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Blame Marcia for encouraging me (LOL)

by Roger NC / July 11, 2005 10:38 AM PDT
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LOL LOL :))
by MarciaB / July 11, 2005 11:53 AM PDT

Yep, it was me! and glad you paid attention! Grin

These photos are wonderful Roger.

The sheer rock faces of the cliffs that Bridal Veil, Yosemite and the other falls go over is awe inspiring. The "power" of such beauty and the raw force of nature is truly humbling.

The climbers on El Capitan and your photo of "Glacier Point - down the cliff" make my stomach go whoopsie! I'm not much for heights anymore.

I enjoyed the wildflower photos, and Ranger Ben looks happy to have his job Wink

So what was that weird plant, anyway? Odd.

Charlie Brown and friends made me smile.

I love the ivy climbing up the walls of the wineries.

Your San Francisco pics reminded me of our trip with the boys there this last March. Orion said it was some of the best memories ever for him (especially eating at Benny Hana's :)) It was a wonderful time.

Well, they were all great photos, Roger. I'm pleased with myself for talking you into it Grin

Thanks for sharing,
--Marcia
P.S. you forgot to add a "1" to the number of photos in the Other than Yosemite California pictures. There are 191 Wink

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Opps, ok, 191 not 91
by Roger NC / July 11, 2005 11:59 AM PDT
In reply to: LOL LOL :))

LOL, and still got some can't get to register at Yahoo for some reason.

That is a sampler pack my wife assembled out of the 2000+ we bought back home.

Thanks for the compliments.

As far as a plant, uhhhhhhhhhhhhhh, tell me the number or name of the pic and I'll ask my wife, she's the plant expert.

JMO

Roger

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The Plant
by MarciaB / July 11, 2005 1:44 PM PDT
In reply to: Opps, ok, 191 not 91

It's in the "other than Yosemite Pictures" bunch, and it's titled "CA - weird plant"

It looks like some sort of mutant yucca plant.

Kinda cool though Happy

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(NT) (NT) Oh, it's just the weird plant, we don't know either.
by Roger NC / July 12, 2005 6:44 AM PDT
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loved the Yosemite pics
by jonah jones / July 11, 2005 8:52 PM PDT
wondering how long it took him to scan all those post-cards

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You done good
by MKay / July 11, 2005 10:25 PM PDT

:-)... Loved the pics and save them to view more closely at my leisure... Love when you folks post your pics... Thanks for sharing...

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(NT) (NT) Where are you? Nice pics, but ?????
by Kiddpeat / July 11, 2005 11:17 PM PDT
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That's California in those photos, KP
by MarciaB / July 12, 2005 1:42 AM PDT

Yosemite National Park, Pacific Coast, wineries, San Francisco, etc. I guess that was what your question was. Apologies if not Happy

CA is one of those states that lots of folks that haven't been there tend to narrow it down to certain things that are more prevalent in the media; e.g., Hollywood, Los Angeles, Arnold Schwartznegger, ''the state that is most like a box of cereal: flakes, fruits and nuts'' Grin

I was reminded of the two years I lived in Wyoming in the early 80's. The people I knew would continually ask me questions about living on the coast when I informed them I was from Oregon. They seemed totally surprised when I told them that I actually lived on the High Desert, and that Oregon consisted of much more than our famous coastline, the Columbia River, the Oregon Trail, and the Willamette Valley. LOL Grin

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You mean you missed the good parts!
by Kiddpeat / July 12, 2005 3:12 AM PDT
Devil
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If you mean pictures of me and wife
by Roger NC / July 12, 2005 6:49 AM PDT

we were taking them, soooooooooooo.

LOL, there were some of us scatter throughout, but these are the ones chosen for a representative sample of the 2000+ me, my wife, and her sister took.

All the SF titles mean San Francisco of course. Others in the not Yosemite album are around the area of San Francisco and Santa Rosa, coast, groves, etc.

JMO

Roger

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Thanks for the tour, Roger!
by Angeline Booher / July 12, 2005 12:07 AM PDT

Yosemite was the highlight of my CA experiences, and "walking through" the glorious sites and vistas brought back special memories.

There were many other familiar places in your photos, as well.

Looks like both of our families knew the best spots to show us! Happy

Angeline
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We had to rush this trip
by Roger NC / July 12, 2005 6:43 AM PDT

a bit, to stay with my wife's sister and BIL.

They're moving to near Grant's Pass, Oregon. So we had to go before they started packing up to move.

Of course, now that means next year or two, we'll have to visit them in Oregon.

(Great to have relatives scattered across the country to free load off of ain't it? Wink )

Anyway, it was a wonderful trip. My wife is already fussing she wants to go back. This was her second visit to Yosemite, she went about 15 years ago. It was my first trip west of the Texas.

JMO

Roger

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(NT) (NT) Excellent photos, as always, Roger! :-)
by Cindi Haynes / July 12, 2005 3:08 AM PDT
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Now listen to a camera tale, a tale of a late night buy....
by Roger NC / July 12, 2005 7:22 AM PDT

Ok, so it doesn't really fit the tune of Gilligan Island.

About the end of May, my wife read a review of a new Canon, the Powershot 2S IS , in a computer magazine emailed news letter. She forward the review to me, and we looked at it, and decided we wanted it.

So we search the web, and durn it, it wasn't to be released until June 30. We were both disappointed, because we wanted to buy it before we went on vacation June 13.

Anyway, that's life ain't it, so we just pushed it onto the back burner, sort of. The week before we were to travel, one night after I got off work at 11, we were both online and browsing. My wife had an email sales notice from Circuit City, and was about to delete it when we noticed the new Canon. Well other stores had it advertised, but when you checked shipping, it was 'when advailable' or 'June 30'.

I told her to click on it, and see when it was available. Since it turned out to be available right then, we stopped and done some more reading on the web on the camera. Then (at almost 2 in the morning) we web ordered it to be picked up the next morning at the nearest Circuit City. We got up 6 hours later, drove an hour (and a bit) to get the camera, and (after lunch out of course) back to the house about 2 pm so I could get changed for work at 3 pm.

But it turned out to be one heck of a good camera used in straight automatic mode, since we had little time to learn any special functions. We bought a 512 memory to go with it, since unfortunately it used SD memory instead of the CF both our older cameras use.

It takes one heck of a picture.

JMO

Roger

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I'm glad you wrote this

I was going to ask you what camera you used.

I recently bought myself a Fuji Finepix S3100 that was on sale at Staples for about 200 bucks. I just love it! My last digital camera was 3 times the price and this one just blows it away. It's quick and easy and I'm very pleased with the photos it produces. I also need to practice with the features, I've always been a manual SLR kinda gal before.

http://www.steves-digicams.com/2004_reviews/fuji_s3100.html

--Cindi
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(NT) (NT) I'm still using Nikon 995, wife is using Canon 2S IS
by Roger NC / July 12, 2005 8:24 AM PDT
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