Author Archives: crowcanyonjournal

About crowcanyonjournal

I am a family man with interests in family history, photography, history and travel.

MM 4-01 A Tree near Kilauea Crater

For this week’s Monochrome Madness Challenge I decided to submit a photo I took during our visit to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park on the Big Island in 1979. In those days there were boardwalks all over and you could walk … Continue reading

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The Barlow Road at the End of the Oregon Trail

In the early 1840s the first emigrants to Oregon sailed up the Missouri River from St Louis to what are now various suburbs of Kansas City and from there set off on foot, horseback or wagons on a two thousand … Continue reading

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MM 3-52 Rome Silhouette

For this week’s Monochrome Madness Challenge I have decided to take a photo from my recent posting on Easter Sunday in Rome (see here — it’s photo # 2) and convert it to monochrome using Lightroom and the Silhouette preset … Continue reading

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Utah’s National Parks: Zion

Zion National Park was the third of Utah’s National Parks that we visited in 1994 after attending the Oregon-California Trails Association national convention in Salt Lake City. We reached the park from its east entrance on Highway 9 after visiting … Continue reading

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Easter Sunday in Rome

We prefer to travel during the springtime and consequently have sometimes found ourselves far from home on Easter Sunday. One such time was in 2009 when we were visiting Rome and we decided to celebrate Easter by following the old … Continue reading

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MM 3-51 A Tuscany Countryside

One day during our 2009 trip to Italy we toured a winery in the Chianti Rufina area near Florence and enjoyed the beautiful views of the Tuscany countryside. The wine was delicious, too! This shot was taken across the road … Continue reading

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MM 3-50 Take Me Out to the Ballgame

Our Irish cousins visited us in the Spring of 2008 and they asked us if they could experience a bit of our American Culture by attending a major league baseball game. So we rode on BART from Castro Valley to … Continue reading

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