistrum) and Yellow Bush Lupine (Lupinus arboreus).
Approximate GPS location (type into Google): 38° 12' 55" N 122° 58' 31" W


A scenery photo with wild flowers from Point Reyes National Seashore.
The flowers in the photo are Douglas Iris (Iris douglasiana) and Yarrow (Achillea millefolium)
Approximate GPS location (type into Google): 38° 13' 11" N 122° 58' 38" W

A photo of Tule Elk (Cervus canadensis nannodes) and wild flowers.
The flowers in the photo are Douglas Iris (Iris douglasiana), Wild Radish (Raphanus raphanistrum), Yarrow (Achillea millefolium), and Yellow Bush Lupine (Lupinus arboreus).
Approximate GPS location (type into Google): 38° 13' 19" N 122° 58' 36" W

A photo of Tule Elk (Cervus canadensis nannodes) and wild flowers.
The flowers in the photo are Douglas Iris (Iris douglasiana), Wild Radish (Raphanus raphanistrum), Yarrow (Achillea millefolium), and Yellow Bush Lupine (Lupinus arboreus).
Photo shot near the same position as above.


A scenery photo with wild flowers and cypress trees from Point Reyes National Seashore.
The flowers in the photo are Douglas Iris (Iris douglasiana), Wild Radish (Raphanus raphanistrum), and Yarrow (Achillea millefolium).
Photo shot near the same position as above.

Black and white process of the photo above.

A scenery photo of Tomales Bay shot from Tomales Point Trail.
The flowers in the photo are Douglas Iris (Iris douglasiana), Wild Radish (Raphanus raphanistrum), Yarrow (Achillea millefolium), and Yellow Bush Lupine (Lupinus arboreus).
Approximate GPS location (type into Google): 38° 13' 26" N 122° 58' 43" W

Black and white process of the photo above.

This is all the photos for today. I hope you have enjoyed the photos! Next time I have more photos from Tomales Point Trail, photos from Tomales Point, and a few close up photos of caterpillars. Please don't forget to share the blog post 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.

Parts: 1 | 2 | Cellphone Photos |