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Sunflowers

This morning we drove over to a local flower farm, where Alli and Barb picked sunflowers and chatted a bit with the farmer. It was a nice break from the daily grind of medications and catheters. We walked among the flowers for a good while. I chased butterflies, attempting to get a good photo of […]

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Dogwood Flower

One of a series of photos I took to experiment with a new macro lens from Moment. I was rather displeased with the zoom and wide angle lenses, but the macro offering was very good and enabled me to get several shots that would have been tricky to impossible with the built in macro mode […]

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A Bad Night

It was a bad night. I slept in the living room and woke every hour to give Papap the morphine and antihallucinogens which were the only thing keeping the night terrors at bay as his body finally shut down. He passed the next afternoon.

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Marshy Point Lone Tree

Rising from a field in marshlands of eastern Maryland, this dying tree stood alone against the cold springtime sky. I find myself drawn more and more towards black and white photography. Not exclusively, but I do prefer it. The starkness of these branches against the sky stands out all the more in this version of […]

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FEED ME

The local birds built a lot of nests this spring, including these Robins who built in a pine tree in our front yard. We wanted to take the pines down, so I kept a careful eye on all of the nests to make sure that we didn’t cut the trees until the birds had finished […]

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Tumbling Lobby

Walking the streets of Chicago early in the morning, we stopped for coffee at a small independent roaster. Two cups of Americano later, I snapped this shot of the building lobby. The choice to tilt it came late. Between the use of rough timber construction and the angle at which I had to stand in […]

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Late Night Painters

I’ve been doing more long exposure photography these last few nights, as fireflies flit about the yard. After several dozen experiments, I managed to capture this delicately lit photo of the back garden, fairly illuminated by distant house lights and the glow of fireflies.

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River Rock Rust Rainbow

Last weekend we took the kids into the woods to spend time with their great-grandparents and get away from technology for a little while. You can read more about that adventure over at In Such Times. While playing in the river, Walker found a rock which, when thrown in the way of eleven year olds […]

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Shooting the Moon

The other night I stepped out to the dock to put away some paddles that the boys had forgotten in their enthusiasm to go to dinner with Walker’s dad… and thirty seconds later came running back into the house because I had to try and get a shot of the moon rising over the bay. […]