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Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Rugged Rest Area



A quite rugged rest area ready for the weary traveler to settle in and be taken in by the live landscape...


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Monday, November 18, 2019

Photo That Planted The Seed



Back in the 60's, while camping out in the woods with our Scout troop, I used my cheap little 126mm camera for the first time. B&W film with only 12 exposures, and on the last day of camp these three guys suddenly came out of the dark woods on a slightly hazy morning marching like this to show that they survived their week camping out in the wilderness.

I did not realize what I had gotten with the quick shot I got until about a month later when I finally got back my developed photos. Some were good, several were not and then there was this one which I called, "The Survivors".

This was the image that planted the seed of photography in me and began my lifelong adventure in photography.

Over 50 years later, in my 70's, I still engage, to some extent, in my lifelong avocation of photography...

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Friday, November 15, 2019

Autumn Hanging On




A tree out back of the house with Autumn leaves still hanging on. With the snow and the wind we have been getting they should be mostly gone soon enough...


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Wednesday, November 13, 2019

First Snow That Shows






Showing up early in the season is the first snow that shows. This was just the beginning...



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Monday, November 11, 2019

USS Voge DE-1047




My ship on which I served as a Radioman Petty Officer during the time I was on active duty in the Navy.

Was honored to be assigned to the pre-comm crew that eventually took part in the commissioning ceremonies in 1966.

I greatly enjoyed serving aboard the Voge together with a great crew in the Radio Shack (communication center)...

I definitely would do it all over again...


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Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Always Lit




Always lit and the flag may go dim but it never goes dark. May it fly brightly as a light on a hill.. 

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Monday, November 4, 2019

Life Around The Bend




Walking the tracks and you come to a curve. You stop and wonder what is it that could be around the bend?

You think about it and without hesitation you move forward to see what is there.

What you encounter changes your life forever, but no one will ever know. You awake from sleep and the dream is gone...

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Friday, November 1, 2019

Bringing Comfort In The Waiting Room




Sometimes just being in a waiting room can bring on some stress, and having a comfort dog come around can help bring some relief to those who may be worrying...


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Thursday, October 31, 2019

Scarecrow Encounters The Shadow




The Shadow was an old time radio show from back in the 50's. Really enjoyed listening to this program...

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Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Morning Fog




It's 7:15 and the morning has broken. Thick fog in the air and the sun shining through gives an ethereal feel to the morning light.

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Monday, October 28, 2019

Elderly Beauty Fan



This elderly lady at a soccer match where their grandchild was playing. She had such a beautiful head of hair.

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Friday, October 25, 2019

Feline By The Squirrel Feeder



Was looking out the kitchen window and there she was. The cat that roams the neighborhood sitting on the stump just waiting for something to come along.

Don't think any creature will as long as she is there...

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Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Cardinal In The Yard




Sometimes I think that these birds, while skittish most of the time, will stay long enough to look as if they are posing for the camera...

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Monday, October 21, 2019

Seeing Autumn



Autumn around here has been sort of bland because of the dry weather.

However, looking out a back window last week I saw these leaves looking nice and bright and I went out with my iPhone and took 3 photos. This one was the best of them.

Like I say as my motto, "If you are not looking you will never see." I was looking at the leaves one morning and I did see. Now you can see them as well...


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Friday, October 18, 2019

Foggy Alive



As the fog climbs up from valley below where the Potomac river from the west does flow, a sense of peace and calmness strives to bring us home being happy alive...

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Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Early On A Wednesday Morning




The way some mornings begin you just know that it will be a good day to stay indoors and have a hot bowl of soup or stew for lunch...


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Monday, October 14, 2019

Morning Fog Rises Again





Morning fog at 7:00 AM. I love mornings like this. It is a most wonderful way to start a day...

BTW ... Not my house...


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Friday, October 11, 2019

Living Life On The Edge



When relaxing in my reading nook having a little drink helps one to settle in nicely.

Sometimes a couple pieces of dark chocolate on the side makes the drink taste nicely...

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Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Reading Resting & Guitar



While resting in my reading nook I like relaxing with my feet up on a very old footrest, and having my guitar close by sure helps to relieve the stress that may come up in my life. Since that only happens on rare occasions, I just like relaxing for no reason at all.

In retirement one can do when they will... 😉

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Monday, October 7, 2019

Sitting In My Reading Nook



I love to read. Presently reading, at different times, a book by Susan Sontag, the latest issue of B&W Magazine and my copy of Robert Frank's "The Americans".

Does put me into a zone and for awhile blocks out the troubles and stress of our would.

