Photo Posts 2014

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For 2014, Wes Boyd updated his approach to photo posts:[1]

Tonight's post marks an end and beginning. While the post is dated January 1, it actually goes up on December 31, so it's either the first or the last post and PhotoPost of the year.

PhotoPost has been fun, and I'm going to keep it up. However, I'm going to do things a little differently this year -- I may post more than one photo of the same subject, and there will be a few times, especially with the next book, where I may post archive and out of season photos of interest that are vaguely related to the story. On top of that, I may miss updates from time to time -- I had to do it while in the hospital last fall for example.

The final thing I plan to do is try to be a little more liberal about telling stories, at least when there's a story to tell. A lot of these photos come from driving down the road and spotting an interesting looking tree or landscape or something, so obviously there aren't many stories growing out of them.

See also the current gallery at Wes's Photo Posts.

Gallery of Posted Photos

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You can use the right-click menu selection "View Image" (or similar) to see the full-size image. To add a picture to this gallery, edit this page and add a line like:
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Catching up on summer Photoposts -- craft festival Catching up on summer Photoposts -- craft festival Merry Christmas Merry Christmas Merry Christmas Merry Christmas Merry Christmas Merry Christmas Catching up on summer Photoposts Catching up on summer Photoposts Catching up on summer Photoposts Catching up on summer Photoposts Catching up on summer Photoposts Catching up on summer Photoposts Catching up on summer Photoposts Catching up on summer Photoposts Catching up on summer Photoposts. A girl tries out a tracked all-terrain wheelchair at the Great Outdoors Youth Jamboree at Lake Hudson, MI last fall. No child left inside! Catching up on summer Photoposts. Firemen make good use of the surge tank after a hot day of training. http://www.spearfishlaketales.com/photopost/pp294.jpgCatching up on summer Photoposts. Catching up on summer Photoposts. City-wide garage sale. Catching up on summer Photoposts. City-wide garage sale. http://www.spearfishlaketales.com/photopost/pp290.jpg Catching up on summer Photoposts. Small rural town summer festival. Catching up on summer Photoposts. Small rural town summer festival. Catching up on summer Photoposts. Small rural town summer festival. Catching up on summer Photoposts. Fireman’s Field Day Waterball in July. http://www.spearfishlaketales.com/photopost/pp285.jpg http://www.spearfishlaketales.com/photopost/pp284.jpg http://www.spearfishlaketales.com/photopost/pp283.jpg http://www.spearfishlaketales.com/photopost/pp282.jpg Moo! Catching up on summer Photoposts: Another Music in the Park Thursday night. Catching up on summer Photoposts: Another Music in the Park Thursday night. Another Music in the Park Thursday night. John Marshall State Park is the location of this replica of Sutters Mill, located only yards where the big California gold strike in the 1840s was made. The snows on Donner Pass, Calfornia are so heavy the railroads had to build snowsheds so they could keep operating. The pass still provides a critical route over the Sierras. Donner Lake, California, from Donner Pass, named for a wagon train party that came to grief there in 1846. A nice, flowing stream like the Fremont River south of Minden, Nevada makes for a refreshing place for a family to take a break in the otherwise dry landscape. Mono Lake is a large saline soda lake to the east of Yosemite National Park. Located in a desert environment, it provides a well-known resting stop for migratory birds. This seagull has found a home there, far from the ocean. Someone is having a nice sail on Tenaya Lake, toward the east end of Tioga Pass Road in Yosemite National Park. There are postcard views to be seen everywhere in Yosemite National Park. This one was from the trailhead on the short path to Mirror Lake. Yosemite Falls runs harder in the spring, but even with the drought in California it still manages a tall, thin trickle. This may be the