MM 3-33 Another Moss-covered Tree

For this week’s Monochrome Madness Challenge I have decided to submit another shot of a moss-covered tree from our hike a couple of weeks ago in the Purisima Creek Redwoods Open Space Preserve near Half Moon Bay, California.

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More Photos from our Purisima Creek Hike

For the last two Monochrome Madness Challenges I have submitted photos from our hike on Veterans Day in Purisima Creek Redwoods Open Space Preserve on the San Mateo coast just south of Half Moon Bay. Here are some more photos from that hike, all in color.

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MM 3-32 Back to Purisima Creek

For this week’s Monochrome Madness Challenge I have decided to submit another photo from my Veterans Day hike to Purisima Creek Redwoods Open Space Preserve with my younger daughter and her family. Purisima Creek is along the San Mateo coast just south of Half Moon Bay and is about 40 miles west of my home in Castro Valley.

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MM 3-31 Fall in the Redwoods

Last Friday was a holiday and my younger daughter and her family invited me to go on a hike with them in Purisima Creek Redwoods Open Space Preserve near Half Moon Bay, California. This is one of the shots I took that day and it will be my entry for this week’s Monochrome Madness Challenge.

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MM 3-30 A Weeping Cherry Tree in Kyoto’s Maruyama Park

I have decided to submit another slide from our 1981 Japan vacation for this week’s Monochrome Madness Challenge. We traveled to Japan in April just to see the cherry trees in blossom and this particular tree, one of more than 600 in Kyoto’s Maruyama Park, is one of the most famous trees in the entire country.

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MM 3-29 Travel Theme

I bought my first camera about 45 years ago and took mostly family photos for a while. Then I got the travel bug and now I consider myself as primarily a travel photographer. In 2010 I started Crow Canyon Journal and for the last six years I have been cluttering this blog with my travel photos. We usually go away for two or three weeks and then I post stories and photos about that trip for the next four or five months.

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MM 3-28 View from the Piazzzetta

We spent four days in Venice during our three-week trip to northern Italy in 2009 and walked from our hotel near the Rialto Bridge to Piazza San Marco several times. This shot is the view across the Venetian lagoon from the Piazzetta di San Marco which is an extension of Piazza San Marco and is between the Doge’s Palace and the Biblioteca Marciana.

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View of San Giorgio Maggiori from the Piazzetta di San Marco.

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As I recall, I had to wait 20 or 30 seconds for the gondola to arrive in the middle foreground of my shot. The seagull on the left, though, was just luck!

The church across the lagoon is San Giorgio Maggiori. It was designed by Andrea Palladio and was completed in 1610. The island is also called San Giorgio Maggiori.

This is my entry to Leanne Cole’s weekly Monochrome Madness Challenge. Go to Leanne’s website to see what other photographers are doing in monochrome these days.

See here for the posting on our planning for our 2009 trip to Italy and here and here for other postings that included the Rialto Bridge in Venice.

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