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April 28, 2015: I have added photos from last year's La Luz Trail hike and bike ride over the Golden Gate Bridge.

April 10, 2015: Last year's late spring weekend trip to the Four Corners region brought back memories and shows some more desert scenery of the American Southwest.

March 10, 2015: A second, and chronologically first part, of last year's New Year's road trip brought me to Eureka Valley Sand Dunes in Death Valley.

February 15, 2015: My trip to Valley of Fire from last year's January is here.

January 2, 2015: A web page about my weekend trip to the Sierra last June is here.

September 5, 2014: The summer has been busy and, before returning to the photos from Asia, I have added a new page on my favorite topic, White Sands, from my recent trip.

April 20, 2014: Another batch of long overdue photos from my trip to Asia more than a year ago has arrived: Beng Mealea and Koh Ker and Preah Vihear.

March 1, 2014: Photos shot during a few days in September in Yosemite and Ansel Adams Wilderness have arrived.

May 6, 2013: A first small installment of photos from last winter's trip to southeastern Asia is here.

December 19, 2012: A new addition to my New Mexico pages: pictures from a PRCA rodeo in Albuquerque at the 2012 New Mexico State Fair are in.

December 8, 2012: A September overnight trip to the White Sands White Sands, got me singing Mr. Sandman again.

October 26, 2012: A photo report from my hike up Mt. Whitney, the highest peak in California and the contiguous Unites States, is here.

September 26, 2012: I started a new section of short trips in New Mexico - Acoma Pueblo and Santa Fe are the first contributions. I have also added a gallery of my favorite photos to the Great Sand Dunes trip.

August 15, 2012: A Memorial Day weekend trip brought me back to Colorado Great Sand Dunes.

June 22, 2012: Pictures from a trip to Big Bend are in.

June 12, 2012: Rio is mostly done and there is more from our last year's trip to South America. I am starting a page on my trip to Cancun with the kids back in February.

March 21, 2012: I have almost finished the Peruvian part of my last year's trip to South America.

December 29, 2011: I have what seems like an infinite number of photos that I am trying to get through. I am currently working on my pages from my trip to South America this year. It is a work in progress and I am adding more

September 26, 2011: I have added a page from three day trip to Austria taken two years ago.

July 11, 2011: Miscellaneous trips with the kids and i-trips pages will continue to grow throughout the year.

January 17, 2011: Over the last month I have added an unfinished page from Canada, and a couple of pages to a new section on family and school.

December 15, 2010: Two weekend trips from this year have been added - Thanksgiving trip along the Big Sur coast and a spring trip to Yosemite.

November 10, 2010: A long break from posting. A lot has been going on. Here is a few pics from my mom's visit.

April 17, 2010: I started a new section featuring photos from our short family trips in 2010. It will be updated periodically.

April 10, 2010: A few pics from our ski trip and the Chinese New Year parade are here.

February 28, 2010: Our 2009 New Year trip to Arizona, New Mexico and Colorado is online.

January 31, 2010: Our 2009 New Year trip to Las Vegas, Zion NP and places along the way is now online.

January 10, 2010: I have added photos from my short conference trip to Florida last year.

December 6, 2009: My new additions feature a Thanksgiving trip to Napa and Mendocino counties and an air show from earlier this year.

December 4, 2009: A couple more family weekend trips, to Lassen NP and to Crater Lake NP have been added.

November 15, 2009: I have added photos from our weekend trip to eastern Sierra.

September 1, 2009: After an almost four year break, I am back to posting photos, starting with some recent ones. Maybe, it is my first digital camera that I bought a few months ago, but I will try to keep it up.

October 6, 2005: My second son Matthew was born last Friday. The Colorado updates are coming, one day anyway...

April 29, 2005: New updates are finally in! Rather than continuing to scan my archive, I have gone for some new images from my new home. Next, I will probably turn to my farewell slides from 2004 in Colorado. They are worth it.

September 9, 2004: Another pause in updates has been caused by my move to Palo Alto.

July 17, 2004: The website has been moved from its old location, blanik.colorado.edu, to its new home. 'Blanik', though, will come with me to Stanford.

June 20, 2004: I am still here and finally started updating Philip's pages. So far, I have gotten through another two and a half months of our lives, November 2003 - mid January 2004, minus our trip to Moab. The additions can be found here

March 7, 2004: The never ending story of photos from 2001 goes on. The good news is that there is really only a couple of rolls left. The latest additions,

add to my winter trips from that year. Also, a bit of my self-educational investigation into the noise properties of a popular digital camera is described in a short article covering noise characteristics of the data in the RAW format of the Canon 10D.

From the treasures of the internet I have this time selected a few links to the pages by people from the Czech Republic who have linked to my page,

I have to conclude the same way as the last time - the remaining updates from 2001 are coming up next along with finally some updates to my little guy's adventures.

February 8, 2004: In spite of my best intentions, I have not completed my 2001 pages yet - my winter ascents of Mt. Lincoln, South Boulder Peak via Shadow Canyon trail, a few photos from Dream Lake in RMNP, Black Hills of South Dakota, and Minnesota will be added later. However, I have added a number of new pages and corrected some that I added back in November. Since updates to this web site have become increasingly more difficult to find as the site continues to grow, I will be adding a list of new pages here and archiving these along with the comments here.

