Bob's Silicon Valley

HDR panoramic photograph of Silicon Valley just after sunset from Diablo Range to its east. Panorama stretches from the southern tip of Blossom Valley to San Francisco Bay, San Francisco and the Marin Headlands to the north. 

   I have had the privilege of living in Silicon Valley for the last twenty years or so and it is not just steel and glass buildings full of computer engineers toiling away to make the next you-got-to-have devices and software. It is actually a very beautiful place with lovely residential gardens, numerous city, county and state parks, preserved open lands and numerous hiking and horse trails in the four distinct valleys between the Diablo Range to the east and the Santa Cruz Mountains to the west including the rural Coyote Valley to the south, The residential neighborhoods in the Almaden and Blossom Valleys situated on the south-west; the Evergreen Valley to the south-east; Santa Clara Valley to the north, which includes the flat, main urban expanse of the South Bay which includes most of San Jose and the cities of Cupertino, Santa Clara, Los Gatos, Sunnyvale, and Mountain View.

   This gallery contains, among other things, landscapes of Silicon valley day and evening, sunsets from or of  the surrounding mountains, shots of the full moon from my back yard and a visit by a comet. 

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