Welcome to vividlee.com the home page of Tony L. Lee
I like to take photographs and you will find a few of them here.

vivid:[adj]  having the clarity and freshness of immediate experience; "a vivid recollection"

Welcome to my on line place
Click links and thumbnails at your pace
Lots of photos you will find
Amateur I am so please be kind
Patterns over time you'll see
While good memories flow vividly

Update: 052014
 
 
 
Online since
1.999x10^3



2012
More Coming Soon
Hearst Castle State Park CA 110412 Slide show
San Simeon CA 110312 Slide show
Yosemite's Half Dome With Taylor 081212 Slide show
Lisa's Birthday 080212 Slide show
Stuart in Lake Tahoe 061612 Slide show


2011
Christmas 122512 Slide show
Pnut and Friends 122311 Slide show
Stockton Run to Feed the Hungry 112411 Slide show
Stockton Half Marathon 102311 Slide show
Charise and Damien 083011 Slide show
Las Vegas 082711 Slide show
Yosemite Half Dome 082711 Slide show
Yosemite Cloud's Rest 081711 Slide show
Mono Lake and Mammoth Lakes, CA 081311 Slide show
Bodie, CA 081211 Slide show
Yosemite's Cloud's Rest Day Hike 062511 Slide show
Pinecrest Lake, CA 060111 Slide show
Flash Mob and Flowers 052311 Slide show


2010
Christmas 122510 Slide show
Grand Canyon 122610 Slide show
Yosemite Falls and Sentinal Dome 101010 Slide show
Yosemite's Vernal Falls, 092010 Slide show
Yosemite Falls, George and Orchids, 040110 Slide show


2009
End of 2009, 121209 Slide show
Yosemite, 101109 Slide show
Celebrations, 080909 Slide show
Ellis Peak, Lake Tahoe, 070609 Slide show
California Lake, 070509 Slide show
California Beach, 070409 Slide show
Yosemite, 061409 Slide show
Flowers and Fish, 061309 Slide show
See Ping Lee, 042409 Slide show
Start of 2009, 041109 Slide show
End of 2008, 040509 Slide show
Family Portraits, 012609 Slide show


2008
Halloween Photos, 103108 Slide show
Baby Fest 2, 080908 Slide show
Portraits, 080808 Slide show
Wyatt's First Birthday Photos, 072008 Slide show
Jarrod's All Star Game, 061208, Slide show
Updated Family Tree with 5 printable images
Taylor's Graduation Photos, 060508 Slide show
Hayden and Friends, 060108 Slide show
Taylor's Senior Prom, 051008 Slide show
Michael Buble, 050308 Slide show
Home Photos, 042208 Slide show
Family Photos, 032108 Slide show
Pnut Poses, 031608 Slide show
Blue Man Group, 011208 Slide show


2007
(1200x800
pixel images)
Family Photos, 122507 or Slide show
Family Photos, 112507 or Slide show
Thanksgiving Dogs, 112407 or Slide show
Disneyland Day 3 Photos, 112007 or Slide show
Disneyland Day 2 Photos, 111907 or Slide show
Disneyland Day 1 Photos, 111807 or Slide show
P-nut Photos, 092407 or Slide show
Portraits, 092307 or Slide show
Gary's Wedding, 090107 or Slide show
More Puppy Photos, 080407 or Slide show Garden Photos, 070807 or Slide show
Computer transplant, 070507 or Slide show
Morrissey Concert in Stockton, 042707 or Slide show
Roses and Other Blooms, 051507 or Slide show
Foothill Tour, 032407 or Slide show
Baby Fest, 031007 or Slide show
Family Photos, 031407 or Slide show
Bad cats, 022807 or Slide show
Tour of California Bike Race, 022107 or Slide show
Lincoln Basketball Cheer, 021607 or Slide show
Corina, 021007 or Slide show


