Monday, November 30, 2009

Columbia River Gap


On the way back from Seattle we stopped to take a few photos in Oregon.
These are from the Columbia River Gap.

Posted by Picasa

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Soccer Fans







- Posted using BlogPress from my iPhone

Friday, November 27, 2009

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

MLS Cup in Seattle







I spent about 32 hours in the car with friends on a road trip to Seattle for the 2009 MLS Cup.
It was a sweet bonus that my team, Real Salt Lake, was in the match. Even more sweet when they won.
Beating the LA Galaxy and David Beckham and effectively forcing the ESPN commentators to acknowledge that there was an entire other team in the game, took sweet to whole new level of sugary goodness!
I have been on cloud 9 with no voice for nearly 2 days.


- Posted using BlogPress from my iPhone

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Redneck Breakfast

Part of a well balanced redneck breakfast.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Crescent Valley House Fire


I was driving home today and saw a cloud of black smoke rising on the horizon (see the last photo) so I stopped to have a look.


There was a mobile home on fire well into a burn. I grabbed my camera and started shooting.
I wanted close up action shots but only had a short lens. Not to worry... I just sidled on up and started shooting.


I guess I got a little too close (see first photo) because after a few shots, almost over the firemen's shoulders, a firefighter, quickly but politely ushered me off to a safe distance.


I sure regretted not having a long lens.
Posted by Picasa

Monday, November 16, 2009

Skies Adrift


One thing Northern Nevada is not short on is dramatic skies.
This scene was near Beowawe (pronounced bay-o-WAH-wee) Nevada. It is listed as a ghost town on GhostTowns.com but you would not know it to drive through it. There are still residents in the town and it has a library and Fire Station that are still operating..
The GT site also says it is "not worth the trip" as far as ghost towns are concerned but I think that may be a tad harsh considering some of the ghost towns I have visited.
If I can see sites like this every time I go I would be tempted to change the entry to "Worth the trip if you go after a storm".

Posted by Picasa

Friday, November 13, 2009

Snow and Crow


I was going to my first service call, as I exited I-80 near Battle Mountain, this lone raven in the snowstorm was the scene that greeted me. I tried to get up for a closer "Kodak moment" but he was having none of it. He flew away just after this shot as I slowly walked closer.
Posted by Picasa

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

The 11th Day of the 11th Month



The eleventh day of the eleventh month means many things to many people.
In the United States November 11th is Veterans Day, it is the day to honor America's veterans for their patriotism, love of country, and willingness to serve and sacrifice.

While in America we honor the living veterans, the rest of the world honor the fallen. In many countries today is Remembrance Day or Armistice Day. (In Poland and Angola it is Independence Day)


The 11th of November marks the end of World War I.
On the eleventh hour, of the eleventh day, of the eleventh month, the guns fell silent.


On this 11th day, it is not important whether you honor the living or the fallen.
It is important only that you honor them.

Posted by Picasa

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Monday, November 9, 2009

Sunset on the Humboldt




- Posted using BlogPress from my iPhone

Friday, November 6, 2009

Someone has the Right Idea




- Posted using BlogPress from my iPhone

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Sunset Barn

Driving back from Winnemucca last night I caught this scene.

I wish it could have been a few minutes earlier; before the sun went all the way down. But I still like it.


- Posted using BlogPress from my iPhone

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

David Gray Show







In Salt Lake last night for the David Gray show. We were 4th row, right side.
He was incredibly good.

- Posted using BlogPress from my iPhone

Monday, November 2, 2009

Share the Road








- Posted using BlogPress from my iPhone