December 05, 2010

more from Nicasio, California


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photo by Donald Kinney

With a few notable exceptions, most of the photographers I associate with are into "urban" images -- oh you know, street photography and it's ilk. Occasionally I give urban photography a try but I think my heart gravitates more toward nature and landscape photography.



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photo by Donald Kinney

I've always called them "Canadian" Geese, but the other day I found out that they are more properly known as "Canada" Geese.   And that's about all I know about them, except that great numbers of Canada Geese populate the Great Lakes region.

We have a lot of them out here on the west-coast too -- I suppose they might just be visiting this area on their migration, but I can't imagine them needing a better place to spend Winter -- our climate in this area is rather mild.



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photo by Donald Kinney

And of course, this is the lake at Nicasio.   Actually it's a reservoir, and it's level can rise and fall dramatically depending on the season.

I was trying to get a bit "arty" with this (above), but I'll let you be the judge.



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photo by Donald Kinney

West Marin County is largely still involved with agriculture, although many dairies have ceased operation.   Both campuses of the Lucasfilm organization are located near here -- on old dairy farms.

Cattle ranching is more of a "gentleman's sport" in this area -- oh you know, people who made their fortunes on "the other side of the hill" and decided to spend their remaining days acting out episodes reminiscent of Green Acres.



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6 comments:

Scott said...

I enjoyed all of these, but I had to go back and enjoy # 3 several times. BEAUTIFUL!

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

I logged in a "Wow" for the banner picture as everytime I take a reflection picture it never comes out like that so...Wow, how does he do that?

JK said...

Looks like you have a bit of a mixed flock in the top picture. There are some smaller birds that are not Canada Geese, although I can't quite tell what they are. Really enjoyed the framing of that shot.

Trevor Woodford said...

I am obviously going against popular choice - but I really like that last image.

m e l i g r o s a said...

that nicasio truck makes me happy everytime I ride past it =)
xxom

aikatherine said...

wow

 
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