Don Edwards Wildlife Refuge

Day 2 of the year 2017, my friend asked me if I was interested in scouting the Don Edwards Wildlife Refuge in Fremont, CA with him to determine if a photography event would be held there in the future.  No need to ask me twice, it stopped raining for a while and I was interested in seeing this location so off we went.

After crossing the Dumbarton Bridge to the East Bay we were at the refuge and watched some waterfowl in the marsh and even saw a rainbow.


Saw some things flying (beside birds).

Then found a door for this post.


Here are a couple of egrets we saw.


And, found the lunch shelter that had no doors.


Funny thing was, looking at the lunch shelter from a different angle I saw some huge seismic supports in this half-open building and couldn’t figure why they made the seismic supports that large.  I guess they wanted you to enjoy your lunch without worrying about an earthquake.


I didn’t find anymore doors to shoot out here, only birds, so we finished the hike and headed back.

Thanks for visiting my blog and thanks to Norm 2.0 for his Thursday Doors blog.  For more blogs and photos of doors by others please go to: Thursday Doors.

19 thoughts on “Don Edwards Wildlife Refuge

  1. You know how much I like the birds and these are great! That old weathered door is really neat, and the lunch hut must be structurally sound for those who stop to enjoy the view or eat. Right? 🙂

    I love that rainbow! Good to see you today. We had some great birding I think!

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  2. Hello, you’re early (just kidding – guess I got used to you blogging on Saturday!) Beautiful captures! The first one is my favorite – what’s happening in the sky, and the reflections in the water give it a certain atmosphere. The colors have my attention! Did you edit?

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    1. Thanks. Yes, most of us do some post processing in Lightroom or other photo editing programs. Added contrast and blue tones to bring out the rainbow which faded fast. As an artist you interpret what you see into your work and while we photographers use cameras as our tool to capture images we also do some interpretation. Hope it didn’t lessen the appeal to know that its not straight out of the camera.


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