The Thursday Picture – Sometimes you just get lucky


Sometimes, when I’m out hiking, I have problems with the light, with the sun being in the “wrong place,” or with the really interesting shot being just beyond the range of my lens.

And sometimes, when I’m out hiking, I just lift up my trusty Nikon D40, frame my picture, and press down on the shutter with very little adjustment.

Today’s Thursday Picture courtesy of the North Ridge Trail at the Purisima Creek Redwoods Open Space Preserve in the Santa Cruz Mountains above San Jose/Silicon Valley.

Where are you hiking this weekend?

If you’re looking for me, I’m over the hill.

Home in a sea of trees


I’m taking a Photography course through WordPress.  I will be posting photos on my blog, “I’m Over the Hill” whenever each assignment is posted.

Our first assignment:  What does Home look like or mean to you?

I’ve chosen a picture that I took on an early morning hike in the hills above our neighborhood.  The sun was low on the horizon and cast an interesting glow.  Although we live in a large city, San Jose, California, we are surrounded by open space in the Sierra Azul and Santa Cruz Mountains.  You can just make out downtown in the distance.  Below that sea of trees is my neighborhood.  Somewhere down there is our home.

I’m looking forward to improving my photography skills through this course!

If you’re looking for me, I’m over the hill.