most famous view of Yosemite Valley -- and there must be millions of pictures taken from the rest stop there, including one by Ansel Adams. Driving up to Lick Observatory is an adventure in itself. The road twists and climbs more than any other road we traveled -- and with fewer guard rails! Lick Observatory, located atop Mt. Hamilton near San Jose, California is the home of the second-largest refracting telescope in the world, now over a hundred years old. This classic Pacific Coast gear-driven Shay locomotive is located at the Roaring Camp and Big Trees Railroad, and it can sure fill the redwoods with smoke! Alcatraz has become a major tourist attraction. The surprising thing is how small the cell blocks are considering the big reputation of the place, which closed as a prison over 40 years ago. Sunrise on a cloudy, foggy morning north of San Francisco, California. A girl walks on a foggy beach south of Mendocino, California. The three hundred-plus foot redwoods in Redwood National Park still have a long way to reach to make it to the moon hanging in the sky above them. This girl on top of a sea stack near Brookings, Oregon, sure seems to feel exultant over the fact that she climbed on top to survey the scenery. When I named a book "Winchester Harbor" I didn’t realize there was a real one, located on the Oregon coast at Reedsport. This plane, a "Pregnant Guppy" was used to haul rocket stages from California to Florida. Now it’s parked in front of Oregon’s Tillamook Air Museum, located in a huge blimp hanger from WWII. On a clear day, the Oregon coast is spectacular, but even on a cloudy day, it can still be pretty great scenery. You don’t usually think of Mississippi River style riverboats on the Columbia River -- but this one, actually built in 2005, was moored at the Maritime Museum in Astoria, OR. Lewis and Clark called this place "Dismal Niche" when they were weathered in here for five days. On a nice day, though, it offers a great view of the Megler Bridge to Astoria, Oregon. Multnomah Falls, near Corbett, Oregon, is the most scenic waterfall I’ve ever seen. Beware of crowds -- it’s a top tourist attraction! Vista House overlooks the Columbia River Valley near Portland, Oregon. It was built as a rest stop in 1918, and is much more lavish than any rest stops built today. Mt. Hood overlooks the scenic and green Hood River Valley. It’s hard to believe this lush scene is less than than twenty miles from the brown, arid shores of the real Spearfish Lake. The Columbia River Gorge upstream of Portland is spectacular at any time, but is haunting in early morning light. The area to the extreme right of the photo was burned in a large wildfire last week. Lake Helen, a cirque lake at Lassen Volcanic National Park, California. Mr. Lassen was one of the most impressive -- and least crowded -- of the national parks we visited. Sundial Bridge at Redding, California is quite the local landmark. It’s something of an artwork. Trinity Lake, near Weaverville, California is proof that things are dry in the west. If you look carefully you can see there is actually a little water in it! A wildfire burning near Willow, California in the distance behind the rental Chevy that carried us over 3000 miles. When I rent a car by the day I like to get my use out of it! Osprey landing on its nest at Shasta Dam, near Redding, California. Mt. Shasta from Lavender Fields, a tourist destination lavender farm near Montague, California. The only real Spearfish Lake in the country, outside The Dalles, Oregon, in Washington State. In Michigan we’d call it Spearfish Pond -- it’s only 17 acres. http://www.spearfishlaketales.com/photopost/pp244.jpg http://www.spearfishlaketales.com/photopost/pp243.jpg http://www.spearfishlaketales.com/photopost/pp242.jpg http://www.spearfishlaketales.com/photopost/pp241.jpg http://www.spearfishlaketales.com/photopost/pp240.jpg http://www.spearfishlaketales.com/photopost/pp239.jpg http://www.spearfishlaketales.com/photopost/pp238.jpg http://www.spearfishlaketales.com/photopost/pp237.jpg http://www.spearfishlaketales.com/photopost/pp236.jpg http://www.spearfishlaketales.com/photopost/pp235.jpg http://www.spearfishlaketales.com/photopost/pp234.jpg http://www.spearfishlaketales.com/photopost/pp233.jpg http://www.spearfishlaketales.com/photopost/pp232.jpg