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My 12 best photographs of 2016

Enjoy my  12 best photographs of 2016. Have a blesing and happy holidays!


Hunting season Western Sierra Nevada

Is the hunting season at the Eastern Sierra Nevada, and the mountains are calling so I must go.

Seattle, WA




During our visit to Seattle, WA I was able to capture these amazing photographs during twilight, sunrise, and sunset. Click the link to see my gallery.

Lick Observatory University of California

Since 1888, Lick has provided UC astronomers with access to world-leading optical-infrared observing equipment.

Lick Observatory is owned and operated by the University of California. It is a major site in the University of California Observatories (UCO), which is responsible for its operations.

Lick began operations in 1888 as part of the University of California. It was founded by a bequest from James Lick, real-estate entrepreneur and California’s wealthiest citizen. Lick’s gift of $700,000 was the largest philanthropic gift in the history of science and would amount to $1.2 billion by today’s standards.


San Jose, CA


San Jose, CA

Reedley, CA

The Bay Area

San Francisco, CA

San Francisco, CA

San Jose, CA

San Jose, CA

Point Reyes National Seashore California.

Separating the Point Reyes Peninsula from the mainland is a narrow linear valley running northwest-southeast incorporating the Bolinas Lagoon, Olema Valley, and Tomales Bay, the valley lies directly on the San Andres Fault, where the Pacific and North American continental plates meet. These plates are segments of Earth’s crust “floating” on a sea of molten rock. The Point Reyes peninsula rides on the eastern edge of the Pacific Plate, which advances northwestward. This is why Point Reyes’s rock don’t match those east of the fault zone, yet they match rocks hundreds of miles southeast. The average rate of movement of the Pacific Plate is only one or two inches a year. But the plates don’t always move freely relative to one another. The fault zone is actually many large and small faults running parallel and at odd angles. The plates can “catch” on each other, pressure builds up, and eventually the underlying rock breaks loose in a sudden jolt. This caused the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake, when the peninsula leapt 20 feet northwestward in less than a minute. It could happen again in 30 minutes or 300 years. The Earthquake Trail near Bear Valley Visitor Center shows you the results of Earth’s tremendous force………National Park Service U.S. Department of the Interior

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