Posts Tagged With: photography

Skagit Bay Beach #1

The motorhome is parked at Thousand Trails RV Resort along the shore of Skagit Bay in La Conner, Washington. I’ve been here a number of times over the past years and always enjoy it here. It’s my favorite resort in the entire Thousand Trails system. My departure date is August 7th.

Mary is dealing with her over-flowing to-do list plate which can only be handled by herself. The construction of Mary’s rental continues along…slowly. She now is hoping to rejoin me by early September.  :(

I get a lot of nice comments about my photography. I shoot what I call…honest photography. In other words, I refuse to use any radical image altering programs like Photoshop. All I’ll admit to (and the truth) is minor cropping and perhaps a little color enhancement. Essentially, what you see is what I saw. Photography schools teach the best time of day to photograph is the hour just after sunrise or the hour just before sunset. The theory being dramatic side lighting is more enjoyable than midday overhead strong sunlight. It’s true…however most of my photography occurs between 10 AM and 2 PM…when it’s most convenient for me. I started photography in 1974 and was fortunate in my early years to have got some good photography schooling.

Today’s photos are a good example…shot in mid-afternoon. I walked along the beach of Skagit Bay shooting what I could find in the mid-afternoon lighting. More beach photos tomorrow…

As always you may left click upon an image to see an enlarged view and then click once again to see an even larger view…

 

 

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I HOPE YOU ENJOYED THE PHOTOS.

Yesterday was a cloudy/sunny and 72 degrees. Forecast for today is cloudy/sunny and 73 degrees.

Enjoying nice weather is another joy in the life of a full-time RVer!

The red dot on the below map shows my approximate location in the State of Washington. You may double left-click the map to make it larger…

 

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Enjoying 65-75 degree temperatures with low humidity most of the year is a primary joy in the RVing lifestyle!

“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving”…Albert Einstein

 

 

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On October 27, 2012, I created a two-minute video titled America The Beautiful. The music America The Beautiful is by Christopher W. French. The photos, which I randomly selected, are from the states of Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Montana, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Tennessee, Washington and West Virginia (not shown in that order)…are mine. Yup, That’s me standing in front of the Post Office in Luckenbach, Texas…Y’all!

Click this link to start the video. Make sure you have your speakers turned on and go to full screen asap.
http://youtu.be/FfZUzEB4rM8

If you would like to see my YouTube videos, click this link… http://www.youtube.com/user/JimJ1579/videos

There are more than 600 photo albums in my Picasa Web Albums File. To gain access, you simply have to click this link… https://picasaweb.google.com/jimjrver

If you have not checked out my Ramblin Man’s Photos Blog, you can do so by clicking this link…http://ramblinmanphotos.wordpress.com/

For more information about my books, click this link:
http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/panamaorbust

All original material Copyright – Jim Jaillet 2015

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Sunrise Over Skagit Bay…

The motorhome is parked at Thousand Trails RV Resort along the shore of Skagit Bay in La Conner, Washington. I’ve been here a number of times over the past years and always enjoy it here. It’s my favorite resort in the entire Thousand Trails system. My departure date is August 7th.

Mary is dealing with her over-flowing to-do list plate which can only be handled by herself. The construction of Mary’s rental continues along…slowly. She now is hoping to rejoin me by early September.  :(

Yesterday morning just at sunrise (5:30 AM), I walked across the narrow road in front of the motorhome and down a very short path to catch a few photos….

As always you may left click upon an image to see an enlarged view and then click once again to see an even larger view…

 

This campground is on land leased from the Swinomish Indian Tribe. The salmon pens can be seen in the distance in the light morning mist…

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A broader view…

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A closer view. In years past I’ve seen an eagle perched atop the tree in right center. I hope to see one again this year. Looking closely and you can see the light sun (rising behind me) on the top half of the trees

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A 180 degree panorama…

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The Swinomish take salmon only during regulated times of the year. Hopefully I’ll be here when that happens…

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I HOPE YOU ENJOYED THE PHOTOS.

Yesterday was a cloudy with showers and 70 degrees. Forecast for today is mostly cloudy with showers 69 degrees.

Enjoying nice weather is another joy in the life of a full-time RVer!

The red dot on the below map shows my approximate location in the State of Washington. You may double left-click the map to make it larger…

 

united-states-mapLACO

 

Enjoying 65-75 degree temperatures with low humidity most of the year is a primary joy in the RVing lifestyle!

