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My Kind of Sundowner

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Watching the sunsetCentral Maryland (December 2016)Sony RX100 III + Zeiss Sonnar 1.8-2.8/24-70mm

Watching the sunset
Central Maryland (December 2016)
Sony RX100 III + Zeiss Sonnar 1.8-2.8/24-70mm

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 →

Apparition

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The Last Supper by Albert SzukalskiRhyolite, Nevada (October 2016)iPhone 6S + 29/2.2

The Last Supper by Albert Szukalski
Rhyolite, Nevada (October 2016)
iPhone 6S + 29/2.2

I can’t imagine stumbling across this on a dark and stormy night, after tying one on at watering hole some distance away and trying to make my way home.  Shudder…

Urban Geometry in the West

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Williams Feed Dillon, Montana (October 2016)iPhone 6S + 29/2.2

Williams Feed
Dillon, Montana (October 2016)
iPhone 6S + 29/2.2

Just so everyone understands — “au revoir” means I’ll see you again… it does not mean I’m never coming back.  My intent is to share images when I feel like it now, and not feeling internally required to do so.  I think this will make for better images and improved posts over time.

At any rate, this is not an “I’m back”; this is “I never left, but needed a break and will be doing things differently now”.

Going Dark

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The solar terminator approaches Southwestern Montana (October 2016)iPhone 6S + 29/2.2

The solar terminator approaches
Southwestern Montana (October 2016)
iPhone 6S + 29/2.2

Long time readers will know that I have been posting daily — or more often — since October 2010.  After migrating from Google’s Blogger platform to WordPress in April 2013, I had to do a lot of clean-up (flushing over 1,500 posts in the process) and decided to make as much of the content here as original as possible, principally from my photography.

I’ve now reached a point where I need to take a break from posting new content daily and concentrate on other things instead.

Will I return?  I have no idea at the present… but I do thank you, gentle readers, for visiting my site over the past many years, spending some time viewing my images, and commenting when you felt compelled to do so.  Thank you so very much; you have no idea what it has meant to me.

Au revoir!

Race Against Sol

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Last rays of sunlight Southwestern Montana (October 2016)iPhone 6S + 29/2.2

Last rays of sunlight
Southwestern Montana (October 2016)
iPhone 6S + 29/2.2

Fingerprints of Zeus

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The immense dunes north of town St. Anthony, Idaho (September 2014)iPhone 5S + 30/2.2

The immense dunes north of town
St. Anthony, Idaho (September 2014)
iPhone 5S + 30/2.2

Fuel Dock Redux

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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

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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

Day is Done in the East

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Sunset from Cadillac Mountain -- Mount Desert Island, Maine (June 2015)iPhone 6 Plus + 29/2.2

Sunset from Cadillac Mountain
Mount Desert Island, Maine (June 2015)
iPhone 6 Plus + 29/2.2

Fading Light on the Eastern Divide

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Sunset on the trail -- Dolly Sods Wilderness Area, West Virginia (July 2012)Sony NEX-5N + Sony 18-55mm

Sunset on the trail — Dolly Sods Wilderness Area, West Virginia (July 2012)
Sony NEX-5N + Sony 18-55mm