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Home on the range

sycan ranch rooney cows pond

Sycan Ranch (Beatty, Oregon)

My random, desktop image of the day is from three summers ago.

HMS Belfast and JDS Kashima framed by Tower Bridge

london thames bridge tower

JDS Kashima (3508) and HMS Belfast in the Thames River

When I took today’s photo I didn’t realize its significance or rarity. I took it merely because the war ships were nicely framed by the Tower Bridge from my vantage point at the time (on a ferry boat moving in the middle of the Thames).

However, with a bit of research I realized that the Japanese navy warship, JDS Kashima, is not normally in the Thames. It squeezed under the Tower Bridge and moored alongside HMS Belfast (which is a museum in the Thames) for just a few days last summer.

Hiroshima grey heron (アオサギ)

Hiroshima grey heron

Goal!

FCK soccer goal

Rasmus Falk scores a goal for F.C. Kobenhavn

This past summer I went to my third professional soccer match. All three were in Copenhagen. All three were blowouts in favor of the home team. All three were at a mostly empty Parken Stadium.

I don’t really understand how European soccer works, but F.C. Copenhagen won the Danish Superliga and the Danish Cup in the prior year and the Danish Superliga again before I saw this game. Maybe those games are better attended.

By the time I’m in Denmark in the middle of summer things have moved on to the UEFA Europa League, in which FCK dominates in the early rounds and gets crushed in later rounds. I’m only there for the early rounds. On this night, FCK beat the Crusaders F.C. (Belfast, Ireland) 6-0.

Merry Christmas

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Looking south from Cape Perpetua stone shelter

5-photo photomerge from Cape Perpetua stone shelter

When I go on a hike I don’t like to bring extra lenses. On the Amanda Trail from Yachats (a rather strenuous trail because you are always gaining or losing elevation) I took along only my 70-300mm lens which was way too telephoto for this scene. To get this shot with that lens I had to take five photos at 70mm and then photomerge them together later.

If you look really closely at this photo you can see Spouting Horn, Thor’s Well, and Devil’s Churn. You don’t have to look very closely to see Highway 101.

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