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Please Tell Us The Tulip Frenzy Is Arriving Soon

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on April 1, 2016 by johnbuckley100

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Image From DC’s High Heel Race Was Chosen For The 2015 Exposed DC Photography Show

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on January 14, 2015 by johnbuckley100

The winners of the 9th Annual Exposed DC Photography Show were announced yesterday, and we’re honored one of our submissions was chosen.  There are some wonderful images taken by members of DC’s thriving photographic community chosen for the show, and you should check them out.

The High Heel Race, which we chronicled in late October, is a really fun event.

High Heel Race

Details to follow on the March 12th bash to celebrate the photos and photographers.  Thank you, Exposed DC.

The Companion To October Light

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , on October 11, 2013 by johnbuckley100

Faulkner’s Light In August is a great title, because it calls out the subtle change in color temperature suffusing the hot air of a dying summer.  But we’ve always loved the title to John Gardner’s late phase novel, October Light.  Is there anything more gorgeous than the yellow light of October?  But October is not uniformly sunny.  October rain is October light’s sullen, destructive companion. This is what October too often looks like here in the U.S.    This is what it looks like today.    Leica M9, Noctilux.

Rainy October

With The Weather Turning, This Is More Like It

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , on October 9, 2013 by johnbuckley100

It was 91 degrees in D.C. last Sunday.   This feels less freakish.  Leica M9, Noctilux, 2010.

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Speaking Of Bees Kissing Flowers…

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , on October 3, 2013 by johnbuckley100

This has always been a favorite image of autumn in D.C.  Call it a kiss and run. Leica M9, Noctilux, 2011.

Bee

Street Photography And The Teton County Fair, Part 1

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , on July 25, 2013 by johnbuckley100

Less Pink

Leica M, 50mm APO-Summicron-Asph

The Teton County Fair is an annual event in Jackson, Wyoming, and it is notable not simply as a prototypical American county fair, replete with pig wrestling and the rodeo next door, but for the way it brings together such a wide range of people.  It is, for street photography, a target rich environment.

Teton Fair 6 (1 of 1)

Leica M, 50mm Noctilux

People come to see and be seen, and the rich pageant of personalities — some locals, some tourists — is a feast for the eyes.

Teton Fair 2 (1 of 1)

Leica M, 50mm APO-Summicron-Asph

Families come for the rides and the entertainment, and to see their friends.  It is a communal gathering with roots in such fairs that go back to the dawn of civilization.  And so too should we think of street photography at such events — a capturing of humanity gathering together with roots in painting going back to the time of Breugel.

Teton Fair 5 (1 of 1)

Leica M, 50mm Noctilux

People are open, and less guarded about having their pictures taken.

Teton Fair 8 (1 of 1)

Leica M, 50mm Noctilux

For a fair in a relatively isolated resort community in the West, you see all types.

Teton Fair 7 (1 of 1)

Leica M, 50mm APO-Summicron-Asph

From those who live in Teton County to those visiting from big cities around the world.

Teton Fair 4 (1 of 1)

Leica M, 50mm APO-Summicron-Asph

There is an innocence that seems to accompany those participating in the spectacle.

Teton Fair 9 (1 of 1)

Leica M, 50mm Noctilux

And a simple delight in being there.

And On The Longest Day Of The Year

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , on June 21, 2013 by johnbuckley100

The most beautiful day in… less than a week.  Leica M, Noctilux f/0.95, ND filter.

Longest Day

The Kind Of Day It’s Going To Be

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , on May 11, 2013 by johnbuckley100

Old Rolling Stones albums on the stereo, strong coffee, naps calling?  Or will we pull out of this?

Leica M9, Noctilux 0.95.

Kinda Day

Local Color

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , on April 23, 2013 by johnbuckley100

We must have driven by the old fire alarm a hundred times without ever noticing someone had painted it with a portrait of our city’s namesake…  Leica M, Noctilux.

In George's City

The Afterfrenzy

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , on April 21, 2013 by johnbuckley100

All photos Leica M, 50mm Noctilux f/0.95, wide open in sunshine, ND filter on.

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So last week, the tulips were mostly in frenzy, but the winter-summer-winter pattern of the weather kept them from being in uniform bloom.  Today is a sunny, but cool day in Washington, and the tulips are all open, but the peak of the frenzy was probably three or four days ago.

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We found some new beds not far from where we live, and we will remember them for next year.  Alas, we are in the afterfrenzy.  As far as we’re concerned, summer can now begin.

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