The valley has been suffering some nasty air quality the past week or so as a result of the massive fires up north, the Carr Fire in Redding and the Mendocino Complex Fires (River and Ranch)--and perhaps the Ferguson fire in Yosemite as well--have been sending smoke our way making the days hazy and gray. A few nights ago when I went out for a walk, the smell of smoke was thick in the air and the moon was orange from the smoke still lingering in the sky.
Some shots I took on a camping trip to Point Reyes National Seashore a few years back. Completely forgot to post these.
Sunflower season is here again, and the blooms are big and bright along Poleline Road. Though my car is proving too unreliable to risk heading to the volatile County Fire (which I had rather wanted to shoot), I contented myself today shooting the sunflowers in Davis against a smoky sunset backdrop.
I decided to be a bit contrarian. When sunflowers bloom in Yolo county, locals and tourists flock for photos of them in the sun. So I took some shots of them under the light of the moon.
As every year in Yolo County, June/July is the season of blooming Sunflowers. Got a bit more on top of it this year than last in terms of getting shots while they're still fresh; hoping to get more soon.
This afternoon I put a rain jacket on my camera (and myself), and headed out to photograph some of the intense flooding around Davis as a result of yet another intense atmospheric river event. Really I barely scratched the surface and am hoping to have time tomorrow to head out again.
Chiles Road at the I-80 underpass near the Yolo Bypass floods under a deluge of rain from an atmospheric river. A portion of the hillside, at right, was covered prior to the onset of the latest storm due to landslide risks.
Chiles Road at I-80 near the Yolo Bypass floods under a deluge of rain from an atmospheric river.
Agriculture fields flood near the Yolo Bypass under a deluge of rain from an atmospheric river.
Water pools in a field south of Putah Creek off Old Davis Road under a deluge of rain from an atmospheric river.
A picnic bench on the upper banks of Putah Creek at Old Davis Road sits in a pool of water as a deluge of rain from an atmospheric river floods rural areas.
Putah Creek at Old Davis Road floods under a deluge of rain from an atmospheric river.