Monday, October 26, 2009
A quick catch-up after a long busy Summer 09
(View near Clio, California off Hwy 89 in Plumas County)......
WOW! Is it the end of October already? Where did the time go! Well, for me it's been a very busy summer and early fall 2009. Beside having taken more trips to the ocean and the Sierra Mountains, I've been trying to get my " imagesbywilliammoore.smugmug.com " photo web site up and running and adding some of my most recent images into that sight.
This past week I spent a few days in the Quincy, California (Tahoe National Forest) area. Yes, it's that time of the year again.... FALL COLOR! The Quincy/Plumas County area of the Sierra Mountains is one of the most colorful and spectacular viewing areas in Northern California. Over the next couple of weeks I hope to be adding dozens of photographs to both this site and the "images" site.
(You don't have to go far off the beaten path to capture some of natural beauty of Northern California - this photo was taken just to the east of Lower Sarine Lake... The utility company was nice enough to clear a path through the forest for low growing and very colorful plants to thrive and display their color.)
(After returning from the Quincy area I still had the bug for fall color so I took a quick treck up to Twain Heart, California (just east of Sonora)... Several miles up a gravel road (Middle Camp Raod - Longway Rd. just past Phoenix Lake Rd. to be exact).... I took this photo. Being that I'm never totally satisfied with just taking an image (like this one)
I often times will convert the photo image to an oil paint image. On canvas these photo conversions look as if I had spent hours painting the canvas from the photograph. You can see every curve and brush stroke.
In case you hadn't seen my other photo site, hopefully these photos will inspire you to take a look. It's time to get back to taking pictures. I hope you drop in from time to time as I add more photos for you to enjoy. If you get the chance to get up into the hills, this is the best time of year for capturing the splendor of Mother Nature.