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Don't Know Jack

May 23, 2014 - I am often amazed at how oblivious I can be to the nature around me. Behind our townhome in VA is a nice woods that esca...
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Preparing for Summer

January 06, 2014 - Now that the winter solstice and the holiday season has passed my attention is turning towards spring and summer. Last w...
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A Study in Green and Yellow

December 29, 2013 - Different colored carnations were used as a prop in the church service today and we were encouraged to take some home. I...
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Easy Art

October 17, 2013 - I seem to go through on and off periods with my photography. Sometimes I will let a week or more pass without shooting a...
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Refreshed Rosa Rugosa

June 19, 2013 - I recently wrote about the hardy Rosa rugosa also commonly called the Cape Cod Rose. Yesterday I received a new lens tha...
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A Rugged Rose

June 12, 2013 - Those of you who have visited us in Vermont know how close we are to the Red Bridge over the Black River. Partially as a...
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A "Cicadian" Rhythm

June 03, 2013 - As some of you may know, 2013 is a year in which several million cicacdas will emerge from the ground after 17 years in...
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Welcome to Paradise

May 30, 2013 - An expression often stated is that a "man's home is his castle". A more encompassing and gender neutral statement might...
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Macro Construction

May 27, 2013 - As I continue to explore the capabilities of my new Olympus OMD camera and the 12-50mm lens, I did a macro shot yesterda...
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Radiation Detector

May 12, 2013 - On my Friday hike in the Shenandoah River Park I came across a flower that was unfamiliar to me. One of my fellow hikers...
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Botany Refresher

May 09, 2013 - Today finds one last image from last Saturday's visit to Meadowlark Botanical Gardens. The image shows a close-up of the...
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Hand of God

May 08, 2013 - This image was taken almost a month ago and I liked it but "technical" aspects kept me from posting. Specifically "the h...
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Beauty Among the Weeds

May 07, 2013 - I wonder how much money is spent each year in an attempt to eradicate the Yellow Dandelion. Yet the Dandelion persists a...
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Half-Hearted

May 06, 2013 - Today's image is another from Meadowlark Botanical Gardens. The leaf was a small emerging leaf on a Redbud tree shot wit...
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Flowering Dogwood

May 05, 2013 - A few flowering trees are iconic such as the Cherry trees in Washington. The Flowering Dogwood is another iconic tree an...
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Spring - New Growth, New Camera

April 23, 2013 - The first good camera that I owned was passed down to me from my father - an Argus C3. This camera probably popularized...
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Where to Focus?

April 16, 2013 - Today I am indulging in a little philosophical riff and I hope viewers don't mind. One of the wonderful attributes of st...
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Spring Beauty

April 15, 2013 - I have been photographically uninspired recently despite the emergence of Spring buds and blooms. Not because I have not...
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A Crash Course in Playing the Numbers

January 29, 2013 - That Daily Shower Can Be a Killer From the science section in today's NY Times comes an essay by Jared Diamond titled "...
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Dormant but Not Forgotten

January 25, 2013 - Dormant but Not Forgotten Todays's headline is from the NY Times Home and Garden section. The article describes differe...
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Letter From Berlin | Paper & Tea

January 23, 2013 - Letter From Berlin | Paper & Tea Today's headline is from the Travel section of the NY Times. Just outside Berlin is th...
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A Drama’s Streaming Premiere

January 21, 2013 - A Drama’s Streaming Premiere From the NY Times Television section, the link will take you to an article on a new Netfli...
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Greece Sees Gold Boom, but at a Price

January 14, 2013 - Greece Sees Gold Boom, but at a Price I know I did a coin image just a few days ago, but when I saw this headline I was...
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‘Lincoln’ Leads Oscar Field With 12 Nominations

January 10, 2013 - ‘Lincoln’ Leads Oscar Field With 12 Nominations On January 1 of this year the Emancipation Proclamation reached a 150 y...
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Will Biomimicry Offer a Way Forward, Post-Sandy?

January 05, 2013 - Will Biomimicry Offer a Way Forward, Post-Sandy? A second Hurricane Sandy related post. The article is a rather interes...
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Who Needs a DSLR - November Macro

November 29, 2012 - This past year has seen a tremendous change and advances in "convenient" camera photography. As I have quoted a couple o...
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October Macro - Wedding Rings

October 27, 2012 - I have not posted to the blog in almost a month, partly because I was taking a little break and partly because I was pre...
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An August Macro - Cast Upon the Water

August 19, 2012 - As many of my friends know, I like to fly fish and on occasion I tie flies. A well tied fly is a work of art and in fact...
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July Macro - Marguerite Revisited

July 02, 2012 - Claire's garden, as any garden, is a wonderful place for photographic exploration. And I especially like her yellow Marg...
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Another June Macro - Marguerite - ville

June 21, 2012 - Tuesday it was overcast in the morning and I was walking around Claire's garden. The Marguerites are pretty much in full...
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June Macro - Bleeding Heart

June 07, 2012 - Patience and persistence. I have read this advice many times in different books and articles on photography. The May lan...
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May Macro II - Purple Haze

May 11, 2012 - Unfortunately, I have not yet identified these flowers and would welcome anyone to identify them. Although much of the s...
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May Macro I - I'm Getting Soft

May 10, 2012 - My target image yesterday was different but I spied this tiny flower, similar to a blackberry, and I was attracted to it...
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Another Trail Trillium

April 11, 2012 - As I mentioned in my last post, Claire and I went to the Thompson Wildlife Management Area last Saturday for a hike and...
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Bradford Pear Blossom

March 25, 2012 - Last week's March Macro was shot at the same time as this Bradford Pear blossom, which is what I originally set out to s...
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March Macro - Amaryllis in the Rain

March 22, 2012 - Yesterday was overcast and we had a slight mist which is a great time to shoot flowers. I initially was focused on the f...
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Natural Ice Sculpture

February 23, 2012 - We have lost most of our snow but a little was left on the deck. A half inch high piece suggested an animal to me so I g...
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Berries @ -10F

February 23, 2012 - Many photographers for New Years challenge themselves with a photo project, often a picture a day. Mine is not so ambiti...
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