Category Archives: Photojournalism

American Gothic Update

We went to Eldon, Iowa to see the original home that Grant Wood used as a background for his famous “American Gothic” painting.   Don’t let the run down appearance of Eldon scare you away, the American Gothic Museum is … Continue reading

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Half Dome at Sunset

Standing above the clouds is weird, I mean standing on solid ground, not in an airplane, and looking down to the clouds below.  It is surreal! Thick clouds came in about an hour before sunset, and I was peeved, as … Continue reading

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Tharp’s Log

A nature-lover by heart, Hale Tharp homesteaded the area in 1869, built a summer cabin in the trunk of a fallen Sequoia tree and raised cattle in what is now Sequoia NP. Complete with a bed, table and bench, shelf, … Continue reading

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1452 No-Name Street

Removal of the cottages on the Boys Town farm is in full swing.  The cottages were built in the late 40’s and early 50’s as part of a $30 million expansion program that created living quarters on the West Farm … Continue reading

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Moro Rock

A mere 400 steps to the top of Moro Rock provides a panoramic view of Sequoia National Park in northern California.  Its elevation is only 6,725′ but it provides a clear view of the much taller peaks along the western … Continue reading

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Fern Spring

Along Southside Drive that carries 90% of vehicle traffic through Yosemite Valley is a turnout for about four cars.  The sign for Fern Spring is small, like it was meant for hikers more than car/bus passengers, but it provides a … Continue reading

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Scale

In two previous posts (Sequoia National Park and Giant Sequoia Trees), I’ve written about the Giant Sequoia trees in the Sierra Nevada mountains, trying to demonstrate just how large these trees can be. I’ve shown them with other objects, a … Continue reading

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