Firefighter

4-24-21 Here is something different from me. I was recently invited to attend a multi-agency training session with the local law enforcement, ambulance and several fire departments. The training was being held at the local small airport and the scenario surrounded a simulated plane crash with several victims. This is all pretty straight forward on…

Train Snowplow

1-19-21 During this pandemic, we are all suppose to keep isolated from others. However I still want to go and take photographs though, so where to go? Naturally I like night photography very much. So I went out looking for a good composition which would also work well at night. I remember exploring around the…

The Stare

12-28-20 As I may have mentioned in the past, I am pretty fond of eagles. I especially like Bald Eagles. There is a National Wildlife Refuge about a two hour drive from my house. It is actually two refuges which are separated by a hill. Combined they are the Klamath Basin Wildlife Refuges, but individually…

Living Memorial

12-7-20 I have been watching some more videos on photography lately, hoping to get a new inspiration. I came across one that piqued my interest and thought it would be fun to try out. It didn’t hurt that the idea was within my favorite type of photography – nights! The technique was the usual light…

Mt Shasta and the Milky Way

6-25-20 As you may know by now, I am a fan of Mt Shasta and of course night photography.  With night photography comes the opportunity for the Milky Way which I am also fond of as it fascinates me.  If I can combine the two together, it is a complete win-win for me. Half of…

Duzel Rock

4-2-20 This photo was taken actually on 11-10-19, but I just recently finished processing it.  The location is looking at Duzel Rock with obviously the full moon coming up behind it.  On top of Duzel Rock is a fire lookout tower. So a little back story.  When I got out of the Army back in…

Mt Shasta

1-12-20 So there I was, out for an adventure to see if I could get some early morning photos at the Klamath Basin National Wildlife Refuges.  I was hoping to get out there early enough to maybe even get a sunrise coming up over Tule Lake.  A bonus would be if I could get the…

Submarine

1-9-20 Back in March of 2019, I visited Portland, OR and was able to get several photographs in the city.  Especially interesting to me was the Willamette River which runs through Portland and the numerous bridges which cross over the river.  For reference, check out my blog post of “Three Bridges” dated 3-3-19. Even though…

Harbor

12-30-19 An item on my bucket list was to photograph a harbor full of boats.  Of course, I want to accomplish this at night.  Considering I live about 2-3 hours from the closest ocean port, I can’t just run down there and try to get a nice shot at night with the right weather.  As…

Lithia Park

10-20-19 Lithia Park is in Ashland, Oregon and very well known for its beauty (at least in the area).  It is a relatively large park for a non-metropolitan community and is always well maintained.  One of the things it is especially known for is its fall colors. Every year during the fall, numerous photographers flock…