Since this summer’s vacation is once again my favorite place on earth — Shenandoah National Park — I really want to learn to shoot the Milky Way. The last time we were at SNP the nights were cloudy. Keeping fingers crossed that this year will be better. We are bringing not just camera equipment but[…]
Very nice small zoo. Quite a number of animals. More than I thought there would be! My favorite? JIMMIE THE GIRAFFE. The zoo is located on MD 473 not far from Conowingo Dam. After a visit to the Zoo make sure to go to Kilby Cream. OMG THE ICE CREAM. Chocolate raspberry is to die[…]
Today is all about dreaming of Shenandoah National Park and vacation time. I can’t wait to get back there. Can’t wait!! The photo is of Dark Hollow Falls, a short but wicked hike. But the payoff was spectacular. Mother Nature did not disappoint.
This Sunday, March 8, is Charter Day for all the PHMC sites. What that means is great programming and free admission! As sad as I am about the PHMC policies in recent years that have led to the relative fiscal abandonment of many Pennsylvania historic sites by the State, I’m happy to see the various[…]
It’s that time of year. The bald eagles are arriving at Conowingo Dam! Eagles are there year round but in the fall the numbers really increase. Conowingo is a pit stop on their migration because … FISH …. yum. Best time to see the aerial display is when the dam is generating but if you[…]
Conowingo Dam from the opposite side of the Susquehanna River. Post processed to resemble a retro travel postcard.
9 inches and counting. This afternoon we were in a deathband of snow. Rates as high as 2 inches per hour. It’s still snowing. It’s GREAT.
This past Saturday we wandered down to Conowingo Dam to watch some eagles. The first thing we saw was THIS: AND THIS: …holycrapwhat….. But there were eagles. And vultures! But the best thing, the very best thing, I saw all day was …. TRIXIE!
Manual focus. Fixed f8 aperture. Added an adapter to get it onto the A-mount Sony, It can only focus in a very narrow band. No infinity focus. The adapter changes the focal length and makes the lens impossible to use. My first try I got lucky because the bird feeder was within that very narrow[…]
The number one reason to go to the Siege. WILLIAM THE AUSTRALIAN CATTLE DOG.