If you can’t find Things to Photograph in California, You should take up another Hobby.

It’s been gorgeous in Central California the past couple of weeks.  We had just enough rain in March to help the flowers pop, and now the green grass and yellow poppies are dominating the foothills.  It seems like every morning beckons us to pick up our cameras and hit the road – and that’s exactly what we’ve done. Charley Roadtrek SS Agile-1 We’ve crisscrossed the State, finding some unique, and some not-so-unique, photographic opportunities. Continue reading

Getting Ready for the Holidays — Photographing Special Events at Night.

Rochelle and I had a wonderful photographic opportunity last week — photographing festively decorated trains at Railtown State Park.    It was a lot of fun, but it was also quite a challenge.  Simply put – it’s almost impossibly difficult to shoot things that are moving in the dark. Railtown Sierra No 3

Railtown 1897 is located in Jamestown California.  Jamestown is one of California’s many Gold Rush towns, and is located just north of Yosemite on Hwy 49.  It is home to vintage steam engines, historical buildings and movie memorabilia, as many movies and TV series have been shot there over the years.  Each year Railtown puts on “Santa’s Starlight Express” by offering railroad rides at night in holiday-themed railroad cars and engines. Continue reading