Exploratorius

Old School Film Hack

Tag Archives: Chesapeake Bay

One Last Sunrise

11

Sunrise at the marina
Ridge, Maryland (April 2017)
iPhone 6S + 29/2.2

By the time you read this, we will be underway — moving our Pearson 303 down to Deltaville, Virginia.  After six wonderful years with Shearwater, it’s time for someone else to enjoy her; so once we get her moved, she’s going on the market. Continue Reading →

Cue the Music… Here Come the Cherry Blossoms!

50

Blooms on the indicator tree
Tidal Basin, Washington, DC (March 2017)
Sony a6300 + Zeiss Biogon 21/4.5 ZM

I’ve heard since at least last week that the cherry blossoms in DC are on a tear and are already popping.  Uh… sorta yes and a lotta no. Continue Reading →

Rorschach Abstract

20
Exhibit at the National AquariumBaltimore, Maryland (January 2017)Sony RX100 V + Zeiss Sonnar 1.8-2.8/24-70mm

Exhibit at the National Aquarium
Baltimore, Maryland (January 2017)
Sony RX100 V + Zeiss Sonnar 1.8-2.8/24-70mm

I always had fun with Rorschach tests in college.  Depending on the specific test, I could generally find a dozen or more different things in them, especially if I was able to twist and turn the blots to look at them in different angles.  I find this image to be the same way.  Not all that interesting in color, but fascinating when converted to black and white, and then rotated. Continue Reading →

Pointy End Toward the Horizon

18
Aboard the PatriotSt. Michaels, Maryland (July 2016)Zeiss Ikon ZM + Leica Tri-Elmar 16/4.0 ASPHEastman Double-X (5222) + Diafine (stock) 3+3

Aboard the Patriot
St. Michaels, Maryland (July 2016)
Zeiss Ikon ZM + Leica Tri-Elmar 16/4.0 ASPH
Eastman Double-X (5222) + Diafine (stock) 3+3

A hot, sweltering, crispy-critter day ashore.  What could be better than taking a nice boat ride and having the breeze cool you down?  Take in the sun and have something icy cold to drink… and pretty soon you’ll find yourself in that lazy, drowsy state where time just sort of drifts along and conversations slow to a crawl.

Window of the Past

16
Point Lookout lighthouseScotland, Maryland (October 2015)Zeiss Ikon ZM + Voigtländer Ultron 21/1.8 ASPHEastman Double-X (5222) + Diafine (stock) 3+3

Point Lookout lighthouse
Scotland, Maryland (October 2015)
Zeiss Ikon ZM + Voigtländer Ultron 21/1.8 ASPH
Eastman Double-X (5222) + Diafine (stock) 3+3

Point Lookout Light Station and DepotScotland, Maryland (July 2, 1885)Photo credit: US National Archives

Point Lookout Light Station and Depot
Scotland, Maryland (July 2, 1885)
Photo credit: US National Archives

I always enjoy looking out through the windows of historic buildings and imagining what the view was once like to the original inhabitants.  Was it the same as I’m experiencing?  Likely not.  All sorts of other structures were not there, and sometimes there was even more landscape to see.

Such is the case here.

The chain link fence that is just visible in the above image was added about thirty to forty years ago.  The building beyond the fence was added to the grounds sometime after 1930, long after another building that was there had vanished.  To the right of the window frame (in the image above) lies the moldering remains of a long Coast Guard depot pier, which was still fully functional in 1939 and can be seen in the photograph from the National Archives (image to the right). Continue Reading →

First Light

8
Sunrise on the Chesapeake Point Lookout, Maryland (January 2013)Sony NEX-5R + Sony 10-18/4.0 ASPH

Sunrise on the Chesapeake
Point Lookout, Maryland (January 2013)
Sony NEX-5R + Sony 10-18/4.0 ASPH

I Know Where the Cat Sleeps

10
In the boat house at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum St. Michaels, Maryland (July 2016)Zeiss Ikon ZM + Leica Tri-Elmar 16/4.0 ASPHKodak Ektar 100 + Commercial C-41 processing

In the boat house at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum
St. Michaels, Maryland (July 2016)
Zeiss Ikon ZM + Leica Tri-Elmar 16/4.0 ASPH
Kodak Ektar 100 + Commercial C-41 processing

Fuel Dock Redux

6
Another sunset on the fuel dock -- Ridge, Maryland (June 2012)Sony NEX-5N + Sony 18-55mm

Another sunset on the fuel dock
Ridge, Maryland (June 2012)
Sony NEX-5N + Sony 18-55mm

Watching the Colors Play Out

4
Sunset on the fuel dock -- Ridge, Maryland (May 2012)Sony NEX-5N + Sony 18-55mm

Sunset on the fuel dock
Ridge, Maryland (May 2012)
Sony NEX-5N + Sony 18-55mm

Classic Sailing Yacht Elf

6
The oldest surviving racing yacht in the country -- Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, St. Michaels, Maryland (July 2016)Zeiss Ikon ZM + Leica Tri-Elmar 16/4.0 ASPHKodak Ektar 100 + Commercial C-41 processing

The oldest surviving racing yacht in the country
St. Michaels, Maryland (July 2016)
Zeiss Ikon ZM + Leica Tri-Elmar 16/4.0 ASPH
Kodak Ektar 100 + Commercial C-41 processing