Sunday, December 20, 2009
Monday, December 7, 2009
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
In 1961, a year before my first National Park job at Carlsbad Caverns, Fort Davis, Texas, was established as a national historic site. Some of my friends and I drove to this site which is located in the Davis Mountains about 100 miles south of Carlsbad. Here is the first of three sets of black and white photographs I took that day which show the ruins of the fort at that time. Check out the pictures of the fort today which show the wonderful job of restoration that has taken place in the last 40 years.
Monday, November 30, 2009
When I moved to my final park assignment in Yellowstone, I had stopped taking slides, and was using color print film exclusively. When I was going through the process of selecting slides to be scanned, I was surprised to discover that I had even taken any slides at Point Reyes.
So, for the moment, the will be no photographs of Yellowstone presented on my blog. I do have several hundred color negatives from Yellowstone days, but don't expect to start sorting and scanning these until next year. Yellowstone photographs are coming, but not for awhile.
But, don't despair! I have slides and black and white pictures which have been scanned -- some of national parks, state parks, and my early college coursework photographs. And of course, there are the digital pictures I've taken since 2002 . . .
Sunday, November 15, 2009
Saturday, November 7, 2009
Monday, November 2, 2009
I moved from coast to coast for my next park assignment -- Point Reyes National Seashore. I spent my high school years (1952 to 1955) living in Marin County and visited the future seashore quite often. In fact, a group of my friends and I actually hunted rabbits with the permission of one of the ranch owners. The National Seashore was established in 1962 by a congressional bill signed by President John F. Kennedy.
I'll start with some "general" photographs which show the diversity of the area.
Sunday, October 18, 2009
Now that I've finished getting my "better" slides scanned, I am now having my black and white negatives from the 1950's and 1960's scanned. Great fun and memories. Since winter is approaching, and some of you have already seen its start in your area, I thought a winter intermission might be appropriate. These photographs were taken after a winter storm in Yosemite Valley during the winter of 1961/1962.