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Wildlife Safari, Winston, Oregon

During my recent vacation with Katherine we took a tour through western Oregon, one of the first stops that was made was to look at the Wildlife Safari for the Safari type photographic experience. Located just south of Roseburg, Oregon in Winston the Wildlife Safari is set away from the road far enough to allow for it’s large size.

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At just over $16.00 per person I thought that it might work out to be a disappointment due to the heat of the day driving the animals to migrate to areas of the park with shade, although they did do that there were plenty of animals decided to brave the almost Central California like heat wandering about the enclosed prairie that the Wildlife Safari has put together.

For the price and the experience I would definitely return for another couple of tours, perhaps at different times of the year, and would highly suggest it as a stop for any budding photography like myself.

2010 Kingsburg Dala Horse Trot Photographs

Opening with an electric guitar version of “The Star Spangled Banner” this years Kingsburg Swedish Festival Dala Horse Trot was held under much better conditions compared to the year prior. This years Dala Horse Trot competitors were blessed with a run held within the city limits and under mostly shaded streets.

Photographs of many finishing their race, 2 k walk, 2k run, or 10k run can be found here.
(Please note that photographs are sorted in the order of completion of the race.)

I attended again this year as an observer and took photographs of as many competitors as I could keep in focus.

This year I was also able to participate in the pancake breakfast at which they served Swedish pancakes, a type of crepe, a nice thin pancake with lots of flavor.

Perhaps next year I will also be able to hang around for the parade and a portion of the craft fair.

Splash and Dash 2010

Working with Brandon Dorman, a longtime friend from church, I was invited to photograph this years “Splash and Dash” an annual event put on by Tri-This Sports.

Photographs from the event here.