Archive for May 2012

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Just a couple more from the eclipse (just returned!). The clouds moved over toward the end of totality, making for a beautiful filtering effect. The orange is from the filter I was using, but I like it so it stays. The Sundial Bridge in Redding, CA is where I viewed from. A gorgeous cantilevered suspension foot bridge I’ve never seen before now.

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Posted May 26, 2012 by MJF Images in Uncategorized

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Couple more shots from a magical evening at Smith Rocks, Ore. Scouted access to the Crooked River just west of the rocks, and although it is all private, there are a few empty, would-be housing developments, which allow one to stand mutely in front of a spectacular view (and wish for a pile of money to buy a spot along the Crooked River’s rim). Central Oregon’s economic slump meant there was nobody around, so I had it to myself. I imagine I could have even camped out here, and would not have been bothered. For views of the west side of the rocks without treading on private property, one needs to hike along the river downstream from the State Park, and cross the river to climb up the lava rocks for the perfect elevated shot of Crooked River in the foreground and the rocks as the main subject.

Posted May 25, 2012 by MJF Images in Uncategorized

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Coming home thru Central Ore. had some great light around Smith Rocks, which has some of Oregon’s most scenic pastureland. The weather was threatening, windy and chilly all day, but a glorious sunset was the whole day a great possibility. So I made the best of it and camped out near Smith Rocks (having the Van). I’ll post after-dark shots too.

Posted May 25, 2012 by MJF Images in Uncategorized

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In the Klamath Basin, southern Oregon, pausing for once in this gorgeous wetland-rich part of the state, long enough to get a sunset and sunrise, along with some quality birdwatching.  This morning I also saw plenty of otter and beaver playing and feeding in the waters at the mouth of the Wood River as it enters Agency Lake.  The sunrise was by no means super-colorful, but it was peaceful and beautiful nonetheless. 

Posted May 23, 2012 by MJF Images in Uncategorized

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A great solar eclipse from the other day and a very nice camping trip to N. CA. Now to chance Crater Lake for star shots. Weather is iffy, but that means a beautiful sunset.  Bottom shot is from a hike up to Castle Crags, the spectacular cliffs visible from I5 north of Redding, CA.

Posted May 22, 2012 by MJF Images in Uncategorized

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Went to a hometown rodeo, at Arlington, OR, and boy was it fun! Got to shoot from within the area where the cowboys got ready, and next to the chutes.  Small rodeos, ya gotta love ‘em! Nobody cared where I shot from, or what I shot.  And a couple times I had to dodge the bull as it was herded back into the pens right next to me. 

Posted May 16, 2012 by MJF Images in Uncategorized

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Took the moto out to the Gorge on a gorgeous day, and up-UP Munra Pt. for sunset. Flowers, steep hiking, poison oak, steep hiking, and views!  The sunset is from near the top of Munra, but I found the perfect composition just down from here in the yellow flower field visible in the lower right.  Alas, the light had faded by the time I worked my way over to the ultra-steep slope.  This is a good reason to return for another sunset soon. 

Posted May 8, 2012 by MJF Images in Uncategorized

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These blooms (which I don’t know the name of yet) are some of the most interesting I’ve found in the neighborhood. Their “arms” appear to intertwine in such a graceful way.

Posted May 7, 2012 by MJF Images in Uncategorized

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Up on Mt Hood this weekend, a hike along the tumbling creek with the beautiful Native American name – Tamanawas.  Bottom image is from the other side (west) side of the mountain, when an unseasonably cold front was moving in.  Snow fell up there for about 6 hours straight.

Posted May 6, 2012 by MJF Images in Uncategorized

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Two nice May Day views of the River of the West, from the western Gorge, looking downriver as Lewis and Clark did. In fact this is the area where they first started noticing tides, and realized they had made it to the Pacific.  It was a grey day, damp and soggy, but I went out to the Gorge because I got restless and was hoping for a spectacular sunset (it can happen on rainy days around here).  I got a mostly cloudy sunset, but blue hour afterwards was quite nice, and I took the bottom one well after the sun had gone down (30 sec. at f/10).

Posted May 2, 2012 by MJF Images in Uncategorized

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