Old House

11-25-18.  A friend had told me about this house which was currently vacant.  He told me who used to live in it, but said nobody has lived in it for years.  I drove over to the house which isn’t very far away.  It is along a lightly used country road bordering hay fields.  When I…

Bald Eagle

In case you don’t know me, or don’t know me well enough – I really like Bald Eagles.  I believe they are big, majestic, beautiful birds and if you haven’t seen one in person, you are missing out.  So naturally, I’ve always wanted to photograph one.  I’ve seen a few in the area where I…

Seattle

During Dianne’s Christmas break, we decided to spend a couple of days in Seattle.  I booked the hotel a couple of weeks in advance, not knowing what the weather would be like.  Considering we wanted to do some basic tourist sightseeing, we were able to get a hotel in the downtown area so we could…

Star Trails

10-11-18 If you haven’t noticed, I kinda like Mt Lassen Volcanic National Park.  The biggest reason is because it is not crowded like some of the ‘big boys’ like Yosemite, Zion, Grand Canyon, etc.  Especially if you go at night and a little off season, you may not see another person while you’re there. Driving…

The Library

10-9-18 I headed north on this day to attend a meeting north of Medford, OR.  The meeting wasn’t everything I had hoped it would be, so left half way through.  Considering I had some free time on my hand I thought maybe I would try and find some locations for a few night shots.  This…

Fire Bomber

This summer has been pretty lousy for outdoor photography.  Living in far Northern California in the summer, we seem to have our fair share of forest fires.  More and more though, the fires seem to be bigger and last longer than they used to.  The bad part of having the fires in the general vicinity…

Return to Mt Lassen

As stated in a previous post, I went to Mt Lassen Volcanic National Park with the hope to photograph Mt Lassen with the Milky Way – without success.  Before that attempt, I was already planning another trip to this National Park to photograph the Milky Way. Every year, Lassen National Park holds a Dark Sky…