2006
(800x600
pixel images)
Trojans at Tracy(West), November 11
Monica and David's Baby Shower, November 26, 2006
Raiders at 49ers football game October 08
Yosemite Hike to Half Dome August 26
Backyard Life August 21
Unusual Rose and New Fish August 16
Creature found July 30
Backyard Flowers 8 July 16
Fourth of July Photos
Backyard Flowers 7 June 27
Backyard Flowers 6 June 21
Backyard Water Fun June 17
Yosemite on June 16
Wilson and Leeanne's Wedding Web Photos on June 10
Wilson and Leeanne's Reception on June 10
Naomi's Birthday Party May 28
Backyard Flowers 5 May 20
Backyard Flowers 4 May 11
More Cats May 6
Backyard Flowers 3 May 6
Backyard Flowers 2 April 30
Backyard Flowers 1 April 29
Driveway Basketball April 17
More Cats and Fish April 16
Laptop Autopsy April 10
Kay's Flowers April 8
SaberCats and Third Eye Blind April 2
Cat in a Box March 19
Stuart's Birthday Cake March 14
Severe Weather March 14
XBOX Party March 5
Monica is a Doctor February 11
Corina is Two February 11
Good-bye Shima Tract February 4
Naomi and Globetrotters January 15
Winchester Mystery House January 15


2005
(26 links!)

 

Christmas day
Christmas eve
Twelve Days of Christmas Aunt Gayle style
Various December 3 and 10
Yosemite on November 6
Yosemite on November 5
Fish
Pumpkins in October
Great America on October 22
Taylor's digital images web pages on taylor.vividlee.com
My how to
See P., In Memory of
Santa Cruz
Family and Friends Reunion
Fireworks Photos on July 4
Cat Eyes in July
Yosemite on June 18
Day at the Beach
Flower Photos from May
Yosemite on May 27
Great America on May 21
Yosemite on May 14
Flower Photos from April
Family Snapshots from March
Yosemite on March 3
Family Snapshots from January


2004
(digital begin)
Family Tree Project
December
September, October and November Assortment
Taylor
Fish Photos Page
Fun with software Photo Projects
Flowers around the house
Insects around the house
June in Southern California
Cats, Dogs and Fish
April in Bryce Canyon National Park
Easter in Zion Canyon National Park
March in Yosemite Valley


2003
(35 mm film end)
Christmas
Mount Hoffman, Yosemite National Park
Race Across AMerica, RAAM
Laurel Lake, Yosemite National Park
Arizona, New Mexico


2002
Vernal Falls, Yosemite National Park
50 Views of Half Dome
36 views of Mount Fuji
Roller Coasters
Magic Mountain, California
Split Mountain, California
Sentinel Dome and Taft Point, Yosemite
January Photos


2001
Mission Peak, California
Half Dome, Yosemite National Park
Mount Rose, Ohlone Wilderness, California
Pinnacles National Monument, California
Tony's Running Report
Taylor's Miwok Report
Stuart's Poem Report
Tony's Old Web Page


2000
Some flower photos
Glacier Point in Yosemite
Easter
Legoland, CA
Disneyland, CA
Mount Whitney, CA
Mount Tinemaha, CA
Butano State Park, CA
3 Family Photos


1999
Young Cats
Mount Dana, Yosemite
Halloween
Big Trees State Park, CA
Mount Lassen National Park, CA
Mount Shasta, CA
Family Photos 1
Family Photos 2
Family Photos 3
Family Photos 4
Family Photos 5


1998
Yosemite Falls, Yosemite
Bridalveil Falls, Yosemite


1997
Clouds Rest, Yosemite
Vernal Falls, Yosemite
Pinnacles National Monument, CA
Grand Canyon National Park, AZ


1996
Family Photos


1995
(35 mm film begin)
Mount Whitney
Family Photos


1994
Family Photos


1993
Yosemite in September Photos
Family Photos


1992
1991
1990


1989
(110 film end)
Half Dome first hike to the top


1988
Clark Fork Camping


1987
Sonora Pass CA
Yosemite Valley, CA


1986
Disneyland CA


1985
1984
 


Your Links

Wil'sYouTube videos
Jarrod's YouTube videos
Taylor's MySpace and other pages
Faye's wedding photos
Katy's (and Jeff) web page


My Links
See me here
Contact me here
Read how I make vividlee.com
Family Tree Project
Hikes
Web Pages History


Fun Links
Half Dome from the Awanhee Meadow in Yosemite Valley CA
Half Dome from Sentinal Dome
Half Dome Turtleback Dome
View looking west from Turtleback Dome
Point Reyes  Point Reyes Beach from Point Reyes National Seashore CA
Sequoia  view from the Edge of Giant Forest in Sequoia-Kings Canyon National Park CA
Mount Wilson  LARGE FORMAT image of the view from Mt Wilson Observatory in So CA
Lake Crescent  of  Olympic National Park WA
North Cascades  the North Cascades National Park in WA
Mount Rainier  view from Paradise Rainier National Park WA
Earth from Hawaii to Alaska to California (as seen from a satellite live infrared)
Earth from Mexico to Cuba to Canada(as seen from a satellite live infrared)
Local weather


