I had to go to Stanford on Thursday for my yearly check-up. Since I’ve been itching to go out and do some landscape photography, I thought I’d get up early and visit the Great Valley Grasslands State Park. I admit it isn’t one of those “WOW” places that I would make time and visit, especially this time of the year, but I drive right past it on my way, so why not.
I got there around 5:40am and walked a short distance and set up for where I thought the sun would rise. As it got closer to sunrise, I realized that the sunrise would be a bit further to the right of me, so I walked down the bank and set up by the river.
Right after sunrise I focused my attention on some of the small twigs in one of the pools. Really liked the light on the water and twigs. To me it looks kind of like a “Next” arrow….maybe too much time with the computer!
I wanted to revisit the San Luis National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) and this time I went for sunrise. Got up a bit earlier than I needed to because the gate was closed until 30 minutes before sunrise. Thankfully the automatic gate worked and I drove in at 5:30 am. I got distracted by a River
The sunrise though the trees and a morning mist made the trees look like they were on fire at the Great Valley Grasslands State Park.
I’ve been wanting to take a drive to the Great Valley Grasslands State Park, San Luis NWR and the Merced NWR…so I got up at 4am this morning to see the sunrise. I knew that the Great Valley Grasslands SP would have some water, because of the San Joaquin River, so that’s where I started.