Waiting To Cross


Sometimes one just has to stop and view things from different angle……

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I envision the little mounds of snow talking among themselves …..

Bump bump ….hurry up …move on….what is the hold up?….what are we sitting here for …. can we cross now….why are stop signs always red…hey leave me be I was only shaking off some ice…..hey you there you have a five o’clock shadow ….. hey I like your new shape….is it just me are does the new snow make me look bigger…..hey anyone back there willing to step up front I am melting ……
Can you hear them ….maybe I have been locked up inside to long …things just look different in the sunlight…..
Still Standing MOM….I am still standing ….

Face Within You


Last time I was out shooting auroras … we were chasing them down the road….this was one I could see a face in the lights but it needed a little help to define and a lot of help to get rid of noise caused from such a high iso setting…..

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I played around in Picasa3 for a while then I took it over to another program ….the face within just doesn’t want to be seen straight on by the eyes…..wants to play like a little night imp…

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it has beeen a long time since I have had a chance to shoot …ice storms,extreme cloudy nights and just plain out lazy me….the inner me wants to go every night but the old fat lady does not want to move….

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the inner face …the inner us…the one screaming for better of times and things…… but not screaming loud enough to make a difference ….

Still Standing MOM…I AM STILL STANDING……

Away from Here


Sometimes the walls of this house become way to tight…..we waited and waited…. it was either black ice road conditions or extreme temps…. either side of the zero on the gauge can be extremely dangerous…but we finally caught it just right even though it was cold ….really cold….so off we go the wheels on the truck went thump ,thump thump till they warmed up

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the weather and steam off everything trying to work was amazing….every steam plant was working over time and the thermal pools on the rivers and lakes were steaming up the air….

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around every bend in the road was another vista of beauty…..snow covered sun shadowed and sun light were our views …roads were both icy or dry …depending on the bend in the road ….some views many,many,miles away looked like they were sitting in middle of roadway….

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the amount of snow and weight of more hoar-frost and the extreme temps made the trees and grasses look like place from another world….. the stop sign seem to even scream Stop Already Winter……the sounds at these temps seems to triple in volume…the crunch of the icy snow seems to have its own music…

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we viewed moose and caribou and eagles along the way….the moose were so hungry they were down on their knees eating last years grass stubs and the caribou seem to think that my camera was a sign saying heads down ….the eagles photo was taken while truck was in motion but it was not as out of focus as I thought it would be…..they were all busy feeding ….
we made it back home before sunset
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it was maddening trying to capture the sunset while truck was moving …we could not stop because of afternoon traffic off base…….but we were back home and happy to have had a beautiful day of travel ….
Still standing MOM …Still Standing

Thing we do at minus zero temps


We had to take egg to town and pick up chicken food…..these are a few of the shots taken on the trip………

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certain places along the trip were heavy with fog and hoar frost……..headlights and fog …you can not see the two cars coming at us with not headlights on…….

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tail lights of car in front of us always a good site unless you are traveling to fast…….

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headlights coming out of fog on other side of road …makes your heart race for sure…..DSC_0240

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then we made it to train yard where bread store is and this came out of fog along side of road…..this one we could see…but the next one we could only hear and the gate was only half way down….scary
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eggs delivered and back home …..

Still standing MOM still standing

Chasing The Morn


we have passed the darkness to the return of light …just a few seconds here a few seconds there……
it was fun to put my 70/300mm back on and try to capture photos as the person riding in the auto ….. we had to turn around just a mile up the road the black ice was more than we needed …..but it sure was a pretty day ….

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the clouds and winter overcast skies has put a little stop for the northern lights….which is really okay …my new remote arrived and I am learning to set and reset in the darkness and cold…without the rush or the feel of being rushed to capture the next flare….I AM SO EXCITED IT EVEN WORKS WITH MY HANDS IN MY POCKET ….WE ARE COOKING NOW ….

Night Light At Home


Missed the main show ….but managed to capture a few shot of band aurora over the garage……the bright moon lights up everything …did not even need a flashlight to make adjustments to camera….some times mother nature is so kind….I know in my heart I was only supposed to see the red with my eyes and heart …. because I really need to have all my eggs in the basket with cover on before the real storm….

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Last night my remote with timer arrived…..still learning how to set the timer and change the setting …later today will go in dark room and try to learn how to do it in the dark…..can hardly wait to try it out…..now back to important things like getting the focus down ….

Above us All


Sometimes just looking above the subject one gets a different idea……taken straight up with camera into the clouds that night..

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..hoping for new and different angles now that I have a new tripod…….old tripod is held together with wire ties and bolts …but it is one tough tripod ……both new tripod feels cheap but were not ….now I await the arrival of new remote timer…..

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