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…

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 that are separated by a hill. Combined they are the Klamath Basin Wildlife Refuges, but individually they…

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 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…

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 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…

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…

Merchant Marine

9-16-19 I have been wanting to return to the Bay Area and do some more night photography there.  The night lights, the bay, skylines, etc are all very enticing.  It is a several hour drive from my place and hard for me to plan just where to go and get in as much as possible…