Other Links
Google (search the web for vividlee and you should find my web page at the number one result!)
Yahoo News: Most e-mailed, look for popular news link  here
ARS Technica computer and technology news
Yosemite National Park, YNP current conditions in the park
Yahoo Mail web based email
Newegg Computer hardware shopping
B&H Photo and Video store
Pricewatch.com computer and tech shopping good for price comparisons
Winamp Shoutcasts - Free streaming Internet radio
Webshots image sharing and screen saver
Taishan interesting regional Chinese web site
Web Hosting by Directnic.com


Big Hikes

Cloud's Rest via the Four Mile and Panorama Trails
Half Dome, Yosemite Valley National Park, CA, 8,842 feet, day hiked it too many times to remember the count  (maybe 6 times) and climbed via the Snake Dike route once
Cloud's Rest, Yosemite National Park, CA, 9,926 feet, hiked from Tenaya Lake to Clouds Rest to Yosemite Valley day hike
Mount Whitney(1), Mount Whitney(3), CA, 14,495 feet, three times, two one day hikes
Phantom Ranch, AR, on the Colorado River at the bottom of the Grand Canyon, a three day backpack trip
Glacier Point, Yosemite, CA, cross country skied from Badger Pass to Glacier Pt and back in a day
Mount Muir, CA, 14,012 feet, bagged this one on the last Whitney day hike
Mount Dana, Yosemite, CA, 13,053 feet, from Tioga Road entrance, day hike
Mount Tinemaha, CA, 12,520 feet, this peak was attained on a Split Mountain attempt, day hike
Mount Shasta, CA, 14,162 feet, this one took two attempts over consecutive weekends, the first attempt reached 12,000 feet,  the second day hike was successful!
Rose Peak, CA, 3,817 feet, Ohlone Wilderness, 10 miles in and 10 miles out, two day backpack trip
Clouds Rest, Yosemite, CA, 9,926 feet, hiked from the Valley floor and back in a day, 10.5 miles one way, 5,900 feet elevation gain
Split Mountain, CA, 14,058 feet, day hike from the approximately 6,000 feet elevation trail head


Hikes
ad nauseum
      In California
      In Oregon:
        Mount McLoughlin, 9,495 feet [2,894 meters]


        Mount Thielsen, 9,182 feet [2,799 meters]
        Mount Bachelor, 9,065 feet [2,763 meters]
        Broken Top, 9,152 feet [2,790 meters]
        South Sister, 10,047 feet [3,157 meters]
        Middle Sister, 10,047 feet [3,062 meters]
        North Sister, 10,085 feet [2,377 meters]
        Mount Washington, 7,800 feet [2,377 meters]
        Three Fingered Jack, 7,841 feet [2,377 meters]
        Mount Jefferson, 10,495 feet [3,199 meters]
        Mount Hood, 11,239 feet [3,426 meters]

      In Washington:
        Mount Adams, 12,276 feet [3,742 meters]
        Mount Saint Helens, 8,365 feet [2,550 meters]
        Mount Rainier, 14,411 feet [4,392 meters], also known as Tahoma
        Glacier Peak, 10,568 feet [3,221 meters]
        Mount Baker, 10,778 feet [3,285 meters]
    Pacific Crest Trail
      California
      Oregon
      Washington
    Hikes in Nevada
      Boundary Peak


Wish List
    Ten Most Wanted, no order
      White Mountain, CA, 14'er
      Mount Langley, CA, 14'er
      Mount Rainier, WA, Cascade Volcano
      Mount Hood, OR, Cascade Volcano
      Crater Lake, OR, former Cascade Volcano
      Ellis Peak, CA, above Lake Tahoe
      Mount Hoffman, CA, Yosemite NP, overlooking May Lake
      Boundary Peak, NV, highest point in Nevada
      Mount Lyell, CA, Yosemite NP
      Bryce Canyon NP,  UT and Zion NP,  UT


