Day 5, part 6 Stop me if you are seasoning a theme, but it’s another Sunrise and Sunset photo day. The light is great in the morning and evening; the afternoon has harsh lighting that can washout a photo. This is why photo tours go out twice daily and edit in the afternoon. The SunriseContinue reading “Visting Oregon”
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Day 4, part 5 Day four starts early to set up the sunrise view of Seal Beach. To the left, you see tan sandy beaches and craggy volcanic rocks breaking the waves. To the right are tidal pools filled with sea creatures. Photo Tip: Keep a microfiber cloth handy when photographing near water to wipeContinue reading “Visting Oregon”
Part three After the falls and dam, it was back on the road to Hood River, to snap photos of two different bridges and then Mount Hood. If you are in Hood River and looking for some yummy food. Give Three Rivers Grill a try, had a yummy dinner looking out at Columbia River. TheContinue reading “Visiting Oregon”
Part Two. Always have backup sites to visit. The plan was to visit various waterfalls along the scenic highway, but no parking and 5-mile hikes ended that plan. This means the only waterfall photos I have are from the first stop, Latourell Falls. Photo Tip: Don’t focus on what is in front of you; lookContinue reading “Visiting Oregon”
Part One. I fly into Portland, Oregon, Internal Aiport, and I know where else I would fly into Portland. In next day I was driving along the Historic Columbia River Highway, which parallels Interstate 84, viewing Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area. This area is jam-packed with waterfalls, mountains, valleys, trails, Art Nouveau buildings, andContinue reading “Visiting Oregon”
I like your Moxie!
Moxie State Park is in the State of Maine on the east coast of America, and it contains Moxie Falls, Maine’s tallest waterfall at 90 feet or 30 meters. It’s an easy walk with boardwalks to take in the view. The below photos were taken in October with the colorful autumn foliage.
Arctic lupine or Lupinus arcticus, growing along the road in Canada. These beautiful flowers grow up north where the air is crisp and clear; they tend to be light lilac to dark purple. The first time I saw Arctic Lupine was in Iceland, where the plants were imported to help with erosion and feed theContinue reading “Purple Haze”
An American in France, in an American Crematory technically in France…
When it comes to WWII, America doesn’t celebrate VE Day. This tidbit might surprise Europeans because we always remind people that we won WWII. We don’t celebrate VE day because the war wasn’t over for us. We declared war on Japan a day after the attack at Pearl Harbor, so on December 8, 1941, theContinue reading “An American in France, in an American Crematory technically in France…”
A childhood throwback, a brightly colored carousel. Walking around Tours while on vacation in France, and saw this technicolor memory. I then used PhotoShop filters to create artwork. The scenes around the top of the carousel reminded me of the 1st Marry Poppins movie when Bert is drawing on the sidewalk. The title comes fromContinue reading “Retro Technicolor”
What’s Up With This Photo?!
The below photo is of a knarled bush; this was in a rest area off the interstate in Utah. The interstate (motorway, highway ) has rest areas at different intervals for those who don’t live in the US. Some are just public toilets, vending machines, and a grassy area for dogs. To me, this bushContinue reading “What’s Up With This Photo?!”
Partical Travel Tips
Part two Get a large UBS Wall Charger, and by large, I mean you can plug 4 or 5 USB cords into the charger. It never fails that the hotel has only one free electrical outlet, and you need to charge five items. Phone, camera, iPod, Kindle, headphones, etc. Double bag it. If I know,Continue reading “Partical Travel Tips”
White Sands National Park doesn’t have sand.
White Sands National Park in New Mexico USA, doesn’t have sand. It looks like sand but it’s really powered gypsum crystals. It also feels like wet sand but it doesn’t cling, you can brush it off like dry sand.