The Sacramento River
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|This is one of many sandy islands that the Sacramento River isolates. On
popular days, people float down the river on inner tubes, but considering the
speed of the river, and the nasty submerged trees, i'm surprised more people
||In summer of 1996, the fishermen said that while there weren't quite as
many salmon around as the year before, the salmon were larger. This is a huge
fish. When floating quietly down the river in the canoe, many large fish break
|Otter Tracks on the beach. The mica in the sand gives a very reflective,
gold appearance to the surface. There were all kinds of different animals
tracks on this beach, but we were the first human tracks since the flood that
season. It was quite tricky to keep the intense sun from creating flare in the
image, especially when the sun was reflecting directly off of the water. Using
my hand as a makeshift shield, and also making use of the depth-of-field
preview, I was able to completely eliminate all the flare from the sun.
||A closeup of the otter tracks. This is the Canon 100mm Macro lens being
used for non macro distances. Although the front of the lens moves back and
forth for focusing, an internal lens element moves slightly as well...this
corrects the lens for extremely sharp characteristics when it's focused close up
as well as infinity and anywhere in between. You can really see the "fool's
gold" in the sand.|
|Scotty's Bar, a few miles west of Chico, adjacent to the Sacramento River.
I can count 9 satellite dishes. This place can get damaged badly in floods.
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