Wednesday, February 27, 2008

St. John's -> St. Anthony -> Blanc Sablon -> Goose Bay -> Postville

After about 30 hours home I am off again, not to the desert this time, but to a frozen lake in Labrador. I'll be working on a project to map the bottom of some lakes so the volume of the lakes can be calculated. I'll be using Ground Penetrating RADAR (GPR) towed behind a Skidoo and Sled over a frozen lake. I think it is going to be cold, but It should be interesting.
The plan is that I'll be there for a week, than I'll be going back to Torbay.

Photos to Follow.

Monday, February 25, 2008

The Strip, Vegas

Well I am on the road again, and am staying in Vegas tonight. We are a few blocks from the strip, so I thought that although it is not my thing I should have a walk down there. It is quite a place, it is amazing what money can buy and what an artificial world people can create.I Think I prefer the desert, sure things either have spines, or are poisonous, out there, but at least it is all real.
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Wednesday, February 13, 2008


While Exploring today we found some trees and some very nice cactii. The white mountains in the distance are Zion National park.
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Tuesday, February 12, 2008


We started work early today to make the most of the cold (-4C) mornings before it gets too hot, so we were finished with enough time for some exploring. Kanab Canyon is just a few minutes drive north of Kanab. There are some interesting rock formations here, most of which are going to require another visit with a wide angle lens.

I think this is what is known as a Hudu. Basically a layer of very soft sandstone is protected from rain by a cap of harder sandstone. It is this differential weathering that lakes some of the dramatic landscapes around Utah and Arizona.
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Northern Arizona

This is a shot of the desert, about 40 km south of Kanab. In the distance you can see the far side of a canyon, not sure how big this one is as we haven't had a chance to get any closer than this. The Grand Canyon is about 85 miles from here.
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Friday, February 08, 2008

Kanab, Utah

Well after a very long day we made it to Kanab, Utah. This is the view that greeted me through my bedroom window.
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Sunday, February 03, 2008

RADAR Station

Over a year ago I visited the old RADAR station at Red Cliff, figuring it would be an interesting place for some photos of old, falling down buildings. Recently, looking at google earth I noticed that I missed some of the larger buildings, so I went back for another look on friday. There are two large buildings still standing and I think they have some potential for some intersting photos. Most of the rooms have few, or no windows, so i'll need to take a flash or some long exposured as I did with this image. It was created by HDR and tone mapping of 6 images.
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