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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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New Lens, New Great American Landscape

April 07, 2014 - With the Italy trip only 3 days away I went to the Great Falls on Sunday to do a little landscape practice with my new m...
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New Lens, New Views on Spring

March 27, 2014 - Winter seems to be lingering longer than normal in Northern, VA but today was moderately warmer and I had a new lens mou...
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Snowy Suburban Creek

February 18, 2014 - I have been busy putting together a video of my fishing trip to Alaska and neglecting getting out for new images. With o...
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Lines and Zones

February 04, 2014 - The grandchildren, their parents, and we are all headed for Sicily in April. Two images I commonly associate with the Me...
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Snow Place Like Home III

January 30, 2014 - Yet another country home picture near Waterford, VA taken after the January 21 snowfall. In this case the stories I wond...
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Snow Place Like Home II

January 28, 2014 - This is another shot done just after the Northern Virginia snowfall of January 21. This Waterford, VA home, circa 1820,...
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Snow Place Like Home

January 23, 2014 - Yesterday felt very much like being back in Vermont. On Tuesday we received a decent snow fall and the temperatures got...
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Peach of an Orchid

January 17, 2014 - As I have stated on several cases, sometimes an image just demands to be taken. Claire bought this orchid as a house war...
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Another Tree Poem

January 16, 2014 - I THINK that I shall never see A poem lovely as a tree. A tree whose hungry mouth is prest Against the sweet earth'...
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Snowy Suburbia Sunrise

January 03, 2014 - We are probably staying in Virginia for the winter which has very mild winters by Vermont standards. And I have become a...
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Walk of Lights - 1.4/1600 Revisited

December 22, 2013 - Nearby us in Vienna, VA is the Meadowlark Botanical Gardens consisting of over 95 acres of gardens and trees, many of wh...
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The Grass is Always Browner

November 20, 2013 - Today I wanted to just get out and take some photos but had no particular image in mind. I have learned that if I just s...
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Selfie @ 64

November 19, 2013 - The Oxford Dictionaries has designated 'selfie' the 2013 word of the year. Yesterday was a glorious November day - sunny...
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Oh Snap! I could have used Google+

November 07, 2013 - Yet another photo from the bike path, this time taken with my SONY phone camera (4.5mm, f 2.4, 1/640s, ISO 50). As you c...
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Suburban Sunset

October 31, 2013 - When we come to Northern Virginia I miss the abundant natural landscape opportunities just outside my front door. But I...
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Ode to a Thistle

October 29, 2013 - It has been longer than a week since I was out shooting...time with grandchildren does trump all other endeavors. For se...
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Going to Carolina in My Mind

June 05, 2013 - Carolina BBQ in Ashburn, Virginia In Virginia we live in Ashburn which is a stereotypical suburban development of the e...
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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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Duck, Duck, Goose

May 31, 2013 - Today's image is yet another from the W&OD. I was on the trail before 6AM to avoid the heat and just to greet the wonder...
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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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Not the General Lee

May 29, 2013 - In the early 80's the tv show The Dukes of Hazzard was fairly popular. Like many shows, especially during that time peri...
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Plays With Camera

May 28, 2013 - My son David was a film student in college and can be quite harsh in his critique of even very popular movies. Probably...
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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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Let's Ride The Carousel

May 26, 2013 - Although today we have a few gigantic amusement and theme parks such as Disney World, in the first half of the 20th cent...
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The Grist MIll

May 23, 2013 - Today I was scouting places to take the granddaughters and I also ended up making a photography scouting trip. The Fairf...
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All Aboard!

May 22, 2013 - Hamilton Station on the W&OD Trail Today I took a longer bike ride on the W&OD going out to Purcellville, VA on a fog...
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Morning Coffee Fun

May 16, 2013 - Today's image was part experiment and all fun. I often state that we are in a golden age of photography. Even today's ce...
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Shenandoah Landscape

May 15, 2013 - Claire and I returned to the Shenandoah River Virginia State Park yesterday. The park has become a new favorite of mine.
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Buttercup - Beautiful but Beware

May 14, 2013 - Today's image is yet another shot (last week) from a bike ride near Clark Gap on the W&OD trail. The horse farms near th...
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View from the Cabin Porch

May 13, 2013 - On the hike in the Shenandoah River Park we came upon a simple cabin set back about 200 feet from the river. The tree li...
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Virginia Hill Stream

May 11, 2013 - Yesterday I went hiking with a 2 new acquaintances in the Shenandoah River Virginia State Park located 8 miles southwest...
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Forgotten Barn

May 10, 2013 - With my new camera I now frequently combine 2 of my favorite activities - cycling and photography. This abandoned barn i...
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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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Under the Shade

May 04, 2013 - Today was a beautiful late Spring day in Virginia and Claire suggested we visit Meadowlark Botanical Gardens. Part of th...
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Just Horsing Around

May 01, 2013 - I know that I have done a couple of horse pictures recently but I could not resist. I now carry my new camera in a fanny...
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In The Pink

April 30, 2013 - Some images just grab you and say "take this picture". On my way into the fitness center today I spied this cherry tree.
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Early Morning Flights of Fancy

April 26, 2013 - A common occurrence in photography is capturing an image that was different than the one originally intended. The woods...
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A View from the W&OD

April 18, 2013 - Today is another post from the W&OD as I begin to lengthen out my bike rides. The image here was taken near Clark's Gap...
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It's Biking Season!

April 17, 2013 - One of the advantages of coming to Virginia in late March is I get an earlier start to bicycling season. Even though Nor...
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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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Extreme Suburban Landscape

November 15, 2012 - I have been busy processing pictures from my Nephew's wedding and finishing my family history book, so my fun photograph...
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May Landscape II - Super Moon

May 06, 2012 - Yesterday I wrote about your best camera being the one you had with you, even a phone camera. But this photo can't be ta...
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May Landscape I - The Best Camera

May 05, 2012 - I was on an early morning bike ride Saturday and came across this scene near Clark Gap on the W&OD trail. When discussin...
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Trillium on the Trail

April 08, 2012 - Saturday, April 6 Claire and I visited the Thompson Wildlife Management Area in western VA. The Appalachian Trail passes...
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