2013 In Photos

1 01 2014

I took a bit of time and made a "2013 in Review"

The Year 2013 in Photos by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

If you click the link, you can see the larger size.

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Anniversary Hike to Yellow Aster Butte

8 08 2013

My wife and I headed out last weekend for an overnight backpacking trip to Yellow Aster Butte meadows as our 13th anniversary of the trip we took for our honeymoon in 2000.  I trekked the 7D up with me using the Cotton carrier (which, I might add, was quite comfortable)

The whole set is at
http://www.flickr.com/photos/dragonspeed/sets/72157634968454038

Here are some samplings of the photographic fruits of our labour:

1. Some lovely little purple wildflowers

Anniversary Weekend at Mount Baker by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

2. Some of the beautiful wildflowers in bloom with Shuksan in the background

Anniversary Weekend at Mount Baker by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

3. American and Canadian Border Peaks

Anniversary Weekend at Mount Baker by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

4. Tarns of Yellow Aster Butte

Anniversary Weekend at Mount Baker by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

5. Pristine Alpine Tarn

Anniversary Weekend at Mount Baker by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

6. Our own patch of paradise

Anniversary Weekend at Mount Baker by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

7. Mount Baker in the distance

Anniversary Weekend at Mount Baker by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

8. Mount Baker, from Artist’s Point – end of Mount Baker Highway

Anniversary Weekend at Mount Baker by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

I hope you enjoyed your virtual alpine visit!  Comments welcome!





Tanzanian Zebras

28 05 2013

Some more shots from our Safari in 2009! 

1. Dopplegangers

Plains Zebra (Equus quagga) by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

2. Zebra foal

Zebra foal by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

3. Funny?

Plains Zebra (Equus quagga) by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

4. Bonding

Plains Zebra (Equus quagga) by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

5. Standing proud

Plains Zebra (Equus quagga) by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

You can find more of the Zebras at:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/dragonspeed/sets/72157633724758082/with/8847231301/
The whole Africa adventure is here:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/dragonspeed/sets/72157621906615382

Comments and Critique always welcome and appreciated.





Catching up on some Tanzania 2009 editing

29 04 2013

Yes, I’m STILL ediing photos from our trip to Africa in 2009… Here’s some of Zanzibar…. not just a map in Halo :)

1. The World’s game

The World’s game by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

2. A helping hand

A Helping Hand by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

3. Sunset

Sunset on Zanzibar by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

4. Mrs Dragonspeed with two kids happy to ham it up for the camera

Mrs Dragonspeed and a couple of local kids by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

5. Zanzibar door

Zanzibar Door by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

6. Sunset

Sunset on Zanzibar by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

7. Mrs Dragonspeed dwarfed by a Giant Aldabra Tortoise.

The Giant Aldabra Tortoise Aldabra giant tortoise (Aldabrachelys gigantea) by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

Oh my, there are just so many amazing memories. Please feel free to browse the Flickr set at:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/dragonspeed/sets/72157633384611500/with/8685991911/

Enjoy the tropical visit!





More Yukon Landscapes

4 04 2013

We took a trip down to Skagway from Whitehorse while visiting. The drive was nice, and the part through "White Pass" was appropriately named.. crazy! Here are some of the shots from the outing.

1. Along the shores of Tagish Lake
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Heading down to Skagway by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

2. Lonely Border post
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Border Outpost by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

3. On the flats of Dyea, Alaska
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On the flats in Dyea, AK by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

4. The ice planet "Hoth"?
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Hoth? by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

5. Spectacular sun on the mountains, near the border
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Sun on the mountains by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

6. Welcome to the Yukon (with a little photoshop help)
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Welcome to the Yukon! by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

I hope you enjoyed this little winter visit… more available at my flickr set:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/dragonspeed/sets/72157633081420715/with/8619057091/





Skagway Alaska – offseason

4 04 2013

We took a day trip down from Whitehorse to Skagway to check it out. The drive through White Pass was "interesting" to put it mildly, but the town of Skagway was almost a ghost town on that Sunday in the off-season.
 
1. A cold Welcome

Welcome to the USA by DragonSpeed, on Flickr
 
2. What do you do with a hundred tour buses in the off season?

The fleet at rest by DragonSpeed, on Flickr
 
3. The only place open on a Sunday morning.

The only open place on a Sunday in Skagway by DragonSpeed, on Flickr
 
4. The historic White Pass railway and old buildings of Skagway under the mountains that surround it.

All aboard! by DragonSpeed, on Flickr
 
5. Probably the most photographed building in town

The Arctic Brotherhood Hall by DragonSpeed, on Flickr
 
6. Tumbleweeds anyone?

All we need is some tumbleweeds by DragonSpeed, on Flickr
 
Apparently 10,000 tourists/day come through from May to September, but the 900 inhabitants weren’t really visible when we were there. I think we saw about 10-20 people the whole time we were there. Very strange.





The King of the Beasts

5 02 2013

While the Lion may be "The King of the Beasts" it was pretty obvious that it was the LIONESS that did the real work in the kingdom. Here are the top shots from our Tanzania Safari in 2009

1. Looks like someone outlasted Mom this time

Play time! by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

2. Your very own pet lioness?

Your very own pet lioness? by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

3. "Hey — anyone see Fred recently?"

"Hey – Where’s Fred?" by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

4. On the Lookout

Nursing Cubs is a Community Effort by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

5. A lioness passes VERY near by

Nursing Cubs is a Community Effort by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

6. Lion cubs so close you had to move back to focus!

Nursing Cubs is a Community Effort by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

7. A pair of young (5yr old) males

Young Brothers by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

8. Adult Male in Ngorongoro

Adult Male Lion by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

The full set of Lions is at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/dragons…th/8448680466/

The whole Africa trip: http://www.flickr.com/photos/dragons…th/8448680466/

I hope you enjoy seeing the photos as much we enjoyed taking them!








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