Bloomin’ Onion

Bloomin’ Onion

Between the lavender, onions gone to bloom and other flowers in the yard, the bees have found our backyard. Shot with a Fujifilm X-E2 and a Nikkor 55mm macro lens. 1/180th sec @ F2.8, ISO 1000. September 2016 iPad To set as your desktop wallpaper, Internet Explorer users can click on the link so that … Continue reading

The Doctor Will See You Now

The Doctor Will See You Now

On a hike near Mt Rainier this week, I spotted this dense clump of what I later learned was Jacob’s Ladder flowering on a cliff face. While looking up the flower type, I learned that it is a member of the phlox family of plants. Dr. Phlox happens to be one of my favorite characters … Continue reading

Liberty

Liberty

On my recent trip to the East Coast, my wife and I spent a day in Philadelphia seeing the sights. Visiting Independence National Historic Park took up most of our day. The exhibit for the Liberty Bell taught me a lot about the origin of the iconic bell and how its legacy and symbolism remains … Continue reading

Lincoln

Lincoln

Spent a day tromping around Washington D.C. and ended the day at the Lincoln Memorial. This was kind of a powerful moment for me, standing off to the side of the central chamber, it was quiet and uncrowded. The details: Fujifilm X-e2/xf 18-55mm @18mm, f/3.6, 1/60 sec ISO 2500 June 2016 iPad To set as your … Continue reading

Ginger Sprite

Ginger Sprite

Went for a walk out in Delaware’s Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge the other day. I was hoping to see an egret or two, maybe a great blue heron. As I came around the corner, I saw movement off the trail out of the corner of my eye, and was suddenly very glad I had … Continue reading

Closing the Door

Closing the Door

So that’s it. I’m officially out of the Nikon DSLR club. Traded in my D-90 kit and ordered the Fuji 55-200 lens. It’s not in yet so I’m hovering over the phone, waiting for it to ring. Meanwhile, I’m still happily shooting Nikon glass. The Micro-Nikkor 55mm f2.8 macro lens is just amazing, and seems … Continue reading