Here, if it works, are two pnaoramic photo's. The first I took in the desert east of Pheonix, Ariz on Hyw 60. The next is the Columbia River from the Washington side off of Hwy 14. Great fishing in this river so I'm told. I'm just starting to try it out. Used a Hasselblad x-pan w/90mm lense. Looks like it worked.
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Mon, 2005-04-04 13:17
Mon, 2005-04-04 13:24#1
In the foreground is an apple orchard. Then a grain barge, they haul grain from as far away as Kahloutus, Wash on the Snake River to the docks in Portland, Ore. In the background is Mt. Hood. Suspossed to be an active volcano.
Mon, 2005-04-04 13:38#2
One more of a flock of geese in the Willamette Valley. They were on the ground so I walked at them until they flew. Same camera w/ 45mm lense.
Had to scan the neg into my computer and crop. to much to the sides.
Tue, 2005-04-05 23:03#3
Got a few more. I've traveled quite a bit so though I'd show some of other areas. Have three more of the desert's of Arizona and one of a small town on Tug Fork Riner in West Virgina. Don't know if I can get it out. Have a bunch if I can find them, lost a lot in a hiuse fire a while back.
The first is a segoro (spelled wrong) catus. I'm told they grow 1" per year so this one is several hundred years old.
The next is the desert north of Cameron, a fulley restored 1800's trading post, on the way to the Vermilion Cliffs
The last is at the Vermilion Cliffs. They go for miles.
My guess is that some of you have never seen these places and may never get the chance. Hope you like them.
Wed, 2005-04-06 10:15#4
Wed, 2005-04-06 12:35#5
I really love the desert, it is not lifeless. I've found bird nests built into those catcus and bird's are everywhere. If you happen to take a trip up to Kingman, Hwy 60 to 93N out of Pheonix, be sure to take your camera. It'll take you thru the Joshua Tree forest and about 10 mi south of Wikieup is Borro Creek Canony, Magnificent. Also on hwy 60 east of Globe is Salt River Canyon. Just the canyou is worth the ride. Have a photo of my old truck in it but it's a 6x7 slide and can't scan it well. Beautiful place. I have found in my travel's that there's a place I could live in every state. You should see upstate New York, you wouldn't believe it! Even in Nevada, a desolate place you'll find places where the desolation is incredable.
For some reason I', having trouble getting W.Va photo's in here. Gonna try again later. The photo here is of a small creek on a back road in Arkansas.
Whish I'd had time to fish.
Wed, 2005-04-06 13:27#6
i know what ya mean about someplace nice in every state. i have moved 4 times in the last 2 and a half years and have seen soem really awesome places (adn some not so awesome). unfortunatly, i have 21 rolls of film i have to get developed. it has pictures from IL to DC (all the stuff out there), then all the stuff from DC to VA beach and then down to biloxi, MS..hopefully i'll get that done in the next month or so adnd i'll have soem that are worht sharing. we just got a digital camera about 2 months ago and haven't had the time to go too many places, but the joshua tree forrest is def. on the list.
the wildlife out here is crazy...and not too overly scared of people from what i've seen. there are elf owls (i think that's what they are..i know they are owls of some kind..) just outside the south gate on base, people drive past them all day, and there are gate guards within 100 feet of them, and they act like they aren't even there.
i think Mississippi has been my favorite place so far tho.
Wed, 2005-04-06 15:48#7
You mention Mississippa and Biloxi, USAF? I was stationed at Biloxi for tech school in 1965, lived it. Unfortunally my arthritus murders me down south. I would guess that you went from Biloxi to Tuscon across I10 so you crossed that long bridge thru the swamp west of Baton Rouge? Isn't it great! I find it unbelieveable that so many people traveling never see what's right outside the window. The I have a few friends that can find no beauty in the desert. Unbleveable!
What did you get for a digital? You'll love it. No film costand no processing. Get a decent printer. I got an Epson R300, ghreat photo's to 8x11 1/2. Also, when 1 color ink runs out, you don't replace them all, just the empty one.
Wed, 2005-04-06 18:01#8
yep. keesler AFB. my husband is in the USAF (4 years and counting) and he just retrained into weather (from USAF honor guard) so we had to go there for tech school. the only thing i really didn't like, was the size of the bugs (and the hurricane thing). i'm not squeamish about most bugs...just the ones that could carry my dog off.
and we missed that bridge because we went home (west central IL) for christmas before heading out to tucson. we are planning on going back to new orleans in the next year or two, so i will definitly be sure to check it out.
we got a fuji finepix s5100. it does ok, but it was a compromise between what we wanted, and what we could afford. it'll do for now. right now we just have this massive power eating all in one printer/scanner/fax machine, and it's not very good for color printing. so i'll definatly check out the one you mentioned.
here are a couple more pictures: