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Monday, December 30, 2019

Color Of Winter #1





Taken late evening. First color image of Winter with snow on the ground...


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Friday, December 27, 2019

Present Christmas Fading Fast




Ghost of present Christmas will live forever. Think of them now and you will remember them later. Ignore them now and they will haunt you later at a time when least expected...



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Wednesday, December 25, 2019

The Real Christmas Gift




The first and only true Christmas gift; God's gift to man. A Savior of they who will confess that Jesus is Lord and believe that God raised Him from the dead.

All who receive Him will have had their sins forgiven and are saved from facing the wrath of God on judgement day.

I pray that you are one of they who has received this gift into their heart...

Merry Christmas!


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Monday, December 23, 2019

Ghost Of Christmas Past





Ghost of Christmas past they come to mind. Prayerfully this year they will be real kind...

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Friday, December 20, 2019

Mountain Thunder Cruising Westward



Mountain Thunder was taken out of service a few years ago for mandated updates and repairs and has not yet returned.

It is definitely taking longer than we were led to believe and many of us sure do miss her...


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Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Steam Locomotive Week #2



It was old locomotive time and several older trains came to Cumberland for display and riding. This was taken several years in the past and they have not been back since.

Gave this image a look as if it was taken in the past...


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Monday, December 16, 2019

Friday, December 13, 2019

PeeVine Run



PeeVine Run is a country road near Cumberland, MD. On this road my wife liked to ride her motorcycle, during a time back on the 60's before we met.

At that time not many females had their own bike and she had it for only a few months, but it was something that she was glad that she did...


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Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Put The Screws To Them



If someone wants to put the screws to another person... well... ?

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Monday, December 9, 2019

Shelve It




When someone would say "Let's shelve that for awhile", this is where it would go. Interestingly, it wasn't long before what was shelved disappeared... 😉

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Friday, December 6, 2019

Quietly Waiting




In all kinds of weather I stand ready to help in time of need... I am an Everyday Valve and Hydrant...

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Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Lines and Angles



Never been one for seeing abstract scenes that gave rise to photographing what I see. Until now, that is...


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Sunday, December 1, 2019

Ava In The Kitchen



Little Ava in the kitchen after our Thanksgiving meal. She is one of our many blessings for which we give thanks...

 
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Thursday, November 28, 2019

From A Kitchen Past




Happy Thanksgiving ... be thankful for the blessings of life today; no matter what is your situation.

Imagine cooking up a Thanksgiving meal in a kitchen like this...


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Monday, November 25, 2019

Molly




She is a cat of self will. Does what she wants whenever she wills.

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Friday, November 22, 2019

Welcome




Come as a friend and meaning no harm and you'll receive a "Welcome" that is friendly and warm...


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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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Friday, November 8, 2019

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

Autumn In Black and White




Autumn colors as seen through black and white eyes...

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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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