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Scenes From The 2017 High Heel Race

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , on October 25, 2017 by johnbuckley100

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All images Leica Monochrom and 50mm Noctilux or 35mm Summicron v. IV (no flash, BTW)

The High Heel Race in Washington’s Dupont Circle is a spectacle of joy.  Taking place the Tuesday before Halloween, the 30-year old tradition has evolved to being as much for families as for anyone looking for a walk on the wild side.  It ranks up there with the Funk Parade as an event we enjoy photographing.  After a season of taking pictures at events protesting Trump, all joyous but with an undertone of seriousness, this year’s event was pure delight.

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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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Tulip Frenzy’s Top 10 List Of Black and White Photographs We Took In 2016

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , on December 21, 2016 by johnbuckley100

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Last week, we published our personal faves among the various color photographs we took and published in 2016.  We understand that photographers tend to be known by a particular “look” and sensibility, that many feel the need to commit to either black and white or color.  We couldn’t if we tried.

We look deeply saturated colors — and the purity of monochrome.  We love going out some days with our Leica Monochrom in hand, viewing the world in black and white just as if we had a camera loaded with Tri-X Pan.  On those days when we are either deliberately shooting monochrome, or in the end, that’s the way we process them, we are just as happy, and in some ways even more so than when we shoot color.  We love grey scale, tonalities, the otherness and permanence of an image in black and white.

The one above is our favorite for the year.  Below, in no order, are our nine others.  And for those who like black and white photography, we think you’ll like the galleries on our sister site, Tulip Frenzy Photography.

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Leica MP-240, 35mm Summilux

 

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Leica Monochrom, 50mm Noctilux

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Leica Monochrom, 50mm APO-Summicron-Asph

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Leica Monochrom, 50mm Noctilux

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Leica Monochrom, 50mm APO-Summicron-Asph

The Best Day Of The Year To Live In D.C. (#DCFunkParade)

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , on May 7, 2016 by johnbuckley100

Funk Parade 2016

The Elephant’s Ears

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , on February 28, 2016 by johnbuckley100

Actually, we have no idea what kind of plant this.  But we could have sent it as a Valentine, doncha think? Leica Monochrom, 50mm Noctilux.

Nocti Elephant Ears

We’ve Posted Our High Heel Race Photos At Tulip Frenzy Photography

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on November 1, 2015 by johnbuckley100

High Heel Racer Gallery Tfrenzy

We collected some of the best images from the last two years of D.C.’s High Heel Race and posted them on a gallery at Tulip Frenzy Photography: Images By John Buckley.

Season Of The Witch

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , on October 31, 2015 by johnbuckley100

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Happy Halloween from Tulip Frenzy.

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