Happy Fourth!

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Would have been better if I’d stopped on the freeway to take this photo, but not always possible. Not bad for a “drive by shooting.” Happy Fourth! Panasonic Lumix FX-580, This is probably the largest US flag I’ve ever seen, at maybe 12×18 feet in dimension. December 12, 2012, Image crop, vicinity Quartzsite, Arizona along I-10.

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Four Photos February 2013

South Carolina, and the California Desert, February 2013. Photos with my new Sony RX-100. They say we can’t get more quality into a web image with more pixels. This camera sports  a 20MP sensor. I’m very pleased with both image quality and color on my new camera. I find a noticeable image improvement over my older “compact point and shoots.” Thanks once again to Richard Wanderman for paving the way.


Snow Over Coachella Valley. Coming down into the Coachella Valley from the Mojave, I caught this great vista. Photo by Alex Forbes. Sony RX-100. Browse all images in Alex’s Gallery.


Tan on Grey. Early morning on the beach, North Myrtle Beach SC 2013 … Photo by Alex Forbes. Sony RX-100. Browse all images in Alex’s Gallery.


Sunrise – Storm Waning. Dawn breaking over the Atlantic, North Myrtle Beach SC 2013. … Photo by Alex Forbes. Sony RX-100. Browse all images in Alex’s Gallery.


Sunrise over the beach, North Myrtle Beach SC 2013. Photo by Alex Forbes. Sony RX-100. Browse all images in Alex’s Gallery.

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Maine, Summer of 1959

I recently scanned part of an old family album. We’d vacationed in the East in 1959, spending a few days on a family island in Maine. Annotations are sparse. Many photos were lost over the years. These give you some idea of what it was like when a kid’s best dream came true in 1959. In Galleries.

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Season’s Greetings 2011

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Alex writes: “Seasons Greetings 2011, 35mm scan, Sierra City 1975″ … Never before published. Click image for larger file. Photo by Alex Forbes.

But there’s a story behind it. As I wrote a good friend,

My friend Art, his dad “Uncle Art,” Art’s brother and our two dogs had all just tossed in the towel after a miserable, rainy, cold, wet, unsuccessful fishing expedition to a nonexistent place called “Shad’s Resort” on the muddy, rain-swollen Mokelumne (vicinity of Placerville). We decided to drive north to look around Wild Plum, since we were already in the same neck of the woods. With our luck, by that time and altitude  it had started to snow, and was obviously coming down heavier with every passing minute. The old campsite area and the waterfalls had become a winter wonderland, almost unrecognizable to us seasonal tourist city types. If we tarried too long we risked getting stranded.

But we stopped at the bridge again on the way out for a last look. I took the photo you see, which looks like a black and white unless you look really carefully, and another photo of Sierra Buttes, the craggy mountain to the north that overlooked our old campsite. And then we began the long, long drive down highway 49 to highway 80 and home.

Merry Christmas!

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