Went on a 5-day, 1400-mile road trip all over parts of Oregon and Northern California for the first time with my buddy Shaun. We slept in the car, woke up at sunrise to photograph, and stayed up until 3 in the morning to see the Milky Way. In the end, were exhausted and badly in need of a shower, but I would do it all over again in a heartbeat.

Various state/national parks in Oregon and California. July 2016. (Instagram)

Volcanic repeating pistol

Designed by Smith and Wesson, based on the Hunt 1848 and Smith-Jenning 1852 patents, manufactured by Volcanic Repeating Firearm Co. c.1855-66 - serial number 2000.
.41 rocket ball, tubular magazine, brass frame, lever action repeater.

The Volcanic pistol only saw a short production run, but it is remembered along with its rifle counterpart for being the ancestor of the Winchester rifles.

Johan Christian Dahl (1788-1857)
“Eruption of Vesuvius” (1826)

Mount Vesuvius is a volcano located on the Gulf of Naples in Campania, Italy, about 9 km (5.6 mi) east of Naples. It is best known for its eruption in AD 79 that led to the burying and destruction of the Roman cities of Pompeii, Herculaneum, and several other settlements.

Lake Natron - Tanzania

Lake Natron is a salt and soda lake in Arusha, near the Kenyan border. The waters are warm, with natural hotsprings nearby. Ol Doinyo Lengai (”Mountain of God”) is an active volcano that overlooks the lake. The lake is a popular breeding ground for flamingos.