About Me - Jim Ringland

There are views of civilization here, but more shows my outdoor travels

I like to explore & understand
I love flowers
I find peace in the wilds

Photo credit: Alex Romanoff. Taken in Humphreys Basin, Sierra National Forest, California, September 10, 2014.

I'm an enthusiast photographer based in Oakland, California. This site is aimed mainly at family and friends and serves as a place for me to review and enjoy my own experiences ... but others are most welcome.  My focus is on the natural world of California and western North America: landscapes, fauna, and, especially, the native flora.  Backpacking, car-camping, and day hiking trips fill most of the galleries.  I backpacked as a young man, mostly stopped in my late 30's, resumed in my early 50's, and am enormously grateful I can still do so in my 60's.  A few other things are to be found here too.  Beyond that, I'll let the photos, captions, and sidebars speak for themselves.

The logo image at the upper left is a crimson columbine, Aquilegia formosa.  Besides being a favorite wildflower, the names (via their Latin roots) have good associations.  The botanical name suggests watchfulness and beauty.   The common name, peace.

Feel free to download my pictures whenever the gallery sidebar shows the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 license logo.  Personal or educational use is fine.  If you post them on your site, give me credit, provide a link back to the source gallery, and cite the license with its link.  It can be as simple as "Photo: Jim Ringland  (CC BY-NC 4.0)", with my name linked to the gallery the picture came from and the CC part linked to the Creative Commons page.  No commercial use please.  Commercial use is anything that involves you or your organization making money: sales, building commercial image, AdSense on your site, non-profit fund-raising, etc.  



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