After the Rain, North Valley

After the Rain, North Valley

North Valley Road, Indian Valley

North Valley Road is in a remote area of Plumas County, CA. North Valley Road and its intersecting streets connect Greenville, North Arm, Taylorsville and Genesee around the north side of Indian Valley. It’s a beautiful drive that I didn’t appreciate enough when I was a young school boy in the 1960s. There was a time that this road was merely a challenge to a new driver looking for excitement and confronting fear.

Today, I meander. I take in all the rare beauty, enjoy the smells. And I take extra care in my driving pleasure because there are mule deer and other wildlife all along the way. In the last few days, I have had the opportunity to record just a little of the grandeur that is Indian Valley, from the perspective of North Valley Road and the hamlet of Genesee. Most of the pictures below were taken just a few hours after a gentle rain. The light was warm and the colors saturated in Spring. I hope you enjoy the images as much as I did making them.

For the technically curious, all images were captured with a Nikon D810 and a Tamron SP 24-70mm F2.8 Di VC USD or Tamron SP 15-30mm F/2.8 Di VC USD lens. I shoot RAW and develop in Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop.

You can enjoy my pictures hanging on your home or office walls. Contact me for specifics. You can also find more of my photos on my photography site, 100% of your purchase price goes to help children and families in crisis and is tax deductible when you make your check out to Plumas Crisis Intervention & Resource Center (PCIRC). This offer does not include printing, mounting or framing, which will be provided at my cost, or you can take the prints to any photo mounting and framing shop of your choice.

Jim McClain

Born 1949 and not dead yet.

This Post Has 3 Comments

  1. Lorne Close

    Very nice work Jim

  2. Vanessa Lambdin

    Couple of these taken in Beckwourth? It looks like it to me, I’ve got a couple of Beckwourth barns in my collection. Beautiful country… great pictures, I’m glad you took them. Preserving history. You should do a big coffee table book, a big fat one with all these wonderful pictures.

    1. Jim McClain

      Thank you for your kind comments. All of these are from Indian Valley, near Greenville, Taylorsville or Genesse. Good idea about a book. I’ve considered it, but maybe I should put more thought into it.

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