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Old School Photo Hack & Storm Walker

Early Engineering Wonder

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Monocacy Aqueduct -- Dickerson, Maryland (xyz 2015)Leica M7 + Kodak Portra 400 + Leica Summilux 21/1.4 ASPH

Monocacy Aqueduct — Dickerson, Maryland (xyz 2015)
Leica M7 + Kodak Portra 400 + Leica Summilux 21/1.4 ASPH

Fresh Fiddlehead

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Ferns are popping up -- Central Maryland (April 2015)Sony NEX-5N + Zeiss Distagon 35mm f/1.4

Ferns are popping up — Central Maryland (April 2015)
Sony NEX-5N + Zeiss Distagon 35mm f/1.4

Photo Link: 10 Portrait Photographers You Should Follow Right Now on 500px

Electric Memorial

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Dr. King Memorial -- Washington, DC (April 2015)Leica M7 + Kodak Portra 400 + Leica Summilux 21/1.4 ASPH

Dr. King Memorial — Washington, DC (April 2015)
Leica M7 + Kodak Portra 400 + Leica Summilux 21/1.4 ASPH

Riverwalk Blues

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Virginia bluebells -- Violette's Lock, Maryland (April 2015)Sony NEX-5N + Zeiss Distagon 35mm f/1.4

Virginia bluebells — Violette’s Lock, Maryland (April 2015)
Sony NEX-5N + Zeiss Distagon 35mm f/1.4

News Item — Now Coming to Food Trucks: High-End Spam

Glass Textures

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Glass curtain wall -- Washington, DC (January 2015)Leica M7 + Ilford XP2 + Leica Summilux 21/1.4 ASPH

Glass curtain wall — Washington, DC (January 2015)
Leica M7 + Ilford XP2 + Leica Summilux 21/1.4 ASPH

More Yaller

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Yellow blooms -- Central Maryland (April 2015)Sony NEX-5N + Leica Summilux 50/1.4 ASPH

Yellow blooms — Central Maryland (April 2015)
Sony NEX-5N + Leica Summilux 50/1.4 ASPH

Like a Loose Tooth

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Monocacy Aqueduct -- Dickerson, Maryland (April 2015)Leica M7 + Kodak Porta 400 + Leica Summilux 21/1.4 ASPH

Monocacy Aqueduct — Dickerson, Maryland (April 2015)
Leica M7 + Kodak Porta 400 + Leica Summilux 21/1.4 ASPH

New Yaller

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Yellow blossoms -- Central Maryland (April 2015)Sony NEX-5N + Leica Summilux 50/1.4 ASPH

Yellow blossoms — Central Maryland (April 2015)
Sony NEX-5N + Leica Summilux 50/1.4 ASPH

Sakura Bonsai

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The Tidal Basin -- Washington, DC (April 2015)Leica M7 + Kodak Ektar 100 + Leica Summilux 21/1.4 ASPH

The Tidal Basin — Washington, DC (April 2015)
Leica M7 + Kodak Ektar 100 + Leica Summilux 21/1.4 ASPH

Obelisk

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The Washington Monument -- Washington, DC (April 2015)Leica M7 + Kodak Portra 400 + Leica Summilux 21/1.4 ASPH

The Washington Monument — Washington, DC (April 2015)
Leica M7 + Kodak Portra 400 + Leica Summilux 21/1.4 ASPH

Delicate

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Spring blooms -- Central Maryland (April 2015)Sony NEX-5N + Leica Summilux 50/1.4 ASPH

Spring blooms — Central Maryland (April 2015)
Sony NEX-5N + Leica Summilux 50/1.4 ASPH

Photo Gallery Link: Shot on iPhone 6

New Year’s Brunch with My Muse

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Brunch with Cindy at Poste Moderne Brasserie -- Washington, DC (January 2015)Leica M7 + Arista Ultra 100 + Leica Summilux 21/1.4 ASPH

Brunch with Cindy at Poste Moderne Brasserie — Washington, DC (January 2015)
Leica M7 + Arista Ultra 100 + Leica Summilux 21/1.4 ASPH

Brunch with the love of my life — Cindy.  Anytime we share together is wonderful, but special meals on certain occasions are especially welcome.  We’ve made a habit over the years of visiting DC to go museum meandering on New Year’s Day — usually the National Portrait Gallery — and discovered this nearby restaurant a few years ago.  Absolutely delicious eats and wonderful ambiance to enjoy with such delightful company.

