Off into the sunset

We visited Santa Marta, Columbia on our vacation back in May. This shot of the lighthouse on Isla El Morro was one of the last frames of the day as we set sail for our next port.

The details: FujiFilm X-E2/Fuji XF 18-55 @50mm 1/1000th @f7.1, ISO 200

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July 2017

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Treasures

My Aunt was going through some things in storage and came across several boxes full of these tiny perfume bottles. Grandma Anita had been collecting these for years, souvenirs from travels and presents from friends and other family members.

It was really interesting to go through all these little bottles and imagine the accumulation of fingerprints from children and grandchildren on each bottle over the 40+ years Grandma collected them.

The details: Fujifilm X-E2, 18-55mm lens @55mm. ISO 200, 1/550th @f4.0.

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June 2015

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Tales of France – Ecouen and Chantilly

Our first adventures in France took us to two historic chateaus north of Paris. Completed in 1550 and 1560 respectively, these two estates were built for Anne de Montmorency, a French Statesman and Diplomat.

Ecouen is the smaller of the two chateaus, and the tour takes you through three floors of the castle, with arms, armor and house hold items on display.

One of the things I was surprised most about Ecouen was that we were about 10 miles out of Paris and it seemed like we were in the middle of the country – farmlands and small towns abound.

Chantilly on the other hand is the grander of the two, much larger, much more ornate. The collection of art on display at Chantilly is regarded as second only to the Louvre. While the two chateaus were originally constructed within 10 years of each other, Chantilly was destroyed in the French Revolution and rebuilt in the 1880s. as a result, Chantilly has a much more modern feel to it.

Of note, Chateau Chantilly was used as a set location for the James Bond film, A View to a Kill.

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Hi Biscuits!

I’m writing this post in mid-April because this is about the only opportunity I’ll have to get it done in the next couple weeks. Vacation time is upon us and all of my time and energy is tied up in clearing my desk, packing and anticipation of some down time.

I’m struggling with words on this one so I’ll just lay it out for you. I shot this while on vacation in Hawaii in 2009. Wife and daughter found a little dress store to go into and I gravitated toward the hibiscus plant outside the store.

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