Sunset on June

Literally. The Sun is setting on June.

We are in California for a family wedding and the sun is setting on a totally different part of the horizon than what we see in the winter. Grabbed this snap a couple hours ago at the usual hangout for sunset photos – Hueneme Pier.

The details: Fujifilm X-E2 with Fuji XF55-200mm @200mm. 1/420th @ f6.4, ISO 200

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July 2018

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Run of the Mill

A recent trip took us to visit family in Colorado. While there, we visited the town or Marble. The Marble Mill Site is the location of what was a massive fabricating mill constructed over 100 years ago.

The marble quarried here was of excellent quality and was used for the exterior of the Lincoln Memorial and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery.

The details: Fujifilm X-E2/xf 18-55 @34mm, f/9, 1/600 sec ISO 200

2018-March

April 2018

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Luna Lander

Pretty much didn’t go out and photograph anything in February, but I remembered this photo from Delaware a couple years ago and thought I’d use it. This is one of those stories that starts out “There I was…”

This was the same day that I was out in Delaware’s Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge when I saw the two fox kits.

Feeling pretty good for having seen the foxes, some herons and an egret, I was wondering what else I could come across when I spotted this Luna Moth clinging to a tree. It was quite a ways off the trail, but the color stood out very distinctly against the bark.

The details: Fujifilm X-e2/xf 55-200 @200mm, f/4.8, 1/200 sec ISO 3200

2018-March

March 2018

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Scaled

Made a trip to a reptile zoo this month, but the photos I ended up with were rather uninspiring. I was hoping for a photo of the lunar eclipse, but despite being able to see the moon before going to bed last night, the skies were thoroughly clouded over this morning.

So… what do I have in the yard I can make a picture of? The spruce tree in the front dropped these cones which kinda looks like a reptile and I found a couple boughs out of the Douglas Fir on the back yard to rest them on, let’s see how this looks…

The details: Fujifilm X-E2 with Nikkor 55mm. 1/10th @f2.8 ISO 200

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February 2018

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Floating on Clouds

I like this picture because it messes with your head a little. It’s the reflection of a branch and the clouds in a pond. The leaf is floating on the surface of the water…

I shot this twice, once focused on the leaf and the branch and cloud out of focus and again as below with the leaf out of focus. I think if I were to do it over, I’d split the difference and shoot to keep both the leaf and the branch in focus.

The details: Fujifilm X-E2 with XF55-200mm @55mm. 1/300th @f3.5, ISO 200

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December 2017

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Rebound

This rose bush started out at the house where my Wife’s Dad grew up in Seattle. Years later, part of it was transplanted to the front of their house in Oxnard, California. Recently, the rose had all but died, not a speck of green to be found anywhere on it. So my Wife started watering it.

This photo was taken about seven weeks later.

The details: Fujifilm X-E2 with XF27mm f2.8. 1/320th @f2.8, ISO 200

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November 2017

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