“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving”…Albert Einstein

 

 

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On October 27, 2012, I created a two-minute video titled America The Beautiful. The music America The Beautiful is by Christopher W. French. The photos, which I randomly selected, are from the states of Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Montana, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Tennessee, Washington and West Virginia (not shown in that order)…are mine. Yup, That’s me standing in front of the Post Office in Luckenbach, Texas…Y’all!

Click this link to start the video. Make sure you have your speakers turned on and go to full screen asap.
http://youtu.be/FfZUzEB4rM8

If you would like to see my YouTube videos, click this link… http://www.youtube.com/user/JimJ1579/videos

There are more than 600 photo albums in my Picasa Web Albums File. To gain access, you simply have to click this link… https://picasaweb.google.com/jimjrver

If you have not checked out my Ramblin Man’s Photos Blog, you can do so by clicking this link…http://ramblinmanphotos.wordpress.com/

For more information about my books, click this link:
http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/panamaorbust

All original material Copyright – Jim Jaillet 2015

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Monroe to La Conner, Washington

Yesterday I drove the motorhome the 65 miles from Monroe to La Conner, Washington.

The motorhome is parked at Thousand Trails RV Resort along the shore of Skagit Bay in La Conner, Washington. I’ve been here a number of times over the past years and always enjoy it here. It’s my favorite resort in the entire Thousand Trails system. My departure date is August 7th.

Mary is dealing with her over-flowing to-do list plate which can only be handled by herself. The construction of Mary’s rental continues along…slowly. She now is hoping to rejoin me by early September.  :(

About one-half of the trip was on Interstate Highway 5. The below photo was taken in a lighter-traveled section of the highway…

As always you may left click upon an image to see an enlarged view and then click once again to see an even larger view…

 

 

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On the back road heading to my destination, Mt. Baker could be seen in the distance…

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This bridge crosses over the Swinomish Channel…

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Just holding my camera high and to the right, I took a blind shot hoping to catch La Conner. Not a bad shot for being on the move…

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The park entrance…

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My camping spot…

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And the usual dinette window photo…

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And a bonus view through the front windshield…

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I HOPE YOU ENJOYED THE PHOTOS.

Yesterday was a cloudy with showers and 68 degrees. Forecast for today is mostly cloudy with showers 70 degrees.

Enjoying nice weather is another joy in the life of a full-time RVer!

The red dot on the below map shows my approximate location in the State of Washington. You may double left-click the map to make it larger…

 

united-states-mapLACO

 

Enjoying 65-75 degree temperatures with low humidity most of the year is a primary joy in the RVing lifestyle!

“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving”…Albert Einstein

 

 

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On October 27, 2012, I created a two-minute video titled America The Beautiful. The music America The Beautiful is by Christopher W. French. The photos, which I randomly selected, are from the states of Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Montana, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Tennessee, Washington and West Virginia (not shown in that order)…are mine. Yup, That’s me standing in front of the Post Office in Luckenbach, Texas…Y’all!

Click this link to start the video. Make sure you have your speakers turned on and go to full screen asap.
http://youtu.be/FfZUzEB4rM8

If you would like to see my YouTube videos, click this link… http://www.youtube.com/user/JimJ1579/videos

There are more than 600 photo albums in my Picasa Web Albums File. To gain access, you simply have to click this link… https://picasaweb.google.com/jimjrver

If you have not checked out my Ramblin Man’s Photos Blog, you can do so by clicking this link…http://ramblinmanphotos.wordpress.com/

For more information about my books, click this link:
http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/panamaorbust

All original material Copyright – Jim Jaillet 2015

 

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Montgomery, Alabama

The motorhome is parked at Thousand Trails Thunderbird RV Resort in Monroe, Washington. I’ll depart here later this morning.

Mary is dealing with her over-flowing to-do list plate which can only be handled by herself. The construction of Mary’s rental continues along…slowly. She now is hoping to rejoin me by early September.  :(

On July 12th, I blogged about the great Civil War photo book I found in a Goodwill store. If you missed that posting, here’s the link…http://wp.me/pDCku-ckv

I’ve really enjoyed reading this book reminding me of the many places I’ve been that played an important role in the Civil War. I’ve decided it would be a great time to re-visit some of the places and share them with you. If I’m writing a blog entry about a place, means I read about it in this great Civil War photo book with nearly 4,000 photographs and I have been there! I’ll continue these Blog postings until I’ve until I do them all in my collection.

Today’s subject: Montgomery, Alabama…

Montgomery, Alabama was the location of the first White House in the Confederacy. Most of us today relate it to where Martin Luther King ended his famous 54 mile civil rights walk to Montgomery, Alabama in 1965. While in Montgomery…I walked in his footsteps as you will see in the below Picasa web album.