Knock-Your-Eyes-Out Red

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Tulips at the Memorial Bridge -- Arlington, Virginia (April 2015)Leica M7 + Kodak Portra 400 + Leica Summilux 21/1.4 ASPH

Tulips at the Memorial Bridge — Arlington, Virginia (April 2015)
Leica M7 + Kodak Portra 400 + Leica Summilux 21/1.4 ASPH

A Tour of the Domino Sugar Plant in Baltimore

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The iconic Domino Sugar sign -- Baltimore, Maryland (April 2015)iPhone 6 Plus + 29/2.2

The iconic Domino Sugar sign — Baltimore, Maryland (April 2015)
iPhone 6 Plus + 29/2.2

Congratulations go to Tillerman yet again for providing the correct answer to the latest quiz — the Domino Sugar plant in Baltimore, Maryland!

I drove here last week to take part in a very rare event — a coveted tour of the Domino Sugar Plant under the iconic sign visible from the Inner Harbor.  Why is it rare?  Because there are currently NO public tours offered by Domino Sugar; they are one-off events typically reserved for just VIPs and other lucky individuals or small groups.

Wait… what?  The Domino Sugar plant is still OPEN and in operation?  But I thought that Under Armour was expanding into the lot that the Domino Sugar plant was on, like they are for all the other properties in that area! Continue Reading →

What & Where?

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Something -- Somewhere (Some date)Some camera and lens info

Something — Somewhere (Some date)
Some camera and lens info

Step right this way, folks!  Git yer latest, red-hot, What & Where quiz here today!  What is it?  Where is it?  Only the Shadow knows!

Here are your clues: _____  Uh, Mitch, there aren’t any.

Aren’t you the bright one?  I bet yer father calls you son.  That’s right, sonny boy — the only clue you get is the one yer lookin’ at!  Other clues will be offered up in the comments section below as the quiz progresses, but you’ll have to read ’em to get ’em.

Rules?  We don’t need no stinkin’ rules — everything goes!  Google reverse image look-up or TinEye?  YEP!  Shotgun guesses?  But of COURSE!   Aussie rules?  Whatever floats your boat, mate — that and everything else are all GAME!

But if you have a glimmer of hope, don’t sit on it — GUESS! — because Tillerman (the reigning champion), Elisa (the rising challenger), O Docker (the dark horse always lurking in the shadows [Huh.  Now there’s a thought; maybe HE’S the Shadow!]), and the rest of the usual suspects will be all over this quiz like white on rice.

That’s it!  This is meant to be educational and above all — FUN — so have a blast!  Guessing begins in 3… 2… 1…

Heads-Up — Quiz Today at 4:00 pm EDT

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Completely unrelated selfie taken in a parking garage -- Central Maryland (April 2015)iPhone 6 Plus + 29/2.2

Completely unrelated selfie taken in a parking garage — Central Maryland (April 2015)
iPhone 6 Plus + 29/2.2

This is a public service announcement that I will be hosting a What & Where quiz this afternoon at 4:00 pm Eastern Daylight Time.  f/8 and be there!

P.S.  That’s right, I have NO hands on the wheel.  Oh, the huge manatee — think of the children!  And you noticed the lack of a seat-belt?  Clever gull.  That’s because I’m completely stationary in a PARKING GARAGE!  So no worries, people.  No one was at risk during the taking of this car selfie.

The Walker

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Out for a morning stroll along the waterfront -- Baltimore, Maryland (March 2015)Leica M7 + Leica Summilux 21/1.4 ASPH

Out for a morning stroll along the waterfront — Baltimore, Maryland (March 2015)
Leica M7 + Leica Summilux 21/1.4 ASPH

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