Exploratorius Redux

Atelier Aquarell & Fotografie

Breathtaking Sight


The Falls of Makahiku
Maui, Hawaii — April 2009
Leica D-LUX 4 + 24-60mm

After The Tourons Have Left


Buildings on Greene Street
Silverton, Colorado — December 2009
Leica D-LUX 4 + 24-60mm

Those Big Eyes


Osprey on watch
Central Maryland — May 2014
Leica M 240 + Leica Telyt 560/6.8

I saw this big boy from a distance, and just loved how he looked on the top of that telephone pole.  I’m always impressed about just how far inland these birds can travel from the ocean.

Tower Of Stone


Looking up inside the Castillo de San Marcos
St. Augustine, Florida — November 2015
Sony RX100 IV + Zeiss Sonnar 1.8-2.8/24-70mm

This image was taken looking up inside one of the tiny corner towers at the fort, though I have no idea if this is how they originally looked or if there were once some internal structures to allow a sentry to view through the windows during guard duty.  Either way, it was a fascinating place to visit.

Our Floofs


Our two Maine Coon cats
Central Maryland — March 2016
Sony RX1R II + Zeiss Sonnar 2.0/35mm

This was taken shortly after we brought these two little scamps home two years ago; now the ginger kitty is around 12 pounds and the darker one in the background is pushing 15 pounds.  Big cats!  And utterly delightful to be around.

Cruising Up The Miles River


Aboard the Patriot
St. Michaels, Maryland — July 2016
Zeiss Ikon ZM + Voigtländer Heliar 15/4.5 ASPH III
Eastman Double-X (5222) + Diafine (stock) 3+3

Blowing Snow In The San Juans


Looking toward the headwaters of Cement Creek
Silverton, Colorado — July 2018
Watercolor on 4″x 6″ paper

One of the things I like about art is that it can be done anytime, anywhere.  Below is the original photo I shot of our old property in Colorado over a decade ago, and I used it as the basis for the above watercolor painting last weekend.

When I was a teenager doing art, this watercolor would have driven me mad — as it doesn’t look exactly like the photograph, it’s not realistic enough.  And now?  Now I love being able to selectively edit an image and paint it however I wish.

Looking toward Tower Mountain
Silverton, Colorado — June 2007
Fujifilm FinePix F31fd + 36-108mm

The Great Hall Of Union Station


Inside Union Station
Washington, DC — December 2015
Sony RX1R II + Zeiss Sonnar 2.0/35mm