I took the ferry to Angel Island for a somewhat different photographic experience. While Angel Island, a state park, features great views, my destination was the Immigration Station. This trip was inspired by my visit to the Chinese Historical Society’s exhibit “Chinese American: Exclusion/Inclusion. Highly recommended.
From 1910 until 1940, the Immigration Station – perhaps better named the Internment Station – processed immigrates. Because of the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882, Chinese were not allowed to immigrate to the United States. So, they were detained at the Immigration Station for periods of time up to two years. I wanted to document the Station which is outside my usual photographic interest. It’s an interesting place. The conditions must have been deplorable. It’s doubtful my images do justice to the place but it’s a first attempt. See my Angel Island gallery for more images.
It’s a two+ mile hike from the ferry landing to the Station with one uphill climb. There are pay-for shuttles but I didn’t look into that. Be sure not to miss the last ferry of the day – could be a long night.
I had planned to hike the Headlands today but that didn’t seem like a great idea since the forecast is for heavy rains. Instead, I spend an hour or so in the San Francisco Botanical Garden – also known as the Arboretum – capturing some flowers. All captive, I might point out. It’s a good place to spend some time just wandering around and letting some color catch my eye. You can see some of what caught my eye on my recent work gallery.
I thought it would interesting – at least to me – to compare some images from the same location taken at different times. The two images here were taken from almost the same place about a year and a half apart. If nothing else, it tells us why it’s good to return to places many times. You never know what you’re going to get. Both pictures were taken with the same camera(Fujifilm X-T1) and lens(18-55mm) not to mention the same photographer.
The rain took a break this week so I decided to head down the San Mateo Coast. I started out thinking I’d go to Pigeon Point. The Chronicle reported whale sightings around the Lighthouse.
However, I got distracted thinking about Purisima Creek on the way and so went there instead. It was a good call. I think there was more water in the creek than I’ve seen before; at least, more than I’ve seen recently where “recently” is defined as the past five years. The small cascade in the picture is seasonal; I had never seen it before.
Most of the time there, it was overcast. I even started to wonder if it would be a good time to try black and white but, as you will see in the gallery from the shoot, I went with color. Two of the pictures in the gallery are HDR images – I’ll let you decide which ones.
See here for more about Purisima Creek Redwoods.
My website has been moved to here. While the old rezphotography.com will continue to function for the time being, you should update your bookmarks to the new site location. In addition, my blog has been moved also. But you know that if you’re reading this, right?
One (unintended) side effect of this is that many links in my blog have been broken. I’ve used bit.ly extensively and those links fail. I’m in the process of fixing the broken links but, if you are looking at a post older than July, 2016 you might encounter one of the broken links. You can find what you are looking for by examining the URL that fails, then substituting rez.photography for rezphotography.com Sorry.