May seems to be travel time for me. Here are a few shots from last weekend’s flight to Pittsburgh via Dallas. I’ll post a few pictures from Pennsylvania later, but now I have to get ready for this weekend’s trip to California.
A couple of weeks ago, it was such a nice sunny day Perrie and I abandoned the backup of housework and homework and headed out to Sauvie Island for walk and some geocaching. It was a pretty arbitrary choice, but it turned out to be perfect. After driving to the very end of the road [...]
When I left off in our travels, we had just arrived at Crystal Crane Hot Springs, a place Perrie had found in her pre-travel research. The “spa” has a few small cabins and a small motel-esque building that is apparently partway through a protracted refurbishment. RV guests can park near the entrance to the property, [...]
On Day 2 of our road trip, Perrie and I woke up in the same place we went to sleep: Little Crater Lake campground in the Mount Hood National Forest. It was a beautiful morning, so after breakfast we went for a short hike past the camp’s namesake lake, hoping to find our way to [...]
Perrie and I were on vacation last week, making an epic road trip of about 2500 miles through three states, several different climate zones and encompassing a range of more than 10,000 feet of elevation. We didn’t plan it, but a geology theme cropped up in most of our activities. Over the next few days [...]
A few weeks ago I had the pleasure to meet (and photograph) Alyce Cornyn-Selby. The sexagenarian leads a purposefully interesting life, and is happy to tell you all about it. She travels the country as a motivational speaker (topics like “Self-Sabotage & Creative Procrastination,” and “Winning: Why Winners Win”), runs the Portland Hat Museum, publishes [...]
Your movement may be restricted onboard an airplane, but that doesn’t mean you can’t make interesting pictures.
Airports have always fascinated me, and it’s a good thing because I seem to spend quite a bit of time in them these days. On this last trip (Portland to San Francisco to Arcata/Eureka), I took the opportunity to do some street photography* in the airports. It seems everybody has a different idea of what [...]
After our walk through Fern Canyon Friday afternoon, Isaac and I took a quick stroll on Gold Bluffs Beach, also part of Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park. The beach there reminds me a lot of the Oregon coast. We also took time to smell the lupines.
This past weekend, work took me to Eureka, Calif. We arrived around lunchtime Friday, and had the afternoon off. With the weather as good as could be expected for the rest of the weekend, fellow photographer Isaac Koval suggested we visit Fern Canyon in Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park, about 50 miles north of town. [...]
I made a quick trip to Our Nation’s Capital this past weekend, changing planes in Denver on both flights. As always, I had a camera over my shoulder to capture some of the experience.
A few scenes from today’s trip to Boise, Idaho.
Perrie and I took a walk down at Kelley Point Park the other day, right at the confluence of the Willamette and Columbia rivers. We happened to be on the (Willamette) beach just as the Mississippi Voyager sailed downstream, escorted by the tug PJ Brix. The Mississippi Voyager is a San Francisco-based U.S.-flagged tanker, 190 [...]
Friday I found myself with about an hour to kill in Longview, Wash., a logging and industrial town of about 50,000 (including neighbouring Kelso) on the Columbia River, notable as the site of the only bridge across the river between Portland and Astoria. What it is not known for is being picturesque. There may be [...]
Someday I will post some photos from this week’s trip to Toronto, but here are a few that don’t really fit with the others. (Click the thumbnails to view the photos.)
Continuing the tales from last week’s trip to Eureka, Calif., (and this should be the last post in the series) … I had another break in my schedule Friday afternoon, so I drove out to the Samoa Dunes Recreation Area, on the narrow spit of land that separates Humboldt Bay from the Pacific Ocean. Among [...]
Because there are only so many flights to Eureka, last week I arrived nearly a day in advance of my first appointment. So, to kill a few hours, I took a drive along the Avenue of the Giants, a scenic byway along Highway 101 that runs through Humboldt Redwoods State Park about 30 miles south [...]
Or is that sites and scenes? Here are some of my personal pictures from last week’s trip to Eureka, California. They were taken on two different days; the weather was much nicer on Thursday than Friday. Most are from the “Old Town” area (1st to 5th Streets, between about B Street and M) but some [...]
Last week when I was in California, I drove Highway 101 between Eureka and Arcata several times. It’s a short jaunt, about seven miles (11 km) of four-lane, divided highway (although it’s not quite a freeway because the intersecting roads aren’t grade-separated). Unfortunately, it appears that the area has had a relatively high rate of [...]
Here’s a picture from today’s adventures in Eureka, Calif., and another from my drive along the Avenue of the Giants. The only photo editing software I have access to right now is Paint, so you’ll have to put up with the files as they come out of the cameraâ€”no cropping, toning, no nothing.
As promised, here is a better panoramic view of the Marriott World Center Resort. The image is a composite of five exposures. The full-size file is nearly 10,000 pixels wide, and measures more than 33 megapixelsâ€”not quite a gigapan, but pretty big.
Without a car at my disposal, and a $50+ cab ride from anywhere (other than Disney World), I’m kind of stuck here at the Marriott World Center Resort. Thankfully, there are worse places to be incarcerated. Here are a few pictures from around our massive hotel, which I’m led to believe is the largest Marriott [...]