I’m going to Jackson…. by 11:Eleven Photography


Wildflowers. Gold Country. Road Trip. Have camera, will adventure… The night before we listened to the song Jackson by Johnny Cash & June Carter. My wife saw a picture on Gold Country Photographers. It was decided. We took our youngest daughter on a little road trip to Jackson to do a little wildflower photography, and adventure of course. I love it when a plan comes together, and this one came together nicely. Welcome to Electra Rd.

With the Mokelumne river on one side,  and hillsides covered in wildflowers on the other, it was a pretty amazing little spot. You can never go wrong with a river/wildflower combination.

Poppies, poppies, everywhere! All along the road were huge patches of poppies, which is never a bad thing. Large fields, rolling hills, all covered in beautiful wildflowers.

And of course a setting as beautiful as this makes for a great background a few portraits, and I happened to be lucky enough to have had a pair of beautiful subjects along for the adventure.


Bottom line, the answer to adventure is always yes. Anytime, anywhere. Never pass up a chance to explore. You never know where you’ll end up, or what you’ll see, and you just might be lucky enough to capture something beautiful.

Jason Scallin – 11:Eleven Photography



Yosemite by Janet Martinez – Bass Lake, Ca

Janet Martinez Photography

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.


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

Steph Gabler Photography
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”