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Embrace The Suck — RTx Is Now Complete

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Orchids from the annual show at the US Botanic Garden
Washington, DC — February 2018
Sony RX100 V + Zeiss Vario-Sonnar 24-70/1.8-2.8

As of last Wednesday, my radiation therapy sessions for prostate cancer are — thankfully — finally complete. Continue Reading →

The Great Hall Of Union Station

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

Pillars Of The Earth

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

The Beat Of The Night

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

Long Before The Earthquake

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The Washington Monument
Washington, DC — April 2005
Canon 20D + 85/1.2L

Warp Drive

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Metro leaving the station
Washington, DC — August 2014
Zeiss Ikon ZM + Voigtländer Heliar 15/4.5 ASPH III
Eastman Double-X (5222) + Diafine (stock) 3+3

The Washington Metro system has always been a favorite of mine, from the time it opened back 1976 to the present, through good times and bad.  I remember as a teenager seeing the coach doors swish open for the first time and thinking that the era of Star Trek had truly arrived, as everything was shiny and new and the architecture looked like something out of a sci-fi movie.

To this day I still like buying a ticket and wandering the length of the Metro system, looking for cool photo opportunities.

A New Day For General Grant

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Ulysses S. Grant Memorial
Washington, DC — March 2017
Sony a6300 + Zeiss Biogon 21/4.5 ZM

This was shot shortly after the extensive renovation and restoration of the Ulysses S. Grant Memorial in Washington, DC.  It had been slowly falling into disrepair for decades, but now is in spectacular condition.

Because… Science!

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Submillimeter Array (SMA) radio telescopes
Summit of Mauna Kea, Hawaii — April 2009
Leica D-LUX 4 + 24-60mm

Yes, this is the summit of Mauna Kea on the Big Island of Hawaii.  Yes, this is considered to be in the tropics.  Yes, that white stuff is SNOW!  And YES, this is posted to show support for the March for Science in Washington, DC — today!!!

Were I not still recovering from my recent prostate cancer surgery (science), I would be an active participant in the march down on the National Mall later this morning.

I benefit from science each and every day — food that I do not raise or grow myself, electricity to illuminate the darkest parts of where I need to see, potable water to drink from the tap, fire from the gas cooking range, a warm home that is safe from the elements, the automated cleaning and drying of clothing and dishes, canned goods, computers, the Internet, refrigeration, air conditioning, automobiles, cameras, life-giving surgeries (multiple times), vaccines (YES!), the list is endless.

The attacks on science and technology must end, as without science and technology our lives would surely be snuffed out.