Daily Image - Jan 2012 Archive - sonofjohan
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26 Jan 12.   Arriving in Weed, CA shortly after sunset on day one, we found our motel, seemingly located in the middle of nowhere, but which was not the case, unloaded the vehicle and then asked for a recommendation for dinner. We were given 3 options, and we opted for the furthest away (two blocks) but that which sounded most promising. We were not to be disappointed. The food was very good, the portions way too large, and the waitress very helpful. I asked about where to go for shots of Mt Shasta and she gave us directions to two very good locations, neither of which would have been immediately obvious. During our time on active duty, we found ourselves being transferred between CA and PA on a regular basis. Now being believers in that the shortest distance between two points is a straight line, we made those trips between the two states straight up I-5 to WA, then across I-90 & I-80. Straight line(S), right?  As such, we passed by Mt Shasta on a regular basis, to say nothing of the times we traveled from CA to WA to visit family over the holidays. So it would seem logical that we were quite familiar with Mt Shasta, but in reality this was our first time to really visit the area and the only time I've photographed it. So the advice from the waitress was greatly appreciated. She did us well, and we got to take in a lot of the mountain we wouldn't have otherwise. Good thing too, as it was totally socked in by a heavy snowfall on the return leg. In fact, we really didn't appreciate how fortunate we were until the return leg! One of the locations she mentioned was to go into Shasta City, her comment being something like anywhere in the city would offer ample opportunity. Boy was she right. As soon as we hit the city limits marked by a beautiful sign, I parked the Trooper, walked across the street and shot this image for today. I shot several before returning to the vehicle and while crossing the street not paying quite as much attention to the traffic as I should have, I stopped just in front of an oncoming car. Instead of honking at me or something worse, the driver just smiled a BIG smile and waved at me. I think the folks of Shasta City enjoy what they have. Perhaps you will also. ISO 320; 1/640 sec @ f / 6.3.

26 Jan 12. Arriving in Weed, CA shortly after sunset on day one, we found our motel, seemingly located in the middle of nowhere, but which was not the case, unloaded the vehicle and then asked for a recommendation for dinner. We were given 3 options, and we opted for the furthest away (two blocks) but that which sounded most promising. We were not to be disappointed. The food was very good, the portions way too large, and the waitress very helpful. I asked about where to go for shots of Mt Shasta and she gave us directions to two very good locations, neither of which would have been immediately obvious. During our time on active duty, we found ourselves being transferred between CA and PA on a regular basis. Now being believers in that the shortest distance between two points is a straight line, we made those trips between the two states straight up I-5 to WA, then across I-90 & I-80. Straight line(S), right? As such, we passed by Mt Shasta on a regular basis, to say nothing of the times we traveled from CA to WA to visit family over the holidays. So it would seem logical that we were quite familiar with Mt Shasta, but in reality this was our first time to really visit the area and the only time I've photographed it. So the advice from the waitress was greatly appreciated. She did us well, and we got to take in a lot of the mountain we wouldn't have otherwise. Good thing too, as it was totally socked in by a heavy snowfall on the return leg. In fact, we really didn't appreciate how fortunate we were until the return leg! One of the locations she mentioned was to go into Shasta City, her comment being something like anywhere in the city would offer ample opportunity. Boy was she right. As soon as we hit the city limits marked by a beautiful sign, I parked the Trooper, walked across the street and shot this image for today. I shot several before returning to the vehicle and while crossing the street not paying quite as much attention to the traffic as I should have, I stopped just in front of an oncoming car. Instead of honking at me or something worse, the driver just smiled a BIG smile and waved at me. I think the folks of Shasta City enjoy what they have. Perhaps you will also. ISO 320; 1/640 sec @ f / 6.3.

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