Tenant Road

6-21-22 A couple years ago, I took a long exposure photograph of a train at night where I lit the passing engine with an off-camera flash. The effect was pretty interesting as you still had the blur effect of the long exposure and also the appearance of the engine being stopped within the frame. I…

Old Barn

5-1-22 I have driven by this old building for years and have always wondered if I could make a good photograph with it. I have ventured over to it a couple of times during the day and just couldn’t envision a decent photograph. I always told myself that maybe it would make a decent night…

Lunar Eclipse

5-15-22 On May 15th, the latest Lunar Eclipse was going to happen. The weather around my home had been cloudy for a while, so I wasn’t really planning to go out and try to photograph it. Because of this, I really didn’t even try to plan anything. Then one of my brothers got involved. He…

The Landing

3-1-22 Another trip to the Klamath Basin Wildlife Refuges to look for Bald and Golden Eagles before ‘eagle season’ comes to an end for the year. This photograph came from within the Tule Lake Wildlife Refuge. This area remains infused with cultural and spiritual importance for many modern people of Modoc and Klamath descent. Native…

The Mill

12-13-21 This was actually an accidental find. Recently there was a snowstorm in the area and I thought it would be interesting to try and get some train photos with snow piles next to it. I took off for the Dunsmuir yard area to see what I could find. On the way there, I passed…

River Complex

9-14-21 Living in far Northern California has many perks and a few drawbacks. Perks include, but not limited to, beautiful vistas and wonderful dark skies. These also include ancient ancestral tribal lands including the Karuk, Hoopa, and Quartz Valley Native Tribes. These are great for some nice photographic opportunities during the day and into the…

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 Like many mountains, Mount Shasta is featured prominently in Native American legends. Local tribes saw the mountain as the center of the universe and integral to their creation myths. Mount Shasta sits on territories held by the Shasta, Wintu, Achumawi, Atsugewi, and Modoc tribes.  For me, Mount Shasta has always held a sacred presence in…