Solstice Sunrise on the Sundial Bridge 2024

This turned out nice. Video by me. It’s Really Redding.

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The 150 year history of the Redding School District.

A really very interesting documentary about the history of Redding’s schools:

I had a tiny (very tiny) part in adding to this documentary with an 1890 map of Redding I archived here at Really Redding in 2016. Click to enlarge:

1890-map-of-redding

I don’t remember where I got the map, and unfortunately didn’t credit it at the time. I did make it into a gif that compares the 1890 Redding to (then) present day Redding from 2016 courtesy of Google Earth:

I think I need to update this to a more current satellite image of Redding. I thought it turned out very well in 2016.

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A brief timelapse of Castle Crags

A very brief timelapse I captured in late Spring of 2024 featuring the famous Castle Crags of southern Siskiyou County. More a learning exercise than anything. I hope to do more and longer timelapse videos.

Snow dusted Xastle Crags from Spring of 2024

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Timelapse sunrise over Redding CA 4/12/2024 – 5 seconds long.

Did this TL yesterday. Turned out nice.

sunrise 4-12-2024Skip Murphy

While 5 seconds may be my attention span lately, bear in mind that this took a lot longer to shoot and edit. I shot a frame every 10 seconds and you see it here at 24 frames per second. So, roughly 128 shots taken over 20 minutes or so. Took about an hour to edit it to what you see here. Makes you appreciate those really long timelapses you see some artists do.

 

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Glowing Wild at Turtle Bay

Blog author and photographer Skip Murphy with The Lovely Karry at Glowing Wild exhibit

Here are a few images I captured of the Glowing Wild exhibit at the McConnell Arboretum at the Turtle Bay Exploration Park in Redding.

Glowing Wild at Turtle Bay is lovely and well worth your time:
 
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Sunset over the Sacramento River at the Sundial Bridge

Sunset over the Sacramento River in Redding in March of 2024.

Lovely evening. Brief excerpt of music by Craig Padilla and me from Eye of the Storm.

Sunset over the Sacramento River

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Good morning from the Sacramento River at the Diestlehorst Bridge

Diestlehorst bridge in the morning

Good morning! That’s all. -Skip

 

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3 Shastas early March 2024

Looks like a good water year.

3 Shastas 3-7-2024

 

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Shasta Dam Spillway in use again

Even though we are just barely over an average rainfall year, they opened up some valves to keep the reservoir from overfilling/overtopping. Always a tough call, trying to balance conserving water in the lake, but not being so greedy that they lose control and get flooding downstream.

Shasta Dam Spillway 2-22-2024

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New Courthouse in Redding is about to open

I see the new courthouse in Redding  is finally set to open. I captured this aerial footage of it under construction in the fall of 2022. The scene starts across the street at the old courthouse, dressed in beautiful fall colors, and then (takes too long) to circle the new structure. Worth a view, if you haven’t seen it elsewhere on social media.

River looking east in the fall

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