I’ve been interested in seeing Bodie, California, for decades… having heard about it for the first time when I was still in high school some forty years ago. Did it meet my expectations? Oh yes — very much so! Continue Reading →
Tag Archives: Point and Shoot
Last weekend we drove to West Virginia for a nature fix — our term for some rest and relaxation in the wilds. First we tried the east entrance to Dolly Sods (closed), then the south entrance to Dolly Sods (closed), then the front entrance to Seneca Rocks (closed), the Seneca Rocks visitor center (closed), local national forest campground (closed), and finally the entrance to Spruce Knob, the highest point in the state.
It was open. Yay! Continue Reading →
The weather here in central Maryland has been out of the ordinary this winter… not much in the way of cold temperatures; no measurable accumulations of snow (yet); hardly any ice (the local ponds skimmed over for only a couple of days so far); the birds haven’t cleaned us out of seed; etc.
Definitely not “normal”. Continue Reading →
I don’t know how many degrees above normal our region has been during this winter, but we normally don’t see daffodils at this stage of growth for another month and a half at least.
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 →
Trains stations of the 19th and 20th centuries were — and still are — magnificent architectural wonders. This is Union Station, a Beaux-Arts masterpiece located in Washington, DC, just a short walk from the US Capitol Building… and Union Station was just one of many historical structures that nearly didn’t make it through the early-1980’s. Continue Reading →
Architecture has always been a big draw for me.
I hesitate to call it “my passion” because that phrase always sounds so fake whenever I hear it… but the truth is that I’ve always loved seeing buildings and exploring the structures of them, enjoyed examining their construction and materials, and figuring out how they’re designed. It probably helps that I was heavy into mechanical and architectural drafting back when I was in high school, and built high-end architectural models professionally for several years. Continue Reading →
Adieu 2016. We hardly knew ye…
Here — in no special order — are the very best images I shared with you during the past twelve months. They include digital and film photographs, both color and monochrome — from rangefinder film cameras, various film and digital point-and-shoots, and iPhones (the specifics are in the captions of each image). Continue Reading →
We live near Washington, DC… but most people don’t realize that this region isn’t yet a megalopolis like other major urban centers; i.e., New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Miami, etc. The really dense areas of the DC region are generally contained within the 20-mile diameter of the Washington Beltway, although urban blight has slowly been creeping out to the suburbs and rural areas beyond since the mid-1970’s. The small community where we live is in the middle of a designated agricultural zone, part of which you see in this image.
Will it remain this way forever? Sadly, no. Continue Reading →
I visited DC last week, to attend a business meeting near the White House. As usual, I arrived very early so I could get some quality photo time in before the meeting began, so I wandered around The Mall and checked out how things were progressing for the upcoming inauguration. Continue Reading →