Thursday, September 30, 2010

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Saltman


From the archives....Saltman. Someone decided to make this little guy out of the salt near Badwater, Death Valley.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

A Fortunate Accident


I probably couldn't repeat this if I tried. Still along the Fall River Road at RMNP, I was obviously shooting the winding road from two perspectives. Didn't wind the film far enough and ended up with a "Fortunte Accident".

Monday, September 27, 2010

More From the Holga Pinhole


So finally my Holga Pinhole from Rocky Mountain Natioanl Park, Fall River Road looking east down the valley.


Got around the posting problem by using the old posting editor. Its at the bottom of the Settings> Basics tab.

Now let me try to pick up where I left off.........More Holgas coming.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Well....Upload Not working...

I was going to spend the weekend showing you new Holga images.  But Alas I am one of the fortunate few, for whom the new Blogger photo upload window is not working.

Maybe Soon?

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Brief Explanation

It has been a while since I've posted.  Hadn't plannned on telling you this, but since it affecting my blog activities, I've decided to tell you.  Recently I was diagnosed with advanced breast cancer.  Not going to die, nothing like that.  But because of the seriousness of the case, I am undergoing agressive treatment which leaves me out of it for several days at a time, and I play catch up with everthing.  My journey will last several months, and I shall have to be as strong and tall as my favorite trees:

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Red Rocks Weekend

From the Garden of the Gods, Colorado Springs.






I haven't forgotten 9/11, I'm just not dwelling on it.  Perhaps, though, you can imagine the first photo as 'Praying Hands'.

Taken with my ever reliable Minolta SRT-202, Tamron 28-200 zoom, Orange filter, Ilford Delta 400 film.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Weekly Volcano #37: Kohala, Hawaii



The Kohala Shield Volcano.  One of 5 shield volcanoes that comprise the Big Island of Hawaii.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Fires Above Boulder

Our Labor Day Weekend culminated in a wild fire.  Thought to have been started by a car running into a propane tank, it has now consumed >10,000 acres and is still not under control.  Close to 100 homes also burned, some belonging to fire fighters.


Taken near out home about 15 miles from the fire.  Making for some very nasty air also........

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Weekly Volcano #36: Return to Piton de la Fournaise

We will just squeak in with the weekly volcano..........


Looking inside the main crater....


Where on of the scientists later demonstrates sampling techniques from active lava flows

Friday, September 3, 2010

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Peru Creek #5: Towards Argentine Pass



Around the corner and over the ridge was another famous mining district at Argentine Pass.  We'll take a look at that area next week.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Peru Creek #4: Tram System Station


You can see the traces of the rails that carried the ore out to the tram.  Here it was dumped into the tram cars and carried to the mill.



You can see the tippings from the mine above the tram station.  Tippings are the waste rock adjacent to the mine entrance.  Tailings are the leftovers from the Stamp Mill process.  In some cases early mills were so inefficient that the tailings could be reprocessed for ore metals.