Tuesday, June 16, 2015
Sunday, May 24, 2015
My wife and I drove down to Southern California last week via Highway 395 which runs along the eastern side of the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range. Here are some iphone images I shot along the way.
The Lone Pedestrian in all of Bridgeport, California
Mono Lake - which straddles the California-Nevada border.
The June Lake Loop Road
The Alabama Hills with Mt. Whitney in the background.
Posted by George McKay at 10:35 PM
Tuesday, May 12, 2015
Monday, May 11, 2015
Sunday, May 10, 2015
Saturday, May 9, 2015
Will Volpert, owner/outfitter of Ashland-based Indigo Creek Outfitters located on "A" Street, pumps air into the inflatable rafts he's readying for today's expedition down the Rogue River. Will and his crew lead half-day and full-day river raft trips down both the Rogue and Klamath rivers.
Posted by George McKay at 10:47 AM
Thursday, May 7, 2015
A pair of musicians from the local group, St. Cinder (subject of a previous posting April 22nd), practice their strumming in front of Mix Bakeshop this morning down at the Plaza. To get an idea of what the band sounds like, click on the link: https://stcinder.bandcamp.com/
Posted by George McKay at 3:31 PM
Sunday, May 3, 2015
Evidently, railway freight service through town between northern California and Medford, OR to the north is going to resume sometime soon. The tunnel near the CA-OR border required extensive repair due to a fire a few years ago and trains stopped running on this branch. Now that the tunnel is operational again, workmen are getting the track back into shape. Unfortunately, no passenger trains will be coming through. They ceased running through Ashland in August of 1955. Passenger service along the west coast of the U.S. instead passes through Klamath Falls, 60 miles to the east.
Posted by George McKay at 10:54 PM
Monday, April 27, 2015
Just when I make a vow to dispense with the use of the iphone for the purposes of this blog - I come across a subject like this and my regular camera is at home. Well, OK, a tell myself - I can't NOT take this one. My friend Richard was with me at the time and it was he who suggested I make sure to get the motel sign in the shot and recommended using the HDR feature that comes with the camera. And it was he who took the shot off my phone and did some tweaking in Photoshop and DXO to make it pop even more. So, it may have been a collaborative effort - but Richard did the lion's share of the work. Take a look at his website and check out his amazing panoramic photography as well as his HDR 360 gallery, which is packed with the latest information regarding high-end digital photography and videography. http://richardsiskproductions.com