My Town Tuesday

by Sherri on October 11, 2011

Foggy Morning Over the American River Canyon, Auburn, California.

This is my town. My wonderful town of Auburn, California. This scene is only a couple of miles from my house and occurs every winter. After years of dreaming about photographing it, I finally got over there and did it!

I just submitted this image on Google+ for the My Town Tuesday theme. If you are not on Google+ yet and you would like to be, you can sign up by clicking on the link above, then click on “sign in” in the upper right hand corner of the page.

There are a lot of great things about Google+. To sum it up in a few words…it is like Facebook & Twitter combined. Something else that really appeals to me is there is no advertising…at least not yet! :-)

Enjoy your day,


Sherri Meyer Photography

Woman mountain biking on the Stagecoach Trail in Auburn, California the "Endurance Capital of the World."

If you are into shooting action as I am, Auburn is a great place to do it. They don’t call us the “Endurance Capital of the World” for nothing. People travel from all over the world to participate in several annual events held here each year, as we have some of the best multi-use trails in the country. Auburn is no longer just a stopping off point in route to Lake Tahoe and Reno. It is becoming a travel destination in it’s own right!

I was on the hunt for mountain bikers the day I shot this photo, while hiking on the Stagecoach Trail. As a local, I know where the hot spots are for action. I was standing on top of a picnic table near the trails edge, ready for my first victim to come flying down the hill. I don’t think she ever saw me, she was going so fast!

Because I was so close to the trail, I had to use my 28-7o mm zoom lens; not the 80-200 mm zoom lens I normally use for panning photographs. Back then, I was shooting with the Nikon D70, so the lowest ISO I could use was 200. My shutter speed was set at 1/30 sec. and my aperture was f 16.

Panning is one of the techniques I use a lot when shooting action. If you would like to learn how to shoot action and adventure, I will be leading a Action & Adventure Photo Workshop nearby on May 1st. I’d love to have you join me. For information and to register, please click on the previous link.

SPECIAL – You can also organize your own group of 5-8 and one person gets to attend for FREE!

Comments or questions are always welcome!



Image Licensed for Big Bucks!

by Sherri on April 1, 2011

Woman running with her dogs across the famous and historical "No Hands Bridge" in Auburn, California the "Endurance Capital of the World!"

Wow, this threw me for a loop! This image was just licensed for 100,000! It will be used to promote the upcoming “Western States 100 Endurance Run,” which starts in Lake Tahoe and finishes here in Auburn.

This is by far the most money I have ever been paid for the use of a single image!

Just had to share the BIG news! :-)

Have a great weekend!


PS – note the date!

Kayaking the American River

by Sherri on March 16, 2011

Whitewater kayaking the North Fork of the American River, near Auburn, California.

Are you looking for something to do this spring in the Auburn area? This area offers tons of things to do, but here is one suggestion. Get your kayaks and rafts out and paddle the North Fork of the American River.

This fork of the American River is well-known for it’s beautiful scenery and offers some of the best class IV and V whitewater rafting and kayaking in California!

For more information check out The American River Website.


Sherri Meyer Photography

Old Town Auburn Christmas

by Sherri on December 14, 2010

Old Town Auburn, California all dressed up for the holidays!

Hi everyone!

As we approach Christmas, I wanted to share a photo I captured of Old Town Auburn last year, just after a low snowfall.

If you have never been to Old Town Auburn before, you should check it out, especially during the holiday season. There are a lot of really neat shops and the town is always decked out for the holidays!

I’m planning a trip to Old Town soon, to capture a few 2010 holiday photos to add to my collection. Maybe, we will see you there!

Keep warm & cozy, enjoy your holiday season and don’t eat too many treats! 😉



by Sherri on November 20, 2010

This image was captured last year in my rural Auburn, CA neighborhood.

Yesterday, I posted this image on my Facebook Business Fan Page, but under a different name; not a name as good as “Transition!” That name was inspired by a comment one of my Fans made about this image. Thank you, Bob!

