I have always loved music. My parents tried to get me to play the violin for years, but in my youth, my interest was in computers. The old Wang desktops we used in high school, with cassette tapes used for data storage. Then the TRS-80, first with cassettes, then floppy disk that held a fraction… Continue reading Music – A Pathway to Rediscovery
Before Star Citizen, there was Wing Commander. More than three decades old, the discs are still readable! No demagnetizers allowed nearby. Got hold of an old motherboard with a floppy controller. Go through the filing cabinet and get the floppy cable. Attach the cable to an artifact of my youth. And voila! No, I’m not… Continue reading Magnetic Nostalgia
Visit the East Building of the National Gallery of Art before it closes for renovation. The giant Calder mobile is currently behind canvas workers prepare some galleries for renovation.
The New Woman Behind The Camera is currently running at the National Gallery of Art, in the West Wing. A great collection of photographs from some of the greatest photographers of the twentieth century. You’ll recognize some of the names and many of the images. And be surprised and marvel at the works (and experiences)… Continue reading A Can’t Miss Exhibit at the NGA
It’s been a busy time of the year and I have not had the chance to take the camera out, let alone take pictures. A nice sunny Sunday finally forced me to get off my chair, put on the hiking shoes, and take some pictures. Images from Huntley Meadows in suburban Alexandria. Autumn has come.
The pandemic has been soul crushing. As a distraction, I decided to buy a photo book. And then another. And then another. I sold some of my old leather bound Easton Press books to free up space. And to fund the book buying binge. I’ve come to realize that collecting books is a good thing,… Continue reading Obsession
The pandemic has been raging for over a year now. Too many people have died. Lives and livelihoods destroyed. Economic disparities have become more pronounced. Politics has gone haywire, civility has been lost. Where shared misery once made people care for one another and help others, the lockdown has exacerbated division. People in their tribes… Continue reading A Plaintive Plea
A Roseate Spoonbill managed to find its way to Huntley Meadows. It’s been in the wetlands for a week now. Needless to say, the whole birding community in the area is abuzz. A lot of photographers have taken their cameras and tripods, in all hours of the day, to get a picture (well, hundreds of… Continue reading The Huntley Triple Stack
For a small wetland area in the middle of suburbia, Huntley Meadows is not only an oasis for trees, plants and flowers, but also a place where raptors can be found. Ospreys regularly hunt and even nest in its confines. Some pictures taken on a recent visit.
Meadowlark Gardens in late Spring.
The swallows are all over the place at Huntley Meadows. They move swiftly through the air, their orange and blue colors shifting like the spectrum Edwin Hubble once saw. Their blue and white brothers are just as swift and try as I might, I consider it a lucky happenstance if I am able to capture… Continue reading Macro Lens Bird Photography