Thursday, September 19, 2019


Part of my recent trip to Yukon was a trip up the Dempster Highway (think of a gravel road that gradually gets worse as you go north) from Dawson City to the Arctic Circle. Let's just say there are many photos, but these are the ones from the Tombstone Park. The trip up was on the 8th, and back the next day, so there might be some similar shots with different light. We were a little past the peak of the colour this year, but it's still pretty spectacular, especially if you love a brutally rugged landscape replete with golds, browns, and yellows.

This first one is the iconic valley heading toward Tombstone Mountain in late morning light. This panorama is 15490 px wide by 4098 high, or about 3.8 wide x 1 tall. It would print out about 5 feet wide or so. Perfect for that big space over one of your windows.


Here's a closer view with a big lens. This is the least hazy I've ever seen it.

A medium view from the next day, in late afternoon light. You can already see the smoke rolling in.












It's a big empty place. Look for the transport truck for scale.

There are more Tombstone photos on my daily blog, here.

Saturday, July 6, 2019

The recent tours

The major photo rambles lately have been Neil Zeller tours. I don't mean to turn this blog into a commercial for him, but lets just say his offerings are a ton of fun and leave it there.

There was:
Cypress Hills May 23 to 26.
The 'secret' tour July 3.
The Sheep River tour July 5.

Here's some of the photos from each, giving a flavour to whet your appetite for the next one.
Neil awaiting his passengers.

A bridge on the way to Cypress Hills.

Reesor Ranch.

Sunrise above Reesor Lake.

The view from above Reesor Ranch.

Some of the wildflowers there.

A pelican in Reesor Lake.

We weren't sure if this barn was abandoned or not.

Red Rocks Coulee.

Conglomerant cliffs.

Fox Valley.

Near the Sand Hills

Neil found a double rainbow for us, sorry about the water drops on lens.

Sunset over Reesor Ranch.

For the secret tour Neil promised places he'd never taken anyone before, and wow did he deliver! This is inside the Calgary Tower, they call it the bat cave.

The Bow Tower sky garden and view.

Village Brewery, lunch and tour.

CP Rail headquarters.

The next tour was Sheep River. At least it didn't rain, but we couldn't see the mountains.

Cataract Creek campground.

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