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Old School Photo Hack

Dr. Fuchs Namesake

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Fuchsia -- Central Maryland (July 2016)Sony a6300 + SLR Magic HyperPrime CINE LM 50mm f/0.92

Fuchsia — Central Maryland (July 2016)
Sony a6300 + SLR Magic HyperPrime CINE LM 50mm f/0.92

Video Link — Uprising on Bach’s Toccata (Muse) — 92 Keys

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So the Ships at Night Can Find Their Way

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At the top of the Hooper Strait Lighthouse -- St. Michaels, Maryland (July 2016)Leica M-A + Leica Tri-Elmar 16/4.0 ASPHKodak Ektar 100 + Commercial C-41 processing

At the top of the Hooper Strait Lighthouse — St. Michaels, Maryland (July 2016)
Leica M-A + Leica Tri-Elmar 16/4.0 ASPH
Kodak Ektar 100 + Commercial C-41 processing

Spotted While Driving

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Self-Heal (Prunella vulgaris) blooms in the roadside gravel -- Spruce Knob, West Virginia (July 2016)DxO ONE + 32mm/1.8 ASPH

Self-Heal (Prunella vulgaris) blooms in the roadside gravel — Spruce Knob, West Virginia (July 2016)
DxO ONE + 32mm/1.8 ASPH

Roadside Reds

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Bee Balm -- Spruce Knob, West Virginia (July 2016)DxO ONE + 32mm/1.8 ASPH

Bee Balm — Spruce Knob, West Virginia (July 2016)
DxO ONE + 32mm/1.8 ASPH

Sunflower and Friend

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The new sunflower crop has begun to bloom -- Central Maryland (July 2016)Sony a6300 + Voigtländer 35mm f/1.7 ASPH II

The new sunflower crop has begun to bloom — Central Maryland (July 2016)
Sony a6300 + Voigtländer 35mm f/1.7 ASPH II

Cheerful Morning Blues

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Chicory at peak bloom -- Central Maryland (July 2016)Sony a6300 + Voigtländer 35mm f/1.7 ASPH II

Chicory at peak bloom — Central Maryland (July 2016)
Sony a6300 + Voigtländer 35mm f/1.7 ASPH II

Thou Shalt Not Pass

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On my morning commute -- Central Maryland (May 2016)Leica M3 + Leica Tri-Elmar 16/4.0 ASPHEastman Double-X (5222) + Diafine (stock) 3+3

On my morning commute — Central Maryland (May 2016)
Leica M3 + Leica Tri-Elmar 16/4.0 ASPH
Eastman Double-X (5222) + Diafine (stock) 3+3

Wall of Rock

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Cindy and the Teton Range -- Jackson Hole, Wyoming (April 2013)Sony NEX-5R + Sony 18-55mm

Cindy and the Teton Range — Jackson Hole, Wyoming (April 2013)
Sony NEX-5R + Sony 18-55mm

March of the Titans

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Wind farm at sunset -- Eastern Idaho (September 2014)Olympus Stylus Epic + Zuiko 35/2.8Kodak T-Max 100 + Black and white commercial processing

Wind farm at sunset — Eastern Idaho (September 2014)
Olympus Stylus Epic + Zuiko 35/2.8
Kodak T-Max 100 + Black and white commercial processing

Sailor’s Delight

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Sunset while underway -- Chesapeake Bay, Maryland (October 2011)iPhone 4 + 30/2.8

Sunset while underway — Chesapeake Bay, Maryland (October 2011)
iPhone 4 + 30/2.8

Another Dream… Crushed

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Before…

After nearly 20 years of moldering on the hard -- Ridge, Maryland (July 2013)Sony NEX-5R + Voigtländer Ultron 21/1.8 ASPH

After nearly 20 years of moldering on the hard — Ridge, Maryland (July 2013)
Sony NEX-5R + Voigtländer Ultron 21/1.8 ASPH

And after.

