Through The Lens 159 – Happy New Year!

Early Morning in the Yard

As usual with the last post of the year, I’d like to share a few favorite images. The image above is from the Wiscasset Waterville & Farmington Railway Museum in Alna, ME. A place I visited for the first time this year and look forward to seeing again. Below is the Oregon Coast Scenic Railroad, also a first visit for me and I’m looking forward to visiting again in March to see a rare articulated logging locomotive run:

Hathaway Slough Trestle

Next is Multnomah Falls, located in the Columbia River Gorge:

Multnomah Falls Moonrise

Photographing B-29 Superfortress ‘Doc” was a happy accident and lots of fun:

The opportunity to photograph the battle from within the French Village at Mid Atlantic Air Museum’s WWII Weekend was another highlight:

As was photographing the wonderful reenactors:


Can’t forget Klotz. I had two opportunities to photograph this incredible time capsule:

And as always, I’m still working on editing photos from a few trips. Including a second trip to Klotz, Disney, Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad, the Strasburg Railroad and the Blue Ridge Parkway. Hopefully I’ll get those posted soon.

Happy New Year!

Oregon Trip Report 2018 – Part 2

Smith Lake Reflections

Continuing from last week’s Oregon Trip Report Part 1, The second morning of the trip starts in the small fishing village of Garabaldi, which is home to the Oregon Coast Scenic Railroad, for a Martin Hansen photo charter with the Polson Logging #2 pulling a log train and the McCloud #25 on a mixed freight. We covered a good portion of the line, stopping in several scenic locations including Garabaldi Pier:

Garabaldi Pier

Second Nehalem River Bridge:

Second Nehalem River Bridge

Hathaway Slough Trestle:

Hathaway Slough Trestle

Stasek Slough Trestle:

Stasek Slough Trestle

Three Graces:

Three Graces

and back to Smith Lake for the night session:

Smith Lake Blue Hour

Thanks again to Martin for putting on an excellent charter and also to Pete Lerro for leading the night session!

Look for Part 3, next Tuesday.

Through The Lens 141 – Three Graces

Three Graces

Polson Logging #2 charges past the rock formation known as the Three Graces on her way to the night photo session at Smith Lake.

Look for Part 2 of my Oregon Coast Trip Report on Tuesday, featuring the Oregon Coast Scenic Railroad.

Through The Lens 140 – Smith Lake Abstract

Smith Lake Abstract

One of my favorites from a recent trip to the Oregon Coast Scenic Railroad in May. I recently finished editing photos from the trip, so I’ll post Part 1 of the Trip Report on Tuesday.

Happy Friday!