http://www.spearfishlaketales.com/photopost/pp231.jpg http://www.spearfishlaketales.com/photopost/pp230.jpg http://www.spearfishlaketales.com/photopost/pp229.jpg http://www.spearfishlaketales.com/photopost/pp228.jpg http://www.spearfishlaketales.com/photopost/pp227.jpg http://www.spearfishlaketales.com/photopost/pp226.jpg http://www.spearfishlaketales.com/photopost/pp225.jpg http://www.spearfishlaketales.com/photopost/pp224.jpg http://www.spearfishlaketales.com/photopost/pp223.jpg http://www.spearfishlaketales.com/photopost/pp222.jpg http://www.spearfishlaketales.com/photopost/pp221.jpg http://www.spearfishlaketales.com/photopost/pp220.jpg http://www.spearfishlaketales.com/photopost/pp219.jpg http://www.spearfishlaketales.com/photopost/pp218.jpg http://www.spearfishlaketales.com/photopost/pp217.jpg http://www.spearfishlaketales.com/photopost/pp216.jpg http://www.spearfishlaketales.com/photopost/pp215.jpg http://www.spearfishlaketales.com/photopost/pp214.jpg http://www.spearfishlaketales.com/photopost/pp213.jpg http://www.spearfishlaketales.com/photopost/pp212.jpg http://www.spearfishlaketales.com/photopost/pp211.jpg http://www.spearfishlaketales.com/photopost/pp210.jpg http://www.spearfishlaketales.com/photopost/pp209.jpg http://www.spearfishlaketales.com/photopost/pp208.jpg http://www.spearfishlaketales.com/photopost/pp207.jpg http://www.spearfishlaketales.com/photopost/pp206.jpg http://www.spearfishlaketales.com/photopost/pp205.jpg http://www.spearfishlaketales.com/photopost/pp204.jpg http://www.spearfishlaketales.com/photopost/pp203.jpg http://www.spearfishlaketales.com/photopost/pp202.jpg http://www.spearfishlaketales.com/photopost/pp201.jpg http://www.spearfishlaketales.com/photopost/pp200.jpg http://www.spearfishlaketales.com/photopost/pp199.jpg When I started posting Banners Flying I was going to slip in a few archival racing photos, but guess what -- I forgot about it. I’ll do it now to help wrap up the book. After all, racing season starts soon! http://www.spearfishlaketales.com/photopost/pp197.jpg http://www.spearfishlaketales.com/photopost/pp196.jpg http://www.spearfishlaketales.com/photopost/pp195.jpg http://www.spearfishlaketales.com/photopost/pp194.jpg http://www.spearfishlaketales.com/photopost/pp193.jpg http://www.spearfishlaketales.com/photopost/pp192.jpg http://www.spearfishlaketales.com/photopost/pp191.jpg http://www.spearfishlaketales.com/photopost/pp190.jpg http://www.spearfishlaketales.com/photopost/pp189.jpg http://www.spearfishlaketales.com/photopost/pp188.jpg http://www.spearfishlaketales.com/photopost/pp187.jpg http://www.spearfishlaketales.com/photopost/pp186.jpg http://www.spearfishlaketales.com/photopost/pp185.jpg http://www.spearfishlaketales.com/photopost/pp184.jpg http://www.spearfishlaketales.com/photopost/pp183.jpg http://www.spearfishlaketales.com/photopost/pp182.jpg http://www.spearfishlaketales.com/photopost/pp181.jpg http://www.spearfishlaketales.com/photopost/pp180.jpg http://www.spearfishlaketales.com/photopost/pp179.jpg http://www.spearfishlaketales.com/photopost/pp178.jpg Miss Muffet is growing http://www.spearfishlaketales.com/photopost/pp176.jpg http://www.spearfishlaketales.com/photopost/pp175.jpg http://www.spearfishlaketales.com/photopost/pp174.jpg Summer will come eventually http://www.spearfishlaketales.com/photopost/pp172.jpg http://www.spearfishlaketales.com/photopost/pp171.jpg http://www.spearfishlaketales.com/photopost/pp170.jpg http://www.spearfishlaketales.com/photopost/pp169.jpg http://www.spearfishlaketales.com/photopost/pp168.jpg http://www.spearfishlaketales.com/photopost/pp167.jpg http://www.spearfishlaketales.com/photopost/pp166.jpg http://www.spearfishlaketales.com/photopost/pp165.jpg http://www.spearfishlaketales.com/photopost/pp164.jpg http://www.spearfishlaketales.com/photopost/pp163.jpg http://www.spearfishlaketales.com/photopost/pp162.jpg http://www.spearfishlaketales.com/photopost/pp161.jpg http://www.spearfishlaketales.com/photopost/pp160.jpg http://www.spearfishlaketales.com/photopost/pp159.jpg http://www.spearfishlaketales.com/photopost/pp158.jpg http://www.spearfishlaketales.com/photopost/pp157.jpg http://www.spearfishlaketales.com/photopost/pp156.jpg Miss Muffett

References

  1. Wes Boyd, "Photo Post: New SLT Feature" (2013-12-31), Wes Boyd's Message Board