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Friends of the Methuselah Tree

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An ancient bristlecone pine
Methuselah Grove, California (October 2016)
Contax T + Zeiss Sonnar 38/2.8
Kodak Portra 400 + Commercial C-41 processing

How often do you come across another living thing that is older than the recorded history of your own family tree?  Older than the discovery of the Americas.  Older than the ruins at Mesa Verde.  Older than the Abrahamic religions, Hinduism, and Buddhism.  Older than the Great Pyramids of Giza.  Dating all the way back to the mid-to-late Bronze Age — or Babylonia — some 4,000 years ago.

How many cycles of drought, floods, fires, and blizzards have they seen?  How many civilizations have risen and fallen around them while they’ve been alive?  If they could share anything from their experiences, what would it be? Continue Reading →

Leagues Away

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Looking toward the Ruby Range Southwestern Montana (October 2016)Contax T + Zeiss Sonnar 38/2.8Kodak Portra 400 + Commercial C-41 processing

Looking toward the Ruby Range
Southwestern Montana (October 2016)
Contax T + Zeiss Sonnar 38/2.8
Kodak Portra 400 + Commercial C-41 processing

Early Snow Advance

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Near the Owsley Slough Twin Bridges, Montana (October 2016)Contax T + Zeiss Sonnar 38/2.8Kodak Portra 400 + Commercial C-41 processing

Near the Owsley Slough
Twin Bridges, Montana (October 2016)
Contax T + Zeiss Sonnar 38/2.8
Kodak Portra 400 + Commercial C-41 processing

We Encamped with Them and Found Them Friendly

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Ross' Hole Sula, Montana (October 2016)Contax T + Zeiss Sonnar 38/2.8Kodak Portra 400 + Commercial C-41 processing

Ross’ Hole
Sula, Montana (October 2016)
Contax T + Zeiss Sonnar 38/2.8
Kodak Portra 400 + Commercial C-41 processing

The context?  The Lewis and Clark expedition passed through here on September 4th, 1805, and William Clark wrote those words in his journal.  They were in reference to encountering a large group of the native Flathead indians — or Salish, as they preferred to call themselves.  You can read more details about it here.

Savannah at Rest

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NS Savannah -- Baltimore, Maryland (May 2016)Zeiss Ikon ZM + Leica Summilux 21/1.4 ASPHKodak Portra 400 + Commercial C-41 processing

NS Savannah
Baltimore, Maryland (May 2016)
Zeiss Ikon ZM + Leica Summilux 21/1.4 ASPH
Kodak Portra 400 + Commercial C-41 processing

Andrew Would’ve Been Proud

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Local abandoned farm building -- Central Maryland (January 2015)Zeiss Ikon ZM + Leica Summilux 21/1.4 ASPHKodak Portra 400 + Commercial C-41 processing

Local abandoned farm building — Central Maryland (January 2015)
Zeiss Ikon ZM + Leica Summilux 21/1.4 ASPH
Kodak Portra 400 + Commercial C-41 processing

Spiky Delight

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Fuller's teasel (Dipsacus fullonum) in the morning sun -- Central Maryland (July 2000)Leica R8 + Leica Vario-Elmar 35-70/4.0Kodak Portra 400 NC + Commercial C-41 processing

Fuller’s teasel (Dipsacus fullonum) in the morning sun — Central Maryland (July 2000)
Leica R8 + Leica Vario-Elmar 35-70/4.0
Kodak Portra 400 NC + Commercial C-41 processing

Color Stand

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Roadside daylilies -- Central Maryland (June 2016)Leica M-A + Zeiss Distagon 35mm f/1.4Kodak Portra 400 + C-41 commercial processing

Roadside daylilies — Central Maryland (June 2016)
Leica M-A + Zeiss Distagon 35mm f/1.4
Kodak Portra 400 + C-41 commercial processing

Old School Big Iron

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No. 5300, "President Washington" -- B&O Railroad Museum, Maryland (May 2016)Leica M7 + Leica Summilux 21/1.4 ASPHKodak Portra 400 + C-41 commercial processing

No. 5300, “President Washington” — B&O Railroad Museum, Maryland (May 2016)
Leica M7 + Leica Summilux 21/1.4 ASPH
Kodak Portra 400 + C-41 commercial processing

Those Tufts

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Terra intently watching -- Central Maryland (June 2016)Leica M7 + Leica Summilux 50/1.4 ASPHKodak Portra 400 + C-41 commercial processing

Terra intently watching — Central Maryland (June 2016)
Leica M7 + Leica Summilux 50/1.4 ASPH
Kodak Portra 400 + C-41 commercial processing