Exploratorius Redux

Atelier Aquarell & Fotografie

Pulsating Orbs

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Jellyfish at the National Aquarium
Baltimore, Maryland — January 2017
Sony RX100 V + Zeiss Vario-Sonnar 24-70/1.8-2.8

Mr. Toad

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A friend in our front yard
Central Maryland — June 2017
iPhone 6S + 29/2.2

That’ll Last For Centuries

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Signs of clear cutting along the Cabin Trail
Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest, California — October 2016
Zeiss Ikon ZM + Zeiss Biogon 21/4.5 ZM
Ilford Pan F Plus + T-MAX RS (stock) 4 minutes

Southern Magnolias Bring The Scent

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Southern magnolia (Magnolia grandiflora)
Central Maryland — June 2017
DxO ONE + 32mm/1.8 ASPH

From one of my noontime walks; the southern magnolia blossoms are now hitting their stride here and the air around them is filled with a wonderful lemon citronella-scent.

Sunset Near Owsley Slough

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Fading light
Twin Bridges, Montana — October 2016
Zeiss Ikon ZM + Zeiss Biogon 21/4.5 ZM
Ilford Pan F 50 + T-MAX RS (stock) 4 minutes

Soft Purples

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Bearded iris
Ridge, Maryland — April 2017
Sony a6300 + Zeiss Sonnar 50/1.5 ZM

Desert Tortoise Versus Car

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Desert tortoise heading to parts unknown
Death Valley, California — October 2016
Zeiss Ikon ZM + Zeiss Sonnar 50/1.5 ZM
Ilford Pan F 50 + T-MAX RS (stock) 4 minutes

Normally that’s not the title you want to read, because you can pretty much guess what the awful result is going to be — but this one has a positive outcome.

We were blasting down the road, happily headed for a day of exploration and family bonding in Death Valley National Park, when we flashed by a lump in the middle of the road.  We all shouted at the same time while my dad was driving, “STOP!!!  That’s a desert tortoise!!!”  We quickly came to a halt and rushed back, taking care to not run over the petrified creature. Continue Reading →

Big Show From Kilauea

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Lava hitting the sea
Kupapau Point, Hawaii — April 2009
Leica D-LUX 4 + 24-60mm

With all the recent news about Kilauea erupting, I thought I’d share one of the images we took of the same area almost a decade ago.