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

Backyard Safari (Again)

We have a number of pots in the backyard we have used in the past to grow tomatoes. A couple of them have been neglected for a while and one of them is growing a hearty crop of moss. This tiny forest seems to have sprouted and is well on its way to becoming its … Continue reading

That Winter Feeling

This month’s wallpaper is one from the archives, shot on above Narada Falls on Mount Rainier back in August 2013, but seems really fitting for winter in the Pacific Northwest. Enjoy February 2016 iPad To set as your desktop wallpaper, Internet Explorer users can click on the link so that it opens to full size. … Continue reading