Tag Archives: Northern California

The Fire at the Edge of Night

On the way to a friend’s “Home on the Range” (I mean that literally) near Redding, CA, riding along a dirt road that took us deeper and deeper into the “wild, wild west”, I spotted this cool pond reflecting the trees and sky beyond. I knew I’d have an appointment with destiny here, at this […]

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Good Eats at the Snack Shack

You just don’t see places like this that much in the D.C. metro area, where I’ll soon be hangin’ my hat, so I’m taking the time to shoot as many of these sorts of things as I can before I leave Northern Cali.  I’m hoping to see more on my drive east across the U.S. […]

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Pop’s Place

Been having sporadic access to the internet due to a move, but hope to have broadband in the new house by 8 September, so off to Starbuck’s in Redding is was to process this one for today. Pretty interesting working in here with the Wacom Intuos 4 tablet as it invites a lot of questions. […]

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The cool swirling waters burbled around my feet

My wonderful wife found this section of the stream about a 100 meters down-stream from where I was shooting.  As there was no cellular service here, she hiked over to where I was get my attention with something along the lines of, “I think you should come see (and photograph) this.”  I know by now […]

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The last Stage

The historic town of Shasta, today a “Ghost Town” and a California Historic Park, was established in 1848 soon after early California pioneer Pierson B. Reading discovered gold in Clear Creek.  First named Reading Springs, after its founder, the town was renamed Shasta in 1850.  It prospered as a transportation hub for mule trains and stagecoaches […]

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