Archive for January 29th, 2014

29
Jan
14

Photography: Hot Air

Tooting Own Horn SwittersB

29
Jan
14

Nature: Rocks, Socks….I don’t know

I love rock formations. To photograph, to (well, I was going to say to hop about…but I am far less nimble than I used to be and even now am trying to heal up two badly sprained ankles and a battered shin and knees from “hopping”). But, I am inspired by the majesty and other worldliness (Joshua Tree National Park comes to mind) of such outcroppings.

Rock Wall

I have bought books re the geology of Oregon and have taken them along on hikes, backpacking, car camping etc. over the years and learned a bit about pushed up, erupted, flowed and eroded over the eons. But, beyond basalt or bath salts, I am pretty well lost amongst the columnar, igneous and obsidians and all the other descriptions of rocks. So, I just click away now and then because something just pleases.

Basalt and Lichen SwittersBThere are also many waterfalls along the Historic Columbia River Highway (Scenic Highway-Gorge) that freeze up in the Winter for amazing images or provide a cool mist on hot days.

horsetail falls swittersb

Horsetail Falls (Oregon)

Interesting 1974 geology publication called The Ore Bin

29
Jan
14

Photography: Into the Wind for Lift

If a man does not know what port he is steering for, no wind is favorable to him. Seneca, 50 A.D.

Into the Wind SwittersB

Columbia River, Gorge, Nature, Outdoors, Photography, River, Wind, Seneca, Life, Change




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