Monday, August 30, 2010

Sausal Creek walk

A friend and I recently took a walk up the Sausal Creek trail (near Dimond Park in Oakland), where we were treated to a variety of birds, aquatic creatures and much greenery. Here are a few photos from that walk. My favorite photo is of a giant spider web, where because of the short field of focus and the sun shining through the web, I was lucky enough to catch some iridescent colors. Here are the photos:
Top line: I love how the light played with the ascending column of leaves
Middle line left: Arching branches of a bay laurel tree
Middle line right: Water skimmers and the mesmerizing ripples they created in the stream
Bottom line left: The spider web with the shimmering colors
Bottom line right: Ivy forming a cascading wall of green

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