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Old School Photo Hack & Storm Walker

Dwarfed by Giants

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Giant redwoods -- Jedediah Smith Redwood State Park, California (November 2014)Sony NEX-5N + 18-55mm

Giant redwoods — Jedediah Smith Redwood State Park, California (November 2014)
Sony NEX-5N + 18-55mm

A Rose by Any Other Name Would Smell as Sweet

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The last bloom of the season from our yard -- Central Maryland (August 2015)Sony a6000 + Leica Summilux 50/1.4 ASPH

The last bloom of the season from our yard — Central Maryland (August 2015)
Sony a6000 + Leica Summilux 50/1.4 ASPH

News Link: Maryland Lighthouse Challenge

Eastman Double-X Project Begins

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The Potomac River from Violettes Lock -- Central Maryland (April 2015)Leica MP Classic + Eastman Double-X (5222) + Leica Summilux 21/1.4 ASPH

The Potomac River from Violettes Lock — Central Maryland (April 2015)
Leica MP Classic + Eastman Double-X (5222) + Leica Summilux 21/1.4 ASPH

Keen readers will note that I haven’t been posting many film images for quite a while, even though I renewed my commitment to film back in the spring with this post.  Why have I not posted more film images?  It was due to a torn rotator cuff in my right shoulder and I was under strict orders to not lift anything heavier than a filled coffee cup for most of the past eight months.  But now I have the repair surgery behind me and — after many months of physical therapy — was recently given the green light to begin lifting heavier items again.  So I spent most of yesterday ditching my expired black and white chemicals, cleaning all my processing equipment, mixing up new chemicals, and began processing the large backlog of black and white film I’ve put aside since January. Continue Reading →

Miles and Miles

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Sunset from Cadillac Mountain -- Mt. Desert Island, Maine (June 2015)Sony a6000 + Leica Summilux 21/1.4 ASPH

Sunset from Cadillac Mountain — Mt. Desert Island, Maine (June 2015)
Sony a6000 + Leica Summilux 21/1.4 ASPH

News Link: Schlieren Images Reveal Supersonic Shock Waves

A Bit Worn

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Dragonfly at rest -- Central Maryland (July 2015)Sony a6000 + Leica Summilux 21/1.4 ASPH

Dragonfly at rest — Central Maryland (July 2015)
Sony a6000 + Leica Summilux 21/1.4 ASPH

News Link: Yellowstone Visitor Asks For Bears To Be Trained For Tourists

And people wonder why I call them tourons…

She’s Ours

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Our Shearwater at rest -- Ridge, Maryland (August 2015)Sony RX100 IV 1.8-2.8/24-70mm

Our Shearwater at rest — Ridge, Maryland (August 2015)
Sony RX100 IV 1.8-2.8/24-70mm

Sunrise At Courtney’s

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How a waterman's day begins -- Ridge, Maryland (August 2015)Sony RX100 IV 1.8-2.8/24-70mm

How a waterman’s day begins — Ridge, Maryland (August 2015)
Sony RX100 IV 1.8-2.8/24-70mm

There Was An Old Tractor…

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From a long ago era -- Ridge, Maryland (August 2015)Sony RX100 IV 1.8-2.8/24-70mm

From a long ago era — Ridge, Maryland (August 2015)
Sony RX100 IV 1.8-2.8/24-70mm

News Link: How NatGeo’s Traveler Photo Contest Proved that the Camera Doesn’t Matter

In the Pre-Dawn at the Waterman’s Place

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A scene typical of the Chesapeake Bay -- Ridge, Maryland (August 2015)Sony RX100 IV 1.8-2.8/24-70mm

A scene typical of the Chesapeake Bay — Ridge, Maryland (August 2015)
Sony RX100 IV 1.8-2.8/24-70mm

News Link: The Creative Apocalypse That Wasn’t

Two Classics

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A Chesapeake waterman's boat next to a sailboat -- Ridge, Maryland (August 2015)Sony RX100 IV 1.8-2.8/24-70mm

A Chesapeake waterman’s boat next to a sailboat — Ridge, Maryland (August 2015)
Sony RX100 IV 1.8-2.8/24-70mm

Drama in the West

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Sunset from our slip -- Ridge, Maryland (August 2015)iPhone 6 Plus + 29/2.2

Sunset from our slip — Ridge, Maryland (August 2015)
iPhone 6 Plus + 29/2.2

Approaching L’Heure Bleue

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The fuel dock at sunset -- Ridge, Maryland (May 2014)Leica M 240 + Leica Summilux 50/1.4 ASPH

The fuel dock at sunset — Ridge, Maryland (May 2014)
Leica M 240 + Leica Summilux 50/1.4 ASPH

Cascading Arches

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National Cathedral -- Washington, DC (June 2014)Leica M 240 + Voigtländer Ultron 21/1.8 ASPH

National Cathedral — Washington, DC (June 2014)
Leica M 240 + Voigtländer Ultron 21/1.8 ASPH

News Link: California Drought — Valley Land Sinking Faster as Groundwater Is Pumped

This is another story we’ve followed intently, as my mother hails from a small ranch in the south-central San Joaquin Valley — and she’s been watching in horror as the water just vanishes.  To further understand our focus, her father was instrumental in helping to bring an end to the California water wars of the late 1920’s, so we imagine that he’s just rolling over in his grave about all of this happening.

More From the Barrens

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Sub-alpine blooms -- Dolly Sods Wilderness, West Virginia (August 2015)Sony RX100 IV 1.8-2.8/24-70mm

Sub-alpine blooms — Dolly Sods Wilderness, West Virginia (August 2015)
Sony RX100 IV 1.8-2.8/24-70mm

News Link: What Is Killing America’s Bees and What Does It Mean for Us?

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