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Day 84

13 March, 2007.

~Curtis in /\/\onTana! {!-{>

Day 83

A blast from the past: the EXIF data says these are from way back on 14 October, 2006. That is even pre-blog days! They were taken my Rebel XT (Now owned by Toots!) and my old Canon EF 70-300 IS. Taken from up near the Airport. So without further conversation, A Foggy Morning in Great Falls!

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Day 82

Tundra Swans down on the River.

This is a six photo panorama, cropped top and bottom. Please click on the photo a couple of times to enlarge it, and BACK to return here! Pan back and forth to see it all.

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Day 81

Last night was Full Moon. So I went out tonight to shoot the Moonrise.

I think the sensor in my Canon 7D is getting a bit old…more sensor spots than there used to be!

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Day 80

The Big New Sante Fe down by Giant Springs.

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Day 79

A flight of Canada Geese over the River, on the Solstice.

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Day 78

It was with great sadness that today I learned of the passing of my old partner, David Doland. He and I worked together for 22 years conducting background checks for the Department of Defense, and then the whole Government. He always had a wry, acerbic wit that was always good to lighten things up. We weren’t close outside of work; I doubt I saw him much more than five times after after he retired. He was retired disabled Vietnam Vet, and never let his “disability” slow him down. He would refuse a meal if rice was served with it: his last bowl of rice, he said, was moving when he ate it. The notice said he died of natural causes while on vacation in New Mexico. I think the World is a little less without him.

I can’t find the photo of him I wanted to post: I had only been tripping over it for the last three or four years, so it is now invisible! So here are some from past posts.

From when I was running the Pacific NW Regional website. (He’s the guy with the hair!)

From Dave’s Retirement in 2009. The guy in the middle was our first boss, Vance Curtiss.

From My retirement in 2014.

Rest In Peace, Dave.

~Curtis in /\/\onTana! {=-{<

Day 77

Toots and I went to Yellowstone National Park with the Great Falls Camera Club for the weekend! Here are a couple more coyotes.

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Day 76

The snow has been piling up for a few weeks now, but we finally got above freezing for one day at least, and the snow is starting to melt. It was a bit too late for the steam tractor museum East of Great Falls, however.

I am not too worried about the Tractors inside…they are mostly cast iron! But there are hundreds of other items that were collected that could have either broken or will be destroyed when the snow melts.

~Curtis in /\/\onTana! {!-{>

Day 75

I saw an eagle down by the River. Just as soon as I stepped out of the car he flew away.

Canon M2 and the Canon 55-200mm lens.

~Curtis in /\/\onTana! {!-{>