Robert Swanson's photos

1898 Map of Vancouver Island and Inside Passage

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Scan of a map printed in 1898.

1898 Map of Juneau, Panhandle, and Inside Passage

08 May 2020 1 228
Scan of a map printed in 1898. Notice the markings showing "coal" areas. The map was created during the Klondike Gold Rush, so it also shows the gold areas. Note in the upper right a shaded gold area above Telegraph Creek in British Columbia.

1898 Map of British Columbia and Inside Passage Ne…

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Scan of a map printed in 1898.

Lanai Sunset

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We lived on Maui for 10 years. During that time, we lived in a house facing east. So we saw (and photographed) a lot of sunrises, some of them other-worldly. However, we rarely saw any sunsets on Maui. Many visitors to the island rave about the magnificent views they get on the west side of the island. Well, we DID get a few sunset photos, primarily while visiting friends on the other side. This is a sunset over the island of Lana'i. Some sunrise photos at: swansonphotos.com/picture_gallery.html

Gatun Lock Building

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Seen from our transit of the Panama Canal in 2004. More photos at: swansongrp.com/panama/panama_canal.html

The Gaillard Cut Required Blasting Through Mountai…

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Part of our transit of the Panama Canal in 2004. More photos at: swansongrp.com/panama/panama_canal.html

Pedro Miguel Lock Building (1913)

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Original buildings in the Panama Canal, seen during our transit in 2004. More photos at: swansongrp.com/panama/panama_canal.html

Container Ship in Gatun Locks

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They were next to us during our transit in 2004. They are locking down, soon to enter the Caribbean. More photos at: swansongrp.com/panama/panama_canal.html

Crowded in the Gatun Locks

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Pretty tight. More photos at: swansongrp.com/panama/panama_canal.html

Ship Ahead is Leaving the Gatun Locks, Heading for…

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Seen during our 2004 transit of the Panama Canal. More photos at: swansongrp.com/panama/panama_canal.html

Acapulco Sunrise

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Taken as our cruise ship entered the remarkable natural harbor of Acapulco, Mexico. We were on the Legend of the Seas in 2005, cruising through the Panama Canal from California.

Sydney Ferry

19 Oct 2016 1 207
Taken as we entered the amazing Sydney Harbor at night. The high-ISO capability of the Nikon D700 made this photo possible. More photos at: swansonphotos.com/photos_night.html and swansongrp.com/oz2016/sydney_entrance.html

Singapore Wheel

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The "wheel" in Singapore is well-lit with many colorful LED's and changes. Taken with the Panasonic Lumix GX-85. More photos at: swansonphotos.com/photos_night.html

Cruise Ship "Smear"

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Taken when we lived in Maui. We could see the ships coming and going from Kahului Harbor, while sitting on our lanai. This was the "Pride of Hawai'i", leaving the harbor. We did not have any fancy digital camera at the time, so just set a long shutter and let the ship make a "smear" More photos at: swansonphotos.com/photos_night.html

San Francisco at Night

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Taken from our cruise ship as the sun set on this amazing scene. We had a Kodak point-and-shoot with no low-light capability, so set the shutter to 1/4 second. Use the railing of the ship to brace. More photos at: swansonphotos.com/photos_night.html

Budapest (with Bridge)

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Budapest at night, including the remarkable bridges along the river. More photos at: swansonphotos.com/photos_night.html

Party Boat in Bali

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This "pirate ship" party boat came very close to our cabin on the cruise ship. The noise was deafening. This shot of the party-goers was made possible by the high-ISO capabilities of the Panasonic Lumix GX-85. More photos at: swansonphotos.com/photos_night.html

Gannet AEW.3, Pima Air Museum, Tucson, Arizona

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Taken at the Pima Air Museum. Their collection is nothing short of spectacular. This counter-rotating prop airline is the Gannet AEW.3 XL482, a British plane designed for AEW. More photos at: swansonphotos.com/pima_museum Image processed with GIMP.

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