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More Photos from Death Valley in April
In April I could see a storm front approaching in the weather forecast.  Daytime high temperatures would drop into the 80s.  So I threw my camera and camping gear into the car, and headed to the park with a list of the sites I wanted to explore or revisit next, to deliver in the +SNAPP Guides app.  

I hiked to a natural bridge, and enjoyed great views with sunlight streaming through clouds.  I explored an old mining town site, and found wildflowers thriving at higher elevations than on past visits. Two jets saw me with my camera on the edge of a canyon, and they took two passes each way, angling sharply up right in front of me so I could get a great shot.  On one evening, I caught a sandstorm over Mesquite Flat Dunes, back-lit with golden sunlight by the setting sun.  

On the way home, sunset light was lighting up rain showers at MonoLake.  It was an eventful and productive trip.  I can't wait to return!
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Mercury Transit Coming May 9!
This is an image of the Venus transit of the sun, June 5, 2012.  The planet Mercury will cross in front of the sun as seen from earth on May 9, 2016.  A solar filter can be used to photograph this event safely.  I've added notes on capturing this sort of event on my blog:

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+长安云瑾 Sun.  And planet Venus.
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Shell Creek Road Wildflowers
Shell Creek Road is another place worth checking on a Southern California wildflower tour in April. It's southeast of the town of Paso Robles. It's covered on page 177 of my guidebook, "Photographing California Vol 2- South":
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Sono tornata dire miei belle parole per tuo foto! Sei felice, qhe puoi tocare questa natura bella!
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When Picasa is dropped in favor of Google Photos, will the URLs for existing photos uploaded to Picasa Web Albums remain the same? The easiest way to add photos to blog posts on +Blogger is to select photos on Picasa Web Albums.  I have hundreds of blog posts going back many years which rely on URLs referencing photos in Picasa Web Albums.

Moving on from Picasa
Friday, February 12, 2016 10:00 AM
"Since the launch of Google Photos, we’ve had a lot of questions around what this means for the future of Picasa. After much thought and consideration, we’ve decided to retire Picasa over the coming months in order to focus entirely on a single photo service in Google Photos"
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+Jeff Sullivan The Google+ Photos function and all associated photos moved from Google+ to Google Photos (, but Picasa also had access to the photos. The photos were not moved into Picasa. 

You would do much better asking questions about photos in the Google Photos Product Forum (!forum/photos) because that is where you will find the Google Photos experts since the photos function was moved out of Google+. 
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April California Wildflower Road Trip
One of my favorite road trips ever was a tour of California Wildflowers sites in the spring, five years ago today:
I looked up some photos from that trip to decide whether I should follow the same route again this week. On my blog I display a few of those newly post-processed photos, and discuss yesterday's wildflower report from the Antelope Valley California Poppy Preserve.

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Figueroa Mountain Wildflowers Are Blooming Now
If you missed the Death Valley "super bloom", don't worry, many other areas in the state are starting to bloom now. The Los Padres National Forest recently recommended Figueroa Mountain Recreation Area, located north of Santa Barbara, above the Santa Ynez Valley and the town of Los Olivos. Here are some photos from the mountain, along with directions on how to get there:  
#santabarbara   #santaynezvalley   #losolivos   #wildflowers   #california  +Visit Santa Barbara  #landscapephotography  
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Golden Tunnel
The last warm light of the setting sun shines through a natural bridge on the Big Sur coast.

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Photograph Jets Up Close in Death Valley
In addition to getting cool photos of jets up close, you might also catch the formation of water condensing on the wings and trailing off of the wingtips:
"Condensation of water vapor in wing tip vortices is most common on aircraft flying at high angles of attack, such as fighter aircraft in high g maneuvers, or airliners taking off and landing on humid days."

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Sunset Dust Storm Over Mesquite Flat Dunes
Sunday evening in Death Valley National Park, California. It was interesting trying to cook dinner over a fire in that wind!

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International Chardonnay Symposium May 12-14, Pismo Beach
I've always found wine tastings to be a great way to find great wines. I've attended ones focused on zinfandal, pinot noir, Rhone varietal wines, but somehow I missed until now +The Chardonnay Symposium They're having a drawing for a $5000 getaway including the event, so if you like wine, click on the image below to enter.

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Presented by the CA Highway 1 Discovery Route! Enter to Win the VIP $5,000 Chardonnay Symposium Getaway, May 12-14, 2016! The International Chardonnay Symposium brings top Chardonnay producers from around the world to the classic Californian beach towns of Pismo Beach & Avila Beach and the Edna Valley wine country for an in-depth exploration of the world’s favorite grape and its impact on viticulture, tastemakers and the market. Your prize incl...
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Hospice du Rhone Event in Paso Robles, April 14 - 16
The Hospice du Rhone wine testing event coming up in 11 days will be held in Paso Robles, convenient to wine lovers in both Northern and Southern California.  I've attended multiple Rhone Rangers and Hospice du Rhone wine tasting events in the past, so I can help you decide where to start among the 239 wineries from around the world that will be pouring wines made from syrah, grenache, viognier, and other Rhone varietal grapes:

On your way to and from the event, consider checking out the wildflowers blooming profusely now at Carrizo Plain National Monument and in the Figueroa Mountain Recreation Area!

#wine   #winetasting   #pasorobles   #california   #visitca  +Visit San Luis Obispo County +Visit California 
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Figueroa Mountain Wildflower Report
This week Helen Tarbet of +Los Padres National Forest will be releasing a new wildflower report for Figueroa Mountain Recreation Area. Figueroa Mountain sits above the town of Los Olivos on California's Central Coast. I've included photos of some of the wildflowers you might see in an expanded blog post on my Web site, illustrating the latest wildflower report with some of my photos from past visits to Figueroa Mountain:

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Landscape photographer, author, workshop instructor, filmmaker

I'm an award-winning landscape and night photographer, workshop instructor, and author.  I have been exploring the American West for four decades.  I entered a career in digital imaging over three decades ago in the Graphic Printing and Imaging Division at Tektronix.  I've used digital cameras close to 15 years.  I am an avid traveler and prolific photographer, sharing new work daily for the past 10 years (as Internet availability allows, as I travel).

For the past five years, I have been recording my favorite 300+ locations in California from Yosemite to San Diego, to share them with you in my new book, "Photographing California Vol. 2 - South", now available in bookstores, on and via my blog.

I've been leading night photography workshops in Bodie State Historic Park since 2012, and in 2013 I added Yosemite, Death Valley and the Eastern Sierra.  I'll be offering a wide range of workshops in 2016; contact me for the latest schedule.

Thank you for taking a look at my photography.  Living so close to Yosemite and Death Valley here in the Eastern Sierra, I can't wait to show you what I've discovered lately!

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Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2011  (People and Space category): 

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Location International 2015 cover 

Photo of the Year 2006 & 2007 

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