Christmas walk - posted early january 2018
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On Christmas day we drove to Mare Island where Carrie lives and where her mom Barb had been staying for a week. They served Christmas dinner at one pm and prior to dessert, we had a scenic walk along San Pablo Bay, a 3 mile round trip.
From Mare Island you get an incredibly open view with few structures anywhere in sight, an exception being numerous refinery tanks and a ship off-loading dock at Martinez, which are at some distance. Otherwise, walkers here are treated to an exceptional amount of open space & watery acreage.
It was wind-free, and San Pablo Bay was still. Winter's low angle of diminished sunlight combined with an overcast sky to create a flat but interesting light, bringing out texture & color in the dried grasses or other plants in the foreground as well as distant mountains or textural clouds in the vast sky.
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|into the great wide open*||Barb, Carrie, & Lins||changing light||Barb|
|who knows what this was||refinery at Martinez|
|calm water on the Bay today||old base Hospital||looking in SF direction||old munitions storage|
|isolation valves||pond w/ducks & herons||the industrial heart of Mare Island|
*a micro-tribute to rock musician Tom Petty, who passed away recently.
These are images taken along nearby Laguna Creek in late November, or in early January.
|a succulent by the front door||spring starts in November||creek in January|
|diving duck about to vanish|
|old Oak||wood ducks, winter visitors|
All images on this page were taken with a Canon G16 point & shoot camera.
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