I conducted a local photoshoot of Alum Rock Park, founded in 1872. It was the first municipal park in the state of California. Located in a valley in the Diablo Range foothills on the east side of San Jose, the 720 acre park offers 13 miles of trails. An area frequented by deer and mountain lions, I spent a couple of hours hiking through the park capturing images that I believed represent the allure of the park, but also point to the hidden and mysterious mineral spring water spa history.
Trailmarker – One of many park signage marking various hiking or biking paths throughout the park.
Trough – Alum Rock part used to have sulphur baths for users of the park.
Swingset – Contrived synchonized study.
Mushroom – Macro study of a hidden member of the park.
Park Inhabitant – Letting nature work its course.
Bike Prints – Earth level view of bike track fossils left behind after a rain.a