I grew up in central Alberta. In 1980 I was 11 years old so I didn’t really understand the significance of the eruption of Mount Saint Helens. My wife and I tried to visit there in about 1998 but there was low fog and rain so we just had to imagine what it would look like. Last week we decided to meet some friends there and ended up seeing it on a gloriously sunny day and here are a couple of the shots from that day.
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I have lived in a region of Canada that grows a lot of apples for over 10 years now. I often try to get a good photograph of an apple orchard and no matter how hard I try I cannot seem to get a great photo of one. This one is alright.
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It is hard to take a bad photo of an original Volkswagen Beetle. They have at least as much character as any other car out there. I am probably influenced because I grew up in the era of Herbie the Love Bug. In fact one of my childhood memories is of actually seeing a bug painted in Herbie colors on the way home from seeing “Herbie Rides Again” in the theater in about 1975. Now I’m just babbling…
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This is a photo of the Gellatly Nut Farm near West Kelowna. It is a great place to visit in the autumn whether you like nuts or not.
Parker Ranch is one of the largest cattle ranches in the United States. This is surprising since it is on the island of Hawaii in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. This is a shot across a small section of the ranch looking down towards the water although you cannot see the water due to haze.
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After spending a few days at Yellowstone National Park the kids were getting geysered (sp?) out so I set off on a whirlwind tour of the Norris Geyser Basin by myself. On my hike to the basin I passed through this area burnt by the fire. It was quite eerie walking through it but the sky was incredibly blue which made it a great day for pictures.
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This photograph was taken on a very windy spring day from Waterfront Park in Kelowna on Okanagan Lake. I had to use neutral density filters to allow for a long enough exposure to catch the trees looking windblown. I love the rich colors.
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Pretty spooky eh? This shot was taken lying on my back under an apple tree in the winter once the leaves had fallen. brrrr. It makes me cold just thinking about it.
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I like the sky in the background.