Marcoccia Photography – Sonora, Ca.

http://marcoccia.photography  – Sonora, Ca.

about  bodey marcoccia – (pronounced: BOH-dee mar-KOH-chuh)

Since receiving my first DSLR camera in 2008, I’ve consistently enjoyed the persuit of photography. I live near Sonora, California with my wife and two sons.

I love landscape photography. Whether it’s Pacific beaches, Scottish plains, Eastern Sierra mountains, or any other number of breathtaking locations I’ve had the fortune of visiting, I always try to capture the one shot that can make someone else feel like they’re right there with me.

I’ve spent the last few years transitioning and building my skills as a portrait photographer, and I’d be glad to work with you to create printed memories that will last a lifetime.

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Yosemite, a different view – by Janet Martinez Photography

Janet Martinez Photography

With so many trips into Yosemite, I try to find a little different view of iconic spots if possible.

Mostly today was just breathing in the beauty and wondering around in places I don’t usually visit. There is always something I haven’t noticed before! This is Bridelveil Fall from across the valley as I was heading west in the late afternoon. The lighting on the granite caught my eye. — at Yosemite National Park

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“Every Exit up I-80” – Before it Snows by John Boyle – Gold Country Photography

Gold Country Photography

Every Exit up I-80 episode III

Before it Snows

We ended the last episode at Baxter Exit 148b

Before the snows hit I was able to make it a few more exits, from exit 150 Drum-Forebay to exit 158a Emigrant Gap. So let’s get started!

Thankfully we are now getting snow but I think it will delay future episodes a bit (you cannot get very far in a two wheel drive vehicle once you get off the Interstate when there is snow) but while we were having a less than stelar winter, I took advantage.

The first exit, Exit 150 Drum-Forebay was the one out of all the exit names that had peaked my curiosity. Why? I don’t know, the name I guess. I thought I knew what a drum was but a forebay? Just sounds like it came before an afterbay ;). At the end of the exit ramp and to the right is a private association. This sign below kills me.

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Rail Tales Photo Contest – Amtrak San Joaquins

We would like to say congratulations to the @amtraksanjoaquins Rail Tales Photo Contest winner Armando Soliz from Bakersfield, Ca.! It was an honor being on the Judges Panel, along with other local photographers. We would like to also acknowledge and thank all who entered.

We can not think of a better way to see and photograph this beautiful area we live in then by doing it on Amtrak San Joaquins!

Photo by Armando Soliz

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License to Explore~ Winter Finally Arrives in the Gold Country! By Steph Gabler

Steph Gabler Photography

Just when I was resigned to the fact that we were going to go from Fall to Spring here in the Gold Country, Winter arrived with a BANG!  14″ of beautiful, white snow arrived overnight and into the morning, so of course I grabbed my camera and went out to explore.

Camino, CA is probably better known  as Apple Hill, and is absolutely gorgeous any time of the year. However, on those fairly rare occasions that it is covered in snow… it’s simply magical.

I started my trip down Carson Rd,  at the bottom of “downtown” Camino.  I saw this magical scene just minutes after getting off the freeway…

 

This Vineyard is getting a nice winter blanket of snow.  As I slowly made my way down the hill (not everyone was practicing safe snow driving) I saw my next photo opportunity… at the “famous” High Hill Ranch. High Hill is the largest and most popular farm in Apple Hill.  With snow covering the apple Orchard, I was captivated by what was before me. Continue reading “License to Explore~ Winter Finally Arrives in the Gold Country! By Steph Gabler”

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Redinger Lake by Janet Martinez Photography

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I drove into the mountains today, above Redinger Lake, to take a look at the snow in our area. It was gorgeous but hazy. The haze was from the numerous burn piles as the Forest Service took advantage of the weather. This old tree just caught my attention as it frames the view of Redinger Lake. I’m a sucker for old oak trees! Just think of what they have endured over the years! Sometimes I feel old until I think about these trees, twisted and gnarled but still standing!

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Yosemite by Janet Martinez – Bass Lake, Ca

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People travel from all over the world to marvel at the beauty of Yosemite and it’s majestic monoliths. Men and women climb El Capitan, artists paint it, photographers shoot it and then some just stare in awe at the unbelievable grandness of it! I stood far back in the meadow beneath it and just breathed. It has powers that energize you and make you grateful to be alive. I never tire of the view.

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License to Explore~ Cameron Park Lake, CA By Steph Gabler

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License to Explore

Life  has kept me and my camera separated, until today. My Valentines Day morning was spent with my love, my camera. Having a bit of “free” time to jump in the car with my camera was something that I have looked forward to for weeks!

I set my sites on Cameron Park Lake, in the center of Cameron Park, El Dorado County. During the “warm” months, there is a fee to get into the lake, but this time of year, it’s FREE!! 🙂

Cameron Park Lake

The trail around the lake is just over a  mile long, level, and an easy walk. I cannot begin to name all of the different birds on this lake! However, today I had my sites set on the swans Continue reading “License to Explore~ Cameron Park Lake, CA By Steph Gabler”

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“Every Exit up I-80” part II – Gold Run/Alta-Bonnynook – Gold Country Photography – Grass Valley, Ca

Gold Country Photography

In our initial episode Every Exit up I-80, issue one I left Colfax heading east and only made it as far as Dutch Flat but I had a great time there.

