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Isolation Photo Project, Day 37

I'm borrowing some words from Patrick LaRoque. When New Jersey's government official invoked shelter-in-place executive orders and shuttered most businesses in the state, and later closed state and county parks and nature trails, I fully expected a psychological impact to the pandemic. Few of my "friends" on Facebook didn’t accept the possibility: They felt it necessary to compare this life and this situation and our experiences to the experiences of long-dead World War II veterans. You have a family around…

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Neighbour-woods

My township, Montgomery Township, is mostly farmland and woodland and streams and hiking trails. It's rural, with narrow country roads without sidewalks, lots of ditches and foxes and wild turkey in the backyard, and it's not unusual to see a farm tractor on the one-lane roadway. However, because of our proximity to New York City and Philadelphia, the area is considered suburban. I've shared some of the photographs I've captured while finding solace in the wooded areas around my neighbourhood.…

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Isolation Photo Project, Day 29

I am publishing this late at night just before going to bed, so forgive me if it's short. I'm having trouble focusing on work. I don’t know if it’s because of the monotony of each day or maybe I am just burnt out. I get up; I make coffee in the Chemex, I grab a yoghurt from the fridge, I check my blog feeds, and soon I am logging into the remote desktop and preparing for a meeting. This routine…

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Isolation Photo Project, Day 23

Today I re-discovered something new about my neighbourhood. But first things first. After lunch, I slipped a roll of Kodak Professional Ektachrome E100 35mm Color Transparency Film (36 Exposures) into my Asahi Optical Co. Spotmatic II and attached my SMC Takumar 55mm f/2 lens. The Spotmatic II was recently cleaned, lubricated and adjusted by the Pentax master Eric Hendrickson. It was a sunny day itching to try out the newly restored Spotmatic II. I had read some recent blog post…

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