In my 20s and 30s I was an environmentalist doing protests to stop clear cutting. Now in my 60s i realize the pendulum swung too far the other way. Before the human population grew so much in this country, natural lightning caused fires would clear out diseased forests, and create clearings where huckleberries and elkContinue reading “Forest Management vs. Logging”
Category Archives: Gifford Pinchot National Forest
Mount Adams From a different point of view
I was up in the hills west of Mount Adams Tuesday 8/21/2019 and it was cloudy but the mountain was visible. There were interesting textures to the clouds so I stuck around at a fewpoint until sunset. For some foolish reason I didn’t have my camera with me, but I did get a few PhotosContinue reading “Mount Adams From a different point of view”
Fun in the Sun, a Forest Visit.
Once again I had a chance to head for the hills overnight… here are a few shots from Gifford Pinchot Forest taken May 3-4, 2015. Enjoy! Think of this as the installment plan 🙂
Journey into Paradise
May Day dawned with the decision to head to the hills again for the first time in far too long. I finally achieved escape velocity after various errands. A short stop in Trout Lake, a side trip to the Ice caves (with no ice left!!) and then on my way up the 23 road. Thanks toContinue reading “Journey into Paradise”
I Be Lichen Today
I had a lovely day in the rain and forest from Wind River to Trout Lake! My skin drank up the rain, and my camera wore out some batteries 🙂 I participated in a Lichen walk at Hemlock- Stabler near the Wind River and along a section of the Pacific Crest Trail. Learned aContinue reading “I Be Lichen Today”
Restriction of Photographic rights in National Forests, yes or no?
As many of you might realize, many of my images are taken on Federal or State lands, in Federal National Scenic Areas, Wildernesses, National Forests, even National Fish Hatcheries. There has been a vague and loosely enforced law on the books for four years or more now limiting commercial photography within Federal lands. Now theyContinue reading “Restriction of Photographic rights in National Forests, yes or no?”
LIfe is an everchanging Process
heartfelt words of the search for the Light in our lives and helping others. Reflective of my thoughts today… with photos from a wonderful drive with my daughter in early August 2014
Waterfall: Which one do you like best?
I would love your feedback on the waterfalls… something I have not practiced as much as clouds 🙂 Your preference and why, and any tips you would like to share. One is shot with a 1.3 sec, shutter speed at f22 and processed softly, the second one is shot with shutter speed of 1/5 at f11 and processedContinue reading “Waterfall: Which one do you like best?”
Life on the Lewis River, Memories of Youth
Lower Falls on the Lewis River is a place full of happy childhood memories. Where as most people who go there are most familiar with this viewpoint and the nearby campground, I remember a time this campground was brand new and small, and very few people came this way. 90 road did not goContinue reading “Life on the Lewis River, Memories of Youth”