Web History

    My first web page was born around December 1999.  It was a free web page hosted by MSN.  It had pop up ads associated with every page.  It was also limited to 12 Megabytes.  I used this for 2 years and shared many photos and web pages.  It was fun, I hope you enjoyed it.  But the 12 MB limit, the ads, the labor intensive maintenance turned me off.  I will not maintain those old, free pages anymore.  So in January 2002, I quit MSN the Internet Service Provider and signed up with a local isp.  I am now dialing up, unlimited access at 56K for 10 bucks a month and have 20 MB web space.. Yahoo.  Someday I will host and serve my own domain then we will see something.
    Another major revision here.  2003 and I have deleted all the java junk from my pages.  That stuff was fun, but it took up space and forced me to delete half of my old pages.  So gone is the java but in its place all my old pages from 1999, 2000, and 2001.  I have also added pages of photos from 1997 and 1998, I am using a super small file size now and the resolution of the pictures is low.  But this strategy allows faster loading and I am able to have more pages.  Check em out, hope you enjoy them.
    It's now April 2004.  I have been at the limit of my free 20 MB from Gotnet.net and they turned off my ftp access, I am unable to update or add to my web pages.  I have looked around and Lanset.net is a local isp that is offering 8.95 a month unlimited access with 60 MB of personal web space. Gotnet at the same time is up to 15 dollars a month now with the same old 20 MB limit.  I am considering going to pbase.com to open a 23 dollars per year 100 MB photo hosting site.  That is less than 2 dollars a month.  So if you do the math I could get a combined web storage of 160 MB plus unlimited dial up internet access for 11 dollars a month.  Probably enough for 160 pages of photos or 640 pictures at 250 kb per photo.  My new digital camera makes it real easy to create web pages with much higher quality photos.  No more scanning, yea!  I briefly considered Directnic.com because they offer 15 dollar domain name and 20 MB of free web space for a year.  And for 15 dollars more, ad free web space for a year.  Nice deal but I still would need dial up or dsl or cable on top of that.
    I am trying to unify and make more consistent my page styles.  I am settling on a page of thumbnails and text, edited with Netscape composer version 4.72.  I have no animated gifs, java or flash.  So blah blah blah it just goes on and on doesn't it, ha ha.  Just go back to the photo pages and enjoy.
    Here we are in August 2004, the new isp seems to work ok.  I found some old pages that I deleted a long time ago.  I just restored them.  They are from 1999 and 2000, kitten's page and mom's page.  Added links to other people's online photos, see the links at the top. My web site now consists of 32.5 megabytes, 1,123 files, 65 folders and over 50 pages.
     Here we are in September 2004, I have started the Family Tree Project and added a web page for that.
     Added a Photo Fun Page for a couple of gag photos that I created.  Check it out.
    Added a page of fish photos.  Those fast movers are near impossible to photograph, but I get a few ok photos to share.
     June 2005 and the weather is cool and rainy?  Wow time to work on the old web page.  I have added some photos from September through December 2004.  Also I am putting in January through June 2005 pages of photos.  Been to Yosemite 3 times this year and will go again on June 18. Check out the new photos.  It is now easier to process digital pictures with a batch resizer and automatic rename functions for thumbnails.  The only difficulty now is the culling process to decide what to include and what to leave out for brevity sake.  Each session with the camera can generate 50, 100 or more photos.  I am also now considering 15 dollars per month dsl with a dynamic ip, that means faster uploads and downloads which could mean larger format images and/or more images per page.  Most people now have broadband and speed is not an issue for many of us.  My web site is now 54+MB and 1500+ files, I will be making a change when the I reach the 60MB limit of my isp.  Stay tuned for more.
     Welcome to the old web page hosted on the new host, Directnic.com.  July 2005.
     I have been active lately with the web pages because of the new dsl isp and new host.  I am up to 75 MB of data hosted and 700 KB/s down and 384 KB/s up.  We all share the connection and have left dial-up forever.
     Just added photos pages of pumpkins and another trip to Great America. This is just under 3MB of data.
     November, 2005 and I present some fish photos and photos from Tioga Road and Yosemite Valley, enjoy.  Added many links to live cams around the western US.  The quality of these images has gotten better recently.  I am still researching home web server options.
     December, 2005: added December photos and removed inactive live cam links.
     Two thousand six, '06, just added Christmas eve and Christmas day pages of photos.  My digital camera says I have taken over 5000 photos.  At this rate I will surely hit my 6000th digital image in '06, probably in the summer.  2005 was a good year for my web site, it is now a portly 90+MB.
     Added Whitney and Family Photos pages in the 1995 section and some new pages for 2006.  Photos from Winchester Mystery house, Globetrotters, Shima Tract, and January 11 family celebrations.  And deleted some inactive webcam links.  Added one new live cam link for a West facing cam, West of Yosemite Valley.  Google searches for vividlee results in my web page as the number one return, cool, finally.
     Removed Louis' link, added Gary's, added the 2007 pages up to the baby fest on March.  Added Tioga live camera image link.  New thumbnails are color and the large images are now 1200x800 pixels.  This means more work for me because I have to crop each image before resizing.  On the plus side they look better and are good for printing.  On the minus side the file sizes are slightly larger and the top of people's heads sometimes get sacrificed.
     The end of 2007 has come and gone.  I have just added the last pages of 2007 that show a few photos of Taylor's performance in the Nutcracker and Charise's graduation.  Also a page of Christmas photos for 2007 has been added. Reformatted tables and text formatting.
     Hi, I just added some new content here in mid May.  There are now links in the 2008 area.  Take a look.  I have not taken as many photos as in the past and have been very slow to post to the web.  I have yaken 212 photos as of mid May.  Here are a few of them for you.
     Here is an update for 2009.  YouTube was fun until they deleted my video and muted others because of the music track that I added.  DirectNic will only allow .swf files, these are shockwave flash files.  I finally found a free flash publisher and tried it out.  It seems to work and I am able to embed them in new pages and this page.  The only downside is the slower load time and the requirement that active x controls need to be on.  I like it.  The other thing is MS Slide Show PowerToy for XP, I can easily take the same photos and put them in a slide show.  So I will use those two methods primarily and see how it goes.  Now I just need to get out there with my camera and take a lot more photos than I have been.
    Canon S50 digital camera failing after five years and over 10,000 exposures.  Looking for a replacement, should be fun and I am looking forward to it very much.  This web site is now over 400 MB.  Looks like 2007 was where the growth really started.  This coincides with my use of MS Powertoy Slide Show.  Also the Flash slide shows I make now are a couple of megabytes each.  I really hope people have fast Internet connections.
     Spring 2010, Flash removed and added back with 2009 Flash Slide Show.