I will also be including here some treasures of the internet that I have come across. This time, incidentally, two Boulderites As this timeline is quickly becoming a list of broken resolutions, I will not make any deadlines for myself today. Remaining sections from 2001 are coming up next, along with some updates to my little guy's adventures.

November 30, 2003: I have added five not-so-finished sections to my Colorado 2001 page. I would like to complete the remaining sections as well as a few in South Dakota 2001 by the end of the year, which will complete my 2001 photos. Then, on to 2000. Skipping the fall for now, I think I will try to first scan some photos from exotic locales I visited in summer and spring 2000 - Peru and Costa Rica. These are big projects and will keep me busy for a while.

There is a few of other people whose photographs and writing I genuinely like, had the pleasure to meet, in person or in the virtual world. You make your own judgment, but you are likely to find all of them interesting if you liked mine. In no particular order,


September 9, 2004: Another pause in updates has been caused by my move to Palo Alto.

July 17, 2004: The website has been moved from its old location, blanik.colorado.edu, to its new home. 'Blanik', though, will come with me to Stanford.

June 20, 2004: I am still here and finally started updating Philip's pages. So far, I have gotten through another two and a half months of our lives, November 2003 - mid January 2004, minus our trip to Moab. The additions can be found here

March 7, 2004: The never ending story of photos from 2001 goes on. The good news is that there is really only a couple of rolls left. The latest additions,

add to my winter trips from that year. Also, a bit of my self-educational investigation into the noise properties of a popular digital camera is described in a short article covering noise characteristics of the data in the RAW format of the Canon 10D.

From the treasures of the internet I have this time selected a few links to the pages by people from the Czech Republic who have linked to my page,

I have to conclude the same way as the last time - the remaining updates from 2001 are coming up next along with finally some updates to my little guy's adventures.

October 21, 2003: I have completed the trip to Nevada, started a new page on Minnesota, added two more sections to my Colorado 2001 trips and one more to South Dakota 2001.


September 8, 2003: I have made three more sections of this year Colorado trips accessible, and started a couple of new pages from two years ago - my Colorado trips and our trip to Nevada.


July 29, 2003: I started an endeavor somewhat unrelated to travel, but all that more important to me - photographing our son Philip. The new scans are coming next month.


July 9, 2003: The first part of my page from South Dakota and Wyoming with photos from two years ago is nearly finished, and so is the first part of this year's Colorado pages. Global navigation has been added, a short 'about' page, and a sitemap. Next, a bit more from Colorado this year and from two year ago, as well as some from one amazing place in Arizona.


June 3, 2003: Long time no visible update... I have been busy, but the pages from a couple of spring trips are nearly finished. Next, I will try to keep up with my Colorado photo activity.


March 17, 2003: A review and redesign of my pages has been put on hold in favor of scanning my most recent multiple-roll undertaking - a trip to New Mexico. The review will surely be done by the second anniversary.


February 4, 2003: I have added a number of pages to my Colorado 2002 section, and a few more shots to my Czech and Wyoming pages. This covers, for the most part, my phototravel activity from July 2001 to December 2002. I will now take some time to finish and review the pages as all additions since November are raw scans that need a bit of editing as do the texts if present at all. I have also grown to dislike some of my early scans and I will return to them. I am also considering redesigning the pages. I would like to be done by the one year anniversary date of the pages, March 18, so I can embark on the next major project - a page from our circuit trek around Cordillera Huayhuash.


December 27, 2002: A page from my trip back to the Czech Republic is nearly finished; so are pages from our short stop in the Grand Teton national park, and a first installment from a number of short trips in Colorado. Also a first part from our Easter trip to Utah is coming up.


November 10, 2002: The first, and for a while probably the last, version of my Alaska page is almost finished. I think I owe some credit for fueling my passion for the mountains and travel to the place I call home right now. So on to Colorado...


September 30, 2002: I got sidetracked by scanning slides, that I have selected for a slide show, from the Wind River Range. But I will get back to my Alaskan page as time permits.


September 10, 2002: A first installment of my Alaskan page is nearly finished. It covers about the first half of our trip - Anchorage, George Parks Highway, Denali National Park, Dalton Highway and Fairbanks, and Denali Highway.


July 23, 2002: My George Parks Hwy and Denali National Park pages are on their way, but I am also reviewing my Chilean and Coloradan pages.


July 14, 2002: After many delays, I am working toward finishing my page about our trek in the Torres del Paine National Park. It will be finished within a week. For now, there are only raw unedited scans on the page.


May 22, 2002: My pages from Santiago, Punta Arenas, and Puerto Montt are almost ready to hit prime time. I hope you will like them.


April 25, 2002: I am finally finishing up a page about Isla Navarino from our Chilean trip last winter. There is still a lot of work left on that page and I have not even started working on other parts of our trip, including scanning the remaining thirty rolls.


March 18, 2002: I guess I will put a bit more info here one day, but for now, my priority is presenting those few photos that I have scanned using my new film scanner. For the same reason, I have included only a few short comments with each topic. I intend to expand a little more on some of them. I will be adding more photos as time permits. So far I have scanned seven rolls from last fall. I have one more to go from then, another about 130 just from last year, and many many more from the years before. The task ahead is formidable...


Last updated: March 7, 2004
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