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Junkyard Of Dreams

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A long forgotten dream for someone
Ridge, Maryland — August 2016
Zeiss Ikon ZM + Zeiss Sonnar 50/1.5 ZM
Ilford Pan F Plus + T-MAX RS (stock) 4 minutes

The boatyard of the marina we used to keep our boat at was filled with abandoned vessels of all types — large sailboats, little sailboats, houseboats, powerboats of various sizes, wooden boats, fiberglass boats, and steel-hulled boats.  Many had a faded “For Sale” sign on them, but had never been purchased.  All of them were slowly rotting in place… victims of obvious neglect and unforgiving weather conditions.

I don’t know how many were eventually declared officially abandoned by the State, chopped into pieces by the marina, and disposed of — but it was a large number.  And each one was once the dream of someone.

Textural Study

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Waterman’s out building
Ridge, Maryland — August 2016
Zeiss Ikon ZM + Zeiss Sonnar 50/1.5 ZM
Ilford Pan F Plus + T-MAX RS (stock) 4 minutes

Anytime I stumble across a scene I think is worthy of exploring, I get my camera out and take some shots.

Desolate Island

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The rocks in Ennis Lake
Ennis, Montana — October 2016
Zeiss Ikon ZM + Zeiss Biogon 21/4.5 ZM
Ilford Pan F Plus + T-MAX RS (stock) 4 minutes

Looks worth exploring.

Best In Show

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Ford Model A
Central Maryland — September 2016
Zeiss Ikon ZM + Zeiss Sonnar 50/1.5 ZM
Ilford Pan F Plus + T-MAX RS (stock) 4 minutes

We had a classic car rally to support a good cause, and this was best in show — a really fine specimen of a 1930s-era Ford Model A coupe.

Through The Window At Fort Lincoln

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View from the enlisted barracks
Point Lookout State Park, Maryland — August 2016
Zeiss Ikon ZM + Zeiss Sonnar 50/1.5 ZM
Ilford Pan F Plus + T-MAX RS (stock) 4 minutes

Point Lookout State Park, at the very tip of southern Maryland, has Fort Lincoln situated at a strategic location within the park.  Built just before the end of the American Civil War, the fort never fired its guns in anger; but today — over 150-years later — it is slowly losing the battle against rising seas and shore erosion.  Originally constructed as a four-sided earthen fort, now only three of the four walls remain — and the rest of the fort will eventually disappear in the coming decades as well.

Enjoying Life With My Dearly Beloved

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Cindy in the Wind River Range
Green River Lakes, Wyoming — October 2017
Zeiss Ikon ZM + Zeiss Sonnar 50/1.5 ZM
Ilford Pan F Plus + T-MAX RS (stock) 4 minutes

For nearly 30-years now, Cindy has always been a constant companion to me — through thick and thin, good times and bad — she is my muse and my rock.  She always thinks the best of people and has a positive outlook on life; we share the same sense of humor (everything from corny dad jokes to dark biting commentary); we have many of the same interests, but approach them from different directions — in short, she is the yin to my yang and vice versa.

We don’t go camping as much as we used to, and this past year in particular we were missing desperately needed nature fixes while I’ve been dealing with a lot of medical issues.  However, we did get to see the Green River Lakes region of the Wind River Range in Wyoming last fall, and we were able to enjoy a hike while an early snow was gently drifting down around us — a slice of heaven for our kindred souls.

Here’s to many more such outings in the great outdoors!

In The Shadow Of Mammoth

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Twin Lakes
Mammoth Lakes, California — October 2016
Zeiss Ikon ZM + Zeiss Biogon 21/4.5 ZM
Ilford Pan F Plus + T-MAX RS (stock) 4 minutes

Monochrome Textures

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A favorite tree along the C&O Canal
Seneca, Maryland — September 2016
Zeiss Ikon ZM + Zeiss Biogon 21/4.5 ZM
Ilford Pan F Plus + T-MAX RS (stock) 4 minutes