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Rorschach Abstract

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Exhibit at the National AquariumBaltimore, Maryland (January 2017)Sony RX100 V + Zeiss Sonnar 1.8-2.8/24-70mm

Exhibit at the National Aquarium
Baltimore, Maryland (January 2017)
Sony RX100 V + Zeiss Sonnar 1.8-2.8/24-70mm

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 →

Pointy End Toward the Horizon

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Aboard the PatriotSt. Michaels, Maryland (July 2016)Zeiss Ikon ZM + Leica Tri-Elmar 16/4.0 ASPHEastman Double-X (5222) + Diafine (stock) 3+3

Aboard the Patriot
St. Michaels, Maryland (July 2016)
Zeiss Ikon ZM + Leica Tri-Elmar 16/4.0 ASPH
Eastman Double-X (5222) + Diafine (stock) 3+3

A hot, sweltering, crispy-critter day ashore.  What could be better than taking a nice boat ride and having the breeze cool you down?  Take in the sun and have something icy cold to drink… and pretty soon you’ll find yourself in that lazy, drowsy state where time just sort of drifts along and conversations slow to a crawl.

What & Where?

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Something Some place (Some date)Some camera

Something
Some place (Some date)
Some camera

Ready to guess something neat?  Here you go, with a few clues:

  • This is an extreme crop of a much larger image.
  • It is not in the Smithsonian, nor is it associated with it.
  • It is not the B&O Railroad, nor is it associated with it in any way.

Those are your clues… have fun!

UPDATE:  Kathy D has taken the crown this time!  The correct guess was the Berkeley Pit in Butte, Montana.  The complete image is below:

The Berkeley Pit -- Butte, Montana (October 2016)iPhone 6S + 29/2.2

The Berkeley Pit
Butte, Montana (October 2016)
iPhone 6S + 29/2.2

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.

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

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

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