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Room(s) With a Milky Way View

July 24, 2014 - This is another in a series of images from my friend's home on Lynd's Hill Rd, Plymouth, VT. I am sure some will recogni...
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Throwback Thursday 1. Starry Winter Night

May 29, 2014 - Just as cameras and photography techniques improve, so also does post-processing software. Today an amazing selection of...
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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 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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Simplicity

December 13, 2013 - The Help-Portrait day went well last Saturday with 43 families (170+people) receiving a portrait on that day from 40 vol...
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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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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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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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Goodnight Moon

June 26, 2013 - I had promised another Supermoon landscape over Okemo but in the end I just didn't like the image enough to post. So ins...
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It's Only A Super Moon

June 24, 2013 - You know you are probably becoming a little obsessive about photography when you get out of bed at 3:15A to get a pictur...
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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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Jellies Invasion

June 07, 2013 - The above image was shot at the Baltimore National Aquarium located at the Inner Harbor. The image catches 3 different v...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Forecast - Bright and Yellow

April 04, 2013 - Few things announce Spring as early and as brightly as Daffodils. Although we think of Spring in terms of the color gree...
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Few Flowers - But Birds are Here

April 02, 2013 - As I mentioned yesterday, Spring seems to be reluctant in bursting forth. But I have decided I need to get out and searc...
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It's Spring?

April 01, 2013 - Spring does seem to be late this year, although that maybe due to a much earlier Spring the last 2 years. No matter when...
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Sugaring - Part 2. Boiling

March 10, 2013 - Happy Acres Farm - Sugaring Under the Stars Last week I posted some pictures of Jim Peplau tapping his maple trees in p...
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Spring Through a Frosty Window

February 05, 2013 - I have decided February is a month to be spent on a study of photographic composition. I am re-reading my 2 favorite boo...
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God's Idea

January 27, 2013 - God's Idea Today's sermon was titled God's Idea and the basic message was that all that we have and our freedom in life...
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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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What You Shouldn't Say or Do on a First Date

January 19, 2013 - What You Shouldn't Say or Do on a First Date This headline from the AARP online magazine caught my attention this morni...
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Deep Under Antarctica, Looking for Signs of Life

January 15, 2013 - Deep Under Antarctica, Looking for Signs of Life American, British, and Russian teams are all drilling to lakes deep (0...
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Prisoner of Hope

January 13, 2013 - Prisoner of Hope I confess. I shot today's picture before I had a caption. We are experiencing a January thaw which is...
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300 Cats, Yes. Craziness, No.

January 11, 2013 - 300 Cats, Yes. Craziness, No. I took this picture a month ago, but the headline dictated that I use it now. The NY Time...
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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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Hurricane Sandy Aid

January 03, 2013 - Stalling of Storm Aid Makes Northeast Republicans Furious I shot this sugar house last summer and posted it to this blo...
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December Landscape - Skylight Star Trails

December 20, 2012 - Last night I awoke as nature demanded. In our upstairs bathroom (Vermont) we have a skylight and last night was the firs...
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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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Something Different - A Textured Look

September 23, 2012 - We are probably in a golden age of photography. Image capture is easier and of better quality than ever would have been...
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Try the Scene Modes- Another Sept. Portrait

September 22, 2012 - While I have an expensive Nikon dslr and lenses, there are times when I do not want to risk the camera against nature's...
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Another in the Lake Series

September 18, 2012 - One of the true privileges I have occurs every morning while making coffee. I have an ever changing display of nature as...
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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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August Portrait - Gold in the Hills

August 15, 2012 - Hurricane Irene wreaked havoc on VT almost a year ago. But a small silver, er Gold, lining has emerged from Irene's deva...
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July Portrait - Red Squirrel?

July 20, 2012 - I am not sure if I will have a portrait opportunity this month and this guy may be needed to fill the requirement. We se...
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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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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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10 Best 2011 - Thistle

February 23, 2012 - Another shot with the 85mm macro lens. I went out to shoot fall color but my best shot was of a drab, dry, brown thistle...
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10 Best 2011 - Va Bluebells

February 23, 2012 - This image was taken at River Bend Park above the Great Falls on the Potomac River. The Bluebells are among the early si...
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