Fall at the Ridgefield Wildlife Refuge

Date of Visit: October 11, 2018 I’m working through the pictures, descriptions, and accounts of our recent Western US Loop road trip in order to write my posts. But the seasons are turning to Fall so I went out to grab some pictures of the changing colors. I went to the Ridgefield Wildlife Refuge thinking… Continue reading Fall at the Ridgefield Wildlife Refuge

Columbia Gorge 2.2: Where’d All The Trains Go?

Pictures Date: September 2, 2018 After a restful night in The Dalles I was ready to head out on my second day chasing trains. I was determined to get out east of  Maryhill, Washington. It is a loooong way out to Maryhill from Portland – about 120 miles. I thought it would be useful to… Continue reading Columbia Gorge 2.2: Where’d All The Trains Go?

Still more camera testing / trains

Photos Taken: July 21, 2018 Yes, I’m still working on my exposure settings for moving trains. Earlier this summer I posted my results from previous settings and talked about my plan to improve my photography. My last post on the effort was July 11; I had improvements over the early summer efforts but felt like… Continue reading Still more camera testing / trains

Route 66 Day 17 – Santa Fe to Amarillo

May 10, 2015 We’ve enjoyed the coast, the desert, then mountains, and today we dropped down into the plains. We double checked the weather to make sure we weren’t driving into the path of a tornado – everything looked fine. So we headed south to I40 then east on Route 66 to Texas. I know… Continue reading Route 66 Day 17 – Santa Fe to Amarillo

Route 66 – Day 2: Sacramento to Victorville

April 25, 2015 We woke up in Sacramento and took the river walk again – but this time away from old downtown. After about 15 minutes we were treated to Discovery Park where the American and Sacramento Rivers join. The Sacramento is a muddy river having flowed down through farmlands while the American is much… Continue reading Route 66 – Day 2: Sacramento to Victorville