We have a great chance of getting snow this weekend, where we live in Auburn at the 1,600 foot level. You can bet, I will be out hunting for good things to capture in the snow if it does. We typically get a low snow in Auburn 1-3 times per year and it is a BIG deal to most of us!

We all ready for it. We have plenty of firewood for the wood stove, homemade soup, beer, love, great music and more!

I hope to have some images from the much talked about storm to share with you next week. Stay tuned!



The Foresthill Bridge (California's tallest bridge) stretches over the beautiful North Fork of the American River, Auburn, CA.

Auburn is awesome, especially in Autumn!

Join me this coming Sunday for an all day photo shoot down into the American River Canyon and in Old Town Auburn. See why Auburn is becoming more of a tourist destination and less of a place to just stop on the way to Lake Tahoe and Reno.

I love to share my town any chance I get and that is one reason why I am offering my American River/Old Town Auburn Photo Tour & Workshop.

Here are a few tidbits about Auburn:

  1. We have the oldest volunteer fire department in the West.
  2. We also have the tallest bridge in California.
  3. Parts of Phenomenon and XXX (among others) were filmed here.
  4. We are the “Endurance Capital of the World.”
  5. And much more…

I am offering this Photo Tour & Workshop at a sweet 2 for 1 price. For just $125.00, you and a friend (spouse, relative etc.) can enjoy a whole day with me (includes lunch), honing your photography skills and learning more about what makes Auburn so awesome!

Hurry and book before it’s too late. The deadline is this Wednesday!

See more images of Auburn.

Thanks for visiting!


*New* Gold Country Photo Tours & Workshops

by Sherri on October 19, 2010


Historic Auburn Courthouse, Old Town Auburn, California.

We are really excited to announce that we have just launched our new Gold Country Photo Tours & Workshops. It took us longer than we expected to get it off the ground, but that is probably for the best.

Since we are getting the word out without much advance notice, we have some major specials going on. We are offering a “2 for 1” special. You can sign up for one or more of our photo tours/workshops and bring a friend along for FREE!

To learn more or to register, please visit: Gold Country Photo Tours & Workshops.

Hope to see you there!


Cover Photo: Placer County Welcome Guide

by Sherri on August 13, 2010


Kayaking at Yankee Jim's on the North Fork of the American River, Placer County, California.

We are really excited. Our photo of the kayakers was published as the cover of the current Placer County Welcome Guide!

If you are planning a trip to Placer County, be sure to stop by the Placer County Visitors Bureau/California Welcome Center at 13411 Lincoln Way in Auburn and pick up a copy of this publication. It is located across from Raley’s Supermarket on the corner of Lincoln Way and Foresthill Road.

Thank you for visiting. We love your comments and questions.You can simply add them in the comments section below.

Have a super weekend ya all!


Auburn Fine Art Prints Available

by Sherri on May 13, 2010


The famous No Hands Bridge in Auburn, California. This is one of our best selling images!

Wow. We are really excited about this coming weekend. The Amgen Tour of California bike race (with Lance Armstrong) will be rolling through our town, Auburn, California (also known as “The Endurance Capital of the World“). We also just found out they will be 1/2 mile from our house, as they make their way down to Old Town. I think that is pretty cool.

We will be out photographing them at various locations in the area. I also wanted to mention that we have one of the largest (if not the largest) collections of Auburn Images available online. They can be purchased as Fine Art Prints, or they can be licensed for commercial, editorial or personal use.

We have images of the Foresthill Bridge (California’s tallest bridge), The American River, the Historic Auburn Courthouse, the famous No Hands Bridge and more.

Check out our Print Specials Gallery for our current specials and we have more Auburn images in our Auburn Gallery. For information on how to order, please see our “How to Order Prints” page.

Maybe we will bump into you while you are in town for this big event. If not, thank you for stopping by and taking a peek at our Auburn images.

If you have any questions about our images or about the Auburn area, please feel to ask it in the comments section below.