Robert Frost
Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening

Whose woods these are I think I know.
His house is in the village, though;
He will not see me stopping here
To watch his woods fill up with snow.

My little horse must think it's queer
To stop without a farmhouse near
Between the woods and frozen lake
The darkest evening of the year.

He gives his harness bells a shake
To ask if there's some mistake.
The only other sound's the sweep
Of easy wind and downy flake.

The woods are lovely, dark, and deep,
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep.



Louis Armstrong
What a Wonderful World
I see trees of green, red roses too
I see them bloom for me and you
And I think to myself what a wonderful world.

I see skies of blue and clouds of white
The bright blessed day, the dark sacred night
And I think to myself what a wonderful world.

The colors of the rainbow so pretty in the sky
Are also on the faces of people going by
I see friends shaking hands saying how do you do
They're really saying I love you.

I hear babies crying, I watch them grow
They'll learn much more than I'll never know
And I think to myself what a wonderful world
Yes I think to myself what a wonderful world



Picture
One picture is worth a thousand words.
Journey
A journey of a thousands miles begins with one step.
80/20 Principle
There is only one man in the world who will never be turned away.  He is the one that delivers the goods.
  Genghis Khan
There is no greater value of a task than it's completion .
Sometimes you need to stop thinking and start trying.
Deeds not words

Thanks for visiting,
Tony Lee
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About the background image:
This is a photo I took on a hike with Stuart on March 3, 2005. We hiked up most of the way to the top of Yosemite Falls in the late afternoon.  As we hiked down the sun was setting.  We reached the trailhead and the car just as the sun went down and darkness fell.  One the way down I snapped a few photos including this one.  I like this one because Half Down is covered in snow, lit up by the setting sun, veiled in a low clouds behind and in front.  The trees along the steep trail framed the scene nicely.  Then at home I used Adobe Photoshop Business Edition to change the photo to black and white, feather the outside edges to a neutral color, increased the brightness, decreased the contrast and then added back some yellow color.  The look I was going for is a bit like old Chinese landscape paintings.  I kinda like the effect.

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