I’ve uploaded photos from last Saturday’s Keith Douglas Skelton, One Day Winter Workshop at Tejon Pass. Click on this link http://gottago.smugmug.com/Classes-Workshops/20140208-Tejon-Pass/i-MtzN3SM to view all the photos. I photographed some of the workshop participants too.
We’d hoped to have snowy landscapes to photograph but the weather had other ideas in mind. I was pleasantly surprised to find so many photo opportunities to make something out of nothing (not really nothing:-)).
Here is a link to our workshop leader’s website: http://www.keithskeltonphoto.com/#/Portfolios/Universal%20Pictures/1/
Off in a while to Tejon Pass for a one day photography workshop with Jen and JJ to a workshop lead by Keith Skelton.
He’d been hoping for snow on the pass but we’re probably not going to have any snow even though there has been rain in the LA area. But this workshop is about making something out of nothing. Keith is good at that so I’m hoping I’ll learn some knew ways of seeing creatively.
Hoping Melissa can get 5 days off work for a much needed backpack in a couple of months. Melissa, Jen and I have been doing sections of the Pacific Crest Trail since I introduced them both to backpacking about 3 years ago. We do have a really fun time backpacking together. It will be so nice to get “out there” again.
Below is my favorite photo from our workshop weekend 12/6/13. To see lots more of the photos I shot, click here.
Just when I thought we had a fizzle of a sunrise on the Bump & Grind hike a couple of days ago, Jen and I were given 60 seconds where we experienced the payoff of a special light show.
I had no idea September and October is Tarantula mating season. It was one year ago at this time Jen and I ran across another tarantula.
I told Ray about how we’d come across a Tarantula on our Whitewater River hike and he mentioned he’d just heard on the TV this was mating season for them. I Googled Tarantulas and their mating habits and found the following link. http://blogs.kqed.org/science/2013/10/11/californas-tarantulas-are-on-the-move-during-mating-season/ I feel sorry for the males. What a solitary life male Tarantulas lead before they finally leave their burrows where they’d lived for 5 – 8 years to look for a mate and then die six months later. Females live for 25 years!!!
I was close to this guy…..maybe 2 few away. He didn’t seem phased by me. I had no idea at the time he was on a serious instinctual mission.