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Weekend Color

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Tiger lily
Central Maryland (May 2017)
Sony a6300 + Voigtländer Ultron 35/1.7 ASPH II

This image was taken yesterday morning, during a break from all the rain we’ve had lately (it began sprinkling again about 30 minutes after capturing the image above).

Cindy has finally taught me the difference between tiger lilies and day lilies, but I can’t pin down which specific tiger lily this may be — I’m guessing Hemerocallis fulva, but am not certain.  We have both this gorgeous orange version and a red version as well, as seen below. Continue Reading →

SOLD — 1986 Pearson 303

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Shearwater in her slip
Ridge, Maryland (April 2017)
Sony a6300 + Sony 10-18mm/4.0 ASPH

Our 1986 Pearson 303 sailboat, Shearwater, is officially up for sale has now been sold, and can be viewed in person down at Norton Yachts in Deltaville, Virginia — the same place where we originally purchased her back in 2011.  If you’re interested, please contact the broker, Mike Lynch , toll-free at (888) 720-4306.

Shearwater is a very comfortable sailboat for two adults, though she can sleep at least five adults in berths — or as many as seven people if they’re real comfortable with one another or small/thin in stature.  She has a new air conditioning / heating unit mounted under the forward v-berth, which works beautifully during both the summer and winter months (it operates very much like a heat pump).  The propane range is efficient and can cook full-sized meals, which we have enjoyed many times.  The Air Head composting toilet does not require a holding tank and is completely odor free (we used it for five years in the Chesapeake Bay area and never had any issues with it).  The inboard 16 hp Yanmar diesel is super clean and has always worked flawlessly for us.  She also has a level of craftsmanship and extensive teak woodwork that is rarely seen on new boats today, and looks excellent for a small vessel that was built over three decades ago.

You can read all of our adventures with her here. Continue Reading →

Window of the Past

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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 →

Suddenly There Were Bison

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Bison with Salt Lake City in the far distance Antelope Island State Park, Utah (November 2014)Zeiss Ikon ZM + Voigtländer Heliar 15/4.5 ASPH IIKodak BW400CN + Commercial C-41 processing

Bison with Salt Lake City in the far distance
Antelope Island State Park, Utah (November 2014)
Zeiss Ikon ZM + Voigtländer Heliar 15/4.5 ASPH II
Kodak BW400CN + Commercial C-41 processing

Echoes of the Greats

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National Airport main terminal -- Arlington, Virginia (August 2014)Zeiss Ikon ZM + Voigtländer Heliar 12/5.6 ASPHKodak BW400CN + Commercial C-41 processing

National Airport main terminal
Arlington, Virginia (August 2014)
Zeiss Ikon ZM + Voigtländer Heliar 12/5.6 ASPH
Kodak BW400CN + Commercial C-41 processing

Sagebrush Dreams

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An abandoned homestead -- Arco, Idaho (September 2014)Zeiss Ikon ZM + Voigtländer Heliar 12/5.6 ASPHKodak BW400CN + Commercial C-41 processing

An abandoned homestead
Arco, Idaho (September 2014)
Zeiss Ikon ZM + Voigtländer Heliar 12/5.6 ASPH
Kodak BW400CN + Commercial C-41 processing

High Desert Tableau

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The Snake River from the Clark Hill rest area -- Eastern Idaho (September 2014)Zeiss Ikon ZM + Voigtländer Heliar 12/5.6 ASPHKodak BW400CN + Commercial C-41 processing

The Snake River from the Clark Hill rest area
Eastern Idaho (September 2014)
Zeiss Ikon ZM + Voigtländer Heliar 12/5.6 ASPH
Kodak BW400CN + Commercial C-41 processing

Quite the Portage

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Upper Mesa Falls on the Henrys Fork of the Snake River -- Ashton, Idaho (September 2014)Zeiss Ikon ZM + Voigtländer Heliar 12/5.6 ASPHKodak Ektar 100 + Commercial C-41 processing

Upper Mesa Falls on the Henrys Fork of the Snake River
Ashton, Idaho (September 2014)
Zeiss Ikon ZM + Voigtländer Heliar 12/5.6 ASPH
Kodak Ektar 100 + Commercial C-41 processing

Ahead Trains

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Metro at National Airport -- Arlington, Virginia (August 2014)Zeiss Ikon ZM + Voigtländer Heliar 12/5.6 ASPHKodak BW400CN + Commercial C-41 processing

Metro at National Airport
Arlington, Virginia (August 2014)
Zeiss Ikon ZM + Voigtländer Heliar 12/5.6 ASPH
Kodak BW400CN + Commercial C-41 processing

Forever and Ever

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In the Gravelly Range -- Southwestern Montana (September 2014)Zeiss Ikon ZM + Voigtländer Heliar 12/5.6 ASPHKodak BW400CN + Commercial C-41 processing

In the Gravelly Range
Southwestern Montana (September 2014)
Zeiss Ikon ZM + Voigtländer Heliar 12/5.6 ASPH
Kodak BW400CN + Commercial C-41 processing