May 01, 2008

golden and flowing

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photo by Donald Kinney


The shot above is from seven days ago, and lower shot is from this morning.
Kind of interesting (at least to me) how similar they are.

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photo by Donald Kinney

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Melinda said...

i like the texture in that water. is that a man-made river, or a naturally occuring river?

photowannabe said...

Great capture of flowing water. I like all the textures and tones. Super job.

Stacey Olson said...

beautiful job on the soft fuzzy water.. thanks for sharing

AphotoAday said...

Hi Photowannabe-Sue, and Stacey,

--and Melinda,

yes that is a wild creek but there is a dam about three miles upstream from this point.

The Lagunitas Creek is a pristine spawning ground for the endangered Coho Salmon and Steelhead Trout, but fish populations have continued to plummet over the years.   I saw only about two Cohos this past season.

Anyway, the Lagunitas Creek drains the northwest side of Mount Tamalpais and surrounding lands.   The water district has created an interesting chain of five lakes for our water supply.   A major part of Marin's open-space makes up the watershed lands. Lots of good photo and hiking opportunities.

The Lagunitas Creek flows through a popular camping spot -- Samuel P. Taylor State Park, or as they now call it, Camp Taylor...   Believe it or not, a water-powered, and later steam-powered paper mill operated in this remote area in the late 1800's.

The Lagunitas Creek is one of my favorite places on earth...   The magic spot is about 100 yards upstream from where Devil's Creek flows into Lagunitas Creek.

Anonymous said...

very beautiful motion shots, excellent textures and colors

photowannabe said...

Didn't know that Samuel P. changed names. I have camped there before.
I think its fascinating how similar the 2 pictures are.

Texas Travelers said...

No way! How could they be that similar? I guess that's right, since I can see the leaves have grown.

Great job and terrific photos.


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