 

You can read all about today’s subject by clicking this link…https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Montgomery,_Alabama
I took these photos April 30, 2007…

As always you may left click upon an image to see an enlarged view and then click once again to see an even larger view…

 

 

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To see the other 32 photos in this Picasa web album, click the below photo…

 

 

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I HOPE YOU ENJOYED THE PHOTOS.

Yesterday was a cloudy/sunny and 74 degrees. Forecast for today is mostly cloudy and 68 degrees.

Enjoying nice weather is another joy in the life of a full-time RVer!

The red dot on the below map shows my approximate location in the State of Washington. You may double left-click the map to make it larger…

 

 

united-states-mapMON

 

 

Enjoying 65-75 degree temperatures with low humidity most of the year is a primary joy in the RVing lifestyle!

“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving”…Albert Einstein

 

 

2

 

 

On October 27, 2012, I created a two-minute video titled America The Beautiful. The music America The Beautiful is by Christopher W. French. The photos, which I randomly selected, are from the states of Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Montana, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Tennessee, Washington and West Virginia (not shown in that order)…are mine. Yup, That’s me standing in front of the Post Office in Luckenbach, Texas…Y’all!

Click this link to start the video. Make sure you have your speakers turned on and go to full screen asap.
http://youtu.be/FfZUzEB4rM8

If you would like to see my YouTube videos, click this link… http://www.youtube.com/user/JimJ1579/videos

There are more than 600 photo albums in my Picasa Web Albums File. To gain access, you simply have to click this link… https://picasaweb.google.com/jimjrver

If you have not checked out my Ramblin Man’s Photos Blog, you can do so by clicking this link…http://ramblinmanphotos.wordpress.com/

For more information about my books, click this link:
http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/panamaorbust

All original material Copyright – Jim Jaillet 2015

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How Are An RV And A Good Book Much Alike?

The motorhome is parked at Thousand Trails Thunderbird RV Resort in Monroe, Washington. I’ll depart from here tomorrow.

Mary is dealing with her over-flowing to-do list plate which can only be handled by herself. The construction of Mary’s rental continues along…slowly. She now is hoping to rejoin me by early September.  :(

Today’s subject…How are an RV and a good book much alike?

The answer: Both of them can take you to wonderful places!

The RV takes you there physically and a good book takes you there mentally!

Here’s how this story begins…

Ten days ago I stopped at Goodwill looking for used books. Because of their larger size and weight, I generally do not buy hardbacks unless they are unique and yesterday I found one. It’s 934, 8.5×11 pages, 2 1/8 inches thick and weighs in at a whopping 7.5 pounds!

I’m a Civil War history buff and have been to many of the battlefields back on the east coast. Here’s the cover indicating that it has nearly 4,000 images…

As always you may left click upon an image to see an enlarged view and then click once again to see an even larger view…

 

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Here’s what the typical inside pages look like…

 

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The last 10 days has been a fantastic trip! I’ve traveled hundreds of miles with this book that was ten years in preparation. Really great factual information and photos. I’ve read many books about the Civil War, but this book really added to my knowledge base. I highly recommend it to you!

To read about this book, click this link…http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1260442.Civil_War_Album

I’m in my 20th years of full-time RVing and retirement. Traveling and reading are two items that bring me much enjoyment. I’d be willing to bet in that time I’ve averaged 2-3 books a week and have been taken on many great mental trips. Photography, museums, walking, visiting with my many good friends, meeting new and interesting people, great music and food are some of the other things I enjoy. Living in 65-75 degree temperatures mostly year-round is a primary enjoyment!

William Cowper, English poet (1731-1800), in The Task (1785)–‘The Timepiece’ (Book II, lines 606-7) is credited with the saying “VARIETY IS THE SPICE OF LIFE”!, And he didn’t even own an RV!

As I travel, I have many people say to me…”I really envy the way you live”. In return I say…

“You can do it also…there are only three easy steps…

1) Sell everything you own…

2) Buy an RV…

3) Hit the road!

and then they usually begin telling me, why in their case, they can’t do it.

I’m really glad my life if full of spice. What a lucky guy I am!

Try it…you’ll like it!  :)

I’m going to continue my blog postings about Civil War places that I read about in this book and I have visited until I’ve covered them all!

I’ve started a new book. The Good War by Studs Turkel covers the period from 1937 to 1946, transiting from the Great Depression to the end of World War II. The author assembled dozens of people who, in their own, words describe their life experiences during this period. Being born in 1940, I’m finding it to be another interesting read and mental trip.

