Friday, May 31, 2013

Klamath & Western Railroad

Klamath & Western Railroad

I promise this is the last train ride for a while, I can only do two train rides in a year, otherwise it will be a torture for Pokie. But I have to say that she really enjoys the ride other than the Train Mountain ride in which she needs to push and finds her way to go get help. This is really fun for the kid like myself. All aboard……………

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Train Mountain Railroad

Train Mountain RR
I will always be a kid at heart when it comes to train, someone just said that maybe I was a train engineer in my previous life, I agree. This is Train Mountain Railroad in Chiloquin, southern Oregon. Come, I will show you around.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Postcards from Klamath Falls, Oregon

Klamath Falls Amtrak station

Welcome to Klamath Falls, Oregon, population of 42,000 give or take. This is a neat small little town if you ask me. It has an Amtrak station where you can go north to Portland or as far north as Vancouver, British Columbia by changing train in Seattle, or you can go south to Los Angeles and of course San Francisco. It has also a small airport with two commercial flights per day serving to San Francisco and of course Portland to the north. Oh, almost forgot to mention, it has a decent RV Park as well.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

On the Road again

Train Mountain Railroad with Tom from Colorado

We have just completed a journey of 900 plus miles in five days and four nights to southern Oregon and northern California. With the last furlough day, a Memorial Day weekend plus one vacation day, I have a total of five days, so off we go. We encountered snow on the side of the road at 5,000 feet elevation, namely Santiam Pass, a below freezing night at Klamath Falls, it was registered at 31 degrees Fahrenheit, we had clear day in Redding, California with the steady rain the next day when we left. I was just a kid at heart again, visiting Train Mountain Railroad and Klamath & Western Railroad where they are situated side by side. On Pokie’s highlight, she had an expensive hamburger at $395.94 (well make that two, one for lunch and one for dinner). I was just joking of course, but that’s the total cost to get down to Redding some 450 miles south of Portland, it is the closest In-N-Out Burger joint. Enjoy the highlights; I will make separate websites for Train Mountain Railroad and Klamath & Western Railroad later in the week.

Sunday, May 19, 2013

My birthday - Seattle Waterfront

Seattle Waterfront
The sixty percent chance of rain in Seattle did not deter me from going north again to celebrate my birthday. I was hoping all week that the weather forecasters were dead wrong and indeed I proved them that I was right, just a few sprinkler throughout that special day. This time we explored the waterfront, we took the Ferris wheel and Washington State Ferry to Bainbridge Island. It turned out that the clouds really made it interesting to photograph. I took more than two hundreds images and I came up with about twenty that I think look presentable. Remember that I am a recreation photographer; by the way I like that title very much. Enjoy!

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Red Carpet

The Red Carpet

I do not consider myself as a landscape or specialize photographer such as food, fashion or portrait. I just come up with a new term if I may – a “recreation photographer”, I do not wait for the sunset nor the sunrise for example, just take presentable photographs whenever I go and do the best I could at that point regardless the lighting condition, of course I prefer cloudy day or even lighting. Here I encounter the “red-carpet” that I did get a few shots last year, this is in a different place not far from where I took the photographs last year. Enjoy!