Category Archives: USA

Places I’ll Never Forget (Hopefully !) #5

Mono Lake CA

I was inspired to post these images of Mono Lake by a lovely photograph taken by Mitch Zeissler of the tufa formations. It was 1993 when I visited on a road trip holiday to California. What a fantastic area, so much to see and do, I found the scenery breathtaking.

Mono Lake #1
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Mono Lake #2
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Mono Lake #3
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These images were taken on my Rolleiflex TLR and I’m guessing with a red filter. I remember wishing that the lens on the Rollei was a bit wider angle.

Places I’ll Never Forget (Hopefully !) #4

Oregon Coast

It was way back in 2005 when I last visited the USA, on that trip I flew into Seattle and headed for the Olympic Peninsula (that’s for another blog post) and eventually on to the Oregon coast. The sense of space and big skies will always be in my memories. The weather was very much like UK weather so I felt quite at home ! and the people were really friendly.

It was in the days before I had a digital camera, all the photographs were taken on either my Olympus OM2sp or OM2n on Kodak Elitechrome 200.

Pacific Ocean
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Depoe Bay
Stopped off by chance at Depoe Bay, really lovely little town, went whale watching which was fantastic, and bought the best cotton T shirt I have ever had, can’t beat genuine American cotton.
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Pelicans
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In the evening the pacific mist would come rolling in, it gave the place a magical feel.

Views Along The Coast
Cannon Beach
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That sense Of Space
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Sea Lion Caves, Florence OR
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Heceta Head Lighthouse
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I really loved the Oregon coast, only wish I’d made more notes of the places where the photographs were taken.

Bryce 2001* It was 1992 !!!!!

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Really enjoyed the visit to Bryce Canyon, this photo is from 2001* 1992 on my first trip to the USA. Took this shot on my old Rolleiflex 3.5f on colour neg film.

*I can’t believe I thought it was 2001, checked my passport and it was 1992.

Another one from 1992 USA

Anasazi Spruce House - Mesa VerdeOlympus OM2n – Zuiko 24mm – f2.8

Anasazi Spruce House, Mesa Verde, CO. I can remember climbing up some scary ladders to get to this house. Really liked Mesa Verde but I Inadvertently pitched my tent over a burrow of a critter, he was not pleased and kept me awake most of the night.