Category Archives: The Delta

Spring in the Delta

The first day of Spring in the small Delta town of Walnut Grove (my hometown) was heralded in with the twittering of birds, the blossoming of pear orchards, and snow. Snow in the Delta? Despite the fact that temperatures hovered around 70 degrees with partly cloudy skies, there was snow. Sisters Brenda, 14, and Jennifer […]

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The Moke Ness monster?

(Camera: Nikon D300. Lens: Nikkor 70-200mm @ 200mm. Exposure: a/500th sec. @ f/7.1. ISO: 200) While on my slow cruise down the Mokelumne River in Lodi, I saw something peculiar floating on the water. It was halfway across the river and looked a bit reptilian, like some alligator on a National Geographic TV special, laying […]

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Rolling down the river

(Camera: Nikon D300.Lens Nikkor 70-200mm @ 135mm. Exposure: 1/500th sec. @ f/8. ISO: 200) TV personality and Oregon native Boaz Frankel is traveling cross country without the use of a car. I caught up with him as he kayaked down the Mokelumne River from the Woodbridge to the Heritage Oaks winery in Acampo. I figured […]

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Everyone knows it’s windy

Windsurfers skim across the Sacramento River pushed along by stiff winds off Sherman Island near Rio Vista. (Camera: Nikon D300. Lens: Nikkor 500mm. Exposure: 1/500th sec. f/11. ISO: 200) “I believe in windy days when everything gets blown away, oh Please let me be blown away…” Windy by Michael Nau 8/13/06: Francisco Furtado of Lake […]

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Blast from the past: Avast, ye matey!

(Camera: Nikon D2H. Lens: Nikkor 17-35mm @ 17mm. 1/250th sec. @ @ f/13. ISO: 200) 07/01/2006: I had an assignment that I thought would be a wild goose chase. For an advance story on premier of the then-new movie “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest”,  I was sent to Korth Pirate’s Lair marina on […]

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One small step for man…

(Camera: D300. Lens: Nikkor 17-35mm @ 35mm. Exposure: 1/250 sec., @ f/8.0. ISO: 200) “The world is mud-luscious and puddle-wonderful.” – e. e. cummings (Camera: D300. Lens: Nikkor 17-35mm @ 20mm. Exposure: 1/160 sec., @ f/8.0. ISO: 200) I recently had an assignment to shoot a program that gave disadvantaged high school students experience in […]

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