Thursday, April 27, 2017

Weber Reservoir and 2017 Spring Snowmelt




Recharging lakes, rivers and streams



Over the winter of 2016 – 2017, back-to-back storms in January and February brought more snow to the Sierra Nevada Mountains than in the last two decades. As a result, snowmelt in the spring is causing the lakes, rivers, streams and reservoirs to flow at an all time high. 


http://www.bonnierannald.com


 
To prevent flooding along the banks of the Walker River, water is being released through the spillway at Weber Reservoir. 


http://www.bonnierannald.com

 

What an exciting event to stand on the bridge during Earth Day weekend and feel the mighty force  of all this water rushing down.  


http://www.bonnierannald.com

 

The additional water will recharge the ground water at Weber Reservoir which is on the Walker River Paiute Indian Reservation, located in Western Nevada. It will also flow to Walker Lake and bring much needed fresh water to this desert lake that has been at an all time low level. 


http://www.bonnierannald.com


 
Weber Reservoir supports a number of fresh water fish and provides a sanctuary for numerous birds and other wildlife.


http://www.bonnierannald.com


 
Follow my blog and check back as I will be making return visits to the Walker River area during the spring snowmelt of 2017.

With my Nikon and tripod, my goal is to recreate the scene as it appears in nature, to preserve in a photographic image the awesome, yet simplistic beauty of the scene that waits around a bend or over a hill. Sometimes it's a colorful landscape, and many times I'm allowed in the presence of the numerous creatures that adapt to life in the wild.





 All rights reserved, world-wide and images protected by Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). All photography, graphics, text, design, and content is copyrighted by Bonnie Rannald and should not be copied, down-loaded, transferred and re-created in any way without the express consent, in writing to Bonnie Rannald. For information on Bonnie Rannald licensed, right-managed images, please submit a written request.

"Reflecting Nature's Artistry"

Follow this blog for upcoming post!
Photos Make Great Gifts!
Many of these images are available on our website:

 http://www.bonnierannald.com/

 
For custom framed and matted photos, go to:  "Off The Wall"





Saturday, April 22, 2017

The Optic Soul



International Exhibit of Photographic Arts in Paris, France


Opening on Earth Day 2017, I am honored to announce that selected images of my photography will are on exhibit in The Optic Soul at La Galerie Négatif Plus, 100-106-108 Rue la Fayette, 75010 Paris, France.   


https://negatifplus.com/



Curator of The Optic Soul, Lyza Sahertian defines the exhibition as …  “What I try to show & communicate with the public is what we see within...the artists show what is their vision..."The Optic Soul".


https://negatifplus.com/


My photographs that were chosen to best represent the theme for The Optic Soul are 3 images taken at the White Sands National Monument in New Mexico:  “Graphic Sand”, “Morning Moon” and “Sand Totem”.


https://negatifplus.com/


Of the 3 photographs, the Sand Totem was the première image that started my journey in to the genre of fine art photography.  A lone yucca stands on the edge of a sand dune with clouds and mountains in the background.  What a compelling scene this was to come across in the vastness of the desert. 


http://www.bonnierannald.com
 
 
During my sojourn at White Sands, I also was drawn to the graphic designs of wind on the sand dunes and coming upon the early morning solitude of the moon  just about to set behind a towering dune.     

 
http://www.bonnierannald.com


The Optic Soul exhibition of eleven international artists and photographers will run from April 19 to May 2, 2017.
  


https://negatifplus.com/



If you happen to be in Paris, France during the days from 19 April to 2 May stop by La Galerie Négatif Plus for the artist visions in The Optic Soul.  


 



With my Nikon and tripod, my goal is to recreate the scene as it appears in nature, to preserve in a photographic image the awesome, yet simplistic beauty of the scene that waits around a bend or over the hill.  Sometimes it's a colorful landscape and many times I'm allowed in the presence of the numerous creatures that adapt to life in the wild.




No images on this blog are within Public Domain and are available for free download. 

 All rights reserved, world-wide and images protected by Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). All photography, graphics, text, design, and content is copyrighted by Bonnie Rannald and should not be copied, down-loaded, transferred and re-created in any way without the express consent, in writing to Bonnie Rannald. For information on Bonnie Rannald licensed, right-managed images, please submit a written request.

"Reflecting Nature's Artistry"

Follow this blog for upcoming post!
Photos Make Great Gifts!
Many of these images are available on our website.




Thursday, April 6, 2017

Reflections at Lake Lahontan



World Water Day and memories of the Ancient Lake Lahontan


To commemorate World Water Day on March 22nd, I focused my photo-explorations on a day at Lake Lahontan.  Located in northwestern Nevada, the present day Lake Lahontan is named for the ancient Lake Lahontan which during the Pleistocene era covered 8,500 square miles (22,000 km2) of the western U.S.


http://www.bonnierannald.com


Today’s Lake Lahontan is a reservoir that was first constructed to provide irrigation for the surrounding farmlands.  During the past years of drought the water in Lake Lahontan had all but vanished.  However the wet winter in 2016 increased the water level back along the lake’s 69 miles (111 km) of shoreline. 


http://www.bonnierannald.com


Present day Lake Lahontan with its willows and cottonwood trees provides a sanctuary for many types of wildlife and also offers a peaceful setting for people to enjoy nature.  


http://www.bonnierannald.com


During the summer, the lake is busy with camping, fishing and boating; on this early spring afternoon, I had the lake all to myself except for an eared grebe that floated by in the calm water. 


http://www.bonnierannald.com


A knocking up overhead and a red headed woodpecker was busy searching for insects on a giant cottonwood tree.


http://www.bonnierannald.com


Along the dead leaves, a robin scurried around hunting for dinner. 


http://www.bonnierannald.com


As the shadows grew long, the light began to fade and more birds flew in to settle for the night.  What a better way to appreciate World Water Day than enjoying the moments at a lake that takes one back to earlier times in the Earth’s evolution.  


http://www.bonnierannald.com


With the forecast of a wet spring, I am hoping that Lake Lahontan will continue to rise.  It will be interesting for a return visit in late spring and note the changes.   


http://www.bonnierannald.com
  


Photography has the ability to transport one to another world or dimension if only in their mind.  Take a trip with me as we embark on ever new photo-adventures.  


http://www.bonnierannald.com



With my Nikon and tripod, my goal is to recreate the scene as it appears in nature, to preserve in a photographic image the awesome, yet simplistic beauty of the scene that waits around a bend or over a hill. Sometimes it's a colorful landscape, and many times I'm allowed in the presence of the numerous creatures that adapt to life in the wild.






No images on this blog are within Public Domain and are available for free download. 

 All rights reserved, world-wide and images protected by Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). All photography, graphics, text, design, and content is copyrighted by Bonnie Rannald and should not be copied, down-loaded, transferred and re-created in any way without the express consent, in writing to Bonnie Rannald. For information on Bonnie Rannald licensed, right-managed images, please submit a written request.

"Reflecting Nature's Artistry"

Follow this blog for upcoming post!
Photos Make Great Gifts!
Check out my new website where  many of these images are available for purchase or licensing.