Field Day

6-26-21 Every June, Amateur Radio Operators (Hams) participate in an event called Field Day. Hams try to make radio contact with as many other Hams throughout the United States and other countries as they can within a 24 hour period. Some of them do this from their home radio stations, while others travel to remote…

Abandoned Ranch

6-16-21 About a year ago, I saw a post on Facebook showing a couple guys doing drone videos of an old abandoned ranch in Southeastern Oregon. As I was looking at their video, I thought it would be a great candidate for some night photography. I did some research and found the location, which is…

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…