This is one of literally hundreds of closeup pictures in my collection, most of them unidentifiable. I can say with some certainty that I took this one with a Canon FT, 85mm lens, and extension tube in the front garden of my mother's old house in 1979.
Finally a picture of Denali in the clear! For something that is over 20,000 feet tall and which is frequently sighted from well over 100 miles away this mountain proved to be frustrating to photograph. It seemed that every time I got within range and in position the clouds would obscure it totally. Not the best view but it will have to do. Canon F1, August 1976.
Tuolomne Meadows is located at the "back door" of Yosemite National Park—route 120 which comes up from Mono Lake. This was always my favorite way into the park because of the beauty of the surroundings and the lack of traffic. Today there is probably no way at all to avoid the traffic. Slide shot in 1974
Bumpass Hell. What a wonderful name. Not so wonderful for the man who named it, an unfortunate explorer who lost his leg after stepping into one of the boiling pots which are scattered around this volcanic basin. Lassen is probably my favorite park, offering pleasant hiking and camping amid beatuiful surroundings. Slide shot Autumn of 1977.