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Glacier National Park

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Going-to-the-Sun Road (Glacier National Park, Montana)

@GNPConservancy @GlacierNPS #GlacierLove

Sorry for the lack of photos this past week. We’ve been in Montana and had extremely limited internet access. I’ll be posting photos from Glacier here in the coming weeks.

So that I don’t forget the names of what we visited, I’m going to list them below while they are still fresh in my mind.

Ritzville
Wallace
Village Inn @ Apgar
Lake McDonald
Rocky Point Trail
Going-to-the-Sun Road
Paradise Meadow
Saint Mary Lake
Sun Point
Baring Falls
Saint Mary Falls
Virginia Falls
Jackson Glacier
Wild Goose Island
Rising Sun Picnic Area
Sunrift Gorge
Highline Trail
Logan Pass
Hidden Lake Overlook
Red Rock Point
Goat Lick
Trail of the Cedars Nature Trail
Avalanche Lake
Lake McDonald Lodge
Bowman Lake
Flathead Lake

Snake in the water

A friend of mine just purchased the same camera and lens that I’m currently using. He took it out for a spin on the Applegate River, not too far from Ashland. Today’s photo is his first with his new toy, and I did the editing from the RAW file.

2020 Ashland High School graduation parade by car

ashland high school graduation parade auto

Covid commencement

So this happened yesterday.

Grafted pink and white cherry blossoms

Grafted pink and white hybrid cherry tree

Today’s photo comes from my next-door neighbor’s tree, a most unusual tree. The pink comes from the ornamental Kanzan cherry tree. The tree has been grafted onto the rootstock of another, hardier variety–a native wild cherry with white blossoms. These flowers are not from two different trees that are growing side by side. There is only one stump so looking at the tree when the blossoms are in full bloom in April is a bit shocking.

Mt. Ashland from Wonder Trail

wonder trail view of mt ashland

Mt. Ashland from the watershed

Easter Bunny

laguna beach bunny

Laguna Beach bunny

Winter in Ashland

Ashland covered in snow

@NHGoregon #AshlandOregon #Oregon #Ashland #winter #snow

Happy birthday, Gretchen Menn!

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Gretchen Menn of Zepparella blowing out her birthday candle a couple weeks ago

@GretchenMenn @Zepparella @clemthegreat

Clementine explained to the audience in Grants Pass that Zepparella never gets to celebrate Gretchen’s birthday, as it falls between Christmas and New Years when they aren’t playing any shows, so we had an early celebration at the Rogue Theatre.

Zepparella @ Rogue Theatre

Holly West

@GretchenMenn @Zepparella @clemthegreat @Annasphere

This past Friday night I had the chance to see Zepparella for about the tenth time.

The show was my first chance to test out my new Nikon Z 50 in a concert setting. I had several reservations about going with a mirrorless camera. Those included a drop in quality for concert and sports shooting, short battery life, and the need for an adapter with non Z lenses. I didn’t buy the FTZ adapter, to not have to deal with the added weight, so that wasn’t a problem. After taking over 350 photos on a single charge the battery is still showing “full” so battery life doesn’t seem to be an issue. And even though I brought the wrong lens (I mistakenly grabbed the 50-250mm f/6.3 instead of the 50mm f/1.8), the pictures still came out OK. With a 1.8 lens I think concert photos will be really nice. At f/6.3 the ISO is quite a bit higher and the shutter speed is a bit slower than it will be when I use a faster lens in the future.

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Anna Kristina and Clementine

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Gretchen Menn

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Zepparella @ Rogue Theatre In Grants Pass, Oregon (December 13, 2019)