Monthly Archives: September 2016

New Additions – Another Road Trip 2016

I’ve been on another road trip primarily along US 26 and areas in close proximity.  I visited Mt Hood, the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument in Central Oregon, Bruneau Sand Dunes State Park in Western Idaho, Yellowstone and Grand Tetons National Parks in Wyoming, and Craters of the Moon National Monument in Idaho on the way Home.  The trailer and I covered about 3200 miles and captured something over 3000 images.  Many are large stitched together panoramic shots.

I tried Night Sky Photography as covered in a book by Jennifer Wu and James Martin.  Their process works nicely, I just need additional experience.

I ran into and talked with quite a few professional and amateur photographers on the trip and really appreciated their tips and conversation.  Many of them were visiting our country and Canada from Europe and were doing cross-country tours in their own motorhomes shipped over from Europe; some very attractive rigs.

It will take several months to process the images so I intend to initially post them under New Additions as I complete groups and eventually move them to their final locations under the park or national monument they belong.  I also took video because in some locations there was quite a bit of action that seem to warrant taking it.

Hopefully the large panoramic shots will give the impression of standing at the same location from which I shot the image.  Light and weather conditions vary frequently.  You capture what is available when on a schedule.  I think the images should provide a sample of what is visible at these locations.  Cheers, Ansaldo49