From The Top Of The Hill

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A gravel road stretching toward bad weather in northeastern Oregon’s wheat county, after scanning in SilverFast 8 and a pass with Topaz Labs’ Simplicity, using the Watercolor settings.

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Off The Rails

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A bright winter sky complements this snow-covered accident scene, except it isn’t snow—it’s foam, applied by a team of firefighters who were part of a large-scale emergency response to the train’s derailment. The bitterly cold morning is easily recalled nearly twenty years later (no gloves!), and it stands out in my memory as literally the biggest Oops! I’ve photographed.

Derailment SI 471

Doesn’t ‘expecting the unexpected’ make the unexpected expected? —George Carlin

Bygones

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Good, bad or indifferent, if you are not investing in new technology, you are going to be left behind. —Philip Green

The Sunday Scan: Forest In Fog

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A pine forest on a foggy morning in Yellowstone, taken a few years after the wildfires of 1988 changed the landscape.

The Sunday Scan: Norris Geyser Basin

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One of my favorite areas of Yellowstone National Park, the Norris Geyser Basin’s thermal features are at their most photogenic in the morning.