Al's Photography Blog

Al's Photography Blog
Folly Beach, South Carolina

Saturday, January 20, 2018

Merced National Wildlife Refuge

While in California last year we drove by the Merced National Wildlife Refuge, a 10,262 acre refuge. While the birds weren't in the area, I thought the wide-open expanses would be worth a couple of photos for the blog.
I captured this for Floral Friday.

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Mission Trees

For Skywatch Friday, here are a couple of trees from the Mission San Juan Bautista in central California.

Monday, January 15, 2018

Mission San Juan Bautista Gardens

Today's Our World Tuesday post will show you a few shots from the gardens of the Mission San Juan Bautista (you saw inside a couple of days ago).
As expected, everything's very well kept.
And I've saved a couple more shots for other memes!

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Mission San Juan Bautista

Last time we were in California I visited a couple of the old missions. This post is about Mission San Juan Bautista, northeast of Monterey.
Founded in 1797, the mission is very well-kept. I used a fisheye lens to capture the next shot.
Here's another photo of the inside of the church.
Today's last photo is of the cemetery, but I've got more to come from this beautiful area.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018


We were visiting family in Boston over the holidays; here's a photo of the city for Skywatch Friday.

Monday, January 8, 2018

Red Rock Canyon

I wish all my readers a happy 2018. And now, here are some photos from a hike in Red Rock Canyon Open Space last year.
I love the rock formations and views in this amazing city park.
It's a good one to hike in the winter because of the low elevation.
I make a point of going through its old quarry every time I'm there.
And I always get a shot of these stairs!

Monday, December 25, 2017

Castle Air Museum

Merry Christmas! I'm taking a week or two away from blogging for family time, but in the meantime, enjoy these photos from the Castle Air Museum. These first two are a Consolidated B-24M Liberator, from the World War II era.
Next up is the Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress, this one flown in World War II.
Here are some photos of the massive Convair RB-36H Peacemaker, the only surviving RB-36. These carried America's nuclear weapons in the 1950s. You can see the MK-17 thermonuclear bomb next to it in the first shot (obviously just a casing).

 Here are several smaller aircraft lined up.
 The famous Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird.
Here's an Avro Vulcan B.Mk 2. These flew with the British Royal Air Force from 1952 until the 1980s.
Finally, here's a straight-on photo of the Boeing WB-50 Superfortress, the last American propeller-driven bomber. These aircraft flew from the late 1940s to the 1964.
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