Monthly Archive: February 2020

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The Steam Tug Baltimore Just Before A Storm

The steam tug Baltimore lies dockside at the Baltimore Museum of Industry on the far side of the Baltimore Inner Harbor. A steam tug with a colorful history One of my first attempts at HDR photography, the gathering storm made for a dramatic image. History...

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Exploring Maryland: A Walk Around Lake Artemesia

Walk Around Lake Artemesia On a hot and humid summers day in Prince George’s County, Maryland, a walk around Lake Artemesia near College Park and Greenbelt, offers some outdoor relief. Visitors take some relief in the shade of the weeping willow trees or catch a...

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Martis Valley Trail: Northstar Mountain Resort

Yesterday we traveled up to the Northstar Mountain Resort near Lake Tahoe to meet some friends for lunch. It was a short trip from Reno where we are staying, to the resort just across the state line in California. The skiing season seems to be...

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Exploring Theodore Roosevelt Island

Theodore Roosevelt Island is one of the more surprising presidential memorials in the Washington DC metro area. It sits in the middle of the Potomac River, across from the Lincoln Center and just downstream from Georgetown. This photograph was taken at the eastern end of...

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Greenbelt Lake at Sunset, Maryland

I was losing light during our walk around Greenbelt Lake. The sun was dipping behind the trees as the sunset took hold. If you’ve played with photography at all, you know that you can take the same walk a hundred different times and still see...

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Shooting Butterflies at Brookside Gardens

Between July and October, you can see exotic butterflies at Brookside Gardens. During the summer months, the gardens are a profusion of colors and scents. Here a Black Swallowtail butterfly gathers nectar from an echinacea flower in the hot July sunshine. Butterflies at Brookside Gardens’...

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The Conduit House at Cowdray, Midhurst

The moon rises above the Conduit House on the grounds of the Tudor Cowdray House, Midhurst, England. Often referred to by locals as the ‘Round House’ this ancient and intriguing building has not always been a residence. The Conduit House As the evening sun glints...

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Cowdray House After The Rain

The front lawn of the once magnificent Cowdray House in Midhurst, Sussex, lies waterlogged on Christmas Eve 2012. As the sun begins to set, rain clouds are once again gathering to further soak the ancient ruins. A brief history of Cowdray House The original house...

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At the edge of Reno, Nevada

Just outside suburban Reno, Nevada there are trails that wind up into the surrounding hills. This lonely pine stands rugged and defiant against the weather on the edge of the city. Wanderlust and ‘the next hill’ Ever since childhood, when I spent a lot of...