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Pillars Of The Earth


Arched passages in the National Cathedral
Washington, DC — June 2014
Leica M 240 + Voigtländer Ultron 21/1.8 ASPH

The Beat Of The Night


Ultra Bar
Washington, DC — December 2014
Zeiss Ikon ZM + Voigtländer Ultron 21/1.8 ASPH II
Kodak Portra 400 + Commercial C-41 processing

Vintage Look


Interior room of Fort McHenry
Baltimore, Maryland — September 2015
Leica IIIf + Voigtländer Ultron 35/1.7 ASPH
Arista Ultra 100 + Diafine (stock) 3+3

I was totally surprised by the dated appearance of this image, as it looks like this straight from the negative and without any heavy Photoshop editing done to it.  In fact, the whole roll of film looks like this.  I seriously doubt if I can repeat the results again.

Cherry Blossoms 2018 (Or Sakura 桜)


Cherry blossoms at the Tidal Basin
Washington, DC — March 2017
Sony a6300 + Voigtländer Ultron 21/1.8 ASPH II

It’s almost that time of year again — the cherry blossoms are about to bloom in Washington, DC!  They were forecast earlier to be at peak by March 22nd or 23rd, but the cold spell we’ve been having for the past week has slowed things down a bit, so they are expected to peak sometime next week — closer to March 27th or later.

You can read more detailed conditions about the cherry blossoms here, and the National Park Service official prediction here, and a live webcam of the blooms here. Continue Reading →

Andrew Would Have Been Proud


Abandoned outbuilding
Central Maryland — January 2015
Zeiss Ikon ZM + Voigtländer Ultron 21/1.8 ASPH II
Kodak Portra 400 + Commercial C-41 processing

An online discussion about the famous painter, Andrew Wyeth, with another blogger reminded me of this photo — which I figured they would appreciate seeing.

For those unfamiliar, Andrew Wyeth is considered a modern master of egg tempera, a form of painting that dates back to the early Egyptian era.  Andrew was known also for his muted color palette, isolated subjects, and rather bleak-looking compositions — all of which I thought of when I saw this image before me in a snow storm.