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Throwback Thursday

Snowy day in Ashland, Oregon (February 2011)

OSF Elizabethan Theatre in the snow

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Oregon Shakespeare Festival from Lithia Park on a winter day (Ashland, Oregon)

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Today’s photo is from February of 2011.

Throwback Thursday

Snow on the train tracks in Ashland, Oregon (February 2011)

Flashback Friday

Death’s Cold Embrace

Not my favorite time of year, but it can sure be pretty sometimes. Today’s photo comes from almost eight years ago, and the subject matter is from about 110 years ago.

Varsity Theatre – Ashland, Oregon

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Today’s photo is from the archives. I took this in February of 2011 with my LX3. The Varsity sports some of the last neon left in town. I think there was about twice as much neon a decade ago as there is now in Ashland. At some point I imagine it will all be gone.

Lithia Way in the snow

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Snowy Ashland, Oregon

Today’s photo is a little more than two years old. This is one of the last photos I took with my old LX3 before upgrading to DSLR technology.

It’s not often that you see the Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s heraldic banners in the snow since the banners don’t go up until late February (when OSF begins), and Ashland gets most of its snow before then.

Lake of the Woods

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Lake of the Woods, Southern Oregon

Another photo from the archives today… This one is from June of 2009. I took this picture (with my LX3) just before taking the one featured here.

Snowy Ashland Springs Hotel

Today’s photo was my random desktop image of the day. I took this picture of Ashland’s most famous hotel back in February on a snowy day in town. I left the shutter on my LX3 open for 8 seconds.

Guess what I purchased?

After much debate and shopping, I finally bit the bullet (sort of) and purchased a tripod. I say “sort of” because instead of buying what I intended (a “normal” $100 or so tripod that is a pain to carry around, fully set up, and then put away) I bought one that weighs less than my small camera, is less than a foot long, extends to almost four feet, and can be fully set up and put away in about four seconds. Even though most reviewers on amazon give it poor reviews, I’m digging my Targus TG-42TT 42-Inch Travel Tripod.

Someday I may get the real thing, just like someday I may actually purchase a DSLR, but for now portability and usability weigh heavier on my priority list. Will they ever make a DSLR smaller than my TZ10 or LX3? I doubt it. Maybe I won’t be “upgrading” after all. Going bigger and heavier is a downgrade, in my opinion, as it means I won’t bring it with me much and when I do I’ll be wishing I had something smaller and lighter.

Anyway, I picked up the Targus for under $20 and couldn’t be happier. I took the tripod and my LX3 out for some test shots a couple nights back. It had been snowing most of the day, but you can’t really see the snow in this photo of the Ashland Springs Hotel. I’ll have to try this photo again in December when the hotel has its Christmas lights up.

Barr Falls

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The overlook location for Barr Falls is really nice. I could sit here for hours. The wide angle on my LX3 provides a nice overview of the scene. I’ll show you a close up in a later entry. Next we’ll turn to my pick for the best thing to see in the Prospect area–Avenue of the Giant Boulders. For directions see my prior entry.

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