Photography

Peakbagging, 1924-style: Climbing Mt. Rainier

Peakbagging, 1924-style: Climbing Mt. Rainier

I scanned some photos of my grandmother’s climb to Mt. Rainier (August 1924), and created a story on my mother site after visiting some other Mt. Rainier climb web sites to learn more about the climb and what was going on in the pictures. (Yesterday, I tried to access the scans (on a 250GB external […]

Lost America at Night

Nighttime photography of the abandoned west. Includes truck-on-a-stick.

Helen Keller and Annie Sullivan

Jill Fallon at Estate Vaults posted a recently-found photo of Miss Keller and her teacher, Miss Sullivan. “Water, Helen, it has a name,” says Annie as she spells the letters into Helen’s hands. The story of Helen Keller and Annie Sullivan as written in the play, The Miracle Worker, has left a mark on me […]

Dusky railroad crossing

Dusky railroad crossing

Suburban sunset railroad, for your viewing pleasure.

Eclipse photos

Not mine. Everyone else’s. (on Flickr) I just set an alarm to get up and see it. I woke, I looked, I went back to sleep. (Turns out I did want a decent night’s sleep)

Helium balloon takes a foto per minute, reaches edge of atmosphere

Helium balloon takes a foto per minute, reaches edge of atmosphere

On a recent Saturday, a buncha guys in Alberta launched a helium balloon with a camera attached. 150 images later, an amazing photo from 117,597 feet high. [via Gizmodo via NASAwatch]