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Santa Teresa Park Pictures

Santa Teresa Park Wildflowers, Spring 2002

Mine, Fortini, Stile Ranch Wildflowers, 4/11/08

Coyote Peak, Rocky Ridge Wildflowers, Feb-Apr. '08

Bernal Hill wildflowers and views, Feb-Apr. '08 Part 1, Part 2

Coyote Peak, Rocky Ridge, Feb-April '08

Mother's Day Walk, Fortini-Stile, 5/4/08

Outdoor Photography Class/Wildflower Walk, Bernal Ranch/Hill 4/4/09

Geocaching Class, Fortini-Mine-Stile Ranch Trail, 4/11/09

Pre-Mother's Day Walk, Fortini-Mine-Stile Ranch Trail, 5/3/09

Healthy Trails Hike, Fortini, Mine, Stile Ranch Trails, 5/9/09

Santa Teresa Sunset Pictures 2/7/10

Norred Trail Workday, 3/13/10

Pre-Mother's Day Walk, Fortini-Mine-Stile Ranch Trail, 5/2/10

Family Fandango 8/21/10

Spider Night, Bernal Ranch, 10/30/10

REI Stile Ranch Trail Workday, 11/16/10

Stile Ranch Trail Sunset 1/29/11

Pictures of Other Parks

Coyote Ridge Wildflowers, 4/13/08

Almaden Quicksilver Wildflowers and Views, Spring 2008, Part 2

Uvas Canyon Healthy Trails Hike, 2/21/09

Harvey Bear Ranch-Coyote Lake Pictures, 3/10/07, 3/21-21/09, 4/18/09

Healthy Trails Walk, Almaden Quicksilver 3/28/09

Calero Healthy Trails Hike, 4/25/09

Blair Ranch Hike, 5/9/09

Rancho Canada Del Oro Hike, 5/16/09

Palassou Ridge 6/6/09

Mt. Madonna Geocaching Class, 7/11/09

Hellyer HDR Pictures 1/10/10

Almaden Quicksilver Wood Road Geocaching Class 1/16/10

Uvas Canyon HDR Pictures 1/23/10

Joseph D. Grant County Park, 1/31/10

Uvas Canyon Hike, 2/13/10

Rancho Canada Del Oro Hike, Mayfair Ranch Trail, 3/14/10

Blair Ranch Hike 3/28/10

POST Rancho San Vicente Hike, April 10, 2010

Rancho San Vicente Photography, Widlflower Hike, April 17, 2010

Coyote Ridge, 4/18/10

Mummy Mountain Trail Day and Hike, Coyote Lake, 4/24/10

Geocaching Class, Coyote Lake, 5/15/10

Hellyer Festival in the Park, 6/26/10

Sierra Vista Open Space Preserve, Boccardo Trail, 8/14/10

New Almaden Day, Junp-In Parade, 9/11/10

Almaden Quicksilver Pioneer Day, Casa Grande 11/13/10

High-Dynamic Range Photography

HDR Experiments -1

HDR Experiments -2

HDR Hellyer Sunset

HDR Uvas Canyon Waterfalls

Grant Ranch, 1/31/10

Santa Teresa Park HDR Sunset Pictures, Pueblo Area, 2/7/10

Almaden Quicksilver, 2/27/10

Santa Teresa Park HDR Sunset Pictures, Norred Trail 5/21-27/10

Alviso Marina Sunset Pictures, 11/27/10

Outdoor Photography

Ron Horii's Outdoor Photography Pages

Outdoor Photo Gallery

Photo Class, Wildflower Walk, Santa Teresa Park, 4/4/09

Rancho San Vicente Photo Class Hike 4/17/10

Outdoor Photography Class, Bernal Ranch, 10/2/10

Santa Teresa Park Sun, Clouds, and Rainbows

Pueblo Area, Ridge Trail, January 30, 2011

These pictures were taken just before sunset on January 30, 2011 in Santa Teresa County Park. It had been raining all day long, but in the late afternoon, there was a break in the rain, with the sun peeking through the clouds. I went up to the heart of the park, starting at the small parking lot on Bernal Road on Trench Hill. From there, I could see the Mine Trail heading downhill and Coyote Peak behind Trench Hill. I then parked at the Pueblo Area and took the Hidden Springs Trail up to the Ridge Trail. I could see a rainbow over the Santa Teresa Golf Club. I took pictures from the Ridge Trail until it started to rain.

The pictures below are reduced in size to about 800X600 pixels. To see a larger version, around 1440X1080 pixels, click on each picture. They are all high-dynamic range images, made from 3-6 shots, taken at different exposures to capture the wide range of light and shadow. They were combined together using Photomatix Pro, then edited with Photoshop Elements 9.

The Mine Trail below the Bernal Road parking lot.

As seen from the Bernal Road parking lot, a small piece of a rainbow can be seen to the left of Coyote Peak.

View of the Hidden Springs Trail from the Ridge Trail, with the Pueblo Area in the distance.

As seen from the Ridge Trail, a rainbow appears behind the Santa Teresa Golf Course.

View looking back towards the Pueblo Area from the Ridge Trail.

A second rainbow can be faintly seen over the golf course.

View looking back towards the Pueblo Area from higher up on the Ridge Trail.

Now the double rainbow is clearly visible over the golf course.

The rainbow arches over the Ridge Trail.

The rainbow ends at some rocks that look like a sleeping bear lying on the hillside, with its head looking down towards the rainbow and its toes sticking up just below it.

Page created by Ron Horii, 1/30/11