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At The Rolling Thunder Parade: Gallery Of Images

Posted in 50mm Apo Summicron Asph, Leica Images, Leica Monochrom, photography with tags , , , , , , on May 28, 2017 by johnbuckley100

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All images Leica Monochrom (Typ-246) and 50mm APO-Summicron-Asph

Donald Trump may have gotten 4% of the vote in the District of Columbia, but in certain precincts over Memorial Day Weekend here in the Nation’s Capital, we’d bet his vote was higher.

One can’t help but be moved by some of those who come each year, many by motorcycle, to celebrate Memorial Day.  For everyone who comes for fellowship, a good ride, a fun weekend, there are others in possession of raw emotions, more than 40 years after the Vietnam War, and memories of their loved ones and earlier selves.  We came upon this fellow sitting by himself, a few yards from the Wall.

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This ritual each year means a lot to our visitors who roll in from around the country.

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And some wars are never over.  (We see this guy here every year.)

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While some wait patiently for the Rolling Thunder motorcycles to come roaring by, others go into the pedestrian mall set up every year, to buy food and insignia, motorcycle gear, even holsters.

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And while few are still on active duty, some carry their rank with them wherever they go.

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While others carry the burden of their lives in the sadness of their eyes.

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All Of The Ingredients In The American Dream

Posted in Leica Images, Leica M with tags , on August 13, 2015 by johnbuckley100

Leica M, 35mm Summilux.

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Planet of The Baboons

Posted in Leica Images with tags , , on March 15, 2015 by johnbuckley100

Love this shot from Botswana last summer, and was just reminded of it today.

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Rediscovering The Tough Guys Of Bhutan

Posted in Leica Images with tags , on February 22, 2015 by johnbuckley100

I had — have — a Lightroom catalogue issue. (Having moved libraries of images from across two upgrades of iMacs, somehow I can’t get access to images, such as this one, taken in 2007.)  Yesterday, during the snowstorm, I found the old SD card on which some, not all, of my Bhutan images from that year were stored.  It was a revelation to have these images (taken on a Leica M8) once again.  Young monks at the Wangdue Phodrang Dzong, which burned down in 2012.  I wonder what these guys are up to, eight years later.

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