An Afternoon at Shiloh Ranch Regional Park

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Last week I spent an afternoon hiking through Shiloh Ranch Regional Park, an 860 acre park in the foothills of the Mayacamas Mountains.  The trails wind through many different landscapes, but I was captivated by these oak woodlands.  The late afternoon light was wonderful and you can see the dappled light in many of these images as it fell through the canopy of these stately old oaks.

Sonoma County has several of these one-time ranches that were turned over to the county parks system to manage.  In several of the images you can also notice the small rivulets draining off the mountain from the prior heavy rains.  The sounds of these many little impromptu creeks made for a nice backdrop as I hiked through the woods.  As always, it was a great way to spend an afternoon…with a camera, or without.

Equipment: Nikon D810; Nikkor 24-70 mm f2.8 lens; Monopod

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