Documenting the East Bay Regional Parks

Added on by Lara Hoke.

While working at the Oakland Museum of California I encountered the work of Bob Walker,  an environmentalist who's work in preserving the natural beauty of California eventually lead him to become the offical photographer of the East Bay Regional Park District.  He passed away in 1992, but the size and scope of the EBRPD is a testament to his photography and activism. 

Ben and I are trying to visit a regional (or state) park each weekend. I'm documenting our hikes through photography and will be uploading new photographs on a weekly basis.

Bob Walker called the afternoon hour at which he took some of his best photos the Magic Hour.  This particular time of day allowed Walker to take advantage of the shadows and contrasting light created by the sunset.  Below is a set of my photographs taken at the Magic Hour.