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John Shepard's Snapshots

  1. Round rock

    Snapshot Title: Round rock
    Taken by: John Shepard

    Image: Joshua Tree formation
    Image Owner: John Shepard



    Description:

    This monogranite boulder is nearly round--golf anyone?



  2. Heavy construction

    Snapshot Title: Heavy construction
    Taken by: John Shepard

    Image: Birch Bay, Burntside Lake, Ely MN
    Image Owner: John Shepard



    Description:

    Heavy machinery left at the beach.



  3. duNord Island

    Snapshot Title: duNord Island
    Taken by: John Shepard

    Image: Birch Bay, Burntside Lake, Ely MN
    Image Owner: John Shepard



    Description:

    A lovely little wooded island that has been home to nesting loons in past years



  4. Northland Island

    Snapshot Title: Northland Island
    Taken by: John Shepard

    Image: Birch Bay, Burntside Lake, Ely MN
    Image Owner: John Shepard



    Description:

    An outcropping of granite sprouting a few common trees including birch and white pine that eek out a living from the nearly non-existent soils.



  5. White Pine Cabin

    Snapshot Title: White Pine Cabin
    Taken by: John Shepard

    Image: Birch Bay, Burntside Lake, Ely MN
    Image Owner: John Shepard



    Description:

    Dedicated on May 24, 2009 at Northland VIllage. One of four new cabins finished this season at YMCA Camp du Nord.



  6. Staff housing

    Snapshot Title: Staff housing
    Taken by: John Shepard

    Image: Sunrise, mountains near Sapa, Vietnam
    Image Owner: John Shepard



    Description:

    The night before this image was taken we sat in a crowded room with the Ecolodge staff to witness on Vietnam TV the historic event of Vietnam beating Thailand for the SE Asia football championship. Th...



  7. The Victory

    Snapshot Title: The Victory
    Taken by: John Shepard

    Image: Halong Bay, Vietnam from Dao Titop overlook
    Image Owner: John Shepard



    Description:

    One of the many junks found within a day's journey of Halong Bay City



  8. Solar pannel

    Snapshot Title: Solar pannel
    Taken by: John Shepard

    Image: Sunrise, mountains near Sapa, Vietnam
    Image Owner: John Shepard



    Description:

    The solar pannel provides needed power for each bungalow.



  9. Nearby farm

    Snapshot Title: Nearby farm
    Taken by: John Shepard

    Image: Sunrise, mountains near Sapa, Vietnam
    Image Owner: John Shepard



    Description:

    Note the sattelite dish visible just above the roofline.



  10. Hydro project

    Snapshot Title: Hydro project
    Taken by: John Shepard

    Image: Sunrise, mountains near Sapa, Vietnam
    Image Owner: John Shepard



    Description:

    The beginnings of a hydroelectric project is visibly underway here.



  11. Distant waterfall

    Snapshot Title: Distant waterfall
    Taken by: John Shepard

    Image: Sunrise, mountains near Sapa, Vietnam
    Image Owner: John Shepard



    Description:

    This is a major cascade seen far across the valley



  12. Farm

    Snapshot Title: Farm
    Taken by: John Shepard

    Image: Sapa mountain view
    Image Owner: John Shepard



    Description:

    A farm, farmer, and some ducks



  13. Indigo clothing hung out to dry

    Snapshot Title: Indigo clothing hung out to dry
    Taken by: John Shepard

    Image: Black Hmong hamlet near Sapa, Vietnam
    Image Owner: John Shepard



    Description:

    Clothing died by hand using dye from the indigo plant is drying on the line.



  14. On the grid

    Snapshot Title: On the grid
    Taken by: John Shepard

    Image: Black Hmong hamlet near Sapa, Vietnam
    Image Owner: John Shepard



    Description:

    Power lines leading to the hamlet.



  15. Shapes

    Snapshot Title: Shapes
    Taken by: John Shepard

    Image: Joshua Tree Rocks
    Image Owner: John Shepard



    Description:

    Eyes beneath the brim of a hat peer over a dismembered nose.



  16. Monzogranite rockpile

    Snapshot Title: Monzogranite rockpile
    Taken by: John Shepard

    Image: Joshua Tree Rocks
    Image Owner: John Shepard



    Description:

    The ridge shows the blocklike shapes and fissures found in much of the area's molten rock.



  17. Gardener's tools...

    Snapshot Title: Gardener's tools...
    Taken by: John Shepard

    Image: Grand Kyoto Hotel Garden, Los Angeles
    Image Owner: John Shepard



    Description:

    ...along with the trimmings.



