Okanagan Lake

Okanagan Lake

From the KVR trail, northeast of Penticton, B.C.
(Camera: Praktica LTL 3; Film: Ilford XP2 Super 400)

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Mt. Jefferson Sunset

Looking west across Crooked River, Oregon.
(Camera: Praktica LTL3; Lens: Pentax 55mm f/1.8 Super-Takumar; Film: Ilford XP2 Super 400)

The mountain’s shadow cast onto smoke from one of several nearby fires. This past summer, it seemed the whole of the western half of North America was on fire.

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Mahoney Lake

Mahoney Lake Ecological Reserve, B.C.
(Camera: Chinon CP-5s; Lens: Pentax 28mm f/3.5; Filter: POL; Film: Kodak Ektar 100)

One of the most fascinating little bodies of water in Canada. It’s located in the hills east of the town of Okanagan Falls, in British Columbia’s picturesque Okanagan Valley.

Click here to read my review of the Chinon CP5s.

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Smith Rock Sunset

Smith Rock State Park, Oregon.
(Camera: Pentax ME; Lens: Pentax 28mm f/3.5; Film: Kodak Ektar 100)


I visited Oregon once again, this time for the August 21 solar eclipse. The spectacular, red sunsets we “enjoyed” were the worrying results of several huge, nearby forest fires.

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Columnar Basalt #3

Northrup Creek trail, Oregon.
(Camera: Yashica T4 Zoom; Film: Kodak Ektar 100)

Click here to read my review of the Yashica T4 Zoom.

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Like Stars

Wanapum State Park, Washington.
(Camera: Praktica LTL3; Lens: Pentax 55mm f/1.8 Super-Takumar; Film: Ilford XP2 Super 400)

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Columnar Basalt #2

Northrup Creek trail, Oregon.
(Camera: Fujifilm GA645 Professional; Film: Kodak Ektar 100)

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Columnar Basalt

Northrup Creek trail, Oregon.
(Camera: Fujifilm GA645 Professional; Film: Kodak Ektar 100)

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Eclipse Awe

Vágar, Faroe Islands. (Camera: Pentax Espio 120SW; Film: Fujicolor 200)

The most recent total eclipse I experienced prior to the August 21 event was in 2015. I watched the Moon cover the Sun from a hotel near the Vágar airport in the Faroe Islands. The guy in this photo is a D.J. from Berlin. He flew in on the morning of the eclipse, walked across the road to where we were set up at the hotel, photographed the eclipse, then packed up his gear and walked back across the road to the airport and caught the next flight home to Germany. Total time in the Faroe Islands: three hours. Now that’s what I call efficient eclipse chasing!

Click here to read my review of the Pentax Espio 120SW.

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Geyser Eclipse

Geysir, Iceland. (Camera: Pentax Espio 120SW; Film: Fujicolor 200)

Thinking about the August 21 total eclipse. In this photo the Sun is (partially) eclipsed by an eruption of the Strokkur geyser. While a real solar eclipse is a rare thing, a Strokkur eclipse happens roughly once every seven minutes.

Click here to read my review of the Pentax Espio 120SW.

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