Sunrise at the Great Valley Grasslands State Park

Sunrise at the Grasslands

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.

Mike Matenkosky

Mike is a Central Valley California landscape and nature photographer whose subjects include scenes from Merced County, Yosemite, SeKi, and the eastern Sierra. He is currently living in Atwater, CA.

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