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So Delicate

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Cherry blossoms -- Tidal Basin, Washington, DC (April 2014)Leica M 240 + Leica Summilux 50/1.4 ASPH

Cherry blossoms — Tidal Basin, Washington, DC (April 2014)
Leica M 240 + Leica Summilux 50/1.4 ASPH

Waiting For Me

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Fence post -- Central Maryland (April 2014)Leica M 240 + Leica Tri-Elmar 16/4.0 ASPH

Fence post — Central Maryland (April 2014)
Leica M 240 + Leica Tri-Elmar 16/4.0 ASPH

Just Three Weeks Ago

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Lockkeeper house -- Seneca, Maryland (March 2014)Leica M 240 + Leica Tri-Elmar 16/4.0 ASPH

Lock keeper house — Seneca, Maryland (March 2014)
Leica M 240 + Leica Tri-Elmar 16/4.0 ASPH

Even though it’s 71 degrees F as I write this, we have a freeze warning locally for tonight, with temperatures expected to drop to 28 degrees F. At least we’re not hearing anything further about snow like we were yesterday.

Backlit

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Cherry blossoms -- Tidal Basin, Washington, DC (April 2014)Leica M 240 + Leica Summilux 50/1.4 ASPH

Cherry blossoms — Tidal Basin, Washington, DC (April 2014)
Leica M 240 + Leica Summilux 50/1.4 ASPH

Horizon Interrupted

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Hatteras-Ocracoke ferry -- Pamlico Sound, North Carolina (January 2014)iPhone 5S + 30/2.2

Hatteras-Ocracoke ferry — Pamlico Sound, North Carolina (January 2014)
iPhone 5S + 30/2.2

Washington Monument Upstaged

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Washington Monument -- Tidal Basin, Washington, DC (April 2014)Leica M 240 + Leica Summilux 50/1.4 ASPH

Washington Monument — Tidal Basin, Washington, DC (April 2014)
Leica M 240 + Leica Summilux 50/1.4 ASPH

Battlefield Sunset

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Worthington Farm -- Monocacy National Battlefield, Maryland (April 2014)Leica M 240 + Leica Tri-Elmar 16/4.0 ASPH

Worthington Farm — Monocacy National Battlefield, Maryland (April 2014)
Leica M 240 + Leica Tri-Elmar 16/4.0 ASPH

Magnolias At Dawn

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Magnolia tree blossoms -- George Mason Memorial, Washinton, DC (April 2014)Leica M 240 + Leica Summilux 50/1.4 ASPH

Magnolia tree blossoms — George Mason Memorial, Washington, DC (April 2014)
Leica M 240 + Leica Summilux 50/1.4 ASPH

Chopper Over The Blossoms

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Helicopter -- Tidal Basin, Washington, DC (April 2014)Leica M 240 + Leica Tri-Elmar 16/4.0 ASPH

Helicopter — Tidal Basin, Washington, DC (April 2014)
Leica M 240 + Leica Tri-Elmar 16/4.0 ASPH

Pink On Blue

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Cherry blossoms -- Tidal Basin, Washington, DC (April 2014)Leica M 240 + Leica Summilux 50/1.4 ASPH

Cherry blossoms — Tidal Basin, Washington, DC (April 2014)
Leica M 240 + Leica Summilux 50/1.4 ASPH

Evening Stroll

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Cindy -- Monocacy National Battlefield, Maryland (April 2014)Leica M 240 + Leica Summilux 50/1.4 ASPH

Cindy — Monocacy National Battlefield, Maryland (April 2014)
Leica M 240 + Leica Summilux 50/1.4 ASPH

Early Morning Dedication

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Cherry blossom photographers -- Tidal Basin, Washington, DC (April 2014)Leica M 240 + Leica Tri-Elmar 16/4.0 ASPH

Cherry blossom photographers — Tidal Basin, Washington, DC (April 2014)
Leica M 240 + Leica Tri-Elmar 16/4.0 ASPH

Inspiring Enough To Be A Painting

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Image credit: Oil Pastels by Mary

It’s always a pleasure and a joy to see an image of beauty, whether it’s a photograph, a painting or a drawing. Continue Reading →

News Link:  Chesapeake Bay Impact Crater Adds To Sea Level Rise

You can read my earlier in-depth post about the Chesapeake Bay impact crater here.

Daylilies in the Evening Light

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Daylilies -- Central Maryland (April 2014)Leica M 240 + Leica Summilux 50/1.4 ASPH

Daylilies — Central Maryland (April 2014)
Leica M 240 + Leica Summilux 50/1.4 ASPH

Video Link: North (timelapse)

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Original post can be found here.

