I went to Sonora in Gold Country this past weekend. Bad weather was predicted but never materialized and the weather and light were great for photography.

This is the Sonora court house in late afternoon light.

This the St. James Episcopal church, “The Red Church,” right on Highway 49. (Yes, it’s red, but I photographed it with my monochrome camera.)

I drove to Columbia State Park in the late afternoon and had a good time photographing the people dressed in Gold Rush-era clothes.

This man was playing a little tin whistle, and I asked if I could take his photo. I moved him a bit to get side lighting to bring out the lines in his face.

In the early morning of the next day, I went to the Mountain View Cemetery and caught the light on several monuments, including this one for Cecelia.

I would go back to Gold Country for more photography. There are other towns, like Angels Camp and Placerville, that probably also have good subjects.