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Warm And Sunny In The Dead Of Winter

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Mid-morning at the beach
Ocracoke Island, North Carolina — January 2014
Leica IIIf + Leica Summicron 50/2.0
Kodak Ektar 100 + Commercial C-41 processing

Tired Of Holding Up The Strands

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Fence row near the ferry
White’s Ferry, Maryland — August 2016
Rollei 35 SE + Zeiss Sonnar 40/2.8
Kodak Ektar 100 + Commercial C-41 processing

Watching The Day Go By

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Bayside at Assateague Island National Seashore
Assateague Island, Maryland — August 2016
Rollei 35 SE + Zeiss Sonnar 40/2.8
Kodak Ektar 100 + Commercial C-41 processing

When I was a kid, I’d go someplace that was quiet and solitary, sit and get comfortable, then observe.  Sometimes it would take just a few minutes for me to begin noticing movement around me… other times it would take a long period for critters to realize I wasn’t a threat and resume what they were doing.

The image above was like that.

It was shot from an elevated boardwalk within Assateague Island National Seashore, and there wasn’t another soul anywhere around me.  So I just sat and watched.  This looks like a empty, utterly desolate scene — but in fact, it was actually teeming with life… you just had to be patient and look for it.

Rotted Interior

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Abandoned cabin interior
Bodie, California — October 2016
Zeiss Ikon ZM + Zeiss Biogon 21/4.5 ZM
Kodak Ektar 100 + Commercial C-41 color processing

Happy B-Day, Kate!

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My sister, Kate
Rhyolite, Nevada — October 2016
Contax T + Zeiss Sonnar 38/2.8
Kodak Ektar 100 + Commercial C-41 processing

I don’t have many photos of my sister, but this one continues to be my favorite.

Six Miles From Nowhere

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Bear Creek Schoolhouse
Cameron, Montana — October 2016
Zeiss Ikon ZM + Zeiss Biogon 21/4.5 ZM
Kodak Ektar 100 + Commercial C-41 processing

The only real town of any size is 17 miles away.  It’s six miles from the closest place to pick up mail.

One room.  It does have heat and electricity, but no running water.

The last class of children to attend it was in 1942, and it only has one surviving student left alive today (it was a six-mile round-trip on foot when she was a first-grader in the mid-1930s).

But it’s well kept, loved, and used to this day.  Read more here.

Nearing Sunset

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Crab pots airing out
West Ocean City, Maryland — July 2017
Zeiss Ikon ZM + Zeiss Sonnar 50/1.5 ZM
Expired Kodak Ektar 100 + Commercial C-41 processing

We have a new favorite haunt when we travel to Assateague Island National Seashore and Ocean City, Maryland… the local seafood dives in West Ocean City.  West Ocean City is the center for commercial and charter fishing in the area, and doesn’t have the intense number of tourons that choke the life out of the nearby tourist traps — plus the seafood is as fresh as can be had anywhere in the region.