Friday, February 20, 2009

Must Be Winter

I shot the Cement River in the summer time and here's a look at the situation during a period of winter rain storms. It's been raining off and on for a couple of days: you can see it's clear at the moment, but more rain may move in.

Cement River - Cypress/Hawiian GardensLooking south towards ocean

I couldn't get down to the same level I was at during the earlier shoot — access to the river-bank bike path is blocked so the fools don't fall in.

I am about ½ mile south of the last shoot, standing on the bridge. This is Coyote Creek which drains a large areas to the east of the 605 freeway, joining the San Gabriel River several miles down-creek.

Another give-away to the season is the snow covered mountains, which I shot a couple of days later. The snow level has been pretty low, 3,500 - 4,000 feet during the recent storms, and covered more of the mountain range. A few days of 70's temperatures takes care of the snow pretty quickly. My last shot of the mountains was from a freeway overpass a couple of miles to the north and east of location for this one. I live just to the right of where I'm standing.

Snowy Mountains 2009Peak is probably Mt. San Antonio — 10,000ft


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