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

2018_July

July 2018

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Alpine-ish

Went to visit my wife’s uncle – their backyard is a wonderland of plants. Packed the macro lens this time and had some fun seeing what I could see. This month’s image is an alpine geranium (I think). Which makes me wonder – if an alpine flower grows at sea level, is it still an alpine flower?

The details: Fujifilm X-E2 with Nikkor 55mm. 1/250th @f2.8 ISO 400

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June 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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Fogged In

The weather forecast called for clear skies, but said nothing of the dense fog that would move in. So I went looking for a place to shoot moonrise but just couldn’t get out of the fog.

The details: Fujifilm X-E2 with XF55-200mm @70mm. 1/250th @f5.6 ISO 200

2018-Jan

January 2018

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Bridge the gap

The Fairfax Bridge spanning the 494-foot gap over the Carbon River was built in 1921 and is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. The one-lane bridge deck is 250 feet above the river and connects to outdoor recreation areas and the North-Western corner of Mt Rainier National Park.

Before the bridge was constructed, the only way to access the coal mining town of Fairfax, WA was by rail or wagon trail from (what is now the Ghost Town of) Melmont. Today the rail bed has been converted into a multi-use trail. (Which is where I took the photo from.)

The details: The details: Fujifilm X-E2 with XF18-55 @18mm. 1/240th @f5.6, ISO 800

 

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October 2017

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