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Category : California

09 Jun 2022

Sonoma County Pride

SANTA ROSA, CA – JUNE 4, 2022 – SONOMA COUNTY PRIDE The older I get, the more I enjoy smaller. Prides. They seem to be one of the big trends right now too – beyond the big cities, we are gradually seeing many smaller communities hosting their own home-grown Pride events.  Sonoma County Pride was like a cross between a small-town July 4th parade and a mini-Mardi Gras.   De and I headed out early for the two-and-a-half hour drive from […]

18 May 2022

Bans off our Bodies March

SACRAMENTO, CA – MAY. 14, 2022 – BANS OFF OUR BODIES MARCH On Saturday, I headed down to shoot the Bans off our Bodies March & Rally. It was organized by Planned Parenthood in response to the release of the U.S. Supreme Court draft. If the decision is finalized, it will overturn Roe v. Wade, the historic 1973 case legalizing abortion across the U.S. Because I had another event later in the day, I could only witness the first part […]

11 Nov 2021

Salute to Veterans

AUBURN, CA – NOV. 11, 2021, “Salute to Veterans” These images come from today’s Veteran’s Day Parade. This was the 103rd year of the event, held in downtown Auburn. The parade is one of the largest in the country. The theme this year was “Honoring All Honor Guardsl” and this year’s Grand Marshalls were Terry Crouson, Commander Auburn Area Honor Guard and Gene Freeland, CoFounder Auburn Area Honor Guard * * * All photos are copyright Chris Allan 2021 and cannot […]

19 Oct 2021
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Big Time Pow Wow

AUBURN, CA, U.S.A. – OCTOBER 17, 2021 What a treat! A fundraiser for the Sierra Native Alliance, today’s Big Time Pow Wow was a special experience. I was only able to stay for a few hours, but what a rich cultural experience it was. Razzle Dazzle The event began around 10am, with California Native Dancing and M.C. Razzle Dazzle. “A ho!” he told the crowd, is the only way to show appreciation for California Indians – no clapping allowed! In […]

21 Sep 2021

Pride is happening!

Pride (in Northern California) is happening!  Over the past few weeks, I\’ve visited three Pride celebrations.  Silicon Valley Pride was a full week of activities, with the night festival on Saturday, August 28, and the parade on August 29. Next up was Oakland Pride, BUT it got cancelled because of COVID. Then I drove down to Merced on Saturday, September 18 to see their second annual Pride.  It had been cancelled too, but I did get to see the nascent […]

05 Sep 2021

Foresthill Fire Breaks Out

This afternoon a fire broke out near the Foresthill Bridge. Police quickly closed off Highway 49, which leads down to the confluence of the two forks of the American River. They also closed the the Foresthill Bridge road.. Lake Clementine was evacuated and numerous local residents watched near Lincoln Highway and Bowman Road, as Cal Fire planes drop bright red fire retardant on the fire. Dark clouds of smoke indicated structures across from the canyon were likely burning. Living in […]

07 May 2021
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Two New Shows!

I am delighted to have some of my work in two new shows this month. Opening Doors First, I am making my “premiere” at the beautiful Carnegie Arts Center in Turlock, California. The center just mounted Opening Doors, a juried exhibition celebrating the grand opening of the newly renovated Turlock Public Library. I was delighted to have two of my pieces, “Zoe in Wonderland” and “Super Library” accepted into the exhibit. Opening Doors Artists were invited to submit work that is […]

07 Mar 2021
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“Lake Arrowhead Star Trails”

“Lake Arrowhead Star Trails” is the first star trails image I have done in several years. I was fortunate enough to be able to stay at a friend’s house this past week in the San Bernadino mountains. After a surprise snowstorm, the Lake Arrowhead sky cleared and I triend my first set of star trails over their tudor-styled guesthouse. I ended up prefering the snowstorm photo. Take two… So, I decided to try something else and headed down to the […]

17 Dec 2020

Snowy Sentinels: Sierra Nevada winter

“Juniper Spire” and “Snowy Sentinels” are offered for sale for the month of December 2020. Key information: Sizes: 12 x 18″ Matted? Yes Border: No Paper: Archival Luster Printer: Canon Pro-10 with archival inks, printed by the artist Date of Images: “Juniper” (3/3/14) and “Snowy Sentinels” (10/24/14) Limited Edition? Yes, 1 of 50 Signed: Yes, on back Certificate of Authenticity? Yes Price: $75 (Contact me for pricing on smaller/larger sizes) 10% of net profit a donation to RED, the sub-saharan organization fighting […]

03 Dec 2020
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“Perilous Pass”: Donner Lake View

“Perilous Pass”: Donner lake View from McGlashan Point is offered for sale for the month of December 2020. Key information: Size: 16.75 x 23.88″ Matted? No Border: Yes, .5″ white Paper: Archival Luster Printer: Calicolor, Sacramento (regional fine art printer that uses an Epson SureColor P20000 Inkjet Printer with archival inks) Date of Image: April 8, 2020 Settings: ISO 200, f/11, 85mm, 1/800, Nikon 750D Limited Edition? Yes, 1 of 50 Signed: Yes, on back Certificate of Authenticity? Yes Price: $100 […]