The new header photo was taken with my amazing new Nikon D5100 camera. This is a technique that is done with a special effects mode... INSIDE the camera. It's called color sketch.
I'm learning about this wonderful new camera... reading the manual, learning how to use it properly and taking a lot of pictures.
I think that I've died...
to CAMERA HEAVEN.
Could there be such a place?
Allow me a few more days of fun and serious learning. Then I will give a review and more examples of what this amazing camera does.
For the next few posts I would like to tell you about the Road Trip that my friend "C" and I took last Wednesday. We took a drive through the California River Delta. This area is reclaimed marshland. Please read about it here. It's fascinating!
I arrived at my friend's home in Sacramento on Tuesday afternoon. It was still frying pan hot... and, even with a small breeze, it seemed like the middle of summer. The evenings have been cooler and it makes the day's heat more tolerable knowing that the nights are showing signs of Fall.
"C" lives on a lake and it's very nice.
So when he overheard us talking about taking a drive... he perked up.
The next morning he was packed and ready.
We left Wednesday morning and drove out to the highway and turned south. Then we drove west to highway 160, the old River Road and our first stop, Courtland.
It's a small town with some big buildings.
And some that were for sale. This house (below) was built in 1925. It's got 7,513 sq. ft. of space inside. Heck... for around $500,000 we could all move in together and each of us could have a whole section of the house to ourselves. The Prospector could have a man cave and fish all day.We could even have a special "dog" room for Carl, Cutter and Max. It's a HUGE house. I can't find any history, but I think it might have been a school or lodge originally.
There was a funky little market on the highway.
"C" is looking for a small house near the river. She would like something with character and history, but these old places have a bit too much character for anyone.
We move on...
"C" remembered visiting a lot of these towns and camping here, on the Delta, with her family. She told me that she had great memories of being here with her Mom and Dad, when she and her brother were young.
You must read about this town. It has a wonderful history
Some are old entrances to forgotten attractions.
This one says it was the entrance to the Star Theater.
There were also some open businesses and stores..
I love the name... STRANGE CARGO
A rather modern art gallery...
We drove around the town for a while and I made a mental note to see this place, again, and take more pictures, spend some time in the shops and visit the museum.
Max was anxious to move on.
"Which way next?"
Tomorrow we will drive through Walnut Grove, Ryde, Isleton and Rio Vista. Come back and read about a house that "C" might be interested in and our grand adventure over the Sacramento River and beyond...