I try to keep these quizzes fresh and mentally stimulating, so this one is incorporated into the WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge: Perspective. Anyone that has followed my quizzes knows that I really push the perspective of the showcased image pretty hard at times, and this one is no different. Here are your clues:
- It’s not in Idaho.
- It’s not in the Smithsonian.
- It’s not at Point Lookout.
Oh what could it be? Have fun!
Uncle Spike was floored at how fast the last quiz was answered, which — I think — indicates just what a broad depth of knowledge, insight, and sleuthing skills that people can bring to the table when I post one of these. So here’s another. You know the drill and here are your clues: Continue Reading →
Congratulations go out to our new quiz champion, Trifocal! The correct answer is the sarcophagus of Emperor Franz I Stephan and his wife Empress Maria Theresa, done in the Rococo style. The sarcophagus is located in the Kaisergruft of Vienna, Austria, which we visited back in mid-March 2000. Continue Reading →
Okay, Tillerman — you wanted a quiz, you got one. You know the drill. Here are your clues: Continue Reading →
This is Nala, our elderly Siamese cat. She was a rescue that we brought into our home back in 2004, when she was 5 years old. We affectionately call her our little Mok-Mot… short for Mean-ole-kitty–Mean-ole-thing. Why? Because she’s full of sass and attitude — because she’s a spoiled teenager in a little furry suit. Continue Reading →
In the comments from one of yesterday’s posts, there was discussion about exploring old abandoned mines and the risks that they entail. I’ve taken photos of a number of abandoned mines over the years — or at least the entrances. We don’t go into abandoned mines anymore due to the dangers they represent. Continue Reading →
I saw the closed-door
But I was compelled to open it
Only to face one of my worst nightmares Continue Reading →
Yes, this one is intended to be a challenge and not something that Tillerman can guess in a few tries. Continue Reading →
I’m not one to engage in street photography much, but I’ve dabbled in it on occasion. Here are a few film shots from way back, while aboard the Oxford Bellevue ferry on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. Continue Reading →
I received the following update from Peter Vankevich down in Ocracoke, North Carolina, about this same time yesterday morning: Continue Reading →
My iPhone 5S photograph of the skipjack Wilma Lee just hit the newsstands in the latest issue of the SpinSheet, a magazine dedicated to sailing on the Chesapeake Bay. If you’re interested, you can read the entire article here.
When we visited Ocracoke during our trip to the Outer Banks last month, one of the highlights for us was the early morning ferry commute back to Hatteras. We have both traveled on the Hatteras-Ocracoke ferry several times, but never during the predawn hours — which made for a really spectacular way to greet the dawn, especially when we were able to witness seeing one of the other ferries pass us fairly close by.
The ferry journey — which is entirely free and runs regularly from 4:30 am to 12:30 am — takes some time; the normal route usually runs about 35-45 minutes, but it can be closer to an hour or more now since Hurricane Sandy savaged this area back in 2012. Significant shoaling has blocked the regular channel, so the ferries are all having to take a longer alternative route until the US Army Corps of Engineers is able to complete dredging work sometime in the next month or so. Continue Reading →
This is an old 35mm film shot of a mother wolf spider caring for her young. I was at the local gas station, filling the tank, when I caught a flicker of movement down by my feet.
$%&^@($)#)@$!!! Continue Reading →