Monday, November 02, 2009

Sunset at Goat Rock beach

Birds calling it a day at the Goat Rock beach in Jenner, California.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Borax and clouds

This was near the old borax mine in Death Valley National Park. Beautifully stark on a day where the high was 116 degrees Fahrenheit.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

A trail leading up to the Cinder Cone in Lassen Volcanic National Park in California. If you make it up there at sunrise, you can see some beautiful sights.

Sunday, October 04, 2009

Light breaking through

Somewhere along the 395-N on the way to Mammoth Lakes, California.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Upside down Snag Lake

Over the Labor Day weekend, we went backpacking in Lassen Volcanic National Park and camped at Snag Lake one night. The night was cold and windy but the next day was beautifully calm. So calm that the reflections in the water of the lake were perfect. So perfect that I rotated the image upside down and it was hard to tell. Above is the upside down image. If you look carefully, you can see some logs in the water - they are in the top half of the picture, towards the right.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Roses in Portland

A rose - one of thousands at the International Rose Test Garden in Portland, Oregon. If you ever happen to have an extra hour to spare, you should check it out. Also happens to be located right opposite the Japanese Garden. You walk into the garden and it feels like you are in a fragrance shop.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Yellow and blue

A yellow wallflower with Caples Lake in the background. This was taken during a backpacking trip to Fourth of July Lake near Carson Pass, California.

Sunday, June 28, 2009

A truck, a rainbow, and Mt. Shasta

Cruising down on the I-5 freeway, we were lucky to see this huge rainbow with Mt.Shasta, a 14,179 foot volcano, in the background.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

"Flying Dragon" long jump

Above is the "Flying Dragon" style of long jump as exhibited by an athlete at the Prefontaine Classic track meet in Eugene, Oregon this year. Ok, I just made that up. But, that is a pretty cool way of making a long jump, isn't it?

For a complete writeup about the meet, read my other blog post here.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Sun and rain

We've been having some heavy rain and pretty much no sun for the last few days. This was taken in the evening when the sun decided to peak out anyway while the rain continued to pour. The glass window provides the barrier from the rain outside.

Saturday, January 31, 2009

Full moon and lamp

A picture I took recently in a parking lot at night. I had to cut down the exposure time a lot in order to get the craters of the moon. This one is 1/1250 of second. I started off with around 1/100 of a second.