Cherry Blossom Sunrise

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Cherry blossoms -- Tidal Basin, Washington, DC (April 2014)Leica M 240 + Leica Tri-Elmar 16/4.0 ASPH

Cherry blossoms — Tidal Basin, Washington, DC (April 2014)
Leica M 240 + Leica Tri-Elmar 16/4.0 ASPH

Monumental

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Washington Monument and cherry blossoms -- Tidal Basin, Washington, DC (April 2014)Leica M 240 + Leica Tri-Elmar 16/4.0 ASPH

Washington Monument and cherry blossoms Tidal Basin, Washington, DC (April 2014)
Leica M 240 + Leica Tri-Elmar 16/4.0 ASPH

Cherry Blossoms by City Light

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32 second exposure with just the ambient light from the city for illumination -- Tidal Basin, Washington, DC (April 2014)Leica M 240 + Leica Summilux 50/1.4 ASPH

32 second exposure — Tidal Basin, Washington, DC (April 2014)
Leica M 240 + Leica Summilux 50/1.4 ASPH

Cherry Blossom Paparazzi

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Cherry blossoms lit by media flood lights -- Tidal Basin, Washington, DC (April 2014)Leica M 240 + Leica Summilux 50/1.4 ASPH

Cherry blossoms lit by media flood lights — Tidal Basin, Washington, DC (April 2014)
Leica M 240 + Leica Summilux 50/1.4 ASPH

This year the cherry blossoms have brought out more people than I’ve ever seen this early in the morning. Continue Reading →

Cherry Blossoms Hit Peak Today

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Cherry blossoms -- Tidal Basin, Washington, DC (April 2014)Leica M 240 + Leica Summilux 50/1.4 ASPH

Cherry blossoms — Tidal Basin, Washington, DC (April 2014)
Leica M 240 + Leica Summilux 50/1.4 ASPH

It’s official… Continue Reading →

Not Quite Peak Yet

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Cherry blossoms -- Tidal Basin, Washington, DC (April 2014)Leica M 240 + Leica Tri-Elmar 16/4.0 ASPH

Cherry blossoms — Tidal Basin, Washington, DC (April 2014)
Leica M 240 + Leica Tri-Elmar 16/4.0 ASPH

Cherry Blossom Countdown: T-Minus 3

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Tidal Basin -- Washington, DC (April 2005)Canon 20D + 16-35/2.8L

Tidal Basin — Washington, DC (April 2005)
Canon 20D + 16-35/2.8L

Evening Delight

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Virginia bluebells -- Central Maryland (April 2014)Leica M 240 + Leica Summilux 50/1.4 ASPH

Virginia bluebells — Central Maryland (April 2014)
Leica M 240 + Leica Summilux 50/1.4 ASPH

Blossoms

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Cherry blossoms — Tidal Basin, Washington, DC (April 2014)
iPhone 5S + 30/2.2

More Blossoms

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Cherry blossoms — Tidal Basin, Washington, DC (April 2014)
iPhone 5S + 30/2.2

Shooting The Blossoms

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Cherry blossoms — Tidal Basin, Washington, DC (April 2014)
iPhone 5S + 30/2.2

This is happening right now. Uploading iPhone shots as I take the others with the Leica.

Softly White

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White hyacinths -- Central Maryland (April 2014)Leica M 240 + Leica Summilux 50/1.4 ASPH

White hyacinths — Central Maryland (April 2014)
Leica M 240 + Leica Summilux 50/1.4 ASPH

Shooting Blossoms

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Cherry blossoms — Tidal Basin, Washington, DC (April 2014)
iPhone 5S + 30/2.2

Cherry Blossom Countdown: T-Minus 4

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Tidal Basin -- Washington, DC (April 2005)Canon 20D + 16-35/2.8L

Tidal Basin — Washington, DC (April 2005)
Canon 20D + 16-35/2.8L

What & Where?

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You know the drill — what is it and where is it? Here are your clues: Continue Reading →

Poll: Extreme Bokeh or Not

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Spice bush -- Central Maryland (April 2014)Leica M 240 + Leica Summilux 50/1.4 ASPH

Spicebush (Lindera benzoin) — Central Maryland (April 2014)
Leica M 240 + Leica Summilux 50/1.4 ASPH

Spice bush -- Central Maryland (April 2014)Leica M 240 + Leica Tri-Elmar 16/4.0 ASPH

Spicebush (Lindera benzoin) — Central Maryland (April 2014)
Leica M 240 + Leica Tri-Elmar 16/4.0 ASPH

Which do you find more compelling — the top image or the bottom image? Continue Reading →

Cherry Blossom Countdown: T-Minus 5

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Tidal Basin -- Washington, DC (April 2005)Canon 20D + 16-35/2.8L

