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No Aurora Borealis for my Birthday

September 8, 2015

Steider Studios.Night Sky.9.8.15

Monday night looked like a good chance of an Aurora storm, but it didn’t happen in my part of the world.  It was good practice for me anyway, using my new lens!

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Trees at my back made it a challenge to capture the Milky Way, but again, good practice and I loved getting out during my ‘Birthday Weekend’.

Steider Studios.Herman Creek.9.6.15

On Sunday I went for a hike with some old & new friends up Herman Creek in the Columbia River Gorge.

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A seldom traveled area, we crawled through dense brush and branches to get to this part of the creek.

Steider Studios.Herman Creek.9.6.15-3Then scrambled over or around big rocks to traverse further up the creek.

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It was an overcast, drizzly, wet, dark and slippery kind of day.  A couple of friends took a dip in the creek when they slipped on rocks.

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Glad I went in spite of weather, it’s always fun to hike with friends!!

_DSC3789Did I say we had to scramble over rocks?  I should have said boulders!  My friend Nancy took this shot, it shows a good sense of scale.  Yes.  They were boulders!!

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3 Responses to “No Aurora Borealis for my Birthday”

  1. Sue Smith Says:

    Looks like very tough going, Linda, but beautiful. And, your sky shots are great. Happy Birthday.
    Sue

  2. watnenamels Says:

    wow linda! those are great photos of the night sky-i love the moss on the creek shots!


  3. Thanks so much Sue & Kathy, appreciate your kind words!!


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