Our Little Katie

Our Little Katie

Our Little Katie, photo by Harold Davis. View this photo larger.

I took this photo of Katie yesterday, and we like the expression on her face. What does she see? Her face looks almost like a little baby face and less like a preemie’s face. Katie keeps on gaining weight, which is great!

Katie is have a little problem breathing today, and maybe with her heart. These issues are not surprising; she is still very, very small. So they’ve upped her oxygen supply and are doing an echocardiogram. Our fingers are crossed and we’re knocking on wood even a little more than usual.

Posted in Katie Rose, Kids, Photography

McClure Beach

McClure Beach

McClure Beach, photo by Harold Davis. View this image larger.

Over last weekend I took the kids out to Point Reyes. We explored Pierce Farm, and hiked along the Tomales Point Trail, observing wild iris and Tule elk. Then, about an hour before sunset, we headed down the path for McClure Beach.

The big draw for Julian and Nicky at McClure Beach was the creek that flows across the beach this time of year in a series of shallow pools. Turns out that reflections in these pools were interesting to me as well. The boys thought it was hilarious when I planted my tripod in the water. Tough getting them to stop splashing long enough for the water to still and for me to capture these reflections.

[Nikon D300, 18-200mm VR zoom lens at 20mm (30mm in 35mm terms), circular polarizer, 1/6 of a second at f/22 and ISO 100, tripod mounted.]

Posted in Landscape, Photography, Point Reyes

Falling Snow

The plunging waterfall seen in this image is The Cascade, found just off Route 140 coming into Yosemite Valley before the junction with SR 120. If you think the image looks a bit hazy, look closely at it in the larger size. You are looking at falling snow!

Special thanks to Leon Turnball, who helped me correctly identify this waterfall (yes, I can sometimes confuse locations after the fact!), and whose web waterfall gallery has an excellent photographic directory of California waterfalls.

Posted in Landscape, Photography, Yosemite