Entries by John Poimiroo

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All Aboard!

Signs of the transition from autumn to winter are appearing increasingly. Near Jamestown, Steve Arita found the Sierra Railroad to be readying Engine #28 to portray the Polar Express during holiday excursions, as shops throughout the Gold Country shift from autumn displays to holiday ones.                   As […]

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Clearing Autumn Storm

In Ansel Adams’ classic 1937 photograph, Clearing Winter Storm, Yosemite Valley was dusted with snow. The photograph was taken in early December. In Elliot McGucken’s tome to Adams’ photograph (seen above), Yosemite Valley is flecked with autumn color. The photograph was taken in early November. The days that Adams and McGucken photographed from similar locations […]

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Time To Go Wine Tasting

It’s time to go wine tasting, as if you needed encouragement. Gene Miller reports that Wine Country is back with Near Peak to Peak color being seen along SR29 and The Silverado Trail in the Napa Valley. He notes, “In addition to the colors, the smells of the various vintages and cuisine that wafted over […]

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Just Ducky

Ventura County is just ducky, right now. Its waterways are filled with migrant ducks, that have returned to overwinter in Southern California. SoCal color spotter Kathy Jonokuchi describes Arroyo Simi, in the Simi Valley, as a wash that runs through the suburbs. Presently, it is a birding hotspot, attracting Hooded Mergansers, Lophodytes cucullatus and American […]

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PAN

Pan was the Greek god of the wild, of fields, groves, wooded glens, the nature of mountain wilds and of … sex. Well, true to the Greek god, Elliot McGucken’s “PANoramic” photograph of Yosemite Valley is just plain sexy. To make the panorama involved 13 shots with a wide angle 17mm lens on the Fuji GFX100 […]

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Vintage Napa

Hardly anyone agrees on Napa Valley wines, other than they are good. The same can be said for its fall color. David Sharp submitted these images, then remarked that the Napa Valley is a mixed bag of some great fall color, but also some things just developing. Sounds like just the kind of remark made […]

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Retro Sunnyvale

These photographs have a retro feel to them, and no wonder. Lucas Yan shot them on Fuji 400H and Portra 400 film. Even the retro Chevy truck seen below is pre-digital.                 Lucas reports that most of the street trees in Sunnyvale (Ginkgo biloba and Chinese pistache) are […]