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The New Normal?

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Daffodils are popping outCentral Maryland (February 2017)Sony RX100 V + Zeiss Sonnar 1.8-2.8/24-70mm

Daffodils are popping out
Central Maryland (February 2017)
Sony RX100 V + Zeiss Sonnar 1.8-2.8/24-70mm

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 →

Imminent Color

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Daffodils about to bloomCentral Maryland (February 2017)Sony RX100 V + Zeiss Sonnar 1.8-2.8/24-70mm

Daffodils about to bloom
Central Maryland (February 2017)
Sony RX100 V + Zeiss Sonnar 1.8-2.8/24-70mm

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.

Truly Grateful

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Mount Tom Near Bishop, California (October 2016)Contax T + Zeiss Sonnar 38/2.8Kodak Ektar 100 + Commercial C-41 processing

Mount Tom
Near Bishop, California (October 2016)
Contax T + Zeiss Sonnar 38/2.8
Kodak Ektar 100 + Commercial C-41 processing

My barber gave me pause the other day.

I was getting trimmed up for our annual family gathering on Thanksgiving (today), and I decided I was going to engage him in conversation.  Mind you, I’ve been going to this barbershop for about ten years now and have had this specific barber cut my hair on a number of those occasions — yet I’d never heard him say more than just a few words per visit.  I didn’t know if he was reserved, introverted, or simply a man of few words, but I wanted to connect with him. Continue Reading →

Early Morning Pond

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Along Billy Goat Trail -- Great Falls, Maryland (December 2014)Zeiss Ikon ZM + Zeiss Biogon 21/4.5 ZMIlford XP2 + Commercial C-41 processing

Along Billy Goat Trail
Great Falls, Maryland (December 2014)
Zeiss Ikon ZM + Zeiss Biogon 21/4.5 ZM
Ilford XP2 + Commercial C-41 processing

First Light

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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

Camping in Canada

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Our campsite in northern Newfoundland -- Newfoundland, Canada (September 1992)Olympus Stylus + 35/2.8Fujifilm Reala 100 + Commercial C-41 processing

Our campsite in northern Newfoundland
Newfoundland, Canada (September 1992)
Olympus Stylus + 35/2.8
Fujifilm Reala 100 + Commercial C-41 processing

Now this is EXCELLENT car camping.  I don’t know specifically where the location of this campground might be found (somewhat close to L’Anse aux Meadows is all I can remember), but it was indicative of all the campgrounds we encountered during our stay in Newfoundland some 24 years ago — super clean, empty (we were usually the only ones there), and very nice.  The campgrounds we stayed at usually had one caretaker on duty, HEATED bathrooms (WOW!!!), low entry fees, and wonderful camping sites.

In the early days of our marriage, we went camping over the weekend two-to-three times per month.  My back can no longer handle, that so our forays into the wild are a lot more curtailed these days.

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

Dream Catchers

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Morning dew on the cobwebs -- Central Maryland (July 2012)Sony NEX-5N + Sony 18-55mm

Morning dew on the cobwebs — Central Maryland (July 2012)
Sony NEX-5N + Sony 18-55mm

Daybreak in Tones

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Sunrise at the marina -- Ridge, Maryland (March 2012)iPhone 4S + 35/2.4

Sunrise at the marina — Ridge, Maryland (March 2012)
iPhone 4S + 35/2.4

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