Morning at the Sacramento Wildlife Preserve

Recently I returned to the Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge for a photo meeting with a group from Solano County. I had visited this site a year ago and the temps were in the 30’s, the sky was deep blue, the air was clear, and there was snow in the mountains. One year later, in the midst of a drought, the temps were in the 70’s, the sky was pale blue, the air was dirty, and there was no snow in the mountains. Quite a change. Nevertheless, we decided to make the best of the day and see what we could see.
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Sunrise over the San Pablo Bay National Wildlife Refuge

Got up early today to try to catch sunrise and some clouds over the San Pablo Bay National Wildlife Refuge. I’ve shot here a few times before and really like this location because of it’s open sky view for almost 360 degrees of the north bay marshes and distant hills. Through in a view clouds and some ground fog and voila! instant landscape photography. I will say though that the air temps were in the low 30’s and it felt like it.

So Sharon and I headed out about 6:30am this morning for the 30 minute drive over to Ramal Road off of Highway 12. The sky almost too cloudy and I could see that the fog might close in for periods of time but…the pink and blue colors to the east and bit of water in the wetlands, looked very promising. Here’s a couple of early shots.
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