Central Valley California

The Central Valley California includes landscape, nature and wildlife pictures from Atwater, Merced, Los Banos, Hornitos, and Gustine.

Sunrise at the Merced NWR

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 […]

First Time, First Light

It only took me two months this year to get myself out to the local refuge. Saw that the waning crescent moon, Mars, Jupiter and possibly Saturn will be visible […]

Setting Full Moon at the Merced NWR

For about a year now , I’ve been getting up early, way before sunrise, to walk around our neighborhood. I usually walk 4 mile, Monday through Friday. Every day after […]

Merced National Wildlife Refuge

As the Boston songs says, “It’s Been Such A Long Time”. This morning I decided to take a drive to the local refuge instead of my morning walk. The day […]

Strawberry Moon Two Days Later

Went outside to say goodbye to my kids for the evening (going to grandparents for the night) and saw an orange moon. Thought it was another Lunar Eclipse, although I […]

The Moon rising over the Merced Theater in Merced California.

I was planning on going into Merced to try and capture the rising moon over the Merced Theatre but it looked cloudy so I stayed home. I took a look […]

Sunset at the local wildlife refuge.

It’s been a very long time since I’ve been out taking photos of landscape or nature stuff. Been wanting to get out to my local refuge since the beginning of […]

Geese flying in the fog

I’ve been wanting to visit “That Place with Water and Birds” since the first of the year, but up until now, I haven’t been able to. Since my wife had […]

Dancing Bird

After I decided to switch from a landscape photographer to a wildlife-wanabe-photographer, I stopped to watch a bunch of White-faced Ibis’ eat and occasionally dance. I’m pretty sure it wasn’t […]