Tag Archives: American River Parkway
Living close to a place with potential has a definite advantage. For one, you don;t have to set the alarm too early to catch good light, which is a good thing during the winter
This location is about 15mins drive for me and on this particular day, I could reach here early, before sunrise to scope out potential subjects. The rising mist from the river was a pleasant surprise, so was the fisherman in blue. I saw him before sunrise, made some shots (without the bright saturated colors on the opposite banks) and made a mental note to return back to him when the light was rite.
This place is surrounded by urban landscape, with houses on the cliffs (above this frame) and the challenge for me here was to exclude them from the natural beauty. Had I been too stringent in not including anything human, I would have lost that focal point which emphasizes the scale in this image and also makes this image work.
A Great White Heron basking in the warm early morning light along the American River.