Category Archives: Richard Gessford

Infrared: Gathering Clouds Over the Cascades

After a few successful days Kokanee fishing we’d normally break camp and head for home with thunderstorms in the forecast, but this time we stayed to watch the gathering clouds.  The “near” infrared (to distinguish it from “far” infrared or … Continue reading

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Neahkahnie Sunset

Some say there’s buried treasure on the Neahkanie headlands, while others say the ancient marks on the mountain are survey marks from early Spanish exploration of the Oregon Coast.  A few miles south of Neahkanie it’s a documented fact that … Continue reading

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Wreck of the Peter Iredale and Cape Disappointment. 

Built in 1890 in Maryport England the 290 foot, 2,000 ton, steel hulled four-masted sailing vessel Peter Iredale ran aground due to poor visibility and contrary winds on October 25, 1906, four miles south of the mouth of the Columbia … Continue reading

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What’s your wavelength?

The general concensus is giant lens flares spoil nice landscapes, and in spite of how good smart phone cameras are getting to be these days they are still very much prone to it as you can see here. Especially when … Continue reading

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Christmas Lights In The Snow.

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A Winter’s Day Haiku

Rain and snow must know rivers return to the sea Eventually. 

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Petrified Wood Haiku

Imagine 30 million years ago; a young Cascade volcano lays down a tropical forest with its mighty eruption. Great tree filled mudflows choke rivers and form tidewater bogs. Layers of volcanic ash from repeated Cascade range eruptions set like concrete … Continue reading

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Late September In The High Cascades

Days getting shorter, And the nights growing colder. Soon there will be snow.

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Fall 2016 Chinook Salmon Fishing

Salmon catching with great friends at our (not so secret) salmon catching location.  This video seemed to fall together naturally. When I spontaneously took the opening shot of the boat trolling (it was going under a bridge I happened to … Continue reading

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Mars Curiosity Rover

The Mars curiosity rover is a nuclear powered golf cart loaded with scientific gear currently exploring the surface of Mars. It was launched  from Cape Canaveral on November 26, 2011 and it touched down on the surface of Mars August … Continue reading

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