  18. Glass behind glass

    Snapshot Title: Glass behind glass
    Taken by: John Shepard

    Image: Grand Kyoto Hotel Garden, Los Angeles
    Image Owner: John Shepard



    Description:

    Reflections of the garden through two glasses



  19. US Bank building

    Snapshot Title: US Bank building
    Taken by: John Shepard

    Image: Grand Kyoto Hotel Garden, Los Angeles
    Image Owner: John Shepard



    Description:

    LA skyline in background.



  20. Specter

    Snapshot Title: Specter
    Taken by: John Shepard

    Image: Grand Kyoto Hotel Garden, Los Angeles
    Image Owner: John Shepard



    Description:

    Ghostly observer.



  21. Gardeners

    Snapshot Title: Gardeners
    Taken by: John Shepard

    Image: Grand Kyoto Hotel Garden, Los Angeles
    Image Owner: John Shepard



    Description:

    One or two?



  22. Mid-channel island

    Snapshot Title: Mid-channel island
    Taken by: John Shepard

    Image: The View from King's Bluff
    Image Owner: John Shepard



    Description:

    The island reveals the dynamics of island evolution, with erosion occuring at the upstream end and sand deposits collecting at the downstream end--can you tell which is which?



  23. Evidence of human activity

    Snapshot Title: Evidence of human activity
    Taken by: John Shepard

    Image: Wolsfeld Woods fall color
    Image Owner: John Shepard



    Description:

    Old-growth firewood, anyone?



  24. Second most pervious.

    Snapshot Title: Second most pervious.
    Taken by: John Shepard

    Image: Impervious-Pervious Demonstration Project
    Image Owner: John Shepard



    Description:

    This area has green buffers above and below the parking lot and two drains that run across the asphalt and allow water to drain into the ground.



  25. Most Pervious

    Snapshot Title: Most Pervious
    Taken by: John Shepard

    Image: Impervious-Pervious Demonstration Project
    Image Owner: John Shepard



    Description:

    This area has porus pavers with gravel between them that allows water to seep directly into the ground.



  26. All impervious

    Snapshot Title: All impervious
    Taken by: John Shepard

    Image: Impervious-Pervious Demonstration Project
    Image Owner: John Shepard



    Description:

    This part of the lot has asphalt on the slope abvove the parking area and no buffer between the lot and the pond.



  27. Grassy hillside

    Snapshot Title: Grassy hillside
    Taken by: John Shepard

    Image: Impervious-Pervious Demonstration Project
    Image Owner: John Shepard



    Description:

    The grass on the hillside absorbs water that would run onto the lot if it were an impervious surface.



  28. Berm

    Snapshot Title: Berm
    Taken by: John Shepard

    Image: Impervious-Pervious Demonstration Project
    Image Owner: John Shepard



    Description:

    This planted area a the top of the central part of the lot exchanges parking space for absorbent mulch, plants, and ground cover.



  29. Hidden drain

    Snapshot Title: Hidden drain
    Taken by: John Shepard

    Image: Impervious-Pervious Demonstration Project
    Image Owner: John Shepard



    Description:

    This is one of two drains in this part of the parking lot that allow water to seep into the ground



  30. Pervious pavers

    Snapshot Title: Pervious pavers
    Taken by: John Shepard

    Image: Impervious-Pervious Demonstration Project
    Image Owner: John Shepard



    Description:

    This surface material allows water to drain in the gravel-filled spaces between the paving stones



  31. 1st National Bank icon

    Snapshot Title: 1st National Bank icon
    Taken by: John Shepard

    Image: Downtown Saint Paul
    Image Owner: John Shepard



    Description:

    The First National Bank Building's 32 storey design, which is modeled after the Empire State Building, loomed over St. Paul for most of the years since it was built in the 1930s.



  32. St. Paul Cathedral

    Snapshot Title: St. Paul Cathedral
    Taken by: John Shepard

    Image: Downtown Saint Paul
    Image Owner: John Shepard



    Description:

    Seen from Harriet Park.



  33. Photographer's shadow...

    Snapshot Title: Photographer's shadow...
    Taken by: John Shepard

    Image: The View from King's Bluff
    Image Owner: John Shepard



    Description:

    ...against the trees.



  34. Tuft of grass

    Snapshot Title: Tuft of grass
    Taken by: John Shepard

    Image: Wolsfeld Woods fall color
    Image Owner: John Shepard



    Description:

    Not much green in this scene, where the leaves blanket the forest floor



  35. Queens Bluff

    Snapshot Title: Queens Bluff
    Taken by: John Shepard

    Image: The View from King's Bluff
    Image Owner: John Shepard



    Description:

    Closeup of goat prairie on Queens Bluff