Tidal Basin — Washington, DC (April 2005)
Canon 20D + 16-35/2.8L

Lil’ Buddy

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Jumping spider -- Central Maryland (April 2014)Leica M 240 + Leica Summilux 50/1.4 ASPH

Jumping spider — Central Maryland (April 2014)
Leica M 240 + Leica Summilux 50/1.4 ASPH

In the Pink

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Spring blooms -- Central Maryland (April 2014)Leica M 240 + Leica Summilux 50/1.4 ASPH

Spring blooms — Central Maryland (April 2014)
Leica M 240 + Leica Summilux 50/1.4 ASPH

Cherry Blossom Countdown: T-Minus 6

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Tidal Basin -- Washington, DC (April 2005)Canon 20D + 16-35/2.8L

Tidal Basin — Washington, DC (April 2005)
Canon 20D + 16-35/2.8L

Capitol Sun

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The Capitol -- Washington, DC (March 2014)Leica M 240 + Leica Summilux 50/1.4 ASPH

The Capitol — Washington, DC (March 2014)
Leica M 240 + Leica Summilux 50/1.4 ASPH

Dutchmen About to Play

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Dutchman's breeches -- Central Maryland (April 2014)Leica M 240 + Leica Summilux 50/1.4 ASPH

Dutchman’s breeches — Central Maryland (April 2014)
Leica M 240 + Leica Summilux 50/1.4 ASPH

Grape Hyacinths

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Grape hyacinths -- Central Maryland (April 2014)Leica M 240 + Leica Summilux 50/1.4 ASPH

Grape hyacinths — Central Maryland (April 2014)
Leica M 240 + Leica Summilux 50/1.4 ASPH

Cherry Blossom Countdown: T-Minus 7

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Tidal Basin -- Washington, DC (April 2005)Canon 20D + 16-35/2.8L

Tidal Basin — Washington, DC (April 2005)
Canon 20D + 16-35/2.8L

Bushel of Empties

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Corona bottles -- Point Lookout, Maryland (March 2014)Leica M 240 + Leica Tri-Elmar 16/4.0 ASPH

Corona bottles — Point Lookout, Maryland (March 2014)
Leica M 240 + Leica Tri-Elmar 16/4.0 ASPH

Threshold of Anticipation

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Virginia Bluebells -- Central Maryland (April 2014)Leica M 240 + Leica Summilux 50/1.4 ASPH

Virginia Bluebells Central Maryland (April 2014)
Leica M 240 + Leica Summilux 50/1.4 ASPH

Cherry Blossom Face Plant

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Bee in cherry blossoms -- Central Maryland (April 2014)Leica M 240 + Leica Summilux 50/1.4 ASPH

Bee in cherry blossoms — Central Maryland (April 2014)
Leica M 240 + Leica Summilux 50/1.4 ASPH

They’re here! The cherry blossoms are beginning to arrive! Continue Reading →

Cherry Blossom Countdown: T-Minus 8

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Tidal Basin -- Washington, DC (April 2005)Canon 20D + 85/1.4L

Tidal Basin — Washington, DC (April 2005)
Canon 20D + 85/1.4L

Noontime Escape

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Pond -- Central Maryland (April 2014)Leica M 240 + Leica Tri-Elmar 16/4.0 ASPH

Pond — Central Maryland (April 2014)
Leica M 240 + Leica Tri-Elmar 16/4.0 ASPH

Busting Out The Moves

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Display of daffodils -- Central Maryland (April 2014)Leica M 240 + Leica Tri-Elmar 16/4.0 ASPH

Display of daffodils — Central Maryland (April 2014)
Leica M 240 + Leica Tri-Elmar 16/4.0 ASPH

Cherry Blossom Countdown: T-Minus 9

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Tidal Basin -- Washington, DC (April 2005)Canon 20D + 85/1.4L

Tidal Basin — Washington, DC (April 2005)
Canon 20D + 85/1.4L

It seems the National Park Service has adjusted their prediction for peak blooming from April 4th to… Continue Reading →

Hummingbirds Arrive in Maryland

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Whoa! The little guys just reached Southern Maryland yesterday!

Spring Rapture

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Feather and bloom -- Central Maryland (April 2014)Leica M 240 + Leica Summilux 50/1.4 ASPH

Feather and bloom — Central Maryland (April 2014)
Leica M 240 + Leica Summilux 50/1.4 ASPH

End of Winter Cattail

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Cattail -- Central Maryland (April 2014)Leica M 240 + Leica Tri-Elmar 16/4.0 ASPH

Cattail — Central Maryland (April 2014)
Leica M 240 + Leica Tri-Elmar 16/4.0 ASPH

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