Three

Three

WDC, 2014

Hello, I have been gone a while, work and life have gotten very busy but all is well. Here is what I hope will be the restart of me posting photos more regularly.

The Last Mile

LastMile

 

Long Island City Queens, 2013

Long Island City, AKA Vernon Jackson Station on the seven train has a very old residential area were most of the phone lines and internet access is still in above ground lines. The area is gentrifying rapidly so the old brownstones and they wires will soon be history.  Ron and I need to go back as shoot more in this area since it is changing so rapidly.

552

552

 

Long Island City Queens, 2013

This years trip to the feast of San Gennero in Little Italy was a bit different. Last time I when with Ray and we had a great time but I was a long march focused on taking photos and eating. This year Ray was unable to make it , even so I still when up to see Ron since I had not seen them since summer. Ron the kids and I had a great time together, we even went to the feast. I was having so much fun with them that I really was not focusing very much on taking photos. Fortunately, while I was not talking laughing or eating I was able to get a few shots in.

There was a ship pulled up alongside the river wall and it was too interesting to pass up.

Neighborhood

Birdweb

 

Tangier Island Virginia

When we were walking near the shoreline we found this bird house that was just begging to be photographed. The sky was very bright so it took a good bit of selective masking to be able to darken the sky to get a more balanced image. While I liked this shot from the start by the time I was done it be became my favorite shot of the trip.

Sunset Tangier Island

Sunset web

 

Tangier Island Virginia, 2013

The sunset on Tangier Island was unexpectedly lovely given that only a few hours there was not much of a cloudscape.

It’s a Trap

IsATrapweb

 

Tangier Island Virginia, 2013

After lunch at Ocean Matt flew use to Tangier Island in the Chesapeake Bay. The island is very small, the runway was 2600 feet long which is about half the length of island.  Given its location it not surprising that fishing and crabbing is the major business of the island. What did surprise me was how colorful the traps were. In new England all the lobster pots look a thousand year old with out any color other than moss or mud.

Hurricane

Hurricanweb

OC Maryland, 2013

In celebration of my recent large round number birthday my friend Roger arranged for his friend Matt to take us out in his plane for the day. It was an amazing day and we had a great time. The next four shots will be from that trip. Our first stop was at Ocean City Maryland to get lunch. After lunch we walked out to the amusement park and that is where I got this shot. the shot was taken using a Lensbaby at a moderately hallucinogenic f5.6.

 

Shell 2

SMONH3web

Washington DC, 2013

Here is another shot I took when the kids and I went to the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History this weekend. It’s always fun to photograph at the museum but I was traveling light so I could keep up with the kids–so I was just using my cell phone. The the post processing was done using Snapseed and VASCOCam on the phone. VASCOCam is one of the best camera apps I have ever used–it is free too!  The best part of the app is that you can select the focus point and the exposure point separately anywhere in the viewfinder. The filters are very nice also.    This shell is is more common than last week’s but just as lovely.

Shell

SMONH1 web

Washington DC, 2013

I took the kids out to the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History this weekend. It is always fun to photograph at the museum but I was traveling light so I could keep up with the kids–so I was just using my cell phone and post-processed on the phone also. This shell is only found in the deep ocean.

Yellow

yellowweb

Washington DC, 2013

This shot of daisies waving in the breeze was also taken at the National Arboretum.

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