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Reflective Moments

Welcome everyone! I hope you've enjoyed a great weekend. Here in the U S the Thanksgiving Holiday is upon us, a time to spend with family and friends and to create and share memories. But most importantly, a time to be thankful.

Today's images were taken at a riverside canal. As I was composing the shot below I heard some rustling above in a nearby tree. A missed opportunity had just flown off, as a very large and beautiful crane took flight. Too bad I hadn't scanned the trees more carefully as I walked the wooded area. In any case, it was back to my initial focus. :-)

Reflective Moments
Reflective Moments

As you can see, few if any leaves remain on the trees in this area now.

In addition to the color version I offer this Hazelnut treated version below.

Reflective Moments - Hazelnut
Reflective Moments - Hazelnut

Next we have the same vantage point, zoomed in to 70mm and focused on the tree stump.

Reflective Moments 2
Reflective Moments 2

Hazelnut version below.

Reflective Moments 2 - Hazelnut
Reflective Moments 2 - Hazelnut
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Cogs and Gears

Welcome to the weekend! It's been a bit of a whirlwind week but alas, a short time to relax is upon us. We'll close out the week with the logo of the Museum of Industry in Baltimore. A couple of previous post can be seen here and here. The logo is a wooden sculpture located in the museum's lobby. I found it to be pretty eye-catching when I entered the building and made sure to photo it before I left the premises.

Cogs and Gears
Cogs and Gears

Above the sculpture there is a bank of multi-directional lights, the effect of which create some interesting shadows in and around this work of art. I thought these shadows would lend themselves to some added structure in a B&W conversion, as seen below.

Cogs and Gears - B&W
Cogs and Gears - B&W

I hope you enjoyed these.

Wishing each of you a safe and fantastic weekend!

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Piece Work

In 1812 a gentleman by the name of Thomas Kensett invented a method of preserving fruits, vegetables and meats, a method used to this day. It began with the use of glass jars but for obvious reasons, evolved into the use of tin plated cans. This was the beginning of "canned goods" and an industry was born. Kensett originally began this process in New York but later relocated to Baltimore. Workers of the packing houses were paid by the "piece" for the number of tomatoes, strawberries, oysters and other foods they processed. Below are a few images from the Museum of Industry's canning exhibit for your enjoyment.

Piece Work
Piece Work

A B&W version is below. Sort of difficult to go back to this time period without them. :-)

Piece Work - B&W
Piece Work - B&W

Let's have a little closer look at a few of the tools of the trade.

Piece Work - Close-up
Piece Work - Close-up

B&W Version below.

Piece Work - B&W Close-up
Piece Work - B&W Close-up

One of the bounties from the Chesapeake Bay and it's tributaries are shellfish like blue crabs and oysters.

Oysters
Oysters

The B&W version.

Oysters - B&W
Oysters - B&W

There is so much to see in this place, we'll just have to save other images for some future posts. Hope you enjoyed these.

Have a great day! ;-)

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Light Traffic

Yet another week has flashed by and unlike most weekends, this one is packed with activities, not all of which are fun. But before any of that begins I'll hang up a few fun shots taken while doing some experimental long exposures. Whenever we go for a drive it is hoped that traffic will be light and non-congested. Below are a few images of a different type of light traffic. :-)

Light Traffic
Light Traffic

As the big rigs dash northward above, passenger vehicles zip to their destinations below.

Light Traffic 2
Light Traffic 2

Some even travel by tour bus, leaving the driving to others.

Light Traffic 3
Light Traffic 3

And when it's all said and done, we arrive at home to unwind. "There's no place like home".

Home at Last
Home at Last

It's been a fun-filled week and I so enjoy interacting with you all. There is so much talent in the photog community and I try to learn a little something to advance the craft each day.

Have a fantastic weekend, everybody!

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