Photography 101: Seeing Double

On Thanksgiving Day, after thoroughly stuffing ourselves with stuffing, turkey and all the trimmings, we took a walk in the Sierra Nevada foothills enjoying the 70-degree weather. My dad lives in Michigan Bluff, an old Gold Rush era town about 50 miles east of Sacramento, California. Besides the gold rush era of the 1850s, the town’s claim to fame is that Leland Stanford lived here briefly. Stanford was one of the “big-four” financiers of the railroad and eventually became governor of California. Stanford University near San Francisco was named for him as well.

For the last Photography 101 assignment, I went traipsing through the area and into the Masonic Cemetery nearby looking for photo opportunities that would lend to the theme of “double.”

7 thoughts on “Photography 101: Seeing Double

  1. I flunked photography 101. I will retake it when offered, but so glad have met you through it! I love walking through cemeteries. I look for historical history. We have areas that wagon trains traveled, and you can see where entire families passed at the same time. I always wonder if it was a plague or something nefarious.

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    1. So glad to meet you too! And there is no flunking 🙂 Cemeteries are fascinating, aren’t they? In gold country so many people died coming out to California during the gold rush. People were born in 1830 and died in 1849 for example. The travelling likely did them in. I’ll be watching for some photos from you when you retake 101 🙂


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