In this episode, I start the journey at Exit 143 Gold Run, went up to Exit 146 Alta Bonnynook Rd. and ended at Exit 148b Baxter.

So, let’s get started.

Heading east on Interstate 80 you often miss Exit 143 Gold Run, (especially if you are driving up from the Bay Area) because just past the Gold Run exit is the first “Rest Stop” on your way up the grade but I do not need the rest stop, at least not yet.

(the photo above is coming back west as I forgot to take this pic on the way up)

Stopping at the end of the exit, I see a uniquely old styled building off to the right.  Turns out to be a sports bar and grill  Mountain Springs Hitch n Post


As I am taking this shot, I look back across the road to see the Gold Run historical marker almost hidden behind a cyclone fence next to the freeway. Continue reading ““Every Exit up I-80” part II – Gold Run/Alta-Bonnynook – Gold Country Photography – Grass Valley, Ca”

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Visit Yosemite Madera County guide – Janet Martinez Photography – Bass Lake, Ca

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“Just picked this up and so honored to have two of my photos make the 2018 Visit Yosemite Madera County guide! The cover photo was taken by my good friend, Darvin Atkeson, who has helped me along with my photography passion! ” – Janet Martinez

Below: My Winter Lace Image taken right after a fresh snowfall in Yosemite Valley.

Top right photo below was taken along Rd 222 next to Bass Lake when wildflowers lined the road.

Honored to be listed with these fine photographers!

To view the entire guide – Yosemite Madera County 2018 Visitors Guide

http://janetmartinezphotography.com/

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“Every Exit” up I-80 by JCameron – Gold Country Photography

Gold Country Photography

Every Exit – Dutch Flat, a ghost story

My Wife and I moved to Grass Valley in 2011.  Up until then the only thing I knew about Grass Valley was that it was two words on the signs on Interstate 80. Since the move, I have had a quest to venture off of every exit on I-80,  east of Colfax. With a little help from my wife,  kicking me out of the house for the day, I started out on my adventure.

This is the beginning of a three, or four, or more part series. I did not take photos at every exit, or from every exits area, as it just was not that interesting. I am surprised so far with what I have found.

Today’s installment I leave Colfax heading east. I only get as far as the Alta exit as I spent most of the day in Dutch Flat, (In my head I am sounding just like good ole Huell Howser).

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License to Explore ~ Christmas at Jackson, CA By Steph Gabler

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January 7, 2018 and I found myself in Jackson, CA.  I have made many trips to Jackson over the past 30 years, it is one of my favorite small towns to visit. Happily, life is returning to this Main St, along with many of the others along Historic Hwy 49 in the Gold Country.

When we stepped out of the car, I was not only thrilled, but stunned to see and hear Christmas! Carols were playing on the loud speakers, and all the shop windows still displayed the Christmas cheer. It didn’t take long for me to remember that Jackson has a very large Serbian population and they celebrate Christmas on January 7th.

It was wonderful being surrounded by Christmas! I love the holiday season and wish I could live in it year round.  Main St was all decorated, along with the National Hotel and most shop windows.

I think my favorite store windows were the Antique Stores, it was like stepping back into simpler times. Continue reading “License to Explore ~ Christmas at Jackson, CA By Steph Gabler”

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The Road to Tahoe by Ivy Ferl – Ivy Tree Photography

The Road to Tahoe by  www.ivytreephotography.com

January 1, 2018

Day 1:

The last trip of the year. Where to go? Why not Tahoe! Not only is the area beautiful, but it also has so much to offer for activities. We decided a month out that traveling to South Lake Tahoe would be a fun destination to spend our last days of 2017 at. Not only do we celebrate the new year, we also get to celebrate my husband’s birthday (he’s a new years baby, born on January 1st). We started our trip off with a nice break in Chico at the Sierra Nevada Brewing company for an amazing lunch. The food is amazing and who doesn’t enjoy a good beer.

 After our amazing lunch, we continued on our way to South Lake. The sunset was amazing!!!

 I love sunsets. Something about the way the colors paint the sky. I’m use to mountain sunsets, so it’s always nice having a different view. Even if the view happens to be from the backseat.

 Fun fact: the Sutter Buttes is known as the smallest mountain range in the world.

Day 2:

On our first morning in Tahoe my husband and our friend took a short drive to Squaw Valley/Alpine Meadows for their day of skiing. Normally I would be right with them on the slopes, but I stayed behind to enjoy time with my friends and family. Which turned out to be a good thing considering they left their ski boots behind at the cabin. Silly mistake, but it happens. Me and a friend drove half way to meet them and bring them their ski boots. We chose a perfect destination! Emerald Bay. It’s so beautiful.

 We even did the tourist thing….

 We got really lucky, because it was early in the morning, we had the place to ourselves. Later in the day we took the rest of our group up to Emerald Bay to see the beautiful view and were not as lucky. It was crowded and we were barely able to find a spot to park. Even then we didn’t get the same view. But I’ll settle for what we did get.

To continue reading – https://www.ivytreephotography.com – The-Road-to-Tahoe

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