Category Archives: Travel

Updates added to Greenlanders gallery

I added two new portraits I took of Greenlanders gallery , both taken n 2000, when I participated in the 1,000-year anniversary of Leif Ericcson’s discovery of the New World. Events were held at Qassiarsuk, in southwest Greenland. I finally got them online.

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New photos added of Washington and Alaska

Check my Washington State Gallery and Alaska Gallery for new pictures. I published them on July 14, 2014.

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New photo gallery of Oregon added

On June 9, 2014, I added some photographs of Oregon for my new Oregon photo gallery. More to come later. The photo below is taken of Sherars Falls, on the Deschutes River, in Wasco County.

Sherars Falls, Deschutes River,

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Kotzebue, Alaska

Home sweet home in northwest Alaska

Home sweet home in northwest Alaska

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Old photos from past travels: Chile, St. Catherine’s Monastery

I am not able to print every picture in my essays published on my web site. So occasionally I have orphan photos that I would like to share. Here are three. One was taken in Santiago, Chile, where human rights protesters were attempting to get information on their “disappeared” relatives from the Pinochet dictatorship, that had recently ended when I was there in 1995-’96. I also took a trip on a cargo ship called the Navarino during that time that was among the most memorable trips ever, from Punta Arenas, Chile, on the southwest coast, through the Beagle Channel to Puerto Williams, Chile–one of the most beautiful water passages on the planet. (They are published in my Chile gallery.) The shot of St. Catherine’s Monastery was taken in 2004, during my visit to Egypt. I hiked up to another church that looked back on the valley where Moses supposedly led the exiled Jews from Egypt to their freedom. It was here where Moses supposedly found the burning bush, and the Greek Orthodox priests built the monastery here to honor this sacred place. I loved it. I also just finished producing a video highlighting my work over the last quarter century. It features these three pictures. I also have updated my Nepal, Vietnam, and Alaska pages with some new pictures.

Families of the "Disappeared"

Families of the “Disappeared”

 

Chilean Merchant Sailors, Beagle Channel

Chilean Merchant Sailors, Beagle Channel

 

St. Catherine's Monastery, Sinai, Egypt

St. Catherine’s Monastery, Sinai, Egypt

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Highlights from 2007 with a consumer-grade Canon digital

Here are a few shots I took over the past decade. Finally got around to adjusting some of their settings. I will call this my three A’s: Arizona, Alaska (Mt. Augustine), and Australia.

High Desert Storm AZ

Storm in central Arizona, 2007.

 

Mt. Augustine, Alaska, 2007
Mt. Augustine, Alaska, 2007.
The Sydney Opera House, taken my last morning in Oz.

The Sydney Opera House, taken my last morning in Oz, 2007.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Travel writings: my old friends come back

The travel bug bit me at a very very young age. It clearly was an infectious disease.

The travel bug bit me at a very very young age. It clearly was an infectious disease.

I had a number of stories that I first published on my www.rudyfoto.com web site republished here and on my blog. I have added a new menu/page for them called Travel Writing. For now, I put up three  pieces spanning quite a few years apart. I have other a number of other stories I need to convert from other file formats before I can get them online here. I hope you enjoy them.

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A trip to Yakima and the Yakama Nation

I stopped in at the friend tortilleria in Toppenish for a refreshing Mexican soda; the town brought back memories of Mexico for me.

I stopped in at this friend tortilleria in Toppenish for a refreshing Mexican soda. The town, which has a large Latino and Native American population (Yakama band), brought back memories of Mexico for me.

At the Yakama Nation Cultural Center, 14 teepees are erected to represent the 14 tribes who signed the treaty of 1855, giving away about 1/3rd of the state to the U.S. Government.

At the Yakama Nation Cultural Center, 14 teepees are erected to represent the 14 tribes who signed the treaty of 1855, giving away about 1/3rd of the state to the U.S. Government.

The Yakima River Valley, north of Yakima, is about as scenic as any i've seen.

The Yakima River Valley, north of Yakima, is about as scenic as any I have seen in Washington State.

The Yakima River winds a scenic path from the Cascades south to Yakima.

The Yakima River winds a scenic path from the Cascades south to Yakima.

Some new vines were planted in the Rattlesnake Hills south of Yakima.

Some new vines were recently planted in the Rattlesnake Hills south of Yakima.

Rattlesnake Hills, south of Yakima, is now the center for the state's booming viticulture industry.

Rattlesnake Hills, south of Yakima, is now the center for the state’s booming viticulture industry.

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Scenes from Empty Spaces

Just before Memorial Day, I drove from St. Louis, Mo., to my home in Seattle. I did not spend enough time photographing what I wanted to spend more time seeing. I had to settle for assorted stops. Here are a few shots from Kansas and Nevada.

Guardian of the Grove, in Council Grove, Kan.

Guardian of the Grove, in Council Grove, Kan.

kansas windfarm

Kansas windfarm along I-70

Abilene Grain Elevator

Abilene, Kan., grain elevators

Nevada Road

This was the loneliest stretch of highway my entire trip, highway 140, from Northwest Nevada to Lakeview, Ore.

 

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Assorted photos of Washington state added

I added a number of assorted photos I have taken over the last nine months. Everything from rural Omak and the Methow Valley to summer scenes in Seattle are included.

A typical farm in the fruit growing areas north of Omak, Wash.

A typical farm in the fruit growing areas north of Omak, Wash.

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