Wish I had loved and read this much back in the 60's when I was in school. I may have gotten better grades...

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Friday, October 4, 2019

The Snowman Agrees



As the picture says, "When Words Fail - Music Speaks", the Snowman agrees and awaits with his guitar ready to play.


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The Snowman Agrees



As the picture says, "When Words Fail - Music Speaks", the Snowman agrees and awaits with his guitar ready to play.


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Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Monday, September 30, 2019

Playboy Bunny Stem




Even my wife, as I, thought that this stem looked like the playboy bunny symbol...

What do you think?

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Friday, September 27, 2019

Autumn Evening




True Autumn colors have not yet begun to show, but that does not need to stop anyone from looking for signs of color.

The sun is shining on the mountains in the background and the clouds are Autumn clouds signifying that cooler weather is on its way bringing with it new shades of Autumn colors...

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Wednesday, September 25, 2019

A Real Scare Crow




After I put up my "fake" wooden Fall Scare Crow, a "Real" Crow - not looking to scary - showed up to hang out with him for awhile...


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Monday, September 23, 2019

Autumn Is Here



Well, Autumn is finally here. Happy Fall Y'all.

Autumn definitely is a hard time for taking B&W Photos, especially with all the colors around every corner, but I am up for it and will give it a good try...


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Friday, September 20, 2019

Americana #3






This is the third of three photos of a cup taken with the Americana Hipstapak.

I like the way it handles the dark and it comes through with flying colors on the dark scenes, and shows details as I wanted them...


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Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Americana #2




So far I really like the look of the Americana Hipstapak.  It reminds me quite a lot of the B&W film I used back in the 50's and 60's. I plan on using this pak in different lighting situations just to see how it does.

Keep posted for further images...


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Monday, September 16, 2019

Americana #1





First of many photos depicting persons, places or things using the Americana Hipstapak. Taken with an iPhone SE...

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Friday, September 13, 2019

Autumn Arriving



Autumn seems to be showing up somewhat early this year. Took this photo a few days ago with my old iPhone.

In fact, I have been using my iPhone for most of my photography for over a year and I am loving it...

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Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Good Morning Sunshine




I really enjoy getting up early on a sunshiny morning, especially when there is some fog to soften the sun's light...


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Monday, September 9, 2019

Ahhh... Sunday Morning Comics



I greatly enjoy reading the Sunday paper, especially - as you can tell - reading the Comic  section, feet up and a hot cup of coffee on the side...


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Friday, September 6, 2019

Modern Waterhole



One of today's modern waterholes, providing a modicum of cool refreshments.


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Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Petunias In The Morning



This Petunia plant was on the verge of dying, but my wife loved it back to life.

As seen around 7:00 AM on a recent foggy morning...


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Monday, September 2, 2019

Down That Long Hallway



At the end of your life, through what door will you pass...?

John 3: 36 reveals our choices in this life before we reach the door at the end...

"He that believeth on the Son (Jesus) hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him..."


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Friday, August 30, 2019

Sioux City Sarsaparilla



While not the original, this one is Root Beer, it does bring back memories of the original that I would drink back in my youth; too long ago to mention...


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Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Covered Bridge




Every time I see this covered bridge, which is in Pennsylvania, I feel as if I am taking a step back in time...


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Monday, August 26, 2019

Morning In The Mountains



Well, it may not be completely in the country, but I do love living in the mountains. The views are always wonderful...


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Friday, August 23, 2019

Early Morning Front Yard Color



Some mornings, with soft early light, have a most definite different look than any other time of the day...


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Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Monday, August 19, 2019

Night Reader




Something good to read, sitting in an easy chair, a single good reading light and all is well...

She is happy...


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Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Monday, August 12, 2019

Hazy Memory



You can try to forget those hazy thoughts of memories past, but those dark secrets lie in wait in the deep recesses of your mind just waiting to come forward when least expected...


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Friday, August 9, 2019

A Cat’s Prayer



Father, thank you that you have made such wonderful creatures for humans to enjoy...


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Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Like This Old Chair



When something gets old like this old chair, it is soon forgotten cause no one wants them and in the end no one cares...


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Monday, August 5, 2019

The Lonely Bench


Only the lonely come here to sit and rest, and like old soldiers who never die - they just fade away...



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Friday, August 2, 2019

Daylily



Weather, lately, has been hot and wet. Daylily's like hot and sunny times. So I was surprised to go out early one morning to find this beauty all by herself. Now, she will live on for as long as this photograph lasts...


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Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Petunia




In a hanging basket that is out on the back porch there is one flower that is blooming; this is it - a Petunia.


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