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Weekly Photo Projects, Week 32
Week 32 was a bit of an odd week for me. For the first time that I can easily remember I had photos for both projects ready on Tuesday, leaving me feeling a little empty when the weekend came around and I didn't have to rush around for a shot. For +Project 52 B&W the theme was On White, which I took to mean a white background. A cloudy but bright day on the beach and a long-ish shutter speed of .8 seconds got me this.
Naked Hangar One
With the theme of Home Town for +Weekly Photo Project 2013 I chose an image from my library of Hangar One in all its naked glory. Though technically next door to my home town of Sunnyvale, Hangar One was a structure we could easily see when anywhere close to Moffett Field Naval Air Station. I hope something between the Navy, the city, NASA, and private parties can be put together to renovate it and bring back some of its former glory.
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...