As I’ve previously shared, my husband and I enjoy taking photos…especially of waterfalls. I’m including a few of my favorite shots below, with a short description of where we took the photo.
This photo was taken in the Mt. Shasta area on the McCloud River… There were three waterfalls on this trip and if I recall, this was “Middle falls.”
My husband had an amazing idea to hop out (yes, that’s a highway double yellow line you’re seeing there) and take a shot back up the road as it “led to Mt. Shasta.” This is one of my favorites!
This waterfall is literally off the road…you can park and walk to it in about 5 minutes. It is called Hedge Creek Falls. There is interesting history at this site, apparently it was where Black Bart hid and jumped up on the road and held up a stage coach. Fun! There is also an amazing view of Mt. Shasta a little further down the trail from this spot. My husband took a photo of this colorful lizard when he was heading over to take a different angle of the waterfall. My husband is amazing at softening a photo that includes a waterfall. This was a small stream that was coming down from Hedge Creek Falls and he softened just right to capture the beauty!
This is a shot I took from across Siskiyou Lake, which was near the lodge we stayed at…I love to capture something in the foreground (in this case the tree branch) to give the photo a lot of depth.
My husband took this photo of Mt. Shasta illuminated by moonlight. The time frame was Cinco de Mayo in 2012…the Earth was experiencing a “Super Moon” (which is an astrological term, not a astronomical term) which occurs when the moon is the coincidence of a full or new moon with it’s closest approach to the Earth. According to NASA, the full moon in this position is up to 14% larger and 30% brighter. It was an incredible experience!
We took this photo on our way out of Cabo San Lucas, Mexico at sunset.If you’ve ever been to South Lake Tahoe and been on their lake tours during winter, this may look familiar. This photo was taken in Emerald Bay, there is a small island in the top right of the photo…and yes, that’s ice that we are ‘cruising’ through. That was a really neat experience!