Another shot from our trip to the Netherlands. This is taken from the same corner of the Paterswoldsemeer as Drama. The windmill is called ‘De Helper‘ (The helper) and was built in 1863. After going out of service in the sixties, it was rebuilt in 1971 and is nowadays put to work every now and then by volunteers to support the water circulation in the little moats close by.
This is a 20 second exposure from the shore of the Paterswoldsemeer, a large lake south of the city of Groningen in The Netherlands. The excellent thing about making photographs in the Netherlands is that you can rely on that there are going to be clouds.
I had seen this little pier in other folk’s photographs when I did my research of promising photo spots. However, finding its location at the lake proved to be a challenge. I had just about given up when I found this little, inconspicuous road entry and followed it to the only available parking lot along the lake’s east shore. And bingo! There it was, waiting for me only 10 meters away.
We saw this beautiful brown pelican in his mating colors on the Elkhorn Slough during a Elkhorn Slough Safari Nature Tour. It was great fun to see lots of sea otters, harbor seals, sea lions, hundreds of birds, and to learn about their life cycles.
I took this shot last weekend in Yosemite National Park at Tunnel View. El Capitan is on the left, Half Dome in the back, and you can probably make out Bridalveil Fall as a very faint streak in the dark side on the right. At this time of the year most waterfalls look a bit geriatric in Yosemite, but Bridalveil Fall’s stream was still going quite strong.
Last Saturday we went to Santa Cruz to shoot at the Natural Bridge State Beach and were rewarded with a great sunset, as well as great many pelicans, who traveled in large groups along the shore. This group was the largest we saw and it passed us at exactly the right time.