The same yacht, reduced to rubble -- Ridge, Maryland (June 2016)Leica M3 + Leica Summilux 21/1.4 ASPHEastman Double-X (5222) + Diafine (stock) 3+3

The same yacht, reduced to rubble — Ridge, Maryland (June 2016)
Leica M3 + Leica Summilux 21/1.4 ASPH
Eastman Double-X (5222) + Diafine (stock) 3+3

These images were taken almost three years apart, to the day.  Wooden boats don’t do well out of the water and quickly begin to dry rot, just as this one did.  And once that starts… well, it’s never good.

The pile looks small because most of the metal was removed for recycling; the engines and other large pieces were to the left and behind the image frame, and there was another large debris pile off to the right — which included the scrap from an abandoned fiberglass sailboat that was destroyed at the same time (it had filled with so much water that the supports punched through the hull, rendering it completely useless).

Now that the boatyard has exhausted all other means of clearing out the deadweight, the backhoe claw begins to chew them up.  The wood components are then burned, what can be salvaged is sent off for recycling, and the detritus that remains is carted out in dumpsters.

Christmas in July

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Courtney's parking lot -- Ridge, Maryland (June 2012)Sony NEX-5N + Sony 18-55mm

Courtney’s parking lot — Ridge, Maryland (June 2012)
Sony NEX-5N + Sony 18-55mm

Welcome Home – At Shoshone Falls

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I was just a kid the last time I saw Shoshone Falls; this really made me want to go back and see them again.

You’re Next

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Abandoned hulks being destroyed in the boatyard -- Ridge, Maryland (June 2016)Leica M3 + Leica Summilux 21/1.4 ASPHEastman Double-X (5222) + Diafine (stock) 3+3

Abandoned hulks being destroyed in the boatyard — Ridge, Maryland (June 2016)
Leica M3 + Leica Summilux 21/1.4 ASPH
Eastman Double-X (5222) + Diafine (stock) 3+3

Domestic Sights

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Orchids in our kitchen -- Central Maryland (July 2016)Sony a6300 + SLR Magic HyperPrime CINE LM 50mm f/0.92

Orchids in our kitchen — Central Maryland (July 2016)
Sony a6300 + SLR Magic HyperPrime CINE LM 50mm f/0.92

Only Reconstructed Once

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The old Maryland State House of 1676 -- St. Mary's City, Maryland (August 2015)Leica M3 + Leica Summilux 21/1.4 ASPHEastman Double-X (5222) + Diafine (stock) 3+3

The old Maryland State House of 1676 — St. Mary’s City, Maryland (August 2015)
Leica M3 + Leica Summilux 21/1.4 ASPH
Eastman Double-X (5222) + Diafine (stock) 3+3

What a Scamp

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Autumn looking for trouble -- Central Maryland (July 2016)Sony a6300 + SLR Magic HyperPrime CINE LM 50mm f/0.92

Autumn looking for trouble — Central Maryland (July 2016)
Sony a6300 + SLR Magic HyperPrime CINE LM 50mm f/0.92

One of the Last 35

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The Chesapeake Bay skipjack, Virginia W. -- Annapolis, Maryland (October 2015)Leica M3 + Leica Summilux 21/1.4 ASPHEastman Double-X (5222) + Diafine (stock) 3+3

The Chesapeake Bay skipjack, Virginia W. — Annapolis, Maryland (October 2015)
Leica M3 + Leica Summilux 21/1.4 ASPH
Eastman Double-X (5222) + Diafine (stock) 3+3

Clouds of Them

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Cherry blossoms -- Tidal Basin, Washington, DC (March 2016)Contax T + Zeiss Sonnar 38/2.8Kodak Ektar 100 + C-41 commercial processing

Cherry blossoms — Tidal Basin, Washington, DC (March 2016)
Contax T + Zeiss Sonnar 38/2.8
Kodak Ektar 100 + C-41 commercial processing

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