First Photos of the Year

It’s another one of those “First Photo of the Year” post. The last few years I had hoped to get out often, but never materialized. No promises this year as I’m waiting for to be scheduled for another surgery.

I almost decided on staying home because the weather said overcast overnight, but clearing in the morning. Wasn’t too bad and had a few sprinkles, but nothing to cover the camera equipment. As I write this, this morning’s sunrise was epic…but I didn’t have a camera on my morning walk.

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.

The text and photographs are © Copyright Mike Matenkosky (or others when indicated) and are not in the public domain and may not be used on websites, blogs, or in other media without advance permission from Mike Matenkosky.


  1. Mike, you still have the touch!


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