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About Sally

“All too often, we take for granted the gifts of nature that surround us everyday.” With her camera, Sally Hanrahan captures images that move the spirit and imagination, and marries those images of spiritual, natural, and rugged beauty with the changing of the seasons. Originally from Michigan, Sally’s interest as a photographer came at the early age of fifteen. Her parent’s love of nature influenced her appreciation for the beauty and serenity that Mother Earth created. Her Grandmother’s love of photography and her Mother’s amazing talent with oils and watercolors brought to life the landscapes she yearned to visit. A self trained photographer with a natural talent, Sally has been capturing landscapes for over 30 years. Her pictures were shown at the 2007 Sierra Autumn Photo Exhibit at Bartley Ranch and won the 2nd place People’s Choice Award for ‘Fall at Caughlin Ranch.’ Sally took first place in two categories for the Nevada Magazine’s 2011 Great Nevada Picture Hunt and won Event runner up in 2015. She has shown ‘Fighting Mustangs’, a tribute to the wild horses of Nevada, both at the Artistic Viewpoints Gallery in Gardnerville, NV for the Wild Mustang Exhibit, and at the Truckee River Gallery in Reno for the ‘Art of the Horse’ exhibit. She was among those who showed at the Patagonia outlet for the Winnemucca Ranch fundraiser. In addition, Sally has presented her photo art periodically at the Truckee River Gallery in downtown Reno and for the Nevada Land Trust Fundraisers at Rancho San Rafael Wilbur D. May Museum. Sally moved to Reno in 2006, and devotes her high energy and free time to hiking, biking, kayaking, fishing, and anything having to do with the outdoors. She has worked as a landscape designer for over 25 years and is especially fond of perennial gardens. The landscape is her pallet and her camera is always hanging from her shoulder ready for the next breathtaking shot. “The journey that you take is more important than your destination” Unknown

Pyramid Lake, Nevada

Pyramid Lake is the remnant of an Ancient Sea. Its tufa formations are highly porous, sedimentary rock (limestone) composed of calcium carbonate, CaCO3. The Pyramid is 400 feet tall and there are many other remnants of large tufa outcroppings along … Continue reading

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Lassen Volcanic National Park

Bumpass Hell, located inside Lassen Volcanic National Park is one of the hottest Hydrothermal volcanic parks in the world. At 322 degrees Farenheit, (OUCH) the mostly acidic high-velocity steam coming from Big Boiler are not safe for bathing. As the … Continue reading

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American Flats-Gold Hill Nevada

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Built in 1922 at a cost of 1.5 million, American Flats located on public lands just west of Gold Hill Nevada, was the worlds largest concrete structure used to process about 7.5 million in local gold and silver using cyanide … Continue reading

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American Flat Mine at Gold Hill NV

National Geographic website published my photo of American Flat Mine at Gold Hill NV. See Blog roll on the right for link to the page. Then press ‘Like’ for the facebook page underneath the photo.

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Ghost Town, Bodie California

On the way to Yosemite, I took a detour to visit the Ghost Town of Bodie California.  It’s a thirteen mile drive into the town of Bodie from hwy 395,  ten miles of pavement and three of which are a … Continue reading

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The Many Moods of Mono Lake

Mono Lake is an ancient lake that is over 1 million years old and is one of the oldest lakes in North America.  It covers about 65 square miles and serves as a nesting, feeding and resting grounds for 1 … Continue reading

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Carson Pass Vacation

Nancy and I are heading south on HWY 395  to Hwy 88 South to Go Camping at Carson Pass.  She bought a used camper and this was the second camping trip for her.  She is a whiz on setting it … Continue reading

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Hiking Carson Pass

I will be leaving tomorrow on a camping trip with my friend Nancy in her new camper. We are going to hike the Carson Pass and do some kayaking. Nancy has been there already and will be showing me some … Continue reading

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Pyramid Lake Graffiti Clean Up Day

  On May 21st the Paiute Tribe of Pyramid Lake organized a clean up day to remove grafitti on the East side of the lake near the Pyramid.   We had a great turnout thanks to Wendell Henry, Lela Leyva, … Continue reading

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More Pelicans of Pyramid Lake

A few weeks ago I went back to Pyramid Lake to try to get some close ups of the Pelicans. I just wasn’t happy that I didn’t get a close up of the breeding bump on the pelicans.   My … Continue reading

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