How do I manage to read so much? Simple…with the exception of 100+ on-board movies…I watch ZERO television. There’s nothing on TV worth my time…plus if I never see/hear another commercial the rest of my life…that will be just fine with me! :)

I HOPE YOU ENJOYED THE PHOTOS AND STORY.

Yesterday was a cloudy/sunny and 76 degrees. Forecast for today is cloudy/sunny and 76 degrees.

Enjoying nice weather is another joy in the life of a full-time RVer!

The red dot on the below map shows my approximate location in the State of Washington. You may double left-click the map to make it larger…

 

united-states-mapMON

 

 

Enjoying 65-75 degree temperatures with low humidity most of the year is a primary joy in the RVing lifestyle!

“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving”…Albert Einstein

 

 

2

 

 

On October 27, 2012, I created a two-minute video titled America The Beautiful. The music America The Beautiful is by Christopher W. French. The photos, which I randomly selected, are from the states of Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Montana, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Tennessee, Washington and West Virginia (not shown in that order)…are mine. Yup, That’s me standing in front of the Post Office in Luckenbach, Texas…Y’all!

Click this link to start the video. Make sure you have your speakers turned on and go to full screen asap.
http://youtu.be/FfZUzEB4rM8

If you would like to see my YouTube videos, click this link… http://www.youtube.com/user/JimJ1579/videos

There are more than 600 photo albums in my Picasa Web Albums File. To gain access, you simply have to click this link… https://picasaweb.google.com/jimjrver

If you have not checked out my Ramblin Man’s Photos Blog, you can do so by clicking this link…http://ramblinmanphotos.wordpress.com/

For more information about my books, click this link:
http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/panamaorbust

All original material Copyright – Jim Jaillet 2015

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Selma, Alabama

The motorhome is parked at Thousand Trails Thunderbird RV Resort in Monroe, Washington. My scheduled departure date is July 24th..

Mary is dealing with her over-flowing to-do list plate which can only be handled by herself. The construction of Mary’s rental continues along…slowly. She now is hoping to rejoin me by early September.  :(

On July 12th, I blogged about the great Civil War photo book I found in a Goodwill store. If you missed that posting, here’s the link…http://wp.me/pDCku-ckv

I’ve really enjoyed reading this book reminding me of the many places I’ve been that played an important role in the Civil War. I’ve decided it would be a great time to re-visit some of the places and share them with you. If I’m writing a blog entry about a place, means I read about it in this great Civil War photo book with nearly 4,000 photographs and I have been there!

Today’s subject: Selma, Alabama…

Selma, Alabama played an important role in the Civil War. Most of us today relate Selma to where Martin Luther King began his famous 54 mile civil rights walk to Montgomery, Alabama in 1965. While in Selma…I walked in his footsteps as you will see in the below Picasa web album.

 

You can read all about today’s subject by clicking this link…https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Selma,_Alabama_in_the_American_Civil_War

 

I took these photos April 27, 2007…

As always you may left click upon an image to see an enlarged view and then click once again to see an even larger view…

 

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To see the other 32 photos in this Picasa web album, click the below photo…

 

 

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I HOPE YOU ENJOYED THE PHOTOS.

Yesterday was a cloudy/sunny and 74 degrees. Forecast for today is mostly cloudy and 72 degrees.

Enjoying nice weather is another joy in the life of a full-time RVer!

The red dot on the below map shows my approximate location in the State of Washington. You may double left-click the map to make it larger…

 

 

united-states-mapMON

 

 

Enjoying 65-75 degree temperatures with low humidity most of the year is a primary joy in the RVing lifestyle!

“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving”…Albert Einstein

 

 

2

 

 

On October 27, 2012, I created a two-minute video titled America The Beautiful. The music America The Beautiful is by Christopher W. French. The photos, which I randomly selected, are from the states of Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Montana, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Tennessee, Washington and West Virginia (not shown in that order)…are mine. Yup, That’s me standing in front of the Post Office in Luckenbach, Texas…Y’all!

Click this link to start the video. Make sure you have your speakers turned on and go to full screen asap.
http://youtu.be/FfZUzEB4rM8

If you would like to see my YouTube videos, click this link… http://www.youtube.com/user/JimJ1579/videos

There are more than 600 photo albums in my Picasa Web Albums File. To gain access, you simply have to click this link… https://picasaweb.google.com/jimjrver

If you have not checked out my Ramblin Man’s Photos Blog, you can do so by clicking this link…http://ramblinmanphotos.wordpress.com/

For more information about my books, click this link:
http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/panamaorbust

All original material Copyright – Jim Jaillet 2015

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