Category Archives: Photography

Dark of the Sun, part 2

Monday, 21 August: THE DAY; Tuesday, 22 August: the trip home Fortunately the day in Corvallis was crystal clear. The projection system was set up. Other friends had arrived. We set our chairs out on the drive way to watch … Continue reading

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Dark of the Sun, part 1

Thursday 17 Aug – Sunday 19 Aug We traveled to the home of friends who live near Corvallis. The location is very close to the blue line of totality so we planned to stay on their farm for the eclipse. … Continue reading

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Pt Defiance Marina

Urban Sketchers Tacoma met this morning to sketch around the Pt. Defiance Marina. There were so many scenes that interested me I decided to do a two page montage.  The sketch on the far left I didn’t like, so I … Continue reading

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Attending “BSides”

2017 0725-6 Tuesday and Wednesday at BSides Las Vegas This gets a bit technical as it comes from my notes.  Since my badge was free, I decided to find something to attend. I chose the “I am the Cavalry” track. … Continue reading

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With 120,000 of my closest friends

Give or take a thousand. (Update: or 10,000.  Latest Seattle police estimate is 130,00!)  (Update 1/23:  latest estimate is 200,00!) “So bad, even introverts are here.”  That sign seen in a photo from the DC march sums it up for … Continue reading

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Conservatory

It was another Urban Sketcher Seattle Friday Ad Hoc outing today.  We’d planned to go to the Volunteer Park Conservatory as it offered warm shelter from what was expected to be chilly rain.  It was also a long way from … Continue reading

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What a difference!

What a difference another park & ride makes!  Normally on a weekday at Tukwila Light Rail station’s park & ride there are no parking spots if I’m not there between 0700-0730.  About a month ago the new Angle Lake station … Continue reading

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Days 8 & 9 homeward bound

Monday, 3 October, was our last day in Alberta.  After we checked out of the hotel, we went for a ride on the Lake Louise Gondola.  At first, I didn’t want to go as I thought it would be so … Continue reading

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Day 7: Takakaw falls

Day 7: Day trip to Takakaw  falls. No sketches again today, just photos. On the way, we stopped at the Spiral Tunnels view point.  “As trains snake their way up to the Kicking Horse Pass and the continental divide, they … Continue reading

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Day 5: Icefield Parkway

This is day five, 30 September. We took Highway 93, the Icefield Parkway, to the Athabasca Glacier Forefield. It is part of the Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks World Heritage, which includes 4 national and 2 provincial parks.  We took many … Continue reading

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