Star Trails

10-11-18 If you haven’t noticed, I kinda like Mt Lassen Volcanic National Park.  The biggest reason is because it is not crowded like some of the ‘big boys’ like Yosemite, Zion, Grand Canyon, etc.  Especially if you go at night and a little off season, you may not see another person while you’re there. Driving…

The Library

10-9-18 I headed north on this day to attend a meeting north of Medford, OR.  The meeting wasn’t everything I had hoped it would be, so left half way through.  Considering I had some free time on my hand I thought maybe I would try and find some locations for a few night shots.  This…

Fire Bomber

This summer has been pretty lousy for outdoor photography.  Living in far Northern California in the summer, we seem to have our fair share of forest fires.  More and more though, the fires seem to be bigger and last longer than they used to.  The bad part of having the fires in the general vicinity…

Return to Mt Lassen

As stated in a previous post, I went to Mt Lassen Volcanic National Park with the hope to photograph Mt Lassen with the Milky Way – without success.  Before that attempt, I was already planning another trip to this National Park to photograph the Milky Way. Every year, Lassen National Park holds a Dark Sky…

Mt Lassen

I wanted to go to Lassen Volcanic National Park and take a photograph of the mountain with the Milky Way.  I had earlier seen a photo of the two together and thought I could maybe take a good one myself. I started to research the photo and it looked like the the Milky Way would…

Railroad Sunset

11-20-17 My wife Dianne and I took a trip to visit some friends in Montana.  On our return trip we were going to visit my parents in Eastern Oregon.  As we are driving in Washington, approaching Oregon, Dianne told me she found a short cut that would save us time on our trip.  Her track…

Skycrane

9-17-17 I live right next to a large forest.  Forest fires are a constant in the area, but most are way out there and not a threat to homes or towns.  This particular summer, the fires (lightning caused) were burning closer than the norm to local communities.  With these types of fires, the closer they…