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April 20, 2019 0 Comments

Crystal Hermitage Photo Walk

Crystal Hermitage Gardens After-Hours Photo Walk

Mai Lee, Crystal Hermitage Marketing Manager and myself (Kial James of NCS) were happy to host a special after-hours Photo Walk at the beautiful gardens of Crystal Hermitage at Ananda. The sold out event was a success, as we were treated to a private garden setting with fellow Photo Walkers in a gorgeous atmosphere. From the amazing 16K+ tulips, to the incredible sunset views with a full moon, all in all, it was magical.

January 7, 2019 0 Comments

2019 Hirschman Pond Photo Walk – February 3rd

Mark your calendars for Sunday, February 3, 3-5pm.

To kick off the 2019 Nevada City Photo Walks, join Erin Thiem (Outside Inn/Inn Town Campground) and Kial James (Nevada City Scenics) for a photo walk. The events are free, all ages and photography levels welcome. Kids and dogs (on a leash) welcome. This is an opportunity to get outside and connect with other photographers. The trail head starts on the unpaved driveway at 115 Cement Hill Road, Nevada City. If you need additional parking options, please park across the street at the Rood Center, 950 Maidu Ave, Nevada City. RSVP not required, but you can share the Facebook event if you want to invite your friends.

December 10, 2018 0 Comments

Front Page News

Story by Jennifer Nobles | The Union Newspaper

Kial James is self-admittedly living the dream. The founder of and photographer for Nevada City Scenics, James was raised in Nevada County, always knowing he was an artist but not committing to any one medium. Until, that is, he became interested in photography and began to live a life behind the lens.

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May 3, 2018 0 Comments

A beautiful home on the hill.

Nevada City is certainly known for it's charming Victorians and Bungalows,

but did you know, Nevada City is also home to some amazingly beautiful homes that are not only modern, but super-functional in regards to Green and "off-the-grid" Living. This gorgeous home is designed by Tobin Architects, a local firm with an office in Palo Alto and Nevada City. Incredible homes like this and many other are true gems in their own right. This particular home is located on a beautiful hilltop in the Bitney Springs area with stunning sunset views and rolling hills of oaks and pines dotting the landscape.

April 22, 2018 0 Comments

Malakoff Photo Walk

Join Erin Thiem & Kial James, from Nevada City Scenics, for a photo walk around Malakoff Diggins. We’ll meet up in the historic town of North Bloomfield. No photo experience required, this is a free event and all are welcome.

Day use/parking fee to visit the state park is $5 per car.
We encourage car pooling and access via Tyler Foote Rd rather than the unpaved, rough North Bloomfield Road access over Edwards Crossing. The buildings will not be open, but there are plenty of great photo opportunities from outside.

For more information about the park,