9 9467 B&W

I left Southern California the morning of the 1st & began the long drive to Tacoma, WA.  The trip up I-5 is just over 1100 miles.  That night I made it as far as Shasta City before deciding to stop.  Nothing on that first travel day motivated me to shoot photos. The next morning the …
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Trip to Hope, AK, Feb.18, 2013

February 22nd, 2013 | Posted by Steve in Alaska | Birds | Buildings | Ocean | Parks - (Comments Off)
13 9298 End of Turnagain Arm B&W

Many of these photos will seem to be much alike.  That may be because of all the snow.  But much of the scenery in Alaska is spectacular and begs to be photographed.  So I did. A cold snap had come in Sunday night so the temperatures dropped from a cool mid 20’s to a cooler …
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Anchorage, Alaska & area, Feb 8 & 9, 2013

February 10th, 2013 | Posted by Steve in Alaska | Ocean | Photography | United States of America - (Comments Off)
3a 8990 View from Kincaid Park

Just before leaving for work Friday morning I shot a few photos of the area near our motel.  I only had a few seconds to do this so I set the camera on aperture priority, pumped the ISO up to 3200 and shot away.  This is not art, the photos are not color balanced, & …
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2-8936 Rainbow from Air

I had to fly up to Anchorage for a 3 weeklong work stint.  I was able to upgrade to 1st class getting a window on both the Orange County to Seattle leg and the Seattle to Anchorage leg. Taking off from Orange County we had a thick cloud cover.  We rose above it, but it …
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U.S.S. Midway, San Diego, CA., Jan. 9, 2013

January 16th, 2013 | Posted by Steve in California | Museums | Ocean | Ships | War Birds - (Comments Off)
12 8922 A-6 Intruder

I did a visit to the Midway on July 21, 2012.  A post is in this website detailing that visit.  My son & daughter-in-law wanted to tour the Midway so after we left Seaport Village we drove the short distance to the aircraft carrier. Hopefully this post will show some items not covered in that …
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U.S.S. Midway, July 21, 2012

July 27th, 2012 | Posted by Steve in Memorials | Museums | Ocean | War Birds - (Comments Off)
25-IMG_7160 F-8 Crusader

From Pt. Loma we drove the few miles to the U.S.S. Midway in San Diego Harbor.  The Midway was an aircraft carrier in the U.S. Navy.  It was commissioned Sep. 10, 1945, just missing WWII.  It was decommissioned April 11, 1992 having an active service life of about 46 ½ years. The ship was named …
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Pt. Loma, CA. July 21, 2012

July 26th, 2012 | Posted by Steve in National Monuments | Ocean | Photography - (Comments Off)
2-IMG_6981 Point Loma Coast

Pt. Loma, July 21, 2012 A couple of months ago my son Aaron arranged a photo outing with me for this day.  When Aaron and I get together for a photo outing the destination is usually decided that day or the day before.  Nothing was different this time.  I was leaving town for work the …
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