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Old School Photo Hack & Storm Walker

Which Way Do You Swing — Whole Belly Clams or Lobster Rolls?

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Fried whole belly clams -- Blue Hill, Maine (June 2015)iPhone 6 Plus + 29/2.2

Fried whole belly clams — Blue Hill, Maine (June 2015)
iPhone 6 Plus + 29/2.2

We took off for Acadia National Park a couple of weeks ago, to celebrate our quarter-century wedding anniversary.  And one of our primary goals while visiting the Down East section of Maine was to sample their culinary delights; Cindy wanted to have lobster everyday, and I wanted to try other regional seafood (I lived in New England for a while as a kid and completely swore off lobster after my first taste of blue crab).

So we hit up some friends that have a vacation home near Acadia, and asked for recommendations.  Their response?  The lobster rolls at the Fishnet seafood shack in Blue Hill, Maine — just down the road from where we were going to be staying for several nights in Bar Harbor. Continue Reading →

Video Link: Rocket Wars

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Looking to the East at Sunset

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Otter Cove -- Acadia National Park, Maine (June 2015)iPhone 6 Plus + 29/2.2

Otter Cove — Acadia National Park, Maine (June 2015)
iPhone 6 Plus + 29/2.2

Scenes From a Parking Lot

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Parking lot beauties -- Bar Harbor, Maine (June 2015)Sony a6000 + Leica Summilux 21/1.4 ASPH

Parking lot beauties — Bar Harbor, Maine (June 2015)
Sony a6000 + Leica Summilux 21/1.4 ASPH

Not For the Claustrophobic

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The Ravine on Pemetic  Mountain -- Mt. Desert Island, Maine (June 2015)Sony a6000 + Leica Summilux 21/1.4 ASPH

The Ravine on Pemetic Mountain — Mt. Desert Island, Maine (June 2015)
Sony a6000 + Leica Summilux 21/1.4 ASPH

Half-Open/Closed

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Ineffective at keeping the outside out -- Central Maryland (January 2015)Leica M7 + Kodak Portra 400 + Leica Summilux 21/1.4 ASPH

Ineffective at keeping the outside out — Central Maryland (January 2015)
Leica M7 + Kodak Portra 400 + Leica Summilux 21/1.4 ASPH

Land’s End

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Near Hunters Head -- Mt. Desert Island, Maine (June 2015)Sony a6000 + Leica Summilux 21/1.4 ASPH

Near Hunters Head — Mt. Desert Island, Maine (June 2015)
Sony a6000 + Leica Summilux 21/1.4 ASPH

My Muse for 25-Years

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Cindy, just as lovely as she was 25-years ago -- Asticou Inn, Maine (June 2015)iPhone 6 Plus + 29/2.2

Cindy, just as lovely as she was 25-years ago — Asticou Inn, Maine (June 2015)
iPhone 6 Plus + 29/2.2

I’m an incredibly lucky guy.  Twenty-five years ago, this lovely woman cast her lot with mine and it’s been the best thing that’s ever happened to me.  To celebrate the occasion, we traveled to Acadia National Park this past weekend and spent a few days there… hiking, sightseeing, critter-watching, playing in the rain, taking photographs, and sampling their culinary delights.  It was a glorious anniversary gift to one another and one I’ll always remember.

Inspiration for L.L. Bean

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Mitchell Cove -- Mt. Desert Island, Maine (June 2015) iPhone 6 Plus + 29/2.2

Mitchell Cove — Mt. Desert Island, Maine (June 2015)
iPhone 6 Plus + 29/2.2

Ruling the Roost

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Beautiful fowl -- Southern Pennsylvania (March 2006)Canon PowerShot G3 + 35-140mm

Beautiful fowl — Southern Pennsylvania (March 2006)
Canon PowerShot G3 + 35-140mm

Pinecone Study

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Pinecone in the sunrise -- Southwestern Colorado (June 2007)Fujifilm FinePix F31fd + 36-108mm

Pinecone in the sunrise — Southwestern Colorado (June 2007)
Fujifilm FinePix F31fd + 36-108mm

Winter’s Coming

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Lockkeeper's house at Edwards Ferry -- Central Maryland (February 2006)Canon 20D + 16-35/2.8L

Lockkeeper’s house at Edwards Ferry — Central Maryland (February 2006)
Canon 20D + 16-35/2.8L

Inside the Nave

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National Cathedral -- Washington, DC (November 2004)Canon 20D + 16-35/2.8L

National Cathedral — Washington, DC (November 2004)
Canon 20D + 16-35/2.8L

Dawn on the Finger Lakes

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One of the ferries that ply the Finger Lakes -- Central New York (June 2005)Canon 20D + 16-35/2.8L

One of the ferries that ply the Finger Lakes — Central New York (June 2005)
Canon 20D + 16-35/2.8L

Speed Sled

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Lockheed SR-71 at the Udvar-Hazy Center-- Chantilly, Virginia (November 2004)Canon 20D + 16-35/2.8L

Lockheed SR-71 at the Udvar-Hazy Center– Chantilly, Virginia (November 2004)
Canon 20D + 16-35/2.8L

Video Link: Art of the Storm

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Little Miss

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Nala sunning herself on our piano -- Central Maryland (March 2005)Canon 20D + 85/1.2L

Nala sunning herself on our piano — Central Maryland (March 2005)
Canon 20D + 85/1.2L

This was taken a year after we brought Nala home for the first time; she’s six-years old in this image and a full-on sour puss.  She was a legitimate rescue, and so mean and angry that they essentially gave us money to take her home, because she had been in the shelter for eighteen-months and we were the only ones that had ever shown any interest in her.

And now?  She’s the sweetest kitty we could hope for, though it was a long time coming.  She’s sixteen this year and demands a warm lap to rest her weary bones upon every night, but she purrs at the slightest opportunity.  We’ll miss her terribly when the Sandman finally comes for her, something we feel will probably occur in the next year or so.

Here Comes the Sun

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Enjoying the crisp air -- Washington, DC (April 2015)Leica M7 + Kodak Ektar 100 + Leica Summilux 21/1.4 ASPH

Enjoying the crisp air — Washington, DC (April 2015)
Leica M7 + Kodak Ektar 100 + Leica Summilux 21/1.4 ASPH

In the Pre-Dawn at Great Falls

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Timed exposure of the falls -- Great Falls, Maryland (September 2004)Canon 10D + 16-35/2.8L

Timed exposure of the falls — Great Falls, Maryland (September 2004)
Canon 10D + 16-35/2.8L

Weather Moving In

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The mountains generating their own weather -- Southwestern Colorado (July 2004)Canon PowerShot G3 + 35-140mm

The mountains generating their own weather — Southwestern Colorado (July 2004)
Canon PowerShot G3 + 35-140mm

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