Saturday, November 20, 2021

Tomales Point Trail (Part 2) - 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, photos from Tomales Point, and a few close up photos of caterpillars. The photos are taken on Tomales Point Trail.

A scenery photo with wild flowers and cypress trees from Point Reyes National Seashore.
The flowers in the photo are Douglas Iris (Iris douglasiana), Yarrow (Achillea millefolium), and Yellow Bush Lupine (Lupinus arboreus).
Approximate GPS location (type into Google): 38° 13' 29" N 122° 58' 47" 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), Yarrow (Achillea millefolium), and Yellow Bush Lupine (Lupinus arboreus).
Approximate GPS location (type into Google): 38° 14' 07" N 122° 59' 26" 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).
Photo shot near the same position as above.

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° 14' 09" N 122° 59' 26" W

A photo of a Ranchman's Tiger Moth Caterpillar (Platyprepia virginalis) and Yellow Bush Lupine (Lupinus arboreus).
Approximate GPS location (type into Google): 38° 14' 12" N 122° 59' 30" W

Funny story when I was trying to identify the caterpillar using Google Lens. Google Lens kept identifying this as the Isabella Tiger Moth (Pyrrharctia isabella) which happens to have the exact opposite colour pattern (brown in the middle, and black on both ends). 😂 I guess artificial intelligence is still not there yet, can't really blame Google. You can see what the Isabella Tiger Moth looks like here.

A photo of a Ranchman's Tiger Moth Caterpillar (Platyprepia virginalis) and Yellow Bush Lupine (Lupinus arboreus).
Photo shot near the same position as above.

I really hope you enjoyed viewing these photos of the Ranchman's Tiger Month Caterpillar. It took me a long time to take these photos as my vision impairment (due to visual snow syndrome) made it extremely challenging to take these photos. It took me a long time and many tries before I got a few usable photos of the caterpillar. I can't see in detail very well as my vision is distorted by the neurological vision loss and it was pretty dark that day due to fog. I'm still surprised at how good these few usable photos turned out though. I might be dealing with vision loss due to visual snow, but I didn't lose a decade worth of photography experience.


A scenery photo of wild flowers and Tomales Point.
The flowers in the photo are Wild Radish (Raphanus raphanistrum).
Approximate GPS location (type into Google): 38° 14' 23" N 122° 59' 41" W

Black and white process of the photo above.

A scenery photo of wild flowers and Tomales Point.
The flowers in the photo are Yarrow (Achillea millefolium) and Yellow Bush Lupine (Lupinus arboreus).
Approximate GPS location (type into Google): 38° 14' 23" N 122° 59' 41" W

Black and white process of the photo above.

A photo of a Ranchman's Tiger Moth Caterpillar (Platyprepia virginalis), Wild Radish (Raphanus raphanistrum), and Yellow Bush Lupine (Lupinus arboreus).
Approximate GPS location (type into Google): 38° 14' 18" N 122° 59' 37" W

A photo of a Ranchman's Tiger Moth Caterpillar (Platyprepia virginalis) and Yellow Bush Lupine (Lupinus arboreus).
Photo shot near the same position as above.

This is all the photos for today. I hope you have enjoyed the photos! 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 |