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Weekly Photo Projects, Week 28
Closing out the day
This was a last minute pick. With the theme of Closure for the +Project 52 B&W group I was out of ideas. I had some road closure signs, and some closed doors, but I didn't like any of them. So while I was processing another group of shots I began thinking maybe a sunset shot, that closes out the day, could be used. I don't normally think of sunset shots in black and white because it's the colors of a sunset that makes a shot interesting. But the clouds, the silhouette, and the sun just dipping behind the head seemed to work for me. I'll post the color version in the near future.
You would think with a theme like animals I could have come up with something better than this for +Weekly Photo Project 2013. Sadly, no. I even got turned down by a dog owner. It seems when I'm not looking to photograph an animal they're all over, but the minute I need one they vanish.
You can view my Weekly Photo Project album here.
My black & white project album here.
Thanksgiving saw me on a trip through the Eastern Sierras to visit some longtime family friends. Along the way were a lots of photography spots to choose from, but knowing this wasn't a photo vacation, I picked and chose a handful of spots I wanted to hit. Day 1 of travel had a stop at Burney Falls, a wonderful waterfall just north of Redding, CA before checking in at Reno. Day 1 was nothing but rain and hard rain, so Burney was pushed to something to check out on the way back. Day 2 started off bright, sunny, and promising. Sadly, Bodie State Historic Park, my hopeful stop for Day 2, was closed due to the road leading to the park being washed out. Lone Pine, CA was our final stop and where we'd be spending 3 days. I had 1 thing on the photo checklist for Lone Pine, Mobius, and it's nearby neighbor, Lathe Arch.
Burney Falls, in McArthur-Burney Falls Memorial State Park, has been on the list of waterfalls to shoot from the second I discovered it. This made all my previous waterfalls look like little trickles. But shooting here exposed a number of issues with gear and timing and so I left with photos that I was pleased with, but not thrilled with. In fact, it has taken me about a month to come back to these photos, that's how disappointed I was with them. Burney Falls is a unique waterfall in that it has the typical waterfall action of a river falling over a 129-foot cliff, but it also has underground springs coming out the side of the cliffs, which you can see off to the sides of the main fall. So the falls look like this pretty much year round, which is good when trying to plan a trip.
I had originally planned to shoot these falls in late fall/early winter of November 2017 on my Thanksgiving trip that ended in Lone Pine, CA. Due to time and weather issues, that was abandoned. At that tim…
I find that I post more freely on Instagram. Probably because I don't feel the need to come up with a substantial piece of writing to go with the photo. So I thought I'd try wrangling up my IG posts of the week